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Muskie boys finish fifth

They lost the wrong game at the wrong time, but it didn’t keep them from ending their weekend on a high note.

Sully Shortreed netted a hat trick to lead the Muskie boys’ hockey team to a 6-3 victory over the Dauphin Clippers yesterday to claim fifth place at the 24-team Victoria Inn High School Hockey Tournament in Brandon, Man.

Spike leaders flawless

On a night with less than a full schedule of games, How I Set Your Mother made sure to get its full allotment of points.

The top team in the Fort Frances Women’s Volleyball League nabbed its first six-point night in three weeks last night to reach 69 for the season.

Muskies win opener

Cooper Witherspoon and Graeme Kitt each scored twice as the Muskies boys’ hockey team opened defence of its title at the Victoria Inn tournament in Brandon, Man. yesterday with a 8-2 romp over the Sanford Collegiate Sabres.

Lakers top Rangers

Nick Minerva is not resting on his laurels.

Two days after being named the SIJHL’s top player for November, the Fort Frances Lakers’ defenceman dished out three assists in a 5-3 win over the host Minnesota Iron Rangers last night.

Secondary teachers warn of job action

Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation teachers in District 5B (Rainy River) will initiate a selective withdrawal of services starting this Wednesday, (Dec. 9) against the Rainy River District School Board unless a local collective agreement can be reached by that time.

During this local job action, if it goes ahead, secondary teachers will not:

Men’s hoops league back

It’s tip-off time.

The Fort Frances Men’s Basketball League began its new season with a pair of games Tuesday night at J.W. Walker after having spent recent seasons playing out of Fort High.

With the teams playing 4-on-4 due to low numbers, Team Red defeated Team White 85-70 in the first game.

Shutout streak extended

No matter what position they play, every member of the Muskie girls’ hockey team is finding a way to contribute these days.

Fort High maintained its shutout streak in NorWOSSA play after posting a 10-0 win over the host Kenora Broncos on Tuesday night.

Coats donated for local youngsters

Local council #2766 of the Knights of Columbus has jumped on board the “Coats for Kids” program this year—donating 60 brand new jackets to Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services to distribute to those in need.

“We have a lot of low-income families who are really in need of something like this,” said Wendy Brunetta of the KRRDCFS.

Trip draw

Theiah MacDonald, left, owner of new downtown business, Resolution Vapes & E-liquids, drew the winner of the December “Trip of the Month” draw this morning at International Travel Services as Kiwanian Robin Wright looked on. Tyler Cousineau of Fort Frances is heading to Scotland, a trip valued at $5,000.