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Cutting across

Baudette Bears' forward Jackson Lebrasseur looked to cut in on goal and jam one past Fort Frances Wu Warriors' goalie Riley Calder during Sunday's 'A' final of the annual Bantam 'A' tournament held here. Baudette used a five-goal outburst in the second period to down the hosts 7-1 and claim the gold medal.

Close-range shot

Halley's Comets' forward Lachlan Rheault looked to break his way in on goal for a scoring chance against Fort Frances Green's Predators' goalie Cohen Robinson during his team's 4-3 loss in Sunday's 'B' final of the annual Bantam 'A' tournament held here. Rheault scored all three of his team's goals but his heroics came up just short.

Backhand lunge

Mary-Beth Tkachuk looked to return a shot from Nikki Bagacki with a solid backhand attempt Sunday during the women's 'B' final of the 31st-annual La Place Rendez-Vous squash tournament at the Memorial Sports Centre. Tkachuk won the hotly-contested match 3-2 to claim the division title.

Squash action

Former Fort resident Anniss Seid, who now lives in Thunder Bay, lunged to return a shot during the men's 'A' Open final Sunday at the 31st-annual La Place Rendez-Vous squash tournament here. Despite his best efforts, the former junior standout lost the match 3-0 to Peter Russel of Winnipeg to settle for second place in the division.

'Corrections cares'

Peggy Loyie, program mnanager of the Rainy River District Victim Services Program, was happy to receive a donation of food and a cheque for $100 from OPSEU Local 718 correctional staff Ellie Tucker, Tom Kenny, and Don Gavel on Monday at the RRDVSP office on Scott Street.

Direct line

Baudette Bears' forward Jackson Lebrasseur had a free path towards the Fort Frances Wu Warriors' net yesterday during the 'A' final of the annual Bantam 'A' tournament held here. The Bears went on to win the game 7-1 en route to the gold medal.

Ready to smash

Peter Russell, a top-10 player from Winnipeg, looked to smash a serve yesterday afternoon during the men's 'A' Open final of the 31st-annual La Place Rendez-Vous squash tournament. Russell used some blistering shots to defeat Fort Frances native Anniss Seid 3-0 to claim the tourney title.

Sliding smiles

Bridgette Thompson, left, and her daughter, Emmalie, were among the dozens of adults and kids who flocked to the overpass here yesterday for some sliding fun. With daytime temperatures as high as minus-five C, Borderland residents cured their cabin fever by getting outside and sliding, skating, skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling.

Outdoor rink

A positive of the recent cold snap is that the two outdoor rinks in town are in prime condition. Local youths, seen here taking part in a game of shinny, were out enjoying the one located in the east end late yesterday afternoon despite the frigid temperature. Sorry, kids, but your Christmas break is coming to an end, with classes set to resume on Monday across the district.

Raising awareness

Deputy mayor Ken Perry joined local Alzheimer Society board member Carol Derksen, centre, and Client Services co-ordinator Mary O'Connor this morning at the Civic Centre to mark January as “Alzheimer's Awareness Month" in the Town of Fort Frances. Upcoming events include a "Finding Your Way" identification kit clinic on Jan.