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Jackson finishes fourth

Kathie Jackson had a much better showing in her second trip to the national Travelers Curling Club Championships.

Jackson and her Fort Frances-based rink of third Teresa McFayden, second Leanne Eluik, and lead Jackie McCormick fell 9-8 in an extra end to Alberta in the bronze-medal game of the women’s division Saturday morning in Ottawa.

Local junior rinks qualify

They’ve still got it.

Despite their long-time skip being off at Lakehead University as a full-time nursing student, the Hailey Beaudry rink from Fort Frances rekindled their magic of the past several years by capturing the Region 1 junior women’s title here over the weekend.

Jackson rink advances

They made it to the big dance—now it’s time to break out their fancy footwork.

The Fort Frances-based rink of skip Kathie Jackson, third Teresa McFayden, second Leanne Eluik, and lead Jackie McCormick won both their games yesterday to qualify for the quarter-finals in the women’s division at the 2015 Travelers Curling Club Championships in Ottawa.

Chasers inch closer

It was a small step—but one step closer to where they wanted to be.

Two teams in position to catch up to first place made slight inroads into their respective deficits last night in Fort Frances Women’s Volleyball League action.

Second-place That’s What She Set (55 points) and third-place No Diggity (52) each garnered the maximum six points in their two matches.

Jackson suffers loss

Kathie Jackson and her crew hope it was just a bump in the road.

The Fort Frances skip and her team of third Teresa McFayden, second Leanne Eluik, and lead Jackie McCormick suffered their first loss at the 2015 Travelers Curling Club Championships in Ottawa yesterday.

Muskie boys victorious

Eight different scorers made for a well-balanced attack as the Muskie boys’ hockey team blanked the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora) 8-0 at the Ice For Kids Arena on Tuesday night.

Sully Shortreed netted the lone goal of the first period.

The Muskies (4-0) then exploded for six more in the second, including three with the man advantage.

Lions ousted in semi-finals

The Fort Frances Lions Novice girls’ team needed happier feet to beat these Penguins.

Logan McPherson scored for the Lions but it wasn’t enough to upend the Thunder Bay Penguins, who prevailed 3-1 in the semi-finals of the “November Chill” tournament in Thunder Bay over the weekend.

Lakers’ win streak halted

An old friend stymied the Fort Frances Lakers’ bid for a double-digit winning streak.

Former Laker John Cuni had the lone goal of the shootout to give the host Minnesota Iron Rangers a 4-3 victory Tuesday night in Hoyt Lakes to snap the Fort’s nine-game winning streak.

Cuni beat Pierce Dushenko on Minnesota’s first chance in the shootout.

Town taking look at beautification

Municipal executive committees will be taking a closer look at plans to keep the town looking good.

As outlined in Initiative #6 (town revitalization) in the most recent strategic plan, mayor and council promised it would look at recommendations put forth by the local Chamber of Commerce for the beautification and revitalization of Fort Frances.

Jackson wins opener

The Kathie Jackson rink is guilty as charged on one count of theft, but they aren’t ashamed about it.

The Fort Frances-based foursome stole the winning point in the extra end to earn a 5-4 victory over British Columbia in its first game at The Travelers Curling Club Championship national playdowns in Ottawa last night.