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‘Kid-Pro’ derby looking to reel in parent volunteers

The first-ever “Kid-Pro Am” fishing tournament was held in conjunction with the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship last July, giving youngsters a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity to fish with a pro.

Now organizers are hoping to expose the catch-and-release tourney—considered the only one of its kind in Canada connected to a major cash derby—more to the parents.

Skaters stage colourful ice show

The Emo Figure Skating Club’s annual ice show Sunday afternoon once again was a carnival centrepiece, with the skaters taking the audience on a world tour of transportation.

The show lived up to its name, presenting a rainbow of colours from the opening number to the last item on the program, which once again was emceed by Dave Lee.

Fort team drops consolation final in Duluth tourney

Doug Kitowski Trucking of here lost 5-0 to Marquette, Mich. in the consolation final of the Twin Ports Senior Women’s Invitational hockey tournament in Duluth on Sunday.

The Fort Frances squad reached the consolation final with a 4-1 win over Buffalo, Mn. on Saturday. Barb Galusha led the way with two goals while Arlene Byrnes and Leanne Gouin added singles.

Cowboys lasso Predators

Emo Predators challenged Emo Cowboys in Bantam action recently and came out on the short end of a 3-1 score.

Matt Meyers started the ball rolling for the Cowboys midway through the first but David Pollard replied for the Predators just two minutes later.

Judokas strike gold in Thunder Bay

With their largest contingent travelling to an out-of-town competition this season, the Fort Frances Judo Club also had one of their most successful—with four different judokas bringing home gold medals.

Paul Dobransky continued his medal count by earning gold in the under-30 kg division and a silver in the under-34 kg category at the Thunder Bay Open last weekend.