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Selman honoured with coaching award

Fort Frances native Bill Selman was honoured with the John MacInnes Award at the 1998 American Hockey Coaches Association awards banquet earlier this month in Naples, Fl.

The award recognizes individuals who have shown great concern for amateur hockey and youth programs, and who have had a high winning percentage behind the bench.

Morris brings home mountain biking medal

Joel Morris tore up the trail at the annual “Sapling Snapper” mountain bike race Sunday at the Quadna Hill Resort in Hill City, Mn., finishing second in the 18-34 age class and third overall among “beginners.”

Morris, 21, part of Team GT/Skates and Blades from Fort Frances, finished the 7.6-mile course in 52 minutes flat, less than two minutes off the leader.

Living on the edge:

Mountain biking—it’s not a sport for the weak of heart or timid in spirit.

You have to ride up hills normally reserved for black-diamond ski runs in the winter. You have to rush through narrow trails where even walking would be difficult. You have to be careful to watch for logs, rocks, and other bumps on the trail lest you go flying off into the bush.

Muskies upset Eagles for NorWOSSA gold

Using a tight-checking, in-your-face style of play, the Muskie boys’ soccer team overcame the odds and upended the favoured Dryden Eagles 1-0 in the NorWOSSA final here Saturday afternoon.

And that will be exactly the style the black-and-gold will have to use this weekend in Marathon if they hope to win the NWOSSAA crown and advance to the all-Ontarios next month.