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Wrestler off to regionals

Noah Armstrong is ready for his next challenge.

The Fort Frances resident, who represents Mighty Mustangs Wrestling in International Falls, finished first in the 4th grade, 85- to 90-pound division at the NYWA Districts amateur wrestling meet in Deer River, Mn. over the weekend.

With the victory, Armstrong now advances to the regional meet March 19 in Bemidji.

First-round matches set

The playoffs now beckon with the conclusion of the Fort Frances Women’s Volleyball League’s regular season last night.

All the first-round ‘A’-side matchups are set for the double elimination post-season, which gets underway March 24 at Fort High and St. Michael’s School.

Late goal lifts Lakers

Julian Uhryniuk put the brakes on the Fort Frances Lakers’ bus before it went over the cliff.

He netted the game-winning goal with 1:48 left in the third period to give the Lakers a 4-3 win over the host Minnesota Iron Rangers on Tuesday night.

The Lakers (41-8-0-2) had a 3-1 lead midway through the second but the Iron Rangers (19-28-2-2) fought back to tie it.

Plenty planned for March Break here

Some people might be heading to sunny southern destinations or the big city for March Break.

But for those taking a “staycation” this year, there will be plenty to do around here.

Both the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre and Rainy River District Substance Abuse Prevention Team have organized a variety of activities next week.

Fury chew up Rockettes

Katie Beninger is a big believer in bulk production.

Beninger racked up four goals to lead the Fine Foods Fury to an 8-4 victory over the Wright Physiotherapy Rockettes in Borderland Women’s Indoor Soccer League action last night at Fort High.

It’s been feast or famine lately for the third-place Fury (4-4), who scored eight goals two weeks ago, then were shut out last week.

Winter carnival deemed success

With the weather on its side for another year, the 34th-annual Nestor Fall Winter Carnival held over the weekend once again was deemed a success.

“I think everything went well,” said Nestor Falls recreation committee member Howard Dodd.

“The weather was very good, which really helps,” he noted, adding many of the weekend activities saw a good turnout.

Women’s wellness

James Woods, a mental health worker with the Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre here, spoke to participants at the “Women’s Wellness Day” event at Zion Lutheran Church this morning. Held in celebration of International Women’s Day, those on hand are learning new techniques for self-care, including art, movement, and mediation.

‘Red’ splits pair

After emptying the gas tank to win their first game, Team Red had no time to refuel before its second one.

The result was a convincing 111-73 victory for first-place Team Black in Fort Frances Men’s Basketball League action last night at Fort High.

Team Red (6-9) missed its first 10 shots yet only trailed by six points after the first three minutes.