Heading into Sunday’s championship final against the previously unbeaten Causeway team, the make-shift squad of MEC/Merchants knew they would have to play well defensively to pull off the upset and shutdown Causeway’s high-powered offensive.
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Dave Mitchell powered his way to a first-place finish in his division—and second overall—at the Canadian Powerlifting Championships in Okotoks, Alta. (near Calgary) last weekend.
With eight teams set to compete for this year’s “Borderland Ball Blast” men’s soccer tournament, organizers are starting to get a feel of the tournament’s potential.
In an attempt to bring senior football back to Thunder Bay, the newly-formed Thunder Bay Storm is looking to attract players from Northwestern Ontario to suit up in the new Central Senior Football League this season.
The CSFL is looking for players who have graduated from NorWOSSA football and would be attending either university or college in the Lakehead this fall.
Ron Westover increased his overall points lead in the streets division with a first-place finish in both the feature and heat race last Thursday at the Emo Speedway.
Westover now leads the streets with 517 points, just 11 points ahead of Richard Visser.
Visser finished behind Westover in the feature, followed by Darian Trimble, and Doug Derendorf.
With most anglers grumbling under the tent the night before the derby began about the trouble they were having catching smallmouth bass while pre-fishing, Joe Thrun said he couldn’t believe they weren’t catching fish.
When the first-annual Kid-Pro Am fishing tournament wrapped up last Thursday, organizers were elated to find the idea was just as big a hit with the pros as it was with the youngsters.
In fact, Rick Socholotuk, who helped organize the tournament with Bill Morgenstern, said the three-hour, catch-and-release event “far exceeded” all expectations they had.
The average weight of the 497 bass caught over the three days of this year’s Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship jumped by nearly a quarter of a pound compared to the 1997 tournament, the area biologist for the local Ministry of Natural Resources office reported Tuesday.
If Joan Richardson keeps on dominating the annual Kitchen Creek Ladies Open, one has to wonder if the Grand Rapids whiz won’t be invited back some day.
Although that would never happen, some local golfers probably would think that wasn’t such a bad idea.
The Sunset Merchants blew a three-run lead in the last inning of the championship game Sunday to fall 6-5 to the Gladstone Whips at the Intermediate ‘A’ Manitoba provincial fastball tournament in Winnipeg.
Holding a comfortable 5-2 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh, the Merchants’ hopes of winning their second provincial title in three years were abruptly dashed.