St. Francis School captured the Region 1 Bantam volleyball crown here Saturday with a 15-9 and 15-13 win over Mine Centre and earned a berth to the all-Ontario showdown.
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In Novice action, visiting Rainy River nipped the Emo Wings 3-2, scoring twice in the third period to steal the win.
Bryce Marmus (two) and Kalan Ewald tallied for Rainy River while Tristan Mose and Jordan Davis replied for Emo.
Tom Grant scored three goals to pace the Dryden Hornets to a 4-2 win over the Fort Frances B•Macs “AA” hockey team in the championship game of the Pizza Hut tournament in Thunder Bay on Sunday.
The Hornets jumped out to a 3-0 first-period lead before Kevin Webb, assisted by Andrew Bynkoski, scored at 9:44 of the second to get the B•Macs on the board.
The Muskie senior boys went into last Friday’s NorWOSSA championship game here on a losing streak, often playing uninspired volleyball along the way.
But the black-and-gold won the match that counted most, downing the Kenora Broncos in straight sets 15-10, 15-9, and 15-11 to capture the gold medal.
The Muskie junior girls’ basketball team hasn’t won the NorWOSSA championship since 1979 season—an amazing span of 19 years considering they just compete in a three-team league against Dryden and Kenora.
Raymond Roy’s rink continued its winning ways at the district mixed curling playdowns in Kenora last weekend, finishing with a perfect 5-0 record to advance to the provincial playdowns here Dec. 10-12.
Emo minor hockey teams tamed their opponents over the past week.
In Novice action, Jordan Davis notched the hat trick as the Emo Wings soared over Emo OPP 3-0.
Then against the Times Tigers (Fort Frances), third-period goals by Davis and Chris Strachan erased a 1-0 deficit to give the Wings a hard-fought victory
In a battle pitting Kenora’s speed and quickness against the Muskies’ height, it was the former which won out in a big way in the senior girls’ NorWOSSA basketball final here last Friday.
When Jackie Bonot’s rink jumped out to a 5-0 start in the Husky Oil Women’s Major Curling League in Thunder Bay, a few people on the circuit were surprised at their success.
Bonot didn’t think it was a surprise at all.
Given their rash of early-season injuries, the Muskies would have been content with a split against the Red Lake Rams up there last weekend.
But after winning the opener 4-2 on Friday night, the black-and-gold capped off the weekend when Jesse Rodrigues scored with four minutes left in overtime for a spectacular 4-3 comeback victory Saturday afternoon.