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Men’s hoops set to tip off

This Monday (Nov. 24) will signal the beginning of the local men’s basketball league.

The Muskie senior boys’ squad will square off against Domino’s in the early game (6:30 p.m.) at the Fort High gym while La Place Rendez-Vous will take on Taggs Source for Sports in the late game (8 p.m.)

Leafs score victory in Falls

The Fort Frances Leafs U14 girls’ hockey rep team played the International Falls Broncos junior varsity team there Tuesday night and brought home a 3-2 win.

Monica Woods, Sha-Lynn Smith, and Hailey Clendenning scored for the Leafs.

The Leafs outshot the Broncos 51-21 and had ample opportunity to blow open the game, but were stymied by stellar goaltending.

Board ratifies CUPE deal

The Rainy River District School Board ratified a four-year agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) at a brief special meeting here last night.

CUPE Local 65 represents 66 employees of the public board, including maintenance staff, caretakers, secretaries, and accounting staff.

Leafs win in Warroad

The Fort Frances Leafs, the local U14 girls’ hockey rep team, took a trip to Warroad, Mn. on Friday to face some stiffer competition from south of the border.

The Leafs played a tight defensive game, taking a 2-0 lead into the third period on goals by Monica Woods and Taylor Dixon.

Flyers back in business

The Sioux Lookout Flyers are back in business.

Owner Basil Goodchild and head coach Ray Miller left the SIJHL expansion team and turned over the reins to a local committee last week, but an emergency meeting generated enough local financial support to keep the franchise afloat.

Aquanauts rack up

The Fort Frances Aquanauts Swim Club came home with a haul of 34 personal best times from the Kenora Swimming Sharks’ annual invitational meet over the weekend.

“Everybody came out and had lots of best times, and really good swims,” head coach Dawnn Taylor enthused.

Their results were as follows:

Local YBC

Four local YBC bowlers and their adult partners competed against other bowlers from across the region Sunday at the Northern Ontario Family Twosome zone roll-offs in Atikokan.

In the Bowlasaurus division, Mya Guenette and Norm Guenette took third place while Jonelle Haas and Teressa Darrah took second among the Bantams.