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— Photo Joey Payeur

Senior Muskie Avery Wilson-Hands was in prime position to bring the power against Dryden during Fort High's 3-1 victory in the best-of-five NorWOSSA final Friday at Fort High which snapped the Eagles' 15-year grasp on the crown.

— Photo Nicholas Donaldson

Eva Vizi poured maple syrup onto packed snow for Piper Miller and Katherine Payne to scoop up with popsicle sticks this morning as part of the Métis food sampler during “Voyageur Day” activities at St. Francis School. Other activities running all day for the students include Métis dot art, jigging/square dancing, flag-making, voyageur games, and information about furs and trapping.

Angelina Morris, left, and Hannah Westerman were all smiles after getting makeovers during the When Eagles Fly Youth Empowerment and Safety “Glam Jam Event" held here Saturday. The session, which was attended by 17 young women from the Fort Frances and Lac La Croix areas, consisted of a hands-on makeup lesson from Kelsey Veert of Mary Kay assisted by Sarah York. The ladies also were given a "before" and "after” photo shoot while also enjoying a snack provided by Safeway. Keira won the door prize: a haircut at Salon 326.

— Photo Joey Payeur

Muskie Brandon Kocuiba screened out Dryden Eagles' forward Randy Russell (left) to allow goalie Matt Booth to pounce on the loose puck ahead of Keith Wrolstad during last night's 4-3 win by Dryden in the NorWOSSA regular-season finale for both teams at the Ice For Kids Arena.

— Photo Nicholas Donaldson

Harlow Perrault, Dominic Kaemingk, Jaycie Hamilton, and Gage Beninger had their handmade bags ready to fill with Valentines during activities Tuesday in the various classrooms at St. Michael's School.

Both Muskie court sports teams that could extend their seasons did just that on Friday.

The senior girls' volleyball and senior boys' basketball squads advanced to the NWOSSAA championships this weekend by winning gold in their respective divisions at the NorWOSSA playoffs hosted by Fort High.

The Muskies shook off a first-set loss to beat Dryden 3-1 (22-25, 25-20, 25-16, and 25-15) and snap the Eagles' 15-year run as champs.

Brett Pickler's getting a penchant for scoring big goals—and the Fort Frances Lakers are loving it.

Pickler doubled his season goal output by scoring a natural hat trick in the third period, including the tying and winning goals, as the Lakers battled back for a 5-3 victory over the English River Miners on Saturday as part of “Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada” festivities in Kenora.