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Muskie Nordic Ski team caps year with great OFSAA performances

Going up against the best in the province can be nerve wracking for any athlete.

But the four members of the Muskie Nordic skiing team remained calm and put in great performances at the OFSAA championships held in Huntsville last Wednesday and Thursday as call came away with a top-40 finish in their respective divisions.

Taking her shot

Skip Kirsten Armstrong released her shot and watched as her teammates Avery Greger and Erika Gerula, along with third Micaela Jolicouer, got ready to sweep during her rink's 6-4 loss to team Hailey Goriak (Sioux Lookout) during the last chance U18 girls' qualifier on Saturday morning at the Fort Frances Curling Club.

Muskie killshot

Grace Petsnick, top, unleashed a killshot during the Muskie senior girls' 3-0 sweep of the Dryden Eagles in the NorWOSSA final on Monday afternoon at Fort High. The championship win completed an unbeaten 10-0 season. Above, the team celebrates with the championship trophy.

Sr. trophy celebration

The Muskie senior girls' volleyball team all crowded around the championship trophy after knocking off the second-ranked Dryden Eagles in the NorWOSSA final here on Monday afternoon. The Muskies advanced to the NWOSSAA championship for the second straight year, which is slated for Friday and Saturday in Thunder Bay.

Steady as a rock

Team Douglas Dean third Gino Sonego fired his rock down the ice during his squad's 6-4 loss to the Peter Miault rink during the wheelchair curling provincials on Saturday morning at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Team Dean (2-1) won the tiebreaker by a 6-1 count that afternoon and will represent Northern Ontario at the nationals slated for April 25-30 in Boucherville, Quebec.