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No major damage at AGS

An ongoing investigation into a blast that rocked the Atikokan generating station last week doesn’t appear to have caused any major damage, according to Ontario Power Generation spokesman Ted Gruetzner.

“It doesn’t appear that there’s been any major damage,” he said of the plant.

Court teams sweep Kenora

The Muskie senior and junior boys’ basketball teams both tipped off their NorWOSSA seasons with victories over the host Kenora Broncos yesterday.

The juniors, led by Dustin Eyolfson’s 14 points, coasted to a 34-11 victory.

“We’re just playing half-court man with a little bit of pressure,” junior coach Greg Ste. Croix said by phone immediately following the win.

Youth bowlers roll off in Timmins

Six local junior and senior YBC bowlers made the long trek to Timmins for the provincial round of the Youth Challenge tournament on Saturday.

The boys’ team, consisting of Travis Bois, Tyler Good, Donny Brown, and Lyle Dolph (coached by Carolyn Stamarski), finished sixth while Tylyn Silander helped the girls’ team to a fourth-place showing.

Leafs lose in overtime

The Fort Frances Leafs under-14 girls’ rep team lost a nail-biter 5-4 to Warroad on Saturday.

Warroad scored the winner with 40 ticks left in overtime, but the Leafs did well just to extend the game past regulation time.

The Leafs trailed 4-2 after two periods, but battled back to tie it with a pair of late goals.

Taylor leads Aquanauts

Five Aquanauts attended the annual Prairie Winter International swim meet in Winnipeg over the weekend and came home with a slew of personal best times.

Donovan Taylor led the way, hauling in a Michael Phelps-eske nine medals, including a trifecta of gold to continue his torrid pace to the swim season so far.

Full results were as follows (* denotes a personal best):

Sabres sweep Flyers

After a tight 3-1 win over the winless Sioux Lookout Flyers last Thursday, the Sabres (15-8-1) elevated their game Saturday en route to a 5-0 shutout and a sweep of their two-game road series.

Kalib Thunderchief picked up his first goal—and first fight—for the Sabres while Brendan Baumgartner, Colton Kennedy, Kyle Turgeon, and Ryan Witherspoon added singles.

Muskie teams sweep Falls

The Muskie girls’ and boys’ hockey teams took different paths to beating the International Falls Broncos in exhibition action here Friday.

The girls led things off with a 8-1 pounding of the visitors, leading from the drop of the puck en route to the one-sided victory.

Missing teen found in Alberta

Fort Frances OPP are advising the public that local teen Stephanie Robar, reported missing last week, has been located safe and sound.

On Saturday, she walked into the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP detachment in Alberta.

Robar, a 15-year-old Fort Frances High School student, hadn’t been seen here since last Monday afternoon.