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Payne rink advances to U18 provincials

It was nearly a perfect weekend of curling for the local Ashley Payne rink at the U18 regionals held in Sioux Lookout over the weekend.

Team Payne, which is also comprised of Lauren Penney (lead), Daffni Chabot (second), Jillian Cousineau (third), and Anna Peters, compiled a 4-1 record en route to a second-place finish and thus qualifying for the provincials next month.

Lyons sets three provincial records during swim meet

Swim, conquer, repeat.

That was the mantra for Kelly Lyons at the Alderwood Teddy Bares Masters Swim Club's 45th-annual swim meet held in Toronto back on Jan. 19.

The 57-year-old, who is originally from Fort Frances but now resides in Toronto, was outstanding in setting three provincial records at the meet while representing the North York Gators swimming club.

Lakers showing signs of progress

Wayne Strachan can see the light at the end of the tunnel and he's hoping to guide his team towards it.

The head coach and general manager of the Fort Frances Lakers has seen some signs of progress from his club and feels as though it is starting to play some of its best hockey of the season—even if it's not exactly showing in the win column just yet.

Lakers drop pair to Miners

The Fort Frances Lakers have come oh so close in games lately but it still hasn't registered in the win column.

Despite their best efforts, the Lakers dropped both games of a home-and-home series against the Red Lake Miners over the weekend.

Fort Frances has now dropped seven straight games and has seen its record fall to 13-21-3.

Lakers stumble in games against Norskies

The Fort Frances Lakers are going to have to all get on the same page if they plan on digging themselves out of the hole they currently find themselves in.

That's the message that head coach and general manager Wayne Strachan is delivering to his team after they were dealt a pair of losses in a home-and-home sweep at the hands of the Thief River Falls Norskies over the weekend.