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The Fort Frances Tennis Club hosted an impromptu men's doubles tournament on Saturday at the Multi-Use Tennis Courts here.

A total of four teams played a round robin doubles format, with the first to reach eight games winning the set.

Lakers drop pair to start pre-season

It was a tough weekend to start the SIJHL pre-season schedule for the Fort Frances Lakers.

The Dryden GM Ice Dogs beat the Lakers by scores of 6-3 and 3-0 to sweep the weekend home-and-home series.

Six different skaters tallied for the Ice Dogs to help them double the Lakers 6-3 in the pre-season opener for both teams Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Gymnastics club receiving plenty of early interest

An abundance of early interest in the new Rainy Lake Gymnastics Academy has the club excited for its future.

The RLGA held its first registration night last Tuesday at the Fort Frances GM office here, with just over 200 athletes signing up for its programs.

“We were amazed at the showing of support at the registration [Tuesday] night,” enthused RLGA director Stephanie Mann.

'Canes claim '4-peat'

Another year, another title for the Fort Frances Her-icanes.

Despite a late rally, the third-seeded Her-icanes were able to hold off the top-ranked Renegades 2-1 last night to claim their fourth-straight Rainy River District Women's Fastball League crown at the St. Francis Sports Field.