The Kemira Paper Dragons of International Falls, left, and the First City Paddling Club of Bemidji, Mn. battled to a close finish in the first preliminary race in the mixed division Saturday afternoon at the International Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Club's inaugural FMG Ice Dragon Challenge held on the ice behind La Place Rendez-Vous here.
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Minnesota Iron Rangers' defenceman Bryce Litke (above) tried to get a handle on speedy Fort Frances Lakers' forward Ian Tookenay during his squad's 4-1 loss on Family Day at the Ice For Kids Arena. Tookenay, who notched an assist in a winning cause, was named the SIJHL's Play It Again player-of-the-week earlier that day after ending last week with seven assists in three games.
Frankie-Jo Smith of the Fort Frances Armstrong Crushers crumpled to the ice along with Wyatt Landers of the Thunder Bay North End Flames during Sunday's 'B' final of the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association's annual Novice tournament. The Flames went on to win 1-0.
The Fort Frances Armstrong Crushers unfortunately felt the heat Sunday.
An early goal was all the North End Flames (Thunder Bay) needed to eke out a 1-0 shutout win in the 'B' final of the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association's annual Novice tournament at the Ice For Kids Arena.
Fort Frances Armstrong Crushers' goalie Dakoda Wilson lunged to make a save during his squad's 1-0 loss to the Thunder Bay North End Flames in the 'B' final Sunday of the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association's annual Novice tournament at the Ice For Kids Arena. Wilson was the tough-luck loser between the pipes, allowing just the single goal.
A season's worth of hard work, and good execution when it mattered, culminated into NorWOSSA gold for the Muskie junior girls' volleyball team Friday afternoon in Dryden.
The black-and-gold swept the host Eagles in straight sets (25-19, 25-15, and 21-19) in the best-of-five final to cap their impressive 7-1 regular-season record with a league title.
Bring on the Broncos!
Although the outcome wasn't known as of press time, the Muskie girls' hockey team headed into the opener of their best-of-three NorWOSSA semi-final series against the Kenora Broncos last night at the Ice For Kids Arena at the top of their game.
It also was “Senior Night” for the graduating Muskie players.
The Fort Frances Lakers have a little jump in their step after being on the right side of the scoresheet in three of their last four games.
The squad snapped a six-game losing streak by doubling the last-place Minnesota Iron Rangers 6-3 last Wednesday in Hoyt Lakes.
The Mighty Mustang Wrestling Club from International Falls had a pair of locals members do well back on Feb. 10.
Jesse Homer of Fort Frances took first place with three pinfall victories over his opponents while his brother, Jonah, nabbed a third-place finish in their first-ever tournament action in Nashwauk, Mn.
It's been a long season for the Muskie boys' hockey team, and they've endured their share of bumps and bruises along the way.