Muskie Ellie Petsnick leaped over the bar during high-jump practice Monday afternoon in the Fort High gym. Poor weather has played a huge factor in the track-and-field season so far, forcing the black-and-gold to practice indoors as well as cancelling the first two meets of the season that were scheduled for International Falls and Baudette. The next meet is set for April 24 in the Falls.
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The Fort Frances 15U Vipers girls' volleyball team continues to impress while participating in the Manitoba Volleyball Association.
Comprised of athletes from around the region, including seven from Fort Frances, two from Kenora, four from Atikokan, and one from Rainy River, the squad started practising after the NorWOSSA season had wrapped up.
As soon as Mother Nature shows some mercy and brings about nicer weather, you can bet local youths will be racing onto the soccer pitch to work on their skills.
The Fort Frances Youth Soccer program is here for those enthusiastic youngsters, and is expecting a joyous time for all those who will participate this season.
Much like their male counterparts, the Muskie girls' soccer team has had a slower start in preparing for the upcoming season due to Old Man Winter lingering a little longer than wanted.
But that's done little to quash the excitement for the black-and-gold.
“I want everyone to have fun out there,” Muskie head coach Sara Roach said about her expectations for the campaign.
Mother Nature hasn't co-operated so far but the goal remains the same: advance to OFSAA.
That's the mindset of the Muskie boys' soccer team ahead of its season as the black-and-gold look to make it to the all-Ontarios for an eighth-straight year.
“I believe our goal every year is to make it to OFSAA,” said Muskie head coach Chris Sinclair.
Muskie boys' soccer assistant coach Mike Sande gave out some instructions during practice yesterday afternoon in the Fort High gym. The black-and-gold are preparing as best as they can ahead of their season, which kicks off with the annual St. John's Ravencourt tournament April 27-29 in Winnipeg.
Taggs' Source For Sports was among the local businesses participating in “National Jersey Day” today. Canadians across the country traded in their usual week-day attire for sports jerseys to show support for the victims of the tragic Humboldt Broncos' bus crash last Friday near Tisdale, Sask. that claimed the lives of 16 people while leaving 13 others injured.
Mackinnley McCormick, Marley Wrolstad, Mya McFarling, Emma Rea Pattison, and Bria McFarling were all birds of a feather while holding hands in performing to the “Rio" movie theme during the Border Skating Club's annual ice show, this year entitled "A Netflix Night,” held Saturday night and again Sunday afternoon at the Ice For Kids Arena. See more photos on page B1.
Fort Frances Lakers' forward Nick Lucas looked to flip a pass from the corner to linemate Jaedin Ness for a scoring chance during their squad's 6-3 win over the Dryden GM Ice Dogs in Game 4 of their best-of-seven semi-final series Thursday night at the Ice For Kids Arena here.
It was the members of the Muskie badminton teams who had local club experience that advanced to the NorWOSSA finals set for April 28 in Sioux Lookout.
Seven different Muskies finished within the top two in their divisions at a qualifier tournament last Thursday in Dryden.