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Brier eludes Roy yet again

It took Raymond Roy 10 years to make a return appearance to the Northern Ontario men’s playdowns. He’s hoping it won’t take another decade to get there again.

“If I have to wait another 10 years, it will probably be in seniors’ curling,” joked Roy, who has made it to the provincials on three different occasions only to come up short in his bid for a Brier berth.

Skates and Blades win Emo tourney

Three Fort Frances teams skated home winners from the novice hockey tournament in Emo last weekend.

Skates and Blades took the Showalter’s Flying Service ‘A’ title, Foodtown Fury captured the M.L. Judson Trucking Ltd. ‘B’ event final, and the Times Tigers won the Village Variety ‘C’ crown.

Island View to host bass tourney

Denny Nelson is hoping to hook onto the popularity of bass fishing by running a tournament Sept. 8-9 from the Island View Lodge east of International Falls.

The tournament will feature two-person teams, just like the successful Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship that runs here in late July.

Senior hoopsters bust Broncos

If you’re wondering how difficult it is to stop a runaway train, just ask the Kenora Broncos.

Their task was to stop the high-flying, fast-breaking Muskie senior boys’ basketball team during NorWOSSA action there yesterday and the end result wasn’t pretty.

The first-place Muskies thrashed the host Broncos 75-27 for their sixth-straight league victory against no losses.

Emo Selects win pair of games

The Emo Selects won both their games in recent minor hockey action, first downing the MEC Bulldogs (Fort Frances) by a 3-1 count on goals by Eric Soucy, Tyson Romyn, and John Roulston.

Curtis Logue bagged MEC’s lone marker.

Then the Selects blanked Causeway (Fort Frances) 4-0 on the strength of two-goal performances by Brock Benjamin and Tyson Romyn.

Mustangs win Baudette crown

The local Sunset Country Ford Mustangs ‘AA’ Atom hockey team captured an eight-squad tournament in Baudette on Sunday, edging Roseau 2-1 in the final.

Tied at 1-1 with just over one minute to go, Tyler Miller, assisted by Brian White, notched the game-winner.

It was Roseau’s first loss of the season.

Aquanauts ‘awesome’ in Balmertown

The Aquanauts’ swam to a successful showing at the NWO Invitational Campbell Goldfins meet in Balmertown over the weekend—highlighted by a pair of club records being smashed.

Boyd Badiuk shattered the club record in the 200m backstroke for the 10-and-under age group. His time of 3:06 was about five seconds faster than the previous mark.