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Muskies sweep Broncos

That was a close one.

With top scorers Aaron Bujold and Sekina Scheibler fouling out in the third quarter, the Muskie junior boys’ basketball team had to hang on for dear life yesterday to remain undefeated in NorWOSSA play this season.

But they prevailed 37-35 over the host Kenora Broncos.

Autism support group growing

A new autism support group has been started in International Falls and residents of Fort Frances and surrounding areas are invited to join.

“I’ve learned so much and it [is] so fun swapping stories,” organizer Jennifer Hill posted on the group’s Facebook page.

“Best part, watching the kids actually interact with each other.”

Indoor soccer starts

A last-minute, big-name roster addition still couldn’t swing the scoreboard in favour of the Boston Pizza Ball Blasters.

Jaymee Fiset and Rebecca Selman each netted four goals to lead the Shear Serenity Strykers (formerly Team Orange) to a 10-9 win yesterday on the opening night of action in the Borderland Women’s Indoor Soccer League at Fort High.

Tennis courts funded

The Ontario Trillium Foundation officially announced yesterday that the local tennis court project will be getting a financial boost.

As reported in the Times last month, the OTF is granting $150,000 toward the proposed multi-use facility on the grounds of St. Francis School.

Muskies blank Saints

When a team has first-year players producing like veterans, it’s a winning formula.

Rookies ruled the day for the Muskie boys’ hockey team last night in Kenora as the NorWOSSA leaders improved to 8-0 with a 9-0 romp over the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints.

Girls’ hockey scores

The end of the old year and start of the new one brought a fresh batch of thrilling hockey action in the Fort Frances Girls’/Women’s Hockey Association.

The Fort Frances Atom ‘AA’ Calder Legal Eagles closed out 2015 in style with a 3-2 win over the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association Novice Armstrong Crushers.

Man facing charges

A Fort Frances man is facing several charges following an overnight incident on the 200 block of Second Street East.

Christopher Palubeskie, 34, has been charged with:

  • possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose;
  • careless storage of a firearm; and
  • uttering threats.

He was released on a promise to appear in court here Feb. 22.

Junior run ends for local rinks

It was their worst end at the worst possible time.

A five-ender in the second for Tiana Gaudry (Thunder Bay) was the beginning of the end for the Fort Frances rink skipped by Hailey Beaudry, which lost 10-2 in six ends in the second tie-breaker yesterday morning at the junior women’s provincial curling championship in Sioux Lookout.