Shane Katona, Jenna Rae Cousineau, and Carrie Selin were the big winners as the Border Figure Skating Club held its year-end awards presentation, each taking home a pair of trophies.
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With a mild winter and an earlier-than-usual spring, the Kitchen Creek Golf Course is slated to open for the season Saturday at 10 a.m. (weather permitting).
“The greens are in fabulous shape,” club pro Gord Workum enthused this morning. “The fairways have some low or soft spots that we would like people to make sure to avoid but the course is in great shape.”
Heading into this season, the Muskie boys’ soccer team is full of question marks regarding what type of system they will use and which players will play where.
But what returning head coach Keith Gilbert and his assistants, Jason Kabel and newcomer Ben Andrusco, do know is this year’s team will feature at least 11 veterans, and as many as 13.
After breezing though the competition the last two seasons, only to suffer upsetting losses to Kenora in the NorWOSSA semi-finals each time, Muskie girls’ soccer coach Struchan Gilson decided some changes were in order.
While he would be the first to admit his team definitely was the better one, they simply didn’t win the game when it counted. Plain and simple.
There’s no question many talented hockey players living in Northwestern Ontario often fall through the cracks of junior and college scouts who simply can’t make the long trek up here to check them out.
The Peterborough Petes captured this year’s Kobe Cup, downing the Mississauga Reps 5-2 in the final Sunday afternoon at the Fort William Gardens in Thunder Bay.
Peterborough advanced to the final with a 3-2 win over the host Thunder Bay Kings, the defending Bantam provincial champs, in one semi-final contest Saturday while Mississauga blanked North Bay 1-0 in the other.
The Muskie badminton teams struggled in their first exhibition tournament last weekend in Sioux Lookout but they had little time to fine-tune their play before the NorWOSSA qualifier today in Atikokan.
Two days to be exact.
While last year saw a record number of youth soccer players take to the pitches here, convener Gord Witherspoon is expecting that surge in popularity to grow even more this year.
Former Muskie offensive co-ordinator Scott Fawcett has decided to return as the special teams coach with the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos.
Fawcett, 40, resigned as special teams coach with the Hamilton Tiger Cats on Monday, a position he acquired only in December when he made a move to the steel city to join former Eskimo head coach Ron Lancaster.
The Visserettes hosted Springfest ’98 last weekend at the Fort Frances Gymnastics Academy, with 75 gymnasts competing from Red Lake, Thunder Bay, Sioux Lookout, Kenora, and here.
“It took us two days to compete and judge them all,” noted meet director Betty Grynol. “Our building is small but we manage well.”