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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.

Local badminton club making smash in Manitoba rankings

As the Fort Frances Badminton Club held its annual windup Monday night, co-founder Lawrence Alexander had a chance to reflect on the past season.

And he was very impressed with the results.

In just three seasons, the local club has gone from a program that taught just the most basic skills to one now producing players who can compete at the provincial level.

Badminton club hands out awards

The Fort Frances Youth Badminton Club held its annual “Family Fun Wind-Up” last Monday night at Robert Moore School and several players walked away with awards.

Sharing the first-place prize for best attendance were Jennifer Lawson and Natalie Desjardins, with the second-place award going to Jason Pattison and Jennifer Pattison.

McKinnon breaks three club records at Lakehead swim meet

Karli McKinnon continued her onslaught on the Aquanauts’ record book at the Thunder Bay International Invitational last weekend—breaking three more records in her final competition in the 10 and under division.

Her times of 32.37 in the 50m free, 2:36.77 in the 200m free, and 2:59.92 in the 200m I.M. (all converted to short course times) were club records.

Mitchell ‘backs’ out at nationals

Despite nursing a sore back and completing just one set of lifts, local powerlifter Dave Mitchell placed third in his weight class at the recent national championships in Calgary.

That placing in the 181-pound division, combined with the fact he had placed first in the sub-Masters’ division, assured him a berth into the world showdown (also in Calgary) next November.