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Fort dominates district senior games

Playing in the comfy confines of their home town, Fort Frances dominated this year’s Senior 1A District Games last week, hauling in 36 medals—including 14 of the golden variety.

That put them well ahead of second-place Dryden (six gold, three silver, and two bronze) and third-place Kenora (one gold, five silver, and five bronze).

Pay to play:

Fort High has set up a two-man committee to look into re-evaluating the user-fee system for its sports programs this summer for the 1999-2000 school year.

Athletic director Rick Wiedenhoeft and vice-principal Ian Simpson could recommend lowering the fees even though the ones here were found, on average, to be less expensive than in Dryden and Kenora.

Junior slo-pitch league in full swing in district

In an effort to revitalize a sport that appears to losing popularity to soccer, a junior slo-pitch league has been set up in Rainy River District.

Six teams—two from Northwest Bay and one each from Manitou Rapids, Big Island, Barwick, and Sabaskong—play each Wednesday night in a league that sees them play each other once at home and once more on the road.

Fort High caps off solid athletic season

As Fort High held its final recognition night at the J.A. Mathieu Auditorium on Monday evening, athletic director Rick Wiedenhoeft reflected on another fine year in sports and pondered what the future will be like in the new facility at Westfort.

Muskie teams captured eight NorWOSSA titles and three NWOSSAA crowns in 1998-99, which Wiedenhoeft said is on par with past years.