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New champs crowned at FFCBC

A pair of faces were all smiles Saturday afternoon at the 24th-annual Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship.

Bryan Gustafson and Brian McNanney produced a three-day haul of 51.57 pounds to claim their first-ever FFCBC title in front of a joyous crowd under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina.

More file for election

With the nomination deadline coming up next Friday (July 27), more district individuals have filed their papers to run in the Oct. 22 municipal election.

In Fort Frances, newcomer Clinton D. C. Gray is the newest candidate running for one of six seats on town council. Gray filed his nomination last Thursday afternoon.

Strachan victorious again

Playing second fiddle wasn't an appealing option for Brody Strachan on Saturday night.

The Emo native battled it out with Devlin's Jamie Davis and claimed the checkered flag in the WISSOTA Modifieds division in Borderland Racing Association action at the Emo Speedway.

It was the third feature win of the season for Strachan, who now sits atop the points standings with 519.

Tebinaak split pair of make-up games

The Sabaskong Tebinaak managed to earn a split in a pair of make-up games in Rainy River District Women's Fastball League action on Monday night.

Candi Jelly earned the pitching victory as the Tebinaak (2-10-1) topped the Dawson Tigers 12-11 in a make-up game for the one that was postponed on July 2.

Cass Teeple suffered the loss for Dawson (5-9).

Paull takes checkered flag

It's been a tight race in the Borderland Racing Association's points standings so far between Gavin Paull and Brody Strachan.

This time it was Paull who came out on top over Strachan, claiming the checkered flag in the WISSOTA Modifieds division at the Emo Speedway on Saturday night for his second feature win of the season.

Braves extend perfect record

The wins just keep on coming for the Fort Frances Braves.

The Rainy River District Fastball League leaders improved their record to 11-0 with a 15-7 win over the Northwest Bay Chieftains (2-11-1) last Thursday night.

Cole Tymkin earned the victory while Darren Smith took the loss.