Thursday, July 2, 2015


Andy shines at national camp

One thing leads to another—and so does one opportunity.
Karma Andy, who plays for the Manitou Blaze in the Rainy River District Women’s Fastball League, was part of a Team Canada U18 national identification camp in Brampton from June 12-14.

Oltsher ready for final pitch

He is referred to as the godfather of fastball in Barwick and that is where he’ll say his farewell to the game he loves so dearly.
George Oltsher’s five decades of playing days in the Rainy River District Fastball League will come to an end tomorrow when his jersey is retired by the Barwick Blue Knights at Oltsher Field—renamed in his honour back in 2008.

Rage capture top spot at tourney

Members of the Borderland Rage 14U girls’ hockey team will have a fantastic opening anecdote if they get the traditional “What I did on my summer vacation” assignment when they return to school in September.

Beavers’ win streak snapped by ’Canes

If this is what the second half of the season holds in store, the Northwest Bay Beavers would like the first half back.
The Fort Frances Her-icanes snapped the Beavers’ eight-game winning streak with a convincing 16-5 road win last night to kick off East Division action in the Rainy River District Women’s Fastball League.

Boston Pizza nabs first point

If stormy weather brings out this kind of performance in Boston Pizza, they’ll be praying for cloudy skies every Monday and Wednesday evening from now on.
Ignoring a two-goal deficit in the first half, the newest team is the Borderland Soccer League’s women’s division rallied to gain its first point of the season with a 2-2 draw against Al’s Racquet Stringing last night.

Lakers deal for forward

Before he gets to the Ivy League, Francois Lemelin will try to take the rest of the SIJHL to school.
The 19-year-old from Timmins is the newest acquisition of the reigning two-time champion Fort Frances Lakers, who picked up the forward from the Kindersley Klippers (SJHL) for a player development fee.

Kotnik remembered for Lakers’ loyalty

Even four hours away, Bev Kotnik was dedicated to the very end and was sticking around until the last game was over—no matter what.
It will be a much different atmosphere at the Ice For Kids Arena this coming SIJHL season with the absence of Bev Kotnik, the woman who simultaneously was the matriarch and the heartbeat of the Fort Frances Lakers’ family.

Voyageurs remain unbeaten

One half was all it took for Boston Pizza to realize it was not going to be their night.
The La Place Rendez-Vous U18 Voyageurs sailed to a 6-0 win over Boston Pizza in Borderland Soccer League women’s division action last night in a game that officially lasted only until halftime.
Given the score, the two teams agreed to a friendly scrimmage for the rest of the evening.

Lynx suffer first loss

If this was the NFL, the 1972 Miami Dolphins would be popping champagne corks right now.
The Northwest Bay Beavers derailed Big Grassy’s run to a perfect season by doubling the host Lynx 8-4 in Rainy River District Women’s Fastball League action last night.

Raiders score on Warriors’ errors

Windey’s Warriors left more runners on base than they made defensive miscues, but both totals were way too high to translate into a victory.
The Couchiching Raiders got a strong pitching performance from Mike Jourdain, and plenty of help from the Warriors, en route to a 6-2 win last night in one of four makeup games in the Rainy River District Fastball League.

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