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Net work

Kobi Ward and Caleb Allan were prepared to do whatever it took to keep the ball from creeping over the net during the Muskie senior boys' volleyball team's 3-2 loss to the top-ranked Kenora Broncos in the NorWOSSA final last Tuesday at Fort High.

Double wall

Joe Hardy (#6) and Jaxon Gartzke (#17) looked to combine to form a stellar wall on a block during the Muskie junior boys' volleyball team's 3-1 win over the Dryden Eagles in the NorWOSSA final last Tuesday afternoon at Fort High. That good defence was key after the Muskies had dropped the first set but then rallied back to snatch gold away from the Eagles.

Sharp angle

Fort Frances Lakers' captain Nick Lucas looked to fire a shot from a sharp angle upstairs on Thief River Falls Norskies' goalie Fletcher Bolda during his squad's 6-4 win here Saturday night. Lucas ended up registering a goal and an assist in that one after having notched a pair of markers in the Lakers' 5-2 win over the Minnesota Iron Rangers the previous night in Hoyt Lakes.

Colourful craft

Kali Tessier, left, showed her best friend, Olivia Allen, her colourful creation during Community Living Fort Frances and District's garland-making open art studio yesterday afternoon in the Shaw Room at the Fort Frances Public Library. Participants used fabric, burlap, and ribbon to make unique garland—just in time for the holidays.

Consummate performers

54•40 frontman Neil Osborne sang his heart out while performing yesterday evening at the Townshend Theatre. The show, entitled “Unplugged: Songs & Stories," featured all of 54•40's hits reimagined and was the second in the 2018-19 "Tour de Fort" passport season. The next show is "Boreal,” a showcase of winter-themed original songs and holiday classics, set for Friday, Dec. 7.

Laying wreath

Dave Taggart of the Canadian Border Services laid a wreath during the annual Remembrance Day ceremony held yesterday morning at the Fort Frances cenotaph. About 150-200 people braved the chilly weather to attend the ceremony, which saw close to 30 wreathes and crosses being laid. Similar ceremonies were held at cenotaphs across the district.

Musical revue

Fort High student Brianna Eldridge belted out “House of the Rising Sun" by Georgia Turner and Bert Martin during the school's annual fall musical revue that ran from Thursday to Saturday. With the theme being "Shade of Yellow and Sunshine,” the show featured a series of songs and choreographed performances based on the colour yellow and the sun.

Hockey tourney

The return of colder weather to Borderland also has brought with it the return of minor hockey tournaments. It was a tight battle on the ice between the Emo Express Green and the Westend Bruins during Emo's 4-1 win yesterday in the gold-medal game of the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association's annual PeeWee 'A' tournament at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Almost complete

Crews managed to finish laying the first layer of asphalt for the overpass construction on Tuesday and Wednesday but line painting for the roadway likely will be delayed until next year due to the recent cold and wet conditions. Temporary reflective stickers will be put on the asphalt instead.