Kim Kirk, 16, earned a spot at the junior national meet in Calgary next month after recording a qualifying time in the 100-m freestyle event last weekend at the Thunder Bay Thunderbolts Invitational.
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With 16 of the top men’s curling rinks in Northwestern Ontario battling it out in Longlac last week for one of two berths up for grabs to the Northern Ontario tankard next month, it was no question the teams that went on a hot streak would advance.
While the Muskies knew they would have their hands full playing the talented Red Lake Falls, Mn. squad in an exhibition game there Saturday, they quickly found out they also had to take on the referee.
For the first time ever, a Fort Frances Special Olympics curling team will hit the ice in an exhibition game next month against a squad from Kenora.
“Curling so far is a demonstration sport but it will be the next one in line [to be accredited],” Special Olympics community co-ordinator Betty Salchert said Monday.
The host KC ‘AA’ PeeWee rep team nipped the Neebing Hawks 2-1 on Sunday afternoon in the championship final of the 12-team tournament at Memorial Arena.
After a scoreless first period, the KCs jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals by A.J. Tucker and Kris Esselink. Neebing’s Shawn Wood scored with 6:15 to play but the Hawks couldn’t get the equalizer.
Brandy Hyatt skated away with four gold medals while Carrie Selin added three to lead the Border Figure Skating Club to top honours at the 25th-annual Sunset Country regional competition here last weekend.
The Emo Selects scored three first-period goals and never looked back en route to a 6-1 victory over International Falls in Atom action.
Six different players shared in the scoring for the Selects—Sean Rea, Josh Swire, Dennis Mutz, Jake Gill, Dylan McGinnis, and Ryan Mutz.
The Falls tallied their marker halfway through the third period.
The Fort Frances Tooks tackled everything in sight last weekend at the annual Emo Cowboys liniment league hockey tournament, going unbeaten in four games en route to capturing top honours Sunday afternoon.
L. Beck, assisted by B. Tookenay, netted the game-winner at the 6:18 mark of the third as the Tooks nipped Atikokan 2-1 in the fast-paced final.
While Red Lake Falls, Mn. may seem like an unlikely opponent for the black-and-gold, their exhibition game there Saturday will pit a former Muskie against his old team.
At the midway point of the NorWOSSA boys’ basketball season, it’s clear all three teams are capable of winning on any given day.
And lately, the games involving the Muskies have been decided in the final minutes—making for some exciting hoop action.