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St. Mike's change

Students at St. Michael's School had some fun this morning participating in a relay race, meant to simulate retrieving water from a well, as part of their “Change Challenge” initiative. Students are helping to raise funds for the Tom Newell Home For Children orphanage in Whowgbhay, Liberia by sacrificing their loose change this Lent.

Senior night

Muskie girls' hockey team captain Annalise (C.C.) Hayes, along with her parents Darwin Hayes and Lisa George, posed for pictures during the squad's annual “Senior Night” prior to their 14-0 rout of the Kenora Broncos in Game 1 of the NorWOSSA semi-final at the Ice For Kids Arena Tuesday night. Hayes notched a hat trick and added a helper in a winning cause.

Muskies rout Broncos in Game 1

The Muskie girls' hockey team cruised to a 14-0 romp over the Kenora Broncos in Game 1 of their best-of-three NorWOSSA semi-final on Tuesday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Siobhan Mackintosh lit the lamp four times and added two assists while captain Annalise (C.C.) Hayes netted a hat trick along with a helper to pace the Muskie onslaught.

Nestor Falls set to hold annual winter carnival

The 36th-annual Nestor Falls Winter Carnival is expected to be a great time for all again this year.

Running March 2-4, the three days will be chock full of events at the community hall and various other locations around Nestor Falls.

The Friday will feature the Nestor Falls Fish Cook-Off & Dessert competition from 4-9 p.m. at the community hall.

Digging hard

Members of the Paddlers Without Borders' women's team from Oak Ridge, Tenn. dug in hard during their first preliminary race Saturday at the inaugural FMG Ice Dragons Challenge hosted by the local International Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Club on the ice behind La Place Rendez-Vous.

Neck & neck

The Kemira Paper Dragons of International Falls, left, and the First City Paddling Club of Bemidji, Mn. battled to a close finish in the first preliminary race in the mixed division Saturday afternoon at the International Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Club's inaugural FMG Ice Dragon Challenge held on the ice behind La Place Rendez-Vous here.

Pushed away

Minnesota Iron Rangers' defenceman Bryce Litke (above) tried to get a handle on speedy Fort Frances Lakers' forward Ian Tookenay during his squad's 4-1 loss on Family Day at the Ice For Kids Arena. Tookenay, who notched an assist in a winning cause, was named the SIJHL's Play It Again player-of-the-week earlier that day after ending last week with seven assists in three games.

Knocked around

Frankie-Jo Smith of the Fort Frances Armstrong Crushers crumpled to the ice along with Wyatt Landers of the Thunder Bay North End Flames during Sunday's 'B' final of the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association's annual Novice tournament. The Flames went on to win 1-0.