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Visserettes hire summer student

The executive of the Fort Frances Visserettes approved the hiring of Stephanie Logan at its annual general meeting May 26 with a grant to hire a student under the Summer Career Placement Program.

Also at that meeting, Rob Morgan was elected president, with Bob Grynol assuming the position of past president.

Emo Bulldogs sit atop fastball standings

The Emo Bulldogs, looking for their third-straight league title, earned two more wins last week to improve to a perfect 4-0 atop the Rainy River District Fastball League standings.

Emo opened action last Tuesday with a 5-3 win over the previously unbeaten Barwick Blue Knights (now 2-1), led by a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth by Justin Grouette.

Fort High honours its athletes

Hannah Carter finished her stellar Muskie career in style Monday at Fort High’s annual “Recognition” night, winning three major awards including female athlete-of-the-year.

She also took home the Patti-Jo Reid Trophy as the senior girls’ basketball MVP and was honoured as the outstanding contributor for the girls’ soccer team.

Boys’ season finishes on losing note

Even though the Muskie boys’ soccer season came to an abrupt end with a pair of losses at the NWOSSAA playoffs in Marathon on Saturday, the coaches still came away with the feeling of satisfaction.

Not blessed with an array of talent, the black-and-gold had a successful run in pre-season tournaments and then upset the Dryden Eagles here to win the NorWOSSA crown.

Late-game collapse costs Muskie girls NWOSSAA title

Heading into their game against the St. Ignatius Falcons here Saturday, the Muskie girls’ soccer team knew going in that they could lose by two goals and still win the NWOSSAA crown.

But the road to the all-Ontarios took a detour when the Muskies surrendered two goals in the final eight minutes to lose 4-1, giving the Thunder Bay squad the title and a trip to Pembroke this week.