Despite downing the Hammarskjold Vikings (Thunder Bay) 46-34 in the final game of the first-annual West End Motors Muskie Invitational senior girls’ basketball tournament here last weekend, the black-and-gold had to settle for second place.
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Despite going winless in their first three games this season, head coach Rob Tysz said he’s been very pleased with the Muskie ‘C’ team’s progress.
The latest setback was a 14-0 defeat at the hands of Warroad here last Thursday (their second-straight shutout loss) but Tysz said his players continue to improve each game.
With a banged up offensive line and their starting running back lost early in the game, the Muskies offence looked to be in precarious shape last Friday in Dryden.
Enter quarterback Gary Wager.
Wager, protected by a patched-up offensive line, threw the ball consistently all afternoon to lead the Muskies to a dominating 36-9 victory over the host Eagles.
Defensive troubles cost the Muskie senior boys’ volleyball team a 3-1 loss in their best-of-five showdown against the host Kenora Broncos yesterday.
After losing the first game 25-19, the Muskies rebounded to win the next one by that same score.
The local Midget “AA” Canadians hockey team, slated to begin its second season of play this winter, may be on the verge of folding due to a lack of a coach.
Former coach Dave Allison accepted a head coaching job with the Fort Wayne Komets in the United Hockey League nearly two months ago while GM Gus Lindberg has since stepped down from his position.
The Muskie senior boys’ volleyball team, coming off a heart-breaking loss to the Dryden Eagles to open the NorWOSSA season last week, bounced back to reach the final of a weekend tournament here.
Brian Ney and Dan Stier know how to catch walleye. No doubt about that.
Fresh off a top 10 finish at the In-Fishermen Professional Walleye Trail the previous weekend, Stier (of Pierre, S.D.) and Ney (from Baudette, Mn.) easily captured top spot in the first-annual Rainy River and District Chamber of Commerce Live Release Walleye Tournament there Sunday afternoon.
Snowmobile enthusiasts will be treated to some high-flying action in February when Fort Frances hosts a weekend of races as part of the Mn North Sno-cross series.
The race—sponsored by Saber Traction of Wisconsin and the Red Dog Inn—is slated Feb. 12-13 at the old horse grounds on McIrvine Road near the airport.
Not only did the Muskie senior football team get hurt on the scoreboard, they also were banged up physically in a lopsided 46-6 loss to Wadena, Mn. there Friday night.
And that barrage of bumps and bruises will make gearing up for this Friday afternoon’s NorWOSSA showdown against the host Dryden Eagles much more difficult.
Coach Gord McCabe admitted wins used to be hard to come by for the Muskie senior girls’ basketball team in years past.
But it’s a different story in the early going this season. The Muskies improved to 2-0 in NorWOSSA play after edging the Kenora Broncos 43-39 in overtime up there yesterday afternoon.