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Local ski club set for coming season

The Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club held its annual general meeting Nov. 27, which saw some significant changes among its board.

Jim and Kris Krag stated that after 10 years as president and secretary/treasurer, they did not wish to seek re-election.

The club then asked for nominations, with JoAnne Formanek Gustafson being elected as president and Matt Chalmers as treasurer.

Making pass

Conrad Dueck of the Revco Renegades (above) looked to knock the ball away from senior Muskie Brandon Larson during his team's 63-55 win in Fort Frances Men's Basketball League action last Tuesday night (Dec. 12).

Playing defence

Senior Muskie Austin Brown (55) stood his ground defensively during the third quarter of his team's 56-55 win over the visiting Kenora Broncos on Thursday afternoon in the Fort High gym. Kobi Ward led the black-and-gold offensively with 22 points while Aaron Bujold had 19. With the win, the squad improved to 2-1 in NorWOSSA play so far this season.

Spiking ball

Junior Muskie Katrina Slomke (11) spiked the ball against the Kenora Broncos in her team's straight-sets victory (25-7, 25-7, and 25-11) last Thursday afternoon at Fort High. The squad remains unbeaten in league play at 3-0 heading into its match tomorrow against the host Dryden Eagles.

EMS charity game

A member of the Kenor District's Northwest EMS hockey team put a backhander past the Rainy River District Paramedic Services' goalie during the second period of a 7-5 win in a charity game last Thursday afternoon at the '52 Canadians Arena.

Muskies sweep Broncos

The Muskie court sports teams weren't exactly in a giving mood yesterday afternoon.

All four squads emerged victorious in NorWOSSA action against the visiting Kenora Broncos.

Kobi Ward had 22 points as the senior boys' basketball team edged the Broncos 56-55 to improve to 2-1 on the season.

Aaron Bujold added 19 in the win that went right down to the final buzzer.

Muskies win three

It was almost a perfect day for the Muskie court teams Tuesday against the visiting Dryden Eagles.

Michael Vanderaa had 14 points as the junior boys' basketball team routed the Eagles 71-26 to improve to 1-1 in NorWOSSA play.

Meanwhile, the senior boys dropped to 1-1 on the season following a tough 99-73 loss to Dryden.

Muskie hockey squads down Saints

It was double trouble for the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints on Tuesday as both Muskie hockey teams went to Kenora and skated away with victories.

The girls' squad squared off in an afternoon affair, with the Muskies eking out a 3-2 win to improve to 6-0-1 on the NorWOSSA season.

Captain Annalise ('CC') Hayes opened the scoring at 4:54 of the first period.

RBC Lions win battle of unbeatens

Tuesday night featured a battle of old versus young, as well as a pair of undefeated juggernauts facing off in Fort Frances Men's Basketball League action.

The first game of the evening had the Revco Renegades taking on the Muskie senior boys' team.

In the end, it was the mature, crafty, and slick passing veterans of Revco who held on to beat the young-running Muskies 63-55.

Lakers nipped by 'Dogs

They say a two-goal lead in hockey is the hardest to protect, but the Fort Frances Lakers found that to be untrue last night.

The Lakers (6-17-1-1) couldn't hold a pair of one-goal leads as the host Dryden GM Ice Dogs (18-3-4-1) rallied for 3-2 victory.

It was the Lakers' eighth loss in a row.