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Outage in district

Some Hydro One customers in the west end of Rainy River District suffered an unexpected power outage yesterday afternoon.

Hydro One reported crews had to cut power in order to make repairs to a wire burning on a crossarm.

A total of 718 customers in Lake of the Woods, Pratt, Big Island FN, Morson, Sutherland, and Big Grassy River FN were without power from about 1:45-3 p.m.

Muskies champs again

Death, taxes, and the Muskie boys' soccer team winning the championship.

Those seemingly are the only certainties in life.

The Muskies netted a pair of goals in the second half as they nabbed their eighth-straight league title with a 2-0 shutout of the visiting Kenora Broncos in the NorWOSSA final yesterday afternoon.

Junior athletes claim crown

The Muskie track-and-field team claimed its first-ever junior title at the NWOSSAA championships that ran Tuesday and Wednesday in Thunder Bay.

Eleven different Muskies also qualified for the all-Ontarios set for June 7-9 in Toronto, the most Fort High has ever sent.

Tori Toriseva won the junior girls' 300m race while Alacea Yerxa nabbed bronze in the 1,500m.

Muskie boys nab bye

The Muskie boys' soccer team (5-0-1) swept away the competition in Kenora yesterday to finish in first place and earn a bye to the NorWOSSA final here this coming Wednesday.

James Gushulak and Cam Lidkea both scored twice to pace the Muskies to an 8-0 rout of the Dryden Eagles in their first game yesterday.

Beavers keep on winning

The Northwest Bay Beavers ran their record to 3-0 with a 17-13 win over the Fort Frances Herricanes in Rainy River District Women's Fastball League action last night.

Darcy Smith picked up the win while Jess Woodgate was tagged with the loss.

In other games, the Manitou T-Birdies topped Sabaskong Tebinaak 15-12.

Tourists sites set to open Friday

The local riverfront attractions will be open for business just in time for the May long weekend.

The Sorting Gap Marina, where people can go to buy ice cream, pop, chips, water, ice, and gas for their boat, opens tomorrow.

Its hours are Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., and then 8 a.m.-10 p.m. on Friday through Sunday.

Solid day for soccer teams

It was a successful day for the Muskie boys' and girls' soccer teams yesterday in Dryden.

The boys' squad nabbed a pair of 2-1 wins over the host Eagles and Kenora Broncos to improve their NorWOSSA record to 3-0-1.

Sully Shortreed and Cam Lidkea netted the goals in the morning victory against Dryden.