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Junior squad needs to take more chances

While the Muskie junior boys' volleyball team has been able to tread the NorWOSSA waters so far, its coach is hoping that it will start playing with more aggression moving forward.

Through six games in league play, the Muskies have compiled a respectable 3-3 record but they need to assert their style of play more if they are to have success in the second half of the season.

Setting up ball

Andros Bruyere (6) set the ball up for his Muskie teammates to attempt to record a kill during the first set of Fort High's 2-1 loss to the Dryden Eagles in NorWOSSA junior boys' volleyball action last Tuesday afternoon here. The black-and-gold saw its league record fall to 3-3 with the setback.

Muskie layup

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.

Sr. boys vball

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 fundraising

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.


Reece Hopfner (14) and Michael Chapman teamed up to take the puck away from Wisconsin Lumberjacks' forward Nicholas Solema during the second period of the Fort Frances Lakers' 6-5 overtime loss on Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. It was the first SIJHL win in franchise history for the expansion Lumberjacks.

Curling advice

Charlotte Bazylewski lent some of her expertise as she taught a youngster how to curl last Thursday evening at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Former Muskie standout Hailey Beaudry also was on hand to give sweeping tips and lessons to anyone who was interested in improving their game.

Backwards bump

Brennan Jourdain sent a backwards bump over the net and over the outstretched arms of a Dryden Eagles' defender during the first set of the Muskie junior boys' volleyball team's 2-1 loss in NorWOSSA action on Tuesday afternoon at Fort High.