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Court teams get split

All four Muskie court sports teams kicked off their NorWOSSA seasons yesterday against the host Kenora Broncos.

The senior boys' basketball team came away with a 71-58 triumph.

Aaron Bujold led the way with 20 points while Cole Kowalski, Kobi Ward, and Garrett Hyatt each had 13.

It was a different story for the junior boys, however, as they fell 61-51 to the Broncos.

Homophobia speaker

Former OHL player Brock McGillis was at the Townshend Theatre yesterday to speak to Fort High students about his struggle of being a closeted pro athlete, as well as share his empowering message of self-love and inclusion, while also aiming to change the perceptions of LGBTQ athletes and individuals.

Muskie girls fall in OT

All good things must come to an end, which the Muskie girls' hockey team found out last night.

The Muskies (4-0-1) suffered their first loss of the NorWOSSA regular season after falling 5-4 in overtime to the host Dryden Eagles.

Jessica Steele opened the scoring for the Muskies just 6:32 into the opening period.

Mens bball

The BDO Ballerz looked to keep the RBC Lions' attack at bay during Fort Frances Men's Basketball League action Tuesday night at the Fort High gym. RBC went on to win the game 63-37 to improve to 3-0 on the season.

Mighty Mustangs looking to future

Any good varsity program has a feeder system, and that's what Mighty Mustang Wrestling Club assistant coach Jeremy Mann is starting to realize.

With ages ranging from pre-kindergarten up to Grade 8, Mann is hoping the club's coaching staff can build a reputable youth program that will help make the junior varsity/varsity wrestling program at Falls High School stronger.

Muskie girls tea

Muskie girls' hockey players Siobhan MacKintosh, left, Kelsey Langtry, and Hanna LeDrew were all smiles as they manned the table of baked goods during the team's annual tea and bake sale Saturday at the Fort High cafeteria. The event, which also featured a penny table, saw members of the team serve tea, coffee, sandwiches, and desserts to patrons as a fundraiser.

Lakers hoping to right the ship

The Fort Frances Lakers are mired in a five-game losing streak but head coach and general manager Wayne Strachan still feels optimistic the team can snap out of its slump.

Strachan made a number of transactions on Friday to help improve the squad, acquiring forwards Adam Withers from the Waywayseecappo Wolverines (MJHL) and Christian Ward from the Oklahoma City Blazers (WSHL).

Wrestling practice

Members of the Mighty Mustang wrestling program are hard at work learning the basics of the sport to get better prepared for the upcoming season, including this pair engaged in a drill during practice last Wednesday at the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School gym in International Falls.