Doug McBride and Steve Ballan were nothing but smiles and full of jubilation after claiming the 20th-annual Rainy River Walleye Tournament title on Saturday. The district duo topped the 100-team field with a two-day haul of 24.02 pounds, giving them the $20,000 first-place cheque and their first win at the tourney since 2005.
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Bill Godin of Devlin tossed out some candies to the spectators on hand during the top-five boat parade of the RRWT held under the big tent at Hannam Park in Rainy River on Saturday afternoon. Godin and his partner, Leroy Wilson, wound up in seventh with a two-day total of 16.1 pounds.
The competition was good during the first session of the Muskie girls' hockey team's annual try-outs Monday afternoon at the Ice For Kids Arena. Those on hand engaged in various drills in hopes of impressing head coach Chris Sinclair and the rest of the coaching staff. The sessions will continue this afternoon and before wrapping up tomorrow from 3:45-5:15 p.m.
They say defence wins championships but the Muskie football team also is finding out it can win you games early on in the season.
A week after blanking the host Tec Voc Hornets 42-0, the black-and-gold's defence came up huge yet again in a 14-8 victory over the previously-undefeated Elmwood Giants on Friday afternoon in their WHSFL home-opener.
The Muskie senior girls' basketball team didn't let a loss the previous day get them down but instead went out and dominated at a one-day exhibition tournament in Dryden on Friday.
Cracking the top 10 two years in a row was nice for Doug McBride and Steve Ballan.
But they wanted a little more this time around.
The district duo teamed up once again and mastered the waters of the Rainy River in claiming the 20th-annual Rainy River Walleye Tournament title on Saturday with a two-day haul of 24.02 pounds.
Members of the Muskie golf team were able to card some better scores at the second event of the NorWOSSA regular season last Thursday at the Beauty Bay course in Kenora but they'll need some luck if they are to qualify for NWOSSAA here next week.
The Muskie junior girls' basketball team got off to a great start last Thursday afternoon in their NorWOSSA regular-season opener against the visiting Dryden Eagles.
The offence was clicking and the defence was holding firm as the black-and-gold built a 17-0 lead about midway through the second quarter.
It's been a tale of two different seasons so far for the Muskie junior and senior boys' volleyball teams.
The juniors have roared out of the gate, winning their NorWOSSA season-opener 3-2 (25-15, 20-25, 25-19, 22-25, and 15-12) against the visiting Dryden Eagles last Thursday afternoon before claiming the title at the Kenora Invitational Tournament over the weekend.
The day really could not have gone any better for a number of athletes on the Muskie cross-country team at the SSSAA Time Trials last Wednesday at the Kamview Ski Trails in Thunder Bay.