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New coach pleased with move here

A great start!

That’s how Mohamed Somji, new head coach of the Fort Frances Gymnastics Club, described his feelings towards this season.

Just getting settled away from Toronto city life, he has found a new home at the gym club and coaches all the competitive programs as well as some of the recreational levels.

Lady golfers hand out awards

Carol Livingston was the ladies’ club champion at Kitchen Creek this season, finishing ahead of Donna Lee, it was announced at last night’s wind-up banquet.

Carla Krawchuk was awarded the Green Cup while Ann Onichuk picked up the Olga Asplund Sr. Ladies Trophy, finishing ahead of Gerry Cousineau.

Spikers lose in deciding game to Whitefish Bay

While it’s difficult to be satisfied with a loss, the Muskie senior boys’ volleyball team can feel a little better after taking Whitefish Bay to a fifth and deciding game in NorWOSSA action here yesterday afternoon.

After being dominated by the Winterhawks in a pair of tournament games here last weekend, the Muskies played much better in a 15-13, 10-15, 7-15, 17-15, and 2-15 loss.

Women’s hockey scores higher numbers

While women’s hockey continues to make great strides on a national level, those involved with the program here have started to benefit from that popularity.

A “significant” number of new players signed up for the coming season during registration Saturday, coach Stuart McIvor noted, adding that helped offset the handful who left to attend university.

National lifeguard course making splash here

For the first time ever, a National Lifeguard Service course is being offered here that will allow those who pass it the chance to be a certified lifeguard anywhere in Canada.

The 10-week course, which originally attracted a dozen people aged 16 and over (it’s now down to 11), includes 20 hours in the classroom and 20 more in the pool.

The cost for the course was $200.

Local pair make Kenora squad

Ryan Hampton and Dallas Mosbeck, who both played for the local Bantam B•Macs “AA” rep team last season, have cracked the Kenora Midget “AAA” Stars.

The pair survived the final cut at the Stars’ training camp Sunday and were placed on the 22-man roster (56 players originally tried out for the team).