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Brandon tourney a learning experience for Muskie hoops squads

While the Muskie junior and senior boys' basketball teams didn't come away with many wins at the Brandon Sun Spartan Invitational tournament over the weekend, they're hoping the experience will pay dividends moving forward this season.

The senior squad compiled an 0-3 record to finish fourth out of four teams in Pool 3 play.

Owls' hoops squads looking to rebound in the new year

They may have taken their fair share of lumps early on in the season, but the Rainy River Owls' junior and senior boys' basketball teams don't plan on feeling sorry for themselves.

Both squads were handed lopsided losses by the visiting St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora) last Monday in their NorWOSSA 'A' regular-season openers at RRHS.

Tipping it over

Aurora Hutton tipped the ball over the net and over the hands of teammate Alina Eldridge while Grace Petsnick looked on during a Muskie senior girls' volleyball team practice last Thursday afternoon at Fort High.

Taking to the ice

Dylan Kosik, left, Dean Bucholz, Ethan Carlson-Jourdain, and Reece Hopfner all took to the ice as the Fort Frances Lakers got ready to battle the Dryden GM Ice Dogs on Friday night here. The Lakers prevailed by a 5-4 count to see their record get back to .500 (11-11-1).

Boys' bball

Junior Muskie Brennan Jourdain protected the ball and looked for an option to pass to while he was guarded by senior Muskie Brett Schram during a boys' basketball scrimmage last Thursday afternoon at Fort High. Both Muskie basketball teams were slated to kick off the NorWOSSA regular season yesterday against the host Kenora Broncos, with the outcomes not known as of press time.

Muskie hoops squads ready for new season

The Muskie junior and senior boys' basketball teams have been hard at work getting ready for another season ahead.

The junior squad will have a new coach in Corey Smith this season, who now is one of the vice-principals at Fort High after spending a year at Rainy River High School.

Smith believes the Muskies' speed will be one of their biggest attributes this year.