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Beating throw

John Desaulniers of the Sight & Sound Wolves busted his way down the first-base line to reach safely on an infield single during his squad's 10-4 win over the Fort Frances Braves in the first game of the East Division final in Rainy River District Fastball League action last Thursday night at VanJura here.

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Natalie Desjardins of Al's Racquet Stringing tried to stave off a defender while she loaded up to hammer a pass up the pitch during her squad's 6-1 romp over La Place Rendez-Vous in Borderland Soccer League women's division action last Tuesday night at the St. Francis Sports Field. Desjardins scored four times to pace Al's offence. The two squads then battled to a 4-4 tie on Thursday night.

Horse show

Kiya Fenwick of Dryden (above) showcased some of her riding skills Sunday morning during the Borderland Quarter Horse Association's annual show at the Emo fairgrounds. She claimed first place in the Novice Youth division, riding her horse Sleep Deprived. Dale Barkman of Steinbach, Man.

Low drive

Jarrah Tom of the 10th-seeded Sabaskong Tebinaak smacked an inside-the-park home run during her squad's 24-19 win over the fifth-seeded Fort Frances Mud Dogs in a Loser's Side playoff game in Rainy River District Women's Fastball League action last Wednesday evening at the St. Francis Sports Field here.

Barrier-free ramp

The Fort Frances Museum's front entrance is getting revamped to accommodate those with accessibility issues. Construction workers were on-site this morning continuing to build a ramp while adding on a rail.

-Sam Odrowski photo

Bailey bridge

A temporary “bailey bridge” now is being utilized on the south side of the overpass here as Makkinga Contracting and Equipment Rentals has begun replacing storm sewers and watermains that run underneath the roadway. The whole project is slated for completion by Oct. 19.

Soccer race

It was an all-out race up the pitch during the first half of Al's Racquet Stringing's 6-1 win over La Place Rendez-Vous in Borderland Soccer League women's division action Tuesday evening at the St. Francis Sports Field. The two squads are slated to face each other again tonight at 6:30 p.m. in a make-up game for one that was postponed earlier in the season.

Trip draw (Aug.)

Melanie Chin, an optometry summer student from the University of Waterloo working at Lidkea Optometry here, drew the August winner of the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club's “Trip of the Month” at International Travel Services here yesterday morning while local Kiwanian Robin Wright looked on. Ron Fryer from Fort Frances won a trip to Cayo Coco, Cuba valued at $4,000.