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Mastromatteo nabs gold

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Gabe Mastromatteo was busy adding another gold medal to his extensive collection last week.

The 16-year-old Kenora native struck gold in the men's 100m breaststroke on Day 2 of the 2018 Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championship in Fiji in a tightly contested race on Friday.

Mastromatteo touched the wall at the 1:01.27 mark ahead of Daniel Roy of the United States, who touched shortly after at 1:01.85.

He also beat his national age-group record by more than a second.

All eight swimmers in the final finished within three seconds of each other.

Mastromatteo had previously won a gold and a silver at the competition and is coached by his mom, Janet Hyslop.

They're also both members of the Kenora Swimming Sharks.

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The International Boundary Waters Dragon Boat team is raising money to assist one of their team paddlers, Jessie Reed-Ellman of International Falls, with travel costs as she pursues the opportunity to compete at the 2019 IDBF Nations World Championships in Pattaya, Thailand as part of Team USA.

Reed-Ellman is a dedicated paddler both on and off the water and has been an integral part of the success of the Boundary Waters team.

She has earned the respect of all of her teammates in her pursuit of her mission to reach the pinnacle of competitive dragon boat racing.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Reed-Ellman for those interested in helping out.

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The Muskie football team's annual training camp continues this week.

It runs each weekday from 3:30-6 p.m. until school starts on Sept. 5.

Players should arrive around 2:30-3 p.m. during camp.

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