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Driving lay-up

Cody Johnson of the La Place Rendez-Vous Voyageurs drove down the lane for a lay-up while Rob McGinnis of Investors Group tried to prevent him from scoring during a men’s basketball league game at the Fort High gym last night. Johnson led his team with 33 points as the Voyageurs earned a 115-86 victory to move into first place with a 7-2 record.

Shrove Tuesday

Anna Mainville and Josh Maki, Grade 3 students at St. Michael’s School here, enjoyed pancakes this morning as the school celebrated Shrove Tuesday—the day before Lent begins. Several pancake suppers also are planned at local churches this evening.

Making Valentines

Ben Guild, three, made some Valentines on Saturday during a Valentine’s Day party at the Best Start Hub here. Plenty of people, both young and old, will be celebrating the special occasion this Thursday by exchanging messages from the heart.

Snowshoe hike

Christian Brow-Rose enjoyed a snowshoe hike along with his classmates from Jean Bujold’s class at St. Francis School on Friday. Creating some trails in an area just north of the school, the students took part in the outdoor activity as part of their phys. ed. class.

Weekend wins

Muskie forward Amy Penner controlled the puck at the Ice For Kids Arena yesterday afternoon as Fort High romped to a 31-0 whitewash of the Sioux Lookout Warriors. The black-and-gold also earned a 5-3 win over the Red Lake Rams here Friday night.

Blocker save

Calder Legal Eagles’ goalie Lauren Penney made a big save with her blocker on Sarah Favreau of the Kenora Yellow Stingers yesterday morning during the visitors’ 6-3 win in the Atom third-place game of the FFGWHA Novice/Atom tournament. Kenora dominated the tournament as teams from the Lake of the Woods Girls Hockey Association nabbed the top three spots in both divisions.

Eyeing the broom

Trish Mainville kept her eye on the broom during a women’s league game last night at the Fort Frances Curling Club. The club currently is looking for more teams for its annual ladies’ bonspiel, which is set to take place next Friday and Saturday. For more information or to register, contact club manager Rick Grenda at 274-6667.

Colon check

Susan Bale of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre handed a special coat to Fort Frances Mayor Roy Avis at the Ice For Kids Arena here Tuesday night as part of the “Colon Cancer Check” road tour that’s currently going across the province.

Giving chase

Fort Frances Lakers’ captain Merritt Rysavy kept a close eye on Len Pelletier of the Dryden Ice Dogs as he looked to pass the puck to a teammate during Tuesday night’s 5-4 win for the Lakers at the Ice For Kids Arena. Rysavy later left the game with an injury.


Graeme Coats, left, Alexis Latter, Ashlee Homer, and Aubrey Eldridge were just a few of the Early Learning students at Robert Moore School who dressed up like they were 100 years old in celebration of the 100th day of school there yesterday. The celebration also included face-painting, balloons, a bouncy castle, crafts, and decorating cupcakes.