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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.

Offensive onslaught paces Muskie girls

After leading last weekend’s tournament here in offensive production, one thing is certain when it comes to evaluating the Muskie girls’ soccer team.

They can score goals. Lots of them.

Paced by the offensive talents of Laureen Cousineau, who scored six goals in four games over the weekend, the Muskies proved they can put the ball in the net.