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Jackson ousted at Lakehead bonspiel

Competing at the elite Sun Life/Husky Oil Grand Prix of Curling bonspiel in Thunder Bay last week, Derek Jackson quickly realized the importance of missed shots.

While rinks sometimes can get away with the odd missed shot at local bonspiels, Jackson said even a half-missed shot could very well spell the difference in a game at the higher level.

St. Francis boys earn silver

With many of the players at last weekend’s elementary school volleyball tournament in Atikokan playing the game competitively for the first time, it’s safe to say their first taste of action would be a learning experience.

The St. Francis grade seven boys’ team turned out to be the quickest learners.

Second Jackson rink also comes up short

Kathie Jackson’s Fort Frances rink also was ousted from the money on the women’s side of the Sun Life/Husky Oil Grand Prix of Curling last weekend, losing three of their four games.

Opening with a pair of losses to Winnipeg rinks (9-6 to Janet Harvey and then 7-5 to Lori Boudreau), Jackson quickly found herself in an early must-win situation in the triple-knockout format.

District players selected to ‘AAA’ PeeWee team

Four players from Rainy River District have been selected to the Sioux Hawks “AAA” PeeWee regional all-star team that will be vying for a berth in the provincial tournament next March.

Jermaine Atatise, Andrew Wiersema, and Ian Lockman, who all play for the KC PeeWee “AA” rep team here, earned a spot on the squad along with Eric Mosbeck of the Emo Predators.