The Border Figure Skating Club skated to several top finishes at the Thunder Bay Open competition last weekend, bringing home 12 gold medals in all.
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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.
The Aquanauts continue to excel in the pool this season, with five more club records smashed at the Manitoba/Saskatchewan Open short course provincial swim meet last weekend in Winnipeg.
Karli McKinnon, 10, led the way with three new club records in her age group, including a time of 3:04.69 in the 200m backstroke event en route to a third-place finish.
The Rainy River Rebels claimed the PeeWee hockey tournament in Emo last weekend with 2-1 overtime victory over Kenora Blue Esso in the final Sunday afteroon.
After a scoreless first and second frame, both teams poured on the power in the final stanza—with Kenora drawing first blood when Brandon Speight scored unassisted at 7:32.
Several club records were shattered, and a slew of personal bests recorded, by members of the Fort Frances Aquanauts at the Northwest regional team championships here last weekend.
Among the senior Aquanauts, Jeff Plumridge and Steven Gushulak led the way. Plumridge, 16, set some club records and recorded personal bests in all six of his races.
In a season where the Muskie junior girls’ volleyball team dominated, it was hardly surprising when they won yet another league crown last Friday in Kenora with a convincing 15-5/15-10 win over the Dryden Eagles in the best-of-three NorWOSSA final.
It wasn’t pretty. In fact, it was ugly at times.
But who says you have to play pretty to win, and the Muskies played well enough in spurts to sweep the Red Lake Rams 2-0 in their best-of-three NorWOSSA semi-final series last weekend.
They now move on to the best-of-three NorWOSSA final against either Dryden or Sioux Lookout, which gets underway here Friday night.
Although a provincial women’s curling championship has eluded Kathie Jackson so far in her competitive curling career, she finally captured a title that also had slipped through her grasp until now.
The annual Fort Frances ladies’ bonspiel.
It was oh so close.
Trailing 38-35 in the NorWOSSA semi-final against the Dryden Eagles last Friday in Kenora, the Muskies elected to put the ball in the hands of their hottest shooter, Facial Cheblaoui, to try a game-tying three-pointer.
And why not? He had made a long-range shot with 20 seconds left to pull the black-and-gold to within three points.
John Lundon beat out 24 other riders to take the checkered flag in the 500 cc division of a snowcross race in Grand Rapids, Mn. last weekend.
Lundon, 19, of here raced to four first-place finishes, a third, and a fifth on Saturday to qualify for Sunday’s semi-final, where he got a top-four placing to earn a berth into the final.