Junior Muskie Grace Kowal had to contort her body a little in order to help return a shot during Fort High's straight-sets win (25-8, 25-11, and 25-9) over the visiting Kenora Broncos last Thursday afternoon. The squad faced those same Broncos today in Kenora, then will wrap up regular-season play tomorrow in Dryden against the Eagles.
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Sometimes the breaks just don't go your way—as the Muskie boys' hockey team learned first-hand in Winnipeg over the weekend.
The squad won its first three games before falling 2-1 to the Sturgeon Heights Huskies on Sunday in the championship game of the annual Piper Classic tournament.
If only they could have harnessed the magic from their last triumph down in Thief River Falls.
But it was a much different result this time around for the Fort Frances Lakers as the first-place Norskies cruised to a 6-2 victory Friday night at the Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Makayla Gibbs of the Fort Frances Ice Devils looked to clear the puck during her team's 3-1 win over the Fort Frances Heat in yesterday's final of the Fort Frances Girls'/Women's Hockey Association's Novice division tournament. Harmony Yerxa scored all three of the team's goals while goalie Kinsley McCoy earned the win.
The Muskie boys' hockey team came oh so close again over the weekend.
The squad won its first three games before falling 2-1 to the Sturgeon Heights Huskies on Sunday in the championship game of the annual Piper Classic tournament in Winnipeg.
The black-and-gold opened play Friday with a 6-0 shutout win over the Shaftesbury Titans.
Bev Thomson and Joanne Brown got ready to sweep as Deb Cornell threw her rock down the ice Saturday during the men's and ladies' combined bonspiel held at the Fort Frances Curling Club. The trio were part of Nettie Kaufman's rink, who fell in Sunday's 'C' final to Tirzah Keffer.
It was an impressive week overall for all four Muskie court teams.
The senior girls' volleyball team earned gold at the 20-team St. Patrick tournament in Thunder Bay that ran Friday and Saturday.
Further details were not confirmed as of press time.
Megan Ross was all smiles as she came to the end of her race during the first-annual Rainy Lake Loppet on Sunday that was hosted by the Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club at its Rocky Inlet trails and drew 20 skiers aged four-50+. Ross clocked in with a time of 17:31 to finish atop the 5K skate race.
Noah Loveday of the Fort Frances Lakers looked to fire a shot past Dryden GM Ice Dogs' goalie Landon Pavlisin during last night's 4-3 shootout loss at the SIJHL's annual “Showcase” held at the Ice For Kids Arena. Fort Frances lost both of its games at the event, which saw all six SIJHL teams play two games apiece over the two days in front of junior, college, and pro scouts.
Home ice wasn't exactly the kindest of confines for the Fort Frances Lakers over the last two days.
The squad lost both games at the SIJHL's annual “Showcase,” which this year was held at the Ice For Kids Arena here.