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Senior spikers strike gold

The Muskies senior girls’ volleyball team certainly didn’t expect to face St. Ignatius for the NWOSSAA crown—and a trip to the all-Ontario showdown March 8-9 in Ottawa.

But the Falcons will be coming to town Friday after they upset the Hillcrest Colts for the Thunder Bay title.

OPP lose in ‘B’ final

The Fort Frances OPP Midget ‘A’ team fell 5-1 decision to the North End Flames in the ‘B’ final of a tournament in Dryden over the weekend.

After a scoreless first period, Dryden scored three times in the second period and then added two more in the third to ice the victory.

Pat Wensley scored the lone Fort Frances goal.

Local judokas earn medals

Three local fighters picked up medals at the 2000 Inner City Judo Open at Tec Voc High School in Winnipeg last weekend.

Jared Catholique-Bruyere, fighting in the orange/brown class, earned gold in the under-74 kg division after winning both of his fights.

Black belt Billy Deschamps picked up silver in the under-81 kg division after finishing with a 2-2 record.

Tucker paces Hawks

The Sioux Hawks ‘AAA’ Bantam team salvaged a split of their weekend series with the Atikokan Voyageurs ‘AA’ thanks to a 9-4 win Sunday.

A.J. Tucker, who plays locally for the B•Macs, scored three times to lead the Hawks to victory.

Matt Miller and Adam Clark each added a pair while Colin Peet and Aaron Obie also scored.

Tkachuk stages impressive comeback

Mary Beth Tkachuk fought back from a 2-0 deficit Sunday to beat Connee Badiuk in the best-of-five final of the women’s ‘B’ division at the 13th-annual La Place Rendez-Vous squash tournament here.

Tkachuk trailed 7-2 in the third game of the match before charging back. She then won the next two games 9-4 and 9-2 to ice the victory.

Canadian Tire ousted in Dryden

The local Canadian Tire Bantam ‘A’ team lost 4-2 to Red Lake in the ‘B’ semi-finals of a tournament in Dryden on Sunday.

Jamie Krukoski and Dave Starling each scored in the loss.

Canadian Tire finished the round-robin with a 2-2 record, opening action Friday morning with a 3-0 shutout over Emo.

KCs lose tourney final in OT

The local KC ‘AA’ PeeWees breezed through the field at a tournament in Sioux Lookout last weekend—often winning in lopsided fashion.

That is, until they reached the championship game.

The KCs fell just short of the tourney title, losing 2-1 in overtime to the Dryden Apollos, who avenged a 5-2 loss to the Fort Frances squad during round-robin action.