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Choke hold

Rodger Dueck of the Mighty Mustang youth wrestling program had his opponent in all kinds of trouble with a tight headlock during one of his matches over the weekend. The International Falls native finished fourth in the 70- to 75-pound division at a tournament in Hibbing on Friday, then followed that up by snagging third place the following day in Nashwauk, Mn.

Practising hard

Muskie boys' skip Chris Silver knew exactly just where he wanted to place his shot during practice Friday afternoon at the Fort Frances Curling Club. The black-and-gold have aspirations of provincial gold as they host the OFSAA curling championships today through Saturday.

Loose puck

Fort Frances Lakers' affiliate player James Gushulak tried to bowl his way to the front of the Dryden GM Ice Dogs' net for a loose puck during his squad's 4-3 shootout loss Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Halliday skating

Samantha Halliday, with the Border Figure Skating Club, had a solid showing over the weekend in Kingston, where she placed 12th in the STAR 6 women's event at the Skate Ontario STARSkate Provincial/Skate Ontario Adult Championships. Fellow club member Montana Plasky, meanwhile, also finished 12th in the STAR 8 women's event.

They're back!

Seagulls have returned to the Borderland area, including this one spotted on the docks at the Sorting Gap Marina yesterday afternoon. Local lore says three more “snows” will follow the gulls' return before spring arrives for good here.

'Go Muskies!'

The Bargain Shop has decorated its windows in support of the Muskie curlers competing in the OFSAA boys' and girls' championships set for this week at the Fort Frances Curling Club. The action runs tomorrow through Saturday.

Lego challenge

The team of Zeila Dal, left, Harper Woolsey, and Gabby Bourgeault worked together to build Lego structures on Thursday during the “Lego Zip-Line Challenge” at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. Kids were challenged to build their own Lego structure and then run it down a zip-line, with judging for speed, safety, and style.

Curling practice

Muskie girls' curler Ashley Payne had the utmost concentration as she prepared to release a shot during practice Friday afternoon at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Members of both the girls' and boys' rinks were hard at work as they prepare to host the OFSAA championships being held tomorrow through Saturday.


Special Care Unit activity worker Liz Logue toasted Rainycrest resident Jan Hall on Friday afternoon during a St. Patrick's Day party organized by the Rainycrest Auxiliary. Residents were treated to some festive songs courtesy of Gerry and Jackie Guimond, Diane Maxey, and June Caul.