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Sea Doo races make waves

“We had the race. We had the crowd. We had delays.”

Those words of Jeff McFayden co-organizer of Sunday’s Sea Doo races on Sand Bay, summed up the event perfectly.

Sanctioned by the Jet Sport Association of Manitoba, the inaugural event drew a fair crowd to see the 15 competitors, including local and out-of-town racers.

Aquanauts recognized at awards banquet

Gavin Paull came away with three major awards at last night’s Aquanaut dinner and awards banquet, including top male age group swimmer.

Paull, 16, also was recognized for his efforts in competitive freestyle and was selected as the winner of the Achievement in Backstroke plaque for males.

Aquanaut head coach Debbie Murray praised Paull’s talents.

New Fort High athletic director bracing for possible changes next year

With the departure of athletic director Bob Grynol due to retirement, Ian Simpson will be the new man in charge of athletics at Fort High for the 1998-99 school year.

Simpson, the past-president of NWOSSAA, makes the transition from being the athletic director and vice-principal at Rainy River High School.

He also has served as an athletic director in Dryden.

Archery ‘challenge’ draws double the entrants

The Fort Frances Archers shone as brightly as the sun during last weekend’s second-annual Border Challenge with the Moonlight Archers Club of International Falls.

With 41 archers registered, this year’s “challenge” drew twice as many competitors over last year’s inaugural one. The bulk of the archers were with the Fort Frances club while seven hailed from the Falls club.

tagg’s leads soccer league

tagg’s improved its league-leading record to 6-0-1 for 13 points in the men’s Borderland soccer play with a 4-2 victory over ‘AAA’ on Monday at Westfort.

‘AAA’ currently sits in second place with a 3-3-1 record, followed by the Falls (2-3-3), ITS (2-3-2), and Nova (1-5-1).

The score from last night’s game between Nova and the Falls was not available by press time.