Local Sports Wrap for Friday, August 11

Posted on Friday, August 11, 2017 08:55 AM

Ontario's women's volleyball team, with Amy Wilson-Hands as an apprentice coach, is off to the semi-finals at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg.

The team swept past Saskatchewan in a quarter-final match last night and now faces Manitoba tonight.

The winner will play for gold on Saturday.


Northern Selects won their opener at the North American Fastpitch Association's World Series in Fargo yesterday, beating the Elanco Blackhawks out of Pennsylvania 10-3 powered by a 7-run fifth inning.

Kevin Gemmel was 4 for 4 at the plate with 3 RBI with a home run.

Cole Tymkin was 3 for 4 with 3 Ribbies.

Travis Tom, who came in on relief for Johnny Desaulnier in the 4th, earned the win on the mound.

The team play Wisconsin's Stoneyard this morning.


In the Rainy River District Men's FAstball League playoffs, Stratton eliminated the Sabaskong Cubs 19-9.

Couchiching defeated Windy's Warriors 5-1 with Faron Morrisseau hitting a home run in that game.


Fort Frances native Gavin Paull drove to a second place finish in the Wissota modifed feature at Red River Co-Op Speedway near Winnipeg last night.

Tyler Jonson of International Falls was 7th.

Brody Strachan of Emo failed to finish and placed 19th

Jeff Davis of Devlin had a 4th place finish in the B-feature.

In the mid-west modified feature, Emo's Christopher Leek, now living in Manitoba, was 4th.


A Manitoba angling team is leading at the Kenora Bass International after the first day of fishing.

Aaron Wiebe and Peter Tully brough in almost 20 and a half pounds of bass, a pound and a half better than Bill Godin of Devlin and Leroy Wilson of International who stand second.

Nathan Brigham of Emo with fishing partner Brett Meyers of Kenora are third.


Fort Frances native Joe Basaraba is switching teams in the ECHL.

The Idaho Steelheads have given up their rights to the third-year pro as part of a trade with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits.

The Steelheads had offered Basaraba a qualifying offer at the beginning of July.