With three weeks between games, the Muskies could have been excused if they came out a little rusty in their exhibition game Saturday against Crocus Plains (Brandon).
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While the Muskies routinely have cheered their way to NorWOSSA titles in the past, and placed well at several competitions in Winnipeg and Thunder Bay, this year’s program decided to expand to include a junior squad of seventh and eighth graders.
As former Muskie coach Scott Fawcett made his second trip in to Winnipeg in as many years with the Edmonton Eskimos against the woeful Blue Bombers over the Thanksgiving weekend, he would be the first to admit what a difference a year makes.
The Muskie court teams will continue to play a modified league schedule against ‘A’ squads until the playoffs, when they’ll face either Dryden or Kenora for the NorWOSSA crown.
“The decision was to keep the league the way it is, and have a ‘south’ and a ‘north’ division,” Fort High athletic director Rick Wiedenhoeft noted last Thursday, a day after a league meeting in Dryden.
The opening of firearm season in most areas corresponds to the mating cycle of the whitetail deer.
This mating period is commonly referred to as the “rut.” At this time of year, the bucks are the most active. They do a lot of travelling in search of the receptive does.
The Muskie “Bees” lost their fifth straight game of the season last night, dropping a 34-12 road decision to Littlefork/Big Falls.
The Muskies played their best game of the season, said head coach Rob Tysz afterwards, as the black-and-gold actually led 12-8 in the first half as star running back Jock Gemmell scored a pair of touchdowns.
The Muskie junior girls’ basketball used a balanced offensive attack to place second at a tournament in Kenora last weekend.
Paced by the strong play of guard Sarah Noonan (named game MVP a couple of times) and Christin Thomson, the black-and-gold advanced to the final before losing a 42-31 decision to host St. Thomas Aquinas.
The local squash club is looking to attract more younger players to its sport this winter by offering several programs for school-aged kids.
When more than 200 kids from schools in town and Alberton got together for a mini one-day tournament last week, the games took on a different outlook than most.
While tournaments normally stress winning, the annual junior soccer tournament here chose to highlight participation in a “fun atmosphere” for its grades four-six students.
After having not played a game in three weeks, the Muskie football team finally will get a chance to shake off the cobwebs Saturday when they tackle Crocus Plains (Brandon) in an exhibition game there.