With their perfect season on the line, the Sight & Sound Wolves decided to throw a wrench into the Fort Frances Braves' plans.
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Talk about catching fire at the right time.
The fifth-seeded Fort Frances Mud Dogs used a seven-run fourth inning to roll to a 12-7 win over the sixth-seeded Big Grassy Lynx in a Loser's Side playoff matchup in Rainy River District Women's Fastball League action Monday night at the St. Francis Sports Field.
Four athletes and two builders, including one from Fort Frances, make up the 2018 slate of inductees that will enter the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame at the 37th-annual induction dinner and ceremonies on Sept. 29 at the Valhalla Inn in Thunder Bay.
The 2018 inductees include:
A change to the schedule in the women's division of the Borderland Soccer League will see Al's Racquet Stringing and La Place Rendez-Vous facing each other twice more this week.
The Fort Frances Lakers' roster for the 2018-19 season continues to take shape.
Head coach and general manager Wayne Strachan last week announced that four players had re-signed with the team while another had committed to go to school.
Among those returning to Fort Frances next season is last year's leading goal-scorer Jaedin Ness.
The Fort Frances Braves are looking like a well-oiled machine with championship aspirations on its mind.
Travis Tom homered twice to pace the top-ranked Braves to a 11-3 romp over the second-seeded Sight & Sound Wolves in Rainy River District Fastball League third-round East Division playoff action at VanJura.
It was time for a pair of new faces to shine at the Emo Speedway on Saturday night.
Tyler Brown and Aaron Blacklance both nabbed their first checkered flags of the Borderland Racing Association season in the WISSOTA Modifieds and Midwest Modifieds divisions.
Brown, from Rainy River, earned his win over the likes of Brady Caul of Fort Frances and hometown star Brody Strachan.
A Missouri man has been fined $5,500 for hunting offences under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.
Gregory Evans of Crane pleaded guilty and was fined $2,500 for abandoning a black bear and allowing its flesh to spoil, $2,000 for hunting black bear without a licence, and $1,000 for making a false statement to a conservation officer.
After rolling to a league-best 14-1 record in the regular season, the Northwest Bay Beavers kept that momentum going in its first Rainy River District Women's Fastball League playoff action of the year.
Darcy Smith pitched brilliantly to pace the Beavers to a 22-2 rout of the ninth-ranked Manitou T-Birdies last night.
If you would have told Bryan Gustafson and Brian McNanney at the beginning of last week that they would be the champions at the 24th-annual Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship, they would have said you were dreaming.