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Sioux Lookout claims second Northern Cup

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It was the Sunset Country Squash Club's turn to see what defeat tastes like.

The second-annual Northern Cup Squash Challenge is now history between Sioux Lookout and Fort Frances, with Sioux Lookout claiming the title this year with a slim 29-28 win on Saturday here.

This year instead of total points scored, total games won decided the eventual winner.

The challenge featured 'A', 'B' and 'C' division players squaring off in a best-of-five games format. Players representing Fort Frances this year included Anthony Andrusco ('A'), Steve Boileau ('A'), Josh Councillor ('A'), Mike Canfield ('B'), Jeff Wright ('B'), Mark Faragher ('B') and junior Ryley Booth ('C').

The Sioux Lookout players were Gerson Agustin ('A'), Rob Lawrance ('A'), Craig Mahoney ('A'), Randy Wilson ('B') and Andreas Asmus ('B' and 'C').

Looking at the draw sheet scores, there were many spots that could have forced a tiebreaker, but it was not to be.

Next year the Fort contingent will travel to Sioux Lookout for the third installment of the tourney—and the series tiebreaker—as it captured the inaugural title last year in Sioux Lookout.

Up next for the Sunset Country Squash Club is the annual Balmoral Legal Squash Open on Nov. 15-17 in Thunder Bay.

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