Fort Frances Lakers' centre Ben Hoefler looked on as Joel Matthews of the Wisconsin Lumberjacks won a faceoff early in the first period of the hosts' 6-5 overtime loss on Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. Hoefler scored twice and added an assist in a losing cause for the Lakers.
Alexia Gate cruised her way to a silver-medal finish at the annual Hial Pike races held in International Falls last Tuesday. The Muskie runner wound up clocking in with a time of 14:45.40 in the junior varsity girls' division as part of an impressive showing by Fort High's cross-country team.
The Muskie girls' hockey team braved the elements on Saturday afternoon as they hosted a fundraising barbecue and tag day in front of Safeway here. Members of the black-and-gold were serving up hotdogs to hungry patrons and were taking donations from anyone interested in supporting the team. The Muskies are slated to open the NorWOSSA season on Nov. 12 against the host Kenora Broncos.
Chandler Borger, left, and Caleb Allan (15) got up in a hurry to try to block the oncoming kill attempt from a Dryden Eagles' opponent during the first set of the Muskie senior boys' volleyball team's 2-1 loss in NorWOSSA action last Tuesday afternoon at Fort High. See story B3.
Muskie Grace Petsnick faced some stiff defence from the Dryden Eagles as she got prepared to make a layup during the second half of Fort High's 45-36 win in NorWOSSA senior girls' basketball action last Tuesday afternoon here. Petsnick led the Muskies with a 17-point performance in the win.
More foliage could be coming to a park near you.
At tonight's meeting, council will receive a recommendation to endorse the application of CN EcoConnexions or New Gold Community Investment Program for a large-scale tree planting program at the Phair Avenue and Lillie Avenue Park in 2020.
Approval of the application will allow for a tree planting program in a local park to provide greater shelter from sun and/or wind to better the experience of its users.
Another race led to another excellent showing by the Muskie cross-country team.
The black-and-gold represented Fort High well at the annual “Turkey Trot” races in Dryden on Thursday.
Trent Wilson wound up first for the fourth race in a row in topping the 49-runner field with a time of 17:51 in the mixed 5K race.
Owen Riches took fourth (18:59), followed by James Furlong in seventh (19:55) to round out the top 10.