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Choke hold

Rodger Dueck of the Mighty Mustang youth wrestling program had his opponent in all kinds of trouble with a tight headlock during one of his matches over the weekend. The International Falls native finished fourth in the 70- to 75-pound division at a tournament in Hibbing on Friday, then followed that up by snagging third place the following day in Nashwauk, Mn.

Halliday skating

Samantha Halliday, with the Border Figure Skating Club, had a solid showing over the weekend in Kingston, where she placed 12th in the STAR 6 women's event at the Skate Ontario STARSkate Provincial/Skate Ontario Adult Championships. Fellow club member Montana Plasky, meanwhile, also finished 12th in the STAR 8 women's event.

Figure skaters

Montana Plasky, left, and Samantha Halliday of the local Border Figure Skating Club both will be heading to the Skate Ontario STARSkate Provincial/Skate Ontario Adult Championships that run this Friday through Sunday in Kingston after qualify in their respective events at the Skate Ontario Championships Qualifying series that was held March 5 in Thunder Bay.

Mustangs #2

Mighty Mustang Aiden Juen looked to make a chin drop on his opponent during one of his recent matches. The Littlefork, Mn. native snagged third place in the 95- to 100-pound division at a tournament in Cloquet, Mn. on Saturday.

Helping the cause

Students and staff enjoyed a pizza lunch for a good cause Friday at Fort Frances High School. Along with a raffle, pizza lunches were held Thursday and Friday to raise money for FFHS student Chase Copenace, diagnosed with a terminal stage 4 gliosarcoma brain tumour, so he can do some things he's always wanted to do.

Auxiliary smocks

Members of the Emo Hospital Auxiliary volunteers in the Emo Hospital cafeteria displayed their new smocks the auxiliary purchased. They give a big thank you to Cindy Judson at the Thread Shed, who generously volunteered to embroider the auxiliary's logo onto the smocks.