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Hoops squads to keep battling

The Muskie senior and junior boys' basketball teams battled hard in the first half of the NorWOSSA season and are looking to continue that trend over the latter part of the schedule.

The seniors went into the Christmas break fresh off an impressive 74-52 win over the host Dryden Eagles (2-2) back on Dec. 20 that improved their league record to 3-1.

Busting in

Nicholas Ducharme of the Red Lake Gladiators looked to bust his way past his Lake of the Woods Bears' opponents and towards the goal during the third period of his squad's 7-1 win in the final of the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association's annual Bantam 'A' tournament at the Ice For Kids Arena. Ducharme netted the first goal of the game to help ignite the Gladiators' offence.

Digging it out

Nikki Bagacki looked to dig out and return a low shot during her match against Mary-Beth Tkachuk on Sunday afternoon during the Sunset Country Squash Club's 32nd-annual La Place Rendez-Vous Open at the Memorial Sports Centre. Bagacki and Tkachuk were tied with 10 points apiece in ladies' 'B' division action but Tkachuk claimed second place due to her head-to-head win.

Jr. squasher

Hunter Jean locked in on where he wanted to put his serve during the junior 'B' final Sunday afternoon at the Sunset Country Squash Club's 32nd-annual La Place Rendez-Vous Open. Evan Wright claimed the division title with four wins while Jean wound up second.

Bantam tourney

Nicholas Ducharme of the Red Lake Gladiators looked to rush the puck up the ice during his squad's 7-1 win over the Lake of the Woods Bears yesterday afternoon in the final of the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association's annual Bantam 'A' tournament at the Ice For Kids Arena. The Gladiators went a perfect 6-0 en route to the gold medal.

Squash battle

Bob Shine looked to unleash a backhander off the wall and towards his opponent, Sean Cameron, during the men's 'A' Open final of the Sunset Country Squash Club's 32nd-annual La Place Rendez-Vous Open on Sunday afternoon at the Memorial Sports Centre. Cameron won the match 3-0 to snare the division crown.