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Fort bowlers earn 'Aggregate' banner

It was a “banner” weekend for a group of Fort Frances bowlers in Kenora.

The local contingent garnered 41 points overall to capture the annual “Aggregate” tournament that pits the four clubs making up Sunset Country competing against each other in various divisions.

Balmertown was next with 28 total points, followed by host Kenora (26) and then Dryden (25).

Keith up for award

Chicago Blackhawks' defenceman Duncan Keith was among the 31 NHL players nominated for the this year's King Clancy Memorial Trophy.

The trophy is awarded to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice, and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community.

Angler, hunter fined

A Winnipeg man was fined $2,400 for fishing-related offences.

Barry Golin was convicted after a trial and fined $1,800 for obstructing a fisheries officer, $250 for fishing without a licence, $200 for fishing with too many lines, and $150 for having open liquor.

In addition, he received a two-year fishing suspension.

Shooting Stars nab tourney title

The local Shooting Stars Bantam girls' hockey team went undefeated at the inaugural Westy's 3-on-3 tournament over the weekend in Dryden.

Competing in the combined Bantam/Midget division, the squad compiled a 4-0 record to finish in top spot.

The first game saw the Shooting Stars cruise to a 9-2 romp over the Brett's girls' Midget team.

Hunter nabbed after tip

A Schreiber man has been fined $5,000 for hunting offences.

Michael Souliere pleaded guilty and was fined $2,000 for trespassing to hunt, $1,500 for shooting from a roadway, and $1,500 for abandoning a deer and allowing it to spoil.

He also was given a two-year hunting suspension.

Vipers' squad struggles

It was a grind for the local Vipers' 15U girls' volleyball team this past weekend.

The squad was in Atikokan on Saturday to compete in a few exhibition matches but struggled to find consistency.

The Vipers first took on the Atikokan Voyageurs' senior girls' squad, dropping the first set by a 25-15 margin.