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Manitou shaking off funk

The tide is starting to turn for Manitou Forest Products in the Borderland Soccer League.

After snapping a six-game losing streak last Wednesday with a 1-0 win over Centra Pipelines, they battled top-ranked CJ Contracting to a 1-1 tie in men's division action Monday night.

Jeremy Nussbaumer netted Manitou's (4-6-2) lone goal while Jacob Albright was solid between the pipes.

Mann paces Braves to rout

No matter the opponent, the Fort Frances Braves only know one thing: winning.

Brett Mann crushed a three-run homer in the third inning to pace the top-ranked Braves to a 13-2 drubbing of fourth-seeded Windey's Warriors last Thursday evening at VanJura in the second round of the six-team, double-elimination Rainy River District Fastball League playoffs.

Lakers ink pair

Fort Frances Lakers' head coach and general manager Wayne Strachan wanted to make it a priority to add more local talent to the roster this off-season in order to generate more interest in the team from the community.

Strachan victorious again

Playing second fiddle wasn't an appealing option for Brody Strachan on Saturday night.

The Emo native battled it out with Devlin's Jamie Davis and claimed the checkered flag in the WISSOTA Modifieds division in Borderland Racing Association action at the Emo Speedway.

It was the third feature win of the season for Strachan, who now sits atop the points standings with 519.

Tebinaak split pair of make-up games

The Sabaskong Tebinaak managed to earn a split in a pair of make-up games in Rainy River District Women's Fastball League action on Monday night.

Candi Jelly earned the pitching victory as the Tebinaak (2-10-1) topped the Dawson Tigers 12-11 in a make-up game for the one that was postponed on July 2.

Cass Teeple suffered the loss for Dawson (5-9).

SGEI gives gift of music

Seven Generations Education Institute (SGEI) has donated 22 refurbished iPod touches to the Kenora/Rainy River Districts Alzheimer Society's Music Project.

Rossana Tomashowski, executive director for the Alzheimer Society's Kenora/Rainy River Districts branch said that prior to the donation, the Kenora/Rainy River branch had a waiting list of patients awaiting MP3 players.