Spring stampede

Members of the Otters take control of the ball against the Badgers during the first week of action in the Grade 1-2 division of the Tarbutt Street Soccer League on Tuesday at Westmount Public School fields. The Thunder Bay youth loop, which is in its 44th year, features three age groups with children from junior kindergarten to the fifth grade. There are 16 teams and over 250 players overall. Action runs Mondays and Tuesdays throughout May and June.