Nicole Avis and her children, Aspen and Kiplan, enjoyed making some homemade pizza yesterday at the “Valentine's Pizza Party" hosted by the Fort Frances "Best Start" Hub at the "Circle of Life” building on Mowat Avenue. Those on hand were able to build pizzas to their own liking while also enjoying some fruit dipped into a chocolate fondue.
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Brandon Bodnar of the Thunder Bay North Stars put his paddle down on the ice to thwart a scoring chance by Fort Frances Lakers' forward Jaedin Ness during his team's 4-0 win Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. Bodnar, a former Laker, has been a thorn in his old team's side this season and once again was a star by earning a 32-save shutout.
Fort Frances Borderland Blazers' goalie Jersey Masson looked on at the play in the corner during her team's 5-1 loss to the L.O.W. K-Town Snipers (Kenora) in the Bantam division's championship game Sunday at the Fort Frances Girls'/Women's Hockey Association's PeeWee and Bantam “Showcase” at the Ice For Kids Arena. With the loss, the local squad finished with a 1-2 record.
Muskie boys' hockey players Kendyn Faragher and Eric Pitkanen greeted those who attended the team's annual tea and bake sale with a smile Saturday afternoon at the Fort High cafeteria. The event also included a penny table, as well as a Muskie “photo booth” and a table that featured scrapbook memories of past Muskie teams.
Muskie co-captain Byron Stewart looked to keep Robert Green of the Red Lake Rams contained during Fort High's 17-2 romp Saturday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. Stewart scored a goal and set up four others to help the Muskies clinch first place in NorWOSSA regular-season play.
Talk about a close one.
The Fort Frances PeeWee Venom almost let the game slip through their fingers but stayed composed to claim the gold medal with a 3-2 win over the Dryden B&B Blazers on Sunday at the Fort Frances Girls'/Women's Hockey Association's PeeWee and Bantam “Showcase” at the Ice For Kids Arena.
Members of the Mighty Mustang Wrestling Club in International Falls recently had a solid weekend on the mat.
The squad competed in a pair of tournaments earlier this month, including the North Shore Classic in Proctor, Mn. on Feb. 3 and then the Jaycee Open in Fertile, Mn. the following day, which brought a trio of first-place finishes.
The Muskie junior boys' basketball team has had an admirable season thus far.
Wins against the host Kenora Broncos and Dryden Eagles last week earned it a league-best 7-1 record and a bye to Friday's NorWOSSA final in Dryden.
Against the Broncos last Wednesday, Caleb Allan scored a team-high 20 points to lead the black-and-gold to a 52-44 triumph.
The Muskie junior and senior girls' volleyball teams both have had impressive seasons so far.
What better way is there to cap an already successful year than by adding a championship title?
That's what is at stake this Friday at the NorWOSSA playoffs in Dryden, as both teams earned byes to their respective finals after finishing in first place during regular-season play.
The Muskie girls' hockey team will be looking to solidify their game this week as they head towards the NorWOSSA playoffs.