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Girls looking to start Muskie hockey tradition

The boys no longer will be the only ones skating to hockey glory for Fort High. The Muskie girls’ team is now looking to start a tradition all its own.

“The number-one goal we have is to build a team—one that works hard, works together, and looking to start a tradition just like the boys,” co-coach Greg Madill noted after the first night of tryouts here Monday.

Juniors hang on for victory

The Muskie junior girls’ basketball team jumped out to a big first-half lead, then hung on in the second to eke out a 34-30 win over the visiting Thomas Aquinas Saints last Wednesday afternoon.

“They did quite well for their first game—all the girls got to play,” coach noted Dave Ashworth.

Local runners compete in marathon

Fourteen local residents participated in the Walker North Country Marathon last weekend

In the team marathon event, John LaPlant and Kerri Tolen placed fourth overall in the 30-39 mixed division with a time of 3:26:10.

Doris Barton and Bob Tkachuk finished 14th overall in the mixed division (3:47:17) while Connee Badiuk and Ben Andrusco teamed up for 15th (3:53:00).

Fastball pioneers immortalized in Hall of Fame

Art Bonot, George L. Olson, and Stan Peterson will be the first to be inducted into the new Rainy River District Fastball League Hall of Fame this Saturday in Barwick.

The ceremony will be held in conjunction with the RRFDL’s awards banquet.

The hall of fame, itself, will be housed in the Barwick museum. That site was chosen because of its central location in the district.