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Football training

Members of the Muskie football team were hard at work during one of their annual training camp practices on Friday afternoon here, running tackling drills and working on other areas of their game. The Muskies are slated to open the WHSFL season on the road this Friday (Sept. 13) when they head to Winnipeg to take on the Springfield Collegiate Sabres in a Currie Division ('A') clash.

Back in action

Nick Hahkala jostled for position with his Dryden GM Ice Dogs' opponent in an attempt to win the face-off to start the second period of the Fort Frances Lakers' 6-3 loss in the SIJHL pre-season opener on Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. The Ice Dogs then blanked the Lakers 3-0 the following night in Dryden to sweep the home-and-home series.

Stretching @ base

DJ Mosbeck of the Barwick Blue Knights made a big stretch in an attempt to snag the ball and record the out at first base during his squad's 15-0 loss to the Fort Frances Braves in Game 2 of the best-of-three Rainy River District Fastball League championship series last Thursday night at Couchiching.

Lakers' training camp

Head coach and general manager Wayne Strachan gave out some instruction to the players on hand for the Fort Frances Lakers' annual training camp yesterday morning at the Ice For Kids Arena. The camp continued today and will wrap up tomorrow morning. The Lakers will kick-off their four-game SIJHL pre-season schedule on Friday night at 7 p.m.

Gymnastics club receiving plenty of early interest

An abundance of early interest in the new Rainy Lake Gymnastics Academy has the club excited for its future.

The RLGA held its first registration night last Tuesday at the Fort Frances GM office here, with just over 200 athletes signing up for its programs.

“We were amazed at the showing of support at the registration [Tuesday] night,” enthused RLGA director Stephanie Mann.

B-ball tips

Coach Karissa Kajorinne of Thunder Bay huddled a group of girls around and gave them some instruction near the end of last Wednesday afternoon's session at a basketball camp held at Fort High. The camp, which was open to both girls and boys ages 11-14, aimed to help get area youth prepared for their respective seasons ahead. Kajorinne played high school basketball for the St.


The Fort Frances Her-icanes and Renegades exchanged high-fives and pleasantries after the 'Canes claimed a 2-1 victory in the Rainy River District Women's Fastball League's championship final last Wednesday night at the St. Francis Sports Field. It was the fourth-straight title for the Her-icanes, who have built something of a dynasty in the women's league.