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Dryden dumps Emo in fastball final

Dryden Husky staved off a late rally to down the Emo Bulldogs 6-4 on Sunday in the final of the annual Barwick fastball tournament.

Trailing 6-0 heading into the seventh inning, Emo’s bats finally came alive—scoring four runs (highlighted by a two-run homer by Warren Voth) and having runners on second and third with two outs.

Local judoka earns medal at Toronto competition

Despite the fact the local judo season wrapped up months ago, Jared Catholique-Bruyere continued to train with his sights set on winning a medal at the Junior Olympic Championships in Toronto.

And all that hard work paid off as Catholique-Bruyere, 12, slammed his way to a bronze medal against six other fighters in the plus-55 kg division at Humber College last month.

New gymnastics head coach hired

The Fort Frances gymnastics clubs are very excited because Mike Lang of Thunder Bay has accepted the job as head coach starting Aug. 1.

Lang started coaching for the Thunder Bay Twisters club 25 years ago. When that club amalgamated with the Thunder Bay Gymnastics Association, he became a competitive coach in the new club and has been there ever since.

Diamonds don’t drain

The four-year-old softball diamonds at St. Francis do not drain properly. After a rainfall, players can expect to find several pools of water lying on the playing surface on all three.

“Something should be done,” local resident Bill Hamilton said as he looked at the centre diamond.

OFSAA soccer officials elect to increase fields

The OFSAA 2000 soccer committee has decided to use four fields when Fort Frances hosts the all-Ontario girls’ soccer championship next June.

The decision, reached at last week’s general meeting, is the best way to organize a 16-team, four-pool tournament, co-organizer Jason Kabel said.

Tournament officials originally had planned to use just three fields for games.