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Judokas strike gold in Thunder Bay

With their largest contingent travelling to an out-of-town competition this season, the Fort Frances Judo Club also had one of their most successful—with four different judokas bringing home gold medals.

Paul Dobransky continued his medal count by earning gold in the under-30 kg division and a silver in the under-34 kg category at the Thunder Bay Open last weekend.

Rebels win Emo PeeWee tourney

The Rainy River Rebels claimed the PeeWee hockey tournament in Emo last weekend with 2-1 overtime victory over Kenora Blue Esso in the final Sunday afteroon.

After a scoreless first and second frame, both teams poured on the power in the final stanza—with Kenora drawing first blood when Brandon Speight scored unassisted at 7:32.

Aquanauts make waves at regional meet

Several club records were shattered, and a slew of personal bests recorded, by members of the Fort Frances Aquanauts at the Northwest regional team championships here last weekend.

Among the senior Aquanauts, Jeff Plumridge and Steven Gushulak led the way. Plumridge, 16, set some club records and recorded personal bests in all six of his races.

Muskies sweep Rams in tough semi-final

It wasn’t pretty. In fact, it was ugly at times.

But who says you have to play pretty to win, and the Muskies played well enough in spurts to sweep the Red Lake Rams 2-0 in their best-of-three NorWOSSA semi-final series last weekend.

They now move on to the best-of-three NorWOSSA final against either Dryden or Sioux Lookout, which gets underway here Friday night.

Junior team falls to Broncos

It was oh so close.

Trailing 38-35 in the NorWOSSA semi-final against the Dryden Eagles last Friday in Kenora, the Muskies elected to put the ball in the hands of their hottest shooter, Facial Cheblaoui, to try a game-tying three-pointer.

And why not? He had made a long-range shot with 20 seconds left to pull the black-and-gold to within three points.

Lundon races to first-place finish

John Lundon beat out 24 other riders to take the checkered flag in the 500 cc division of a snowcross race in Grand Rapids, Mn. last weekend.

Lundon, 19, of here raced to four first-place finishes, a third, and a fifth on Saturday to qualify for Sunday’s semi-final, where he got a top-four placing to earn a berth into the final.

Momentum shift costs senior spikers

The Muskie senior girls’ volleyball team had the Kenora Broncos on the ropes in the NorWOSSA final there last Friday but they couldn’t deliver the knockout blow.

After winning the first two games of the best-of-five match 15-8 and 15-13, passing well, setting near perfection, and hitting the ball with authority, the proverbial wheels fell off—in a big way.