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Owls' rinks strike gold at NorWOSSA

The Rainy River Owls' girls' and boys' curling rinks will be flying high all the way to the NWOSSAA championships.

Both squads snagged gold at the NorWOSSA championships held Sunday and Monday at the Fort Frances Curling Club and now advance to NWOSSAA, which is slated for March 3-4 in Thunder Bay.

“It was exciting,” Owls' coach Corey Smith said of the rinks claiming gold.

Owls' sweepers

Micaela Jolicouer and Aynsley Williams were intent on getting their rock placed exactly where they wanted during the Rainy River Owls' girls' curling rink's win over the Muskies on Monday afternoon at the NorWOSSA championships at the Fort Frances Curling Club. The Owls snatched the gold medal with a perfect 4-0 record while Fort High went 3-1 to settle for silver.

In the hack

Samantha Clifford, who plays third for the Tirzah Keffer rink, prepared to send her rock down the ice during her squad's 8-6 loss to Crystal Wojtowicz (Kenora) on Sunday morning at the Region 1 Curling Club Championships at the Fort Frances Curling Club. The local rink compiled a 1-3 record and failed to qualify for the provincials in April in Thunder Bay.

Muskie tea

Peyton Avis offered a friendly smile as he poured some coffee for those who attended the Muskie boys' hockey team's annual tea and bake sale Saturday afternoon at the Fort High cafeteria. The event featured sandwiches, desserts, tea/coffee, and a penny table, as well as a Muskie photo booth.

Watching the line

Jordon Bazylewski, left, Kian McEvoy, and Brett Schram all were looking at the line of their shot during the Muskie boys' curling rink's loss to the Rainy River Owls on Monday afternoon at the NorWOSSA championships at the Fort Frances Curling Club.

Waiting for pass

Julia Guertin looked to make a pass to a teammate who was following up the play during the first period of the Fort Frances Attack Scorpions' 2-1 win over the Dryden She-Devils in the PeeWee division's bronze-medal game Sunday morning at the Ice For Kids Arena as part of the Fort Frances Girls'/Women's Hockey Association's PeeWee and Bantam tournaments.

Shooting position

Makenna Henttonen looked to avoid the stick-check of a Sioux Lookout Warriors' defender and get herself an open shot during the first period of the Muskie girls' hockey team's 14-1 romp on Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. The Muskies were slated to conclude the NorWOSSA regular season against those same Warriors here last night, with the outcome not known as of press time.