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Vball set

Peyton Avis looked to direct the ball over the net during a Muskie junior boys' volleyball practice Monday afternoon at Fort High. The black-and-gold were working on a wide range of skills ahead of their NorWOSSA regular-season opener next Thursday (Sept. 20) against the visiting Dryden Eagles.

Driving to basket

Members of the Muskie senior girls' basketball team were working hard on running offensive plays during practice Monday afternoon at Fort High. The black-and-gold will head to Thunder Bay this weekend for an exhibition tournament before hosting the Dryden Eagles in their NorWOSSA regular-season opener next Thursday (Sept. 20).

Trickling over

Nick Lucas of the Fort Frances Lakers tucked home his squad's final goal of the game on a breakaway during their 6-2 win over the Minnesota Iron Rangers in SIJHL pre-season action Sunday night at the Ice For Kids Arena here. Fort Frances swept the home-and-home series after also taking the opener 3-2 on Saturday night in Hoyt Lakes.

Glove save

Fort Frances Lakers' forward Brett Hahkala forced Minnesota Iron Rangers' goalie Synjen Amende to make a difficult glove save as he set a screen in front during his squad's 6-2 win in SIJHL pre-season action Sunday night at the Ice For Kids Arena here.

Passing it off

Grace Petsnick looked to dish a pass to a teammate during a Muskie senior girls' basketball practice yesterday afternoon at Fort High. The black-and-gold are slated to play in an exhibition tournament in Thunder Bay this weekend, then will open the NorWOSSA regular season at home next Thursday (Sept. 20) when they welcome the Dryden Eagles.

Preseason action

Fort Frances Lakers' defenceman Anthony Antonelli (44) looked to keep a Minnesota Iron Rangers' opponent from scoring during his squad's 6-2 win last night in SIJHL pre-season action at the Ice For Kids Arena here. The Lakers swept the home-and-home series after claiming the opener by a 3-2 margin Saturday night in Hoyt Lakes.

Tackle wheel

Tackling is a crucial skill and it's something that members of the Muskie football team were working on diligently Monday afternoon at their annual training camp at Fort High. The black-and-gold will be polishing up on all their skills the rest of the week and until school starts next Wednesday (Sept. 5) ahead of their WHSFL season-opener against the host Churchill BullDogs on Sept. 7.

Lakers hoping for bounce-back year

The goal is simply this: win another SIJHL championship.

That's the mindset of the Fort Frances Lakers ahead of their annual three-day training camp that opens tomorrow at the Ice For Kids Arena.

After winning three-straight Bill Salonen Cup titles, the Lakers finished in fifth place the last two seasons and were ousted in the semi-finals both times by the Dryden GM Ice Dogs.