As the Muskie boys’ soccer team prepares for its season-opening tournament in Winnipeg this weekend, the coaches finally have the pieces in place for what they hope will lead to another NorWOSSA title.
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The 2000 OFSAA girls’ soccer championship is more than a year away but organizers already are meeting to discuss what needs to be done to host the 16-team tournament here.
The organizing committee, led by Rick Wiedenhoeft and Jason Kabel, and spearheaded by Muskie girls’ soccer head coach Struchan Gilson, met for the first time last Thursday.
Dean Patrow continued his onslaught in the world of powerlifting last Saturday, nailing personal bests in two of three categories en route to being named best lifter at a competition in Kelliher, Mn.
With higher-than-expected bids leaving the second arena project in limbo for now, “Ice for Kids” members are worried people might begin to withdraw their pledges.
“[The delay] upsets us very much,” Les Baker said yesterday morning. “People in the mill have come up to me and have said, ‘They are disappointed that it’s taken too long.’”
Even though the Muskie girls’ soccer team has lost several players from a year ago, including many key members from last year’s NWOSSAA finalists, head coach Struchan Gilson feels this year’s edition will once again be strong.
Awards were handed out earlier this month at Memorial Arena for various leagues.
Michael Shoemaker of the MEC Bulldogs was named as the Atom house league MVP while Andrew Lundy of MEC was selected as the most dedicated player.
The Esso award winners for the Atom house league were as follows:
Kendall Gamsby led a strong contingent of local competitors at the Taekwondo CY ‘99 Can-Am games in Winnipeg on Saturday, capturing the gold medal in the yellow belt division in full-contact fighting.
Despite the fact their skip, Angela Lee, is the only one with past all-Ontario experience, the Rainy River Owls rink will be banking on the experience they’ve attained on a different level when they open play tomorrow at the OFSAA championships in Toronto.
Shane Katona was the big winner at the Border Figure Skating Club’s season-ending awards night earlier this month, skating away with five trophies.
Katona won the Border Shield Award for attaining the highest achievement in the point system for tests passed in figure, freestyle, and dance.
The Muskie football program will add a new twist this coming season with the introduction of a ‘C’ team for players in grade seven and eight.
The new team, under the direction of head coach Rob Tysz (who headed the ‘B’ team last season), will play a schedule against only American teams.