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Dick takes swing at golf

For most people, taking up golf for the first time can be a very frustrating experience.

Not so for local golfer Mike Dick, a 50-year-old drywaller from Devlin who never seriously took up the game until just eight years ago. Yet he’s preparing to make his first appearance in the Manitoba amateur championship later this month.

D’backs snakebitten at Dryden tourney

After dominating much of their game against Dryden at a soccer tournament there Saturday, the Fort Frances Diamondbacks ran into some injury troubles.

First Carolyn Spencer went down with a knee injury, then Karma Chudobiak got a bloody nose from an errant ball, which left the Fort Frances squad—made up of players from the women’s Borderland soccer league—with just 10 players.

Ross ousted as Smokey Bear champ

Playing against a strong field of golfers at the annual Smokey Bear tournament in International Falls last weekend, Greg Ross knew it would be tough to repeat as champion.

He would have to play solid golf all weekend—and hope to benefit from a few breaks along the way.

To his credit, Ross was still in contention well into the final day.

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.