Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sports

Graham named SIJHL commissioner

The SIJHL ship is under the command of a new captain.
Thunder Bay resident Bryan Graham was announced as the league’s new commissioner yesterday, effective immediately.
Graham takes over for Ron Whitehead, who was voted out of his positions of president and commissioner at the SIJHL’s annual general meeting in Fort Frances earlier this month after being at the helm since 2005.

Strachan sees positives at Lakers camp

Not bad for starters.
General manager and head coach Wayne Strachan and his coaching staff got their first look at some of the potential pieces to fill out the puzzle that is currently the 2014-15 Fort Frances Lakers at the team’s open camp at Bronco Arena in International Falls this past weekend.

Tighe retains title easily

The longer the day went, the further behind Greg Tighe left his pursuers.
The Fort Frances resident used consistency on the front and back half of the course to shoot a 71 for a four-stroke victory over “Snake” Krawchuk to successfully defend his Kitchen Creek Senior Men’s Open last Wednesday (July 16).

Al’s bomb Taggs

That was one heck of a welcome back party.
Al’s Racquet Stringing celebrated the return of Laureen Peters to their lineup by annihilating Taggs 13-1 in Borderland Soccer League women’s division action last night.

’Canes ‘walk’ all over Babes

Marc Cohn once sang about “Walking in Memphis.”
Add up the combined distance travelled by those who received free passes here last night and someone easily could have walked to Memphis.
No less than 29 walks were issued by pitchers in the Fort Frances Herricanes’ 23-14 victory over the Redgut Babes in Rainy River District Women’s Fastball League action.

Lakers win bid to host Cup

It finally can be carved in stone.
The Fort Frances Lakers officially revealed Saturday that they’ve been selected as the host team for the 2015 Dudley Hewitt Cup (the Central Canadian Junior ‘A’ championship), which will run April 28-May 2.

Warriors sweep twinbill from Cubs

For an injured guy, Sheldon Kelly looked pretty healthy.
The right-hander gave up two first-inning runs, then slammed the door the rest of the way to lead Beef’s Warriors to a 9-2 victory and a sweep of their Rainy River District Fastball League doubleheader against the Sabaskong Cubs last night at Couchiching.

Taggs topples Al’s

If England brought Hannah Firth-Oster on board, they still might be in the running for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Firth-Oster, who usually sports a Team England jersey when she plays, continued her hot streak with two more goals to lead Taggs to a 6-2 win over Al’s Racquet Stringing in Borderland Soccer League women’s division action last night.

Games both end in ties

The four teams playing in the Borderland Soccer League men’s division last night got themselves all worked up into knots.
Nothing was decided in either of the two contests as the evening ended with a pair of draws.

SIJHL may lose team

Nothing is written in stone—or carved in ice—at this point.
But there is a strong possibility the SIJHL may be reduced to five teams for the 2014-15 season as the Wisconsin Wilderness reportedly may be folding.

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