The Muskie track-and-field team turned in strong performances across the board yesterday in Dryden.
“A lot of the competitors all posted personal bests and they were very excited about doing that for the first meet of the year,” noted coach Ilka Milne.
“Now they’ve got a chance to see what they will be up against when they head to NWOSSAA,” she added.
Although the 2013/14 season is still a long way off, the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association already is taking steps to ensure its house leagues are as strong as they can be.
With near gale-force winds causing havoc for everyone who took to the pitch yesterday in Dryden, the Muskie boys’ and girls’ soccer teams dealt with the elements as best they could in their second set of NorWOSSA games.
When the dust settled, the boys split their two games while the girls had a loss and a draw to show for their efforts.
When Corey Dobransky first heard of the accident that injured local snowmachine racer Curtis Boivin back in December, 2011, he wanted to help out as much as he can—but was unable to do so because of injuries he had suffered the previous winter in a snowmachine accident.
For Fort Frances hockey players Carter Brown and Brandon Bodnar, the opportunity to match up with the top 1997 birthdate players in Ontario during the inaugural OHL Gold Cup tournament in Kitchener this past week was something they’ll never forget.
For the first time in three years, a new team will be joining the Superior International Junior Hockey League for the 2013/14 season.
The new franchise, which will be called the Eagles and be based out of Ear Falls, officially was announced last Thursday by the league, with Ear Falls Mayor Kevin Kahoot serving as the team’s general manager and head coach.
When the 2013-14 season begins for the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs, Fort Frances native Joe Basaraba will have something new added to his uniform.
The 21-year-old right-winger, a third-round draft pick of the Florida Panthers in 2010 and entering his senior season with the Bulldogs, yesterday was named one of the team’s two co-captains for the upcoming campaign.
The SIJHL will see a new team for the 2013/14 season with the addition of the Ear Falls Eagles.
The Eagles, who will become the sixth team in the Junior ‘A’ league, will play out of the Ear Falls Arena when the new season begins.
Their team colours are expected to be black, white, gold, and orange.
After a long winter, the Kitchen Creek Golf Club is set to start its new season tomorrow at 10 a.m.
“We’re all set and ready to go here,” general manager Glen Kellar said earlier today.
The course has undergone general maintenance over the past week to get ready for the 2013 season.
The decision on tomorrow’s start date was made during a board meeting last night.
On a day that saw Mother Nature throw nearly every type of weather at them other than snow, the Muskie boys’ and girls’ soccer teams kicked off their NorWOSSA regular seasons on a successful note here yesterday.
The boys’ squad, looking to capture its third-straight league title, beat the Dryden Eagles 4-1 and the Kenora Broncos 2-1 to move atop the standings with a 2-0 record.