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Spikers capture Kenora tourney

Facing the Kenora Broncos in the semi-finals of an eight-team senior boys’ tournament there Saturday, the Muskies admitted they were a bit leery heading into the matchup.

But once they got onto the floor, any worries quickly evaporated as they blew away their NorWOSSA rivals in two-straight games by scores of 25-12 and 25-17.

Mine Centre wins girls’ volleyball tournament

Playing in their first tournament of the season, Mine Centre 1 showed they were in mid-season form as they cruised to the championship title of an eight-team tourney at Robert Moore on Saturday.

Mine Centre 1—made up of players in grades seven and eight—put the finishing touches on a solid day of volleyball by dumping St. Francis 2 in two-straight games (15-3 and 15-7).

Coaches’ scuffle mars football game

The afternoon began with the Muskie senior football team smashing a pumpkin bearing the #20 on the sidelines in reference to stopping Byron McKenzie, the Dryden Eagles’ star running back.

It continued with calls of “Stop the pumpkin!” by the Muskie defence before the snap of the ball throughout the game.

It ended with a skirmish involving three assistant coaches.

District teen takes second in cross-country race

Matthew Smith finished in second place in the boys’ three-km race at the 28th-annual Mid-Canada Legion Elementary School cross-country showdown Saturday at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay.

Smith, who attends Our Lady of the Way School in Stratton, crossed the finish line in a time of 12:53—just 11 seconds behind winner Shawn Woodrow of Manitouwadge Public School.

Spikers struggle in Kenora

Will the real Muskie senior boys’ volleyball team please stand up?

Is it the talented squad that can beat you with an array of powerful hits from the power or middle positions, or the one that folds like a cheap tent?

Head coach Adrian Chapman, desperately searching for answers with this year’s team, is hoping it’s the former.

Juniors third at Thunder Bay tourney

The Muskie junior girls’ basketball finished third at a tournament in Thunder Bay last weekend after dumping Fort William Collegiate 35-16.

It was all over practically after the opening tip-off, with the black-and-gold jumping out to a commanding 22-4 halftime lead.

Carling Barton and Danielle McGee led the way with eight points each.