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Reigning champs defend EWC title

It didn't take long for the defending champs to let the rest of the competition know they were going to be in for a tough weekend at the 17th-annual Emo Walleye Classic.

Baudette's Les Morrison and his Morson-based partner, Oliver Gibbins, wowed the crowd with a Day 1 total of 11.63 pounds and never looked back as they claimed the EWC title for the second-straight year.

Cash calendar winners

Faith Adair of Fort Frances won the $500 up for grabs on Mother's Day (May 13) in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association's weekly cash calendar draw.

Winning $30 for May 13-19 were Tony Bliss (Emo), Terry Newman (Fort Frances), Sandy Haney (Fort Frances), Wade Modeland (Atikokan), Mickey Ryll (Fort Frances), Dan Gavel (Stratton), and Corrine Colvin (Atikokan).

Strachan impressive in opener

The Borderland Racing Association is roaring again for another season.

Brody Strachan of Emo never trailed as he blew away the competition to win the opening WISSOTA Modifieds feature Saturday night at the Emo Speedway.

With the win, he now has the early points lead with 110.

Brady Caul of Fort Frances was second while Jeff Davis of Devlin took third place.

Scheibler relishes 'Senior Bowl' experience

It was an experience he won't soon forget.

Star Muskie running back Sekina Scheibler scored a touchdown to help pace Team Steeves to a 17-8 victory over Team Henkewich at the WHSFL's annual “Senior Bowl” held Saturday at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg.

“It was very exciting being selected to play with the best players in the WHSFL,” said Scheibler.

Judoka crowned state champs

Over the course of the last month, the Borderland Judo Club attended two high-level judo competitions and brought home some hardware.

Josh Brusven won gold in the Novice heavyweight division at the Minnesota State Championships held on May 12.

He also competed up an age division there and claimed silver.