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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.

Bulldogs drop pair in Wisconsin

The Emo Bulldogs lost both their games to get quickly bounced from a 12-team ‘AAA’ fastball tournament in Rice Lake, Wis. over the weekend.

The Evansville Bulls jumped all over Bulldogs’ starter Warren Voth for a 4-0 lead after two innings en route to a 6-3 victory. Todd Desautels went deep with a solo shot in a losing cause.

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.