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KCs finish fourth in Burnsville

After going undefeated in their first three games, the local KC PeeWee ‘AA’ rep team was shut out in their last two to finish in fourth place at a hockey tournament in Burnsville, Mn. over the weekend.

They had started the tournament on fire, pummelling Northern Colorado 9-1 in their first game Friday afternoon.

Spikers bounced at all-Ontarios

When the Muskie senior boys’ volleyball team headed to the all-Ontarios in St. Thomas last week, they knew their opponents would be bigger, stronger, and faster than the ones here in the northwest.

And to be able to compete, they knew they’d have to bring their ‘A’ game to the court.

But that didn’t happen—and the result was an 0-4 record and a quick exit from OFSAA.

Total domination

The Muskies continued their domination of NorWOSSA so far this hockey season with a pair of lopsided wins over the Sioux Lookout Warriors here over the weekend.

Winning 11-1 Friday night and then 13-0 on Saturday afternoon, the victories left the black-and-gold firmly atop the standings with a 6-0 record.

Bonot rink crowned senior champs

With a “Northwestern” crown already under their belt, Bryan Bonot’s rink now has their sights on an even bigger task.

A provincial title.

And why not? Bonot’s foursome of third Terry Lee, second Ron Martinuk, and new lead Ted Stewart (taking over from the injured Ken Noble) were the class of the “Northwesterns” last week in Thunder Bay.

Muskies net another easy win

While being careful not to compare this year’s edition of the Muskies to the team that won all-Ontario gold here in 1989, head coach Glen Edwards admitted he’s having a tough time remembering a past squad that’s had such a dominating start.

The black-and-gold improved their NorWOSSA-leading record to a perfect 4-0 with a 7-2 win over the Dryden Eagles there last night.

Spikers bound for all-Ontarios

Fresh off a sweep of the Churchill Trojans last weekend for the NWOSSAA crown, the Muskie senior boys’ volleyball team is en route to St. Thomas today for the all-Ontarios.

And they don’t plan on just making an appearance there. In fact, the black-and-gold have their sights set on nothing less than a gold medal.

Robert Moore ‘golden’ on volleyball court

When the Robert Moore grade eight girls’ volleyball team captured the gold medal at a tournament in Whitefish Bay on Saturday, it set a mark that will be difficult to match in elementary school volleyball.

Their victory—a 25-13 and 25-5 sweep over Mine Centre in the final—gave Robert Moore at least one tournament title for each of its grade seven and eight boys’ and girls’ teams.

Squashers a hit in Thunder Bay

A strong local contingent of squash players won three division titles at the Northwestern Ontario Open in Thunder Bay over the weekend.

Drew Allan defeated Josh Gonzalez 3-1 in the championship final of the junior event. Allan, who went undefeated during the tournament, reached the final after wins over Derek Vilam (3-1), Stephanie Couch (3-0), and Sarah Muir (3-0).

Rolling right along

When the contingent of bowlers from Plaza Lanes set out for the Youth Challenge in Dryden over the weekend, they did so knowing they had put in a good deal of practice beforehand.

And that practice definitely paid off as five of the 14 local bowlers earned berths on Sunset Country teams heading off to the provincial finals in Haileybury in January.

Muskies snakebitten in hoop finals

The old adage, “It’s not how you start but how you finish,” is one that is haunting the Muskie girls’ basketball program this week.

That’s because both squads lost their respective NorWOSSA finals last Friday in Dryden after dominating league play during the regular season, each finishing atop the standings with 7-1 records.