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Lakers split pair of weekend games

The Fort Frances Lakers were able to earn a split in their home games over the weekend.

The undermanned Lakers weren't able to keep up with the league-leading Thunder Bay North Stars in a 5-0 loss Friday night but then rebounded with a big 6-2 win over the visiting Minnesota Iron Rangers yesterday afternoon in a Family Day matinee.

Snowmobiler killed

A local man was killed in a snowmobile collision in northeastern Minnesota on Saturday.

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office reported Sunday that Melvyn MacDonald, 35, of Fort Frances, crashed into a tree and died.

He was riding with a group on the Cook Area Snowmobile Trail near Buyck, roughly 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Ely.

Four Muskie skiers qualify for OFSAA

The Muskie Nordic ski team put on a show at the NWOSSAA championships held Tuesday in Dryden.

The black-and-gold now will have four of its members representing Northwestern Ontario at the OFSAA championships set for Feb. 28-March 1 in Duntroon.

Emma Toriseva (17:55) and Kayli Machura (18:33) finished 1-2 in the junior girls' division to book their ticket to the all-Ontarios.

Court teams get split

The Muskie court teams ended the NorWOSSA regular season by earning a split with the host Dryden Eagles on Tuesday afternoon.

The junior girls' volleyball squad won 3-0 to cap league play with an unblemished 8-0 record.

It wasn't as good of news for the seniors, however, as they lost 3-2 to the Eagles but still finished in first place with a 7-1 record.

Sunset stuns Arctic Cat

There were two really good and close games that showed both skill and teamwork in Fort Frances Men's Basketball League action Tuesday night at Fort High.

And that's what makes men's league fun as the guys played hard with good attitudes.

The first game of the night saw Sunset Landscaping squaring off against Arctic Cat.

Muskies romp

Makenna Henttonen scored four times and Jill Calder notched a hat trick to pace the Muskie girls' hockey team to a 16-0 rout of the Sioux Lookout Warriors in the NorWOSSA regular-season finale Tuesday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Turnout still low for men's hoops

While the weather was a lot nicer last week, the turnout still was a bit low in Fort Frances Men's Basketball League action last Tuesday night at Fort High.

Thankfully, the games were good and those who came out enjoyed some exercise and intense hoops action.

The first game of the night saw the Muskies squaring off against the Revco Renegades.

Muskie boys fall short

A short-handed goal in the third period proved to be the difference as the Muskie boys' hockey team lost 5-4 to the host Sioux Lookout Warriors yesterday afternoon.

The Muskies (11-3) started off well, opening the scoring early in the first period.