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Morris brings home mountain biking medal

Joel Morris tore up the trail at the annual “Sapling Snapper” mountain bike race Sunday at the Quadna Hill Resort in Hill City, Mn., finishing second in the 18-34 age class and third overall among “beginners.”

Morris, 21, part of Team GT/Skates and Blades from Fort Frances, finished the 7.6-mile course in 52 minutes flat, less than two minutes off the leader.

Living on the edge:

Mountain biking—it’s not a sport for the weak of heart or timid in spirit.

You have to ride up hills normally reserved for black-diamond ski runs in the winter. You have to rush through narrow trails where even walking would be difficult. You have to be careful to watch for logs, rocks, and other bumps on the trail lest you go flying off into the bush.

Muskies upset Eagles for NorWOSSA gold

Using a tight-checking, in-your-face style of play, the Muskie boys’ soccer team overcame the odds and upended the favoured Dryden Eagles 1-0 in the NorWOSSA final here Saturday afternoon.

And that will be exactly the style the black-and-gold will have to use this weekend in Marathon if they hope to win the NWOSSAA crown and advance to the all-Ontarios next month.

Junior Aquanauts swim well in Warroad

Eight junior members of the Aquanauts competed at the Spring Sprint meet in Warroad on Saturday, with assistant coach Karl Gunderson saying all of them swam “very well.”

“It was a fun meet for the kids, and it was good because it was a short trip that took just a couple of hours,” said Gunderson, in his first year as an assistant with the club.

Muskie girls win, boys finish third

The Muskie girls’ soccer team heads into this weekend’s NorWOSSA playoffs here as the top seed after finishing 3-0-1 at a tournament last week in Kenora.

The girls opened play Wednesday with a 6-0 drubbing over Dryden, paced by goals from Laureen Cousineau (two), Lynn Pollard, Lindy Holt, Tanya Hughes, and Carrie Selin.