Saturday, October 25, 2014

Sports

Caul, Pilots aim for second title

The road to a repeat crown begins tomorrow for Jess Caul.
Fort High’s female athlete-of-the-year in 2013 is about to embark on another post-season journey with the Providence University College Pilots, based in Otterburne, Man., that she hopes will end as well—or even better—than last year.

Co-leaders still tied

One Hit Wonders and Kiss My Pass are operating in very close quarters right now.
The two squads each earned the maximum six points possible last Thursday to remain tied atop the Fort Frances Women’s Volleyball League with 28 points apiece.
Their stellar play also means the gap between themselves and the rest of the field is growing wider by the week.

Court teams sweep

It was the very essence of inevitability.
The Muskie senior girls’ basketball team ensured it will defend its NorWOSSA crown following a 38-27 victory over the host Kenora Broncos on Tuesday.
With their 18th-straight league win, Fort High (6-0) clinched first place with two games left in the regular season.

Muskie just misses OFSAA berth

Hailey Beaudry was denied her third-straight trip to the OFSAA cross-country running championships by less time than it took to read this opening sentence.
The Muskie veteran placed sixth out of 37 runners in the senior girls’ category at the NWOSSAA championships yesterday in Thunder Bay—covering the five-km course in a time of 23:34.15.

Lakers nip ’Dogs

Bowen Alcock is fast getting a reputation for good timing.
Alcock made it two game-winning goals in a row as his marker with 11.8 seconds left in regulation time gave the Fort Frances Lakers a 5-4 win over the Dryden GM Ice Dogs here Tuesday night.

Muskies on good run heading into NWOSSAA meet

It was a trial run—and the verdict was pretty promising.
The Muskie cross-country running team used the annual Dryden “Turkey Trot” event last Wednesday as its final warm-up before the NWOSSAA championships today in Thunder Bay.
A look at Fort High’s results provides plenty of optimism for local runners hoping to qualify for the OFSAA showdown Nov. 1 in Waterloo.

Muskie girls set compass for Kenora

The Muskie girls’ hockey team turned in the first undefeated campaign in NorWOSSA girls’ hockey history last season.
The squad went on to capture the league title and qualify for the OFSAA ‘AA’ girls’ tournament for the first time ever—making it all the way to the quarter-finals before bowing out.

Muskie playoff hopes crushed

Being part of history isn’t always fun.
Just ask Gen. Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Davy Crockett at the Alamo, or the Muskie football team on its home turf this past Friday.

Group courts tennis revival

A group interested in re-establishing tennis courts in Fort Frances held an inaugural meeting last Wednesday at the Memorial Sports Centre.
The committee agreed to operate under the interim name of “Fort Tennis Courts Committee” until a formal one is selected.

Lakers shrug off back-to-back losses

Wayne Strachan was looking for a response.
Matt Vela gave him just the right one.
Vela countered the English River Miners’ go-ahead goal in the third period with an equalizer 30 seconds later to set the Fort Frances Lakers in motion towards a 4-2 victory here Saturday night.

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