Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Sports

Penner, N. Ont. miss playoffs

Northern Ontario had two chances to get one win, but ended up on the outside looking in.
Skip Peggy Taylor of Kenora, with Fort Frances resident Lisa Penner at third, missed qualifying for the semifinals of the 2015 Everest Canadian senior women’s curling championship in Edmonton, finishing in a tie for fifth in the championship pool with Manitoba at 3-4.

Lakers up 2-0 in semi

With the Fort Frances Lakers and Thunder Bay North Stars delivering one thunderous hit after another, Theoren Fleury must have been getting a little nostalgic for his “Battle of Alberta” days.

Provincial title for Jackson rink

“The Jackson Four” will be on tour this November in our nation’s capital.

Strachan, DeBenedet edged for SIJHL awards

Wayne Strachan will match wits tonight with the man deemed to be the top bench boss in the SIJHL this season.
The league announced yesterday that coach-of-the-year honours went to Jeremy Adduono of the Thunder Bay North Stars.
Kurt Walsten (Dryden GM Ice Dogs) was the other finalist for the award.

N. Ont. nabs upset

The prospect of winning the 2015 national senior women’s curling championship just got significantly more real for Northern Ontario.
Peggy Taylor from Kenora, with Fort Frances resident Lisa Penner handling duties at third, upset previously-undefeated Terri Loblaw (Alberta) 6-5 yesterday morning in the second draw of the championship pool.

N. Ont. rink on roll

Lisa Penner and her Northern Ontario teammates are doing their best curling at the right time.
The Fort Frances resident is playing third for the Peggy Taylor rink of Kenora, who defeated Manitoba’s Kim Link 6-3 yesterday in their first game in the championship pool at the senior women’s curling championship in Edmonton.

Mayhem, Blasters net wins

Jaymee Fiset kept pounding rockets at the Rockettes.
Fiset tallied four times to lead the Main Street Mayhem to a 6-3 win over Wright Physiotherapy Rockettes in Borderland Women’s Indoor Soccer League action last night.

Youth soccer camp returning

There will be a “Chill” in the air next month—and it’s going to happen indoors.
Fort Frances Youth Soccer will host the Thunder Bay Chill Youth Development Kickstart Satellite Camp in its return for its second year on April 11 at Fort High.

Muskie ‘birders’ turn page after losing their ace

Brian Church’s most potent weapon the past two years now is sowing new oats in the land of wheat and “Rider Pride.”
But that doesn’t mean the coach of this year’s Muskie badminton team isn’t armed with some high-quality players who plan to make their own noise.

Fort ties for aggregate banner

A strike, a spare, eight strikes in a row, and then a corner pin (which he picked with his last ball) all added up to a 403 for local bowler Jeff Watts on Saturday afternoon at the annual aggregate tournament hosted by Kenora.
Watts’ monster game sparked the Fort Frances mixed scratch team to first place in its division.

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