Monday, July 28, 2014


More local medals at Games

Treaty #3 residents performed their share of the workload admirably for Team Ontario at the 2014 North American Indigenous Games in Regina, which came to a close yesterday.
Fort Frances Cyclone swimmer Sarah Rittau of Devlin came away with the most medals of any local athlete, finishing with five podium appearances.

Two more Laker veterans returning

Two veterans who will be key to helping keep the puck out of the Fort Frances Lakers’ net this coming season officially are back in the fold.
The team announced today that goalie Devin Tappenden and defenceman Aaron Wesley-Chisel will be back with the Lakers this fall.
Tappenden, 19, joined the team at the January trade deadline last year from the Burlington Cougars of the OJHL.

Duo repeats as FFCBC champs

It became clear Saturday that the name Gustafson was guaranteed to be on the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship trophy once again.
What wasn’t certain until the last moment was which Gustafson it was going to be.

Fort-Fla. combo leads FFCBC

Meet the new boss; same last name as the old boss.
Bryan Gustafson of Fort Frances and his partner, Brandon McMillan from Clewiston, Fla., brought in 20.29 pounds yesterday to lead the 20th-annual Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship after Day 1.

Stampede set to go

The 59th-annual North Star Stampede runs today through Sunday (July 25-27) at Effie, Mn.
The rodeo gets underway today at 5 p.m., with shows at 2 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.
One bronc that will be missed this year is “Big Sky,” a big grey-and-white pinto from the Saddle Bronc pen.
He was purchased by the North Star Ranch at the Miles City Bucking Horse sale in 1990.

Local athletes in medal hunt

It could be a bountiful day when it comes to harvesting medals for local athletes competing at the North American Indigenous Games in Regina.
Couchiching’s Tyson Morrisseau is in a pitched battle with Wyatt Brook of B.C. heading into the third and final round of the under-17 male division of the golf event, with both tied for first with a two-round total of 163.

Locals shine at Games

Sarah Rittau’s name was at the bottom of the online list of starters and written in all small letters in one of her events—almost as if she was an afterthought.
The Devlin resident certainly didn’t swim like one yesterday.

Men’s fastball playoffs set

Let the real games begin.
The Rainy River District Fastball League got down to postseason business last night as the first round of the playoffs began at various locations.

Bay bunch beats ’Canes

Darcy Smith has been feasting on opposing hitters all year.
Seeing a Fort Frances Herricanes lineup missing some of its key batters must have had her licking her chops.
Smith was overpowering on the hill and got help from her defence to lead Northwest Bay to an 8-3 win over the league-leading Herricanes in Rainy River District Women’s Fastball League action on Monday at home.

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.

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