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Crowded turn

Colin Chaschuk of Neebing (#621) managed to have a slight lead on the pack on a congested turn during the first heat of the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds division Saturday night. Chaskuk claimed first place in the heat but that success was short-lived as he ended up not finishing the feature race later in the evening after colliding with another car.

Ball kick

Katie Beninger of Al's Racquet Stringing looked to kick the ball out of harm's way during her squad's 3-2 win over La Place Rendez-Vous in the Borderland Soccer League's women's division final last Tuesday evening at the St. Francis Sports Field. The championship win was a nice reward for Al's after they had finished behind the Vous in the regular-season standings.

Spin out

MacKenzie Holmwood of Thunder Bay had the tricky task of getting back on track after spinning out during the first heat of the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds division Saturday night. Holmwood wound up finishing the heat in fifth place, just missing out on advancing to the 'A' feature race.

MBI champs

It was so nice they did it twice. Scott Andersen, left, and Tim Donaghue of Bemidji, Mn. held up the trophy after securing the Morson Bass International title for the second-straight year Sunday afternoon. The duo's two-day total of 36.03 pounds topped the 18-team field this year.

Big stringer

Les Morrison of Baudette, Mn., right, and his partner, Bill Stay, held up their 19.20-pound Day 2 haul that helped them earn a fifth-place finish at the 2018 Morson Bass International on Sunday afternoon. Their catch on the final day also was the biggest bag of the tournament.

Art meets science

Lyla Moen applied alcohol to fabric after writing her name on it with a Sharpie marker yesterday afternoon during Community Living Fort Frances and District's “Open Air Art Studio” at McIrvine Park. The theme was chromatography—using science to separate colour mixtures. Next Monday's free activity will be stick weaving at Front Street Park from 3-7 p.m.

RRDWFL final

Fort Frances Her-icanes' first baseman Norma Reather crouched down to snag a throw to record an out during her squad's 12-4 win over the Red Gut Babes in the Rainy River District Women's Fastball League final yesterday evening at VanJura here. It was the third-straight league title for the Her-icanes, who also beat the Babes to claim their first crown back in 2016.

Stock car races

James Lambert of Fort Frances flew around the turn during the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds feature race Saturday night that was part of the Rea Memorial Weekend doubleheader at the Emo Speedway held in conjunction with the Emo Fair. Lambert wound up finishing in 13th place in the 20-car field while Jamie Davis of Fort Frances nabbed his second-straight checkered flag of the weekend.