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Boys’ season finishes on losing note

Even though the Muskie boys’ soccer season came to an abrupt end with a pair of losses at the NWOSSAA playoffs in Marathon on Saturday, the coaches still came away with the feeling of satisfaction.

Not blessed with an array of talent, the black-and-gold had a successful run in pre-season tournaments and then upset the Dryden Eagles here to win the NorWOSSA crown.

Late-game collapse costs Muskie girls NWOSSAA title

Heading into their game against the St. Ignatius Falcons here Saturday, the Muskie girls’ soccer team knew going in that they could lose by two goals and still win the NWOSSAA crown.

But the road to the all-Ontarios took a detour when the Muskies surrendered two goals in the final eight minutes to lose 4-1, giving the Thunder Bay squad the title and a trip to Pembroke this week.

Selman honoured with coaching award

Fort Frances native Bill Selman was honoured with the John MacInnes Award at the 1998 American Hockey Coaches Association awards banquet earlier this month in Naples, Fl.

The award recognizes individuals who have shown great concern for amateur hockey and youth programs, and who have had a high winning percentage behind the bench.

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.