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FANTUZ READY TO GO

Chatham's Andy Fantuz will be back in the lineup when the Hamilton Tiger-Cats visit the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Friday (8 p.m., TSN).

The veteran slotback has missed five games with a hamstring injury, but he's ready to play after practising all week.

“I've been feeling good all week and I've been happy with my progress, so I'm excited to have a chance to play Friday night,” he said to the Hamilton Spectator.

Fantuz made 10 catches for 155 yards and one touchdowns in the Ticats' season opener. He hasn't played since.

The Ticats are 2-4 in the CFL's East Division, one game ahead of the Blue Bombers (1-5).

JR. DIAMONDS AT HOME

The Chatham Diamonds host the Ontario Baseball Association junior 'AA' championship Friday to Sunday at Fergie Jenkins Field at Rotary Park.

Some games will also be played in Wallaceburg at Andy Johnston Field.

The Diamonds begin the double-knockout tournament against Vaughan at 6 p.m. Friday. The winner plays Saturday at 11 a.m. and the loser faces elimination at 8:30 a.m.

The eight-team tournament also includes Walker Homesites, Richmond Hill, Georgetown, Barrie, Peterborough and London.

Georgetown won the OBA junior 'B' championship in Chatham in 2011 and '12. The tournament was reclassified as 'AA' this year.

See Page A5 for the schedule.

NORG SWIMS AT GAMES

Aaron Norg of Tilbury will swim in four events for the Windsor-Essex team at the International Children's Games in Windsor this weekend.

Norg, 15, will swim the 50-metre freestyle and 50-metre backstroke on Friday. He'll do the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke on Saturday.

The Windsor Essex Swim Team member also competed at the Children's Games last year in Daegu, South Korea.

MACKINNON SHOOTS 104

SEAFORTH – Brooke MacKinnon of Chatham placed 16th at the Ontario bantam girls championship after shooting a 104 in Wednesday's final round at Seaforth Golf Club.

The Maple City Country Club golfer had a 103 in the opening round Tuesday.

HAWKS HOST CAR WASH

The Chatham-Kent Secondary School junior girls basketball team will hold a car wash and barbecue Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Heuvelmans Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac Ltd., 755 Grand Ave. W.

The Golden Hawks are raising money for a trip to Edmonton in December. Each player needs approximately $1,500 to attend the tournament.

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