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Lakers snatch opener

The playoffs seem to have given the Fort Frances Lakers new life.

After ending the regular season on a seven-game losing skid, captain Julian Uhryniuk scored twice as the Lakers doubled the English River Miners 4-2 in the opener of their best-of-five quarter-final series last night at the Cochenour Arena.

Muskie girls advance

The Muskie girls' hockey team is heading in the right direction in its attempt to bring home a provincial title.

The black-and-gold, seeded third in the 16-team tournament, advanced to the quarter-finals of the OFSAA 'A/AA' girls' hockey championships in Timmins after edging 16th-ranked St. Joseph CSS (Mississauga) 4-3 this morning to finish atop Pool 'C' play with a 3-0 record.


The Muskie girls' hockey team got off to a winning start this morning at the OFSAA 'A/AA' girls' hockey championships in Timmins.

The black-and-gold cruised to a 6-1 victory over Anderson CVI in their opening game.

Captain Annalise (CC) Hayes netted a hat trick while Taylor Croswell, Kelsey Langtry, and Jessica Steele also scored.

'Go Local' celebrates five years

The “Go Local” program is entering its fifth year and to celebrate, it is reflecting on all the best things about Rainy River District.

Community members are encouraged to visit the Go Local Fort Frances Facebook page and share their favourite thing about living in the district.

Staff, meanwhile, will be handing out cupcakes on March 26 at various “Go Local” businesses.

Mighty Mustangs rumble at meets

It was a pretty impressive weekend on the mat for members of the Mighty Mustang youth wrestling program in International Falls.

The squad competed in a pair of tournaments over the weekend, which was highlighted by a multitude of top-three finishes.

Teagan Green of the Falls nabbed first place in the 60- to 65-pound division at a tourney in Hibbing on Friday.