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Kitty Cat showdown still a go

Despite the unusually mild weather that’s melted all the snow and weakened the ice on area lakes, the first-annual Canadian Kitty Cat championships are still slated to run here Saturday.

The event—which is part of the KC Pro East Racing Club circuit—will go on Sand Bay in front of Rusty Myers Flying Service. Races begin at around 11 a.m. and will continue until late afternoon.

Westfort wins Emo Atom tourney

Westfort NAPA skated away with an impressive 5-1 win over Kenora Red Esso to capture the Emo Legion ‘A’ event at an Atom tournament last weekend in Emo.

Leading 2-1 after two, Westfort iced the victory with three unanswered goals in the third. Joseph Zewiec and Jeremy Puhalski each scored twice for the victors while Nick Kowalczyk netted the other goal.

Aquanauts excel at regional meet

The Aquanauts had an excellent meet at the regionals in Thunder Bay last weekend, breaking three club records and finishing with several medals en route to a third-place finish overall.

“It was probably our best finish at a meet in a long time,” head coach Debbie Murray said, admitting she expected this high of a finish.

Morgan tops qualifying meet

Hillary Morgan received the top mark at the women’s provincial level in the qualifier last weekend at the Confederation College “Bubble” with an overall score of 53.1 for the total of her optional and compulsory routines.

She received the 2000 gold medal award competing against seven other prov. 2 athletes from the Northwest region.

B•Macs ousted at Brandon tourney

The local B•Macs ‘AA’ Bantam hockey team lost 8-2 to Shattuck-St. Mary’s (Minneapolis) in the semi-finals of a tournament in Brandon on Sunday.

Shattuck, a private school coached by former NHL’er J.P. Parise, jumped out to a 4-0 lead before Clayton Windigo and Jordan Wilson got the B•Macs back in it with second-period markers.

‘Bad breaks’ cost Lee at NWOSSAA

Playing together at the high school level for the last time, the Rainy River Owl rink—skipped by Angela Lee—would have liked to have finished on a winning note.

But their season screeched to a halt yesterday afternoon at the NWOSSAA playdowns in Marathon with a 7-6 loss to Nipigon-Red Rock, giving up a pair in the final end when her final stone was heavy and went through the house.

Muskies look to slay Vikings

It’s a rematch they’ve waited for all season.

With the memory of a 70-38 pasting at the hands of the Hammarskjold Vikings earlier this season, the Muskie senior boys’ basketball team would love nothing better than to turn the tables on their Thunder Bay rivals in the best-of-three NWOSSAA showdown that starts here Friday.