Considered a power forward, Andrew George is a hockey player who likes to finish his checks. And next April, he will get a chance to do just that during an international exhibition in the Czech Republic as a member of a Minneapolis-based all-star team.
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Despite a wipeout during the mountain bike portion of her sprint triathlon, Connee Badiuk still managed to place fourth overall in the women’s division Sunday in Kenora.
“I had a great race . . . it was my best time ever,” enthused Badiuk, who competed in the 35-39 age division and finished with a time of 1:24.49.
The fifth-annual Kiwanis “Nite Lite” golf tourney Friday night at Kitchen Creek was another success, raising $705 for the club’s “Young Children Priority One” projects.
The nine-hole, best-ball event, which got underway with a shotgun start at 9 p.m., attracted 51 golfers divided into 14 teams.
You could have called it the Rainy River District “Longball” League championship.
The Emo Bulldogs slugged five home runs last night, including a grand slam, to clobber the Barwick Blue Knights 14-2 to claim their third-straight RRDFL title.
The teams had met last Thursday but the game was called in the bottom of the seventh inning due to darkness with Barwick leading 7-6.
After passing their first test of this young football season with last week’s 22-14 exhibition win over the Sturgeon Creek Schooners (Winnipeg), the Muskies’ second test will be a whole lot tougher.
They head across the river Friday night to take on the International Falls Broncos—and they’d better be prepared.
The most influential minds in Canadian hockey, meeting in Toronto last week to discuss the state of our national pastime, came away with a long list of recommendations, including having more practices than games.
“I think the biggest issue is the practice-to-games ratio and the availability of ice time,” noted Lynn Kellar, president of the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association.
John and Rueben Gibbins of Morson continued their dominance at the Morson Bass Classic on Lake of the Woods, winning this year’s sixth-annual event with a two-day catch of 36.08 pounds.
“They’re not as good as they were last year,” said Brett Watt, head coach of the Sturgeon Creek Schooners, referring to the Muskies after their 22-14 victory over the Winnipeg squad here last Friday.
Then again, it’s tough to top the 62-0 shellacking the black-and-gold handed the Schooners a year ago.
Certainly, all things pointed to a closer game this time around.
Although the Muskies drubbed the Sturgeon Creek Schooners 63-0 in last year’s exhibition contest, head coach Bob Swing is expecting a much different outcome this time around.
This is another season—and a whole different group of football players.
There’s an adage in sports that says when all else is equal, talent prevails.
And that is exactly what happened in the Borderland men’s soccer final last night as tagg’s simply was the more talented team in a 4-2 triumph over AAA.