Back on the pitch

Anthony Ianni, centre, controls the ball for Team Blue during Under-8 co-ed action in the Thunder Bay Chill’s youth outdoor recreational soccer league on Wednesday evening at Chapples Park. Trailing the play is Ianni’s teammate, Kinsley Iachetta, while giving chase for Team Orange are Zachary Francis, left, and Hadi Alkweyder, right. Usually held in May, the clinics and leagues are being held this summer. Over 300 rec players and 250 competitive players are back on the pitch as COVID-19 restrictions in Ontario loosen up. Registration for the August youth leagues are open at www.thunderbaychill.com. Meanwhile, the men’s and women’s adult leagues have also started at St. Ignatius High School fields.