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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
There will be one less swimming option in Fort Frances for the foreseeable future.
The Fort Frances Aquanauts Swim Team (FFAST) has officially gone on a hiatus as they couldn't find a new coach for the 2019/20 swim season.
Former head coach Dawnn Taylor said she stepped down from the position in February due to financial reasons.
Further and further into uncharted waters they go.
Marissa Kerry pitched a complete game, two-hitter as the third-seeded Fort Frances Her-icanes eked out a 2-1 win over the top-ranked Renegades in the Rainy River District Women's Fastball League championship final last Wednesday night at the St. Francis Sports Field.
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 Lakers will have to appoint a new captain this season.
The Lakers announced last Thursday that Nick Lucas has committed to St. John's University in Minnesota where he will play Division III hockey for the Johnnies this season.
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.