The Muskie senior boys’ basketball team finally put it all together—using a strong defensive effort and some hot shooting last weekend to upend the Hillcrest Colts 88-83 in overtime in the consolation final of the Blue Bear Invitational at Fort William Collegiate in Thunder Bay.
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The Muskie senior girls’ volleyball team had an impressive showing at a tournament in Thunder Bay last weekend, losing 15-8, 12-15, and 11-15 to the Kenora Broncos in the third-place game Saturday.
The Muskies’ fourth-place finish in the 12-team tourney impressed co-coach Carolyn Spencer as the Muskies prepare for the NorWOSSA playoffs later this month.
Although Kathie Jackson was pleased with her 5-4 record and fourth-place showing at the provincial Scott Tournament of Hearts in Kenora last week, she knew she was just a few shots away from finishing much higher.
“We curled well but we should have won two more games," Jackson lamented yesterday morning. ”We should have beaten [Heather] Houston.
Even though the scores from last weekend’s John Piper Taylor Classic hockey tournament in Winnipeg might indicate otherwise, Muskie head coach Glen Edwards said his team didn’t really play that poorly.
The Muskie senior boys’ basketball team lost a dramatic 66-63 overtime decision to Hillcrest (Thunder Bay) in the third-place game of the 25th-annual Kenora Invitational Tournament last weekend.
Matt Gushulak’s dream of advancing to the Bantam mixed provincial playdowns were dashed with his final shot Sunday morning at the association playdowns in Marathon.
Trailing Rob Skinner (Fort William) 5-4 with the hammer in the eighth and final end, Gushulak missed with his last stone, ending the Fort Frances rink’s chance to advance to the provincials in Peterborough next month.
The Muskie senior boys’ basketball team continued its offensive woes in Kenora, dropping a 53-35 decision to the host Broncos in NorWOSSA action yesterday afternoon.
“We continue to have a lack of scoring punch," co-coach Paul Noonan said afterwards. ”We missed easy shots and missed lay-ups.
“We just couldn’t seem to score.”
For the first time ever, a Fort Frances Special Olympics curling team will hit the ice in an exhibition game later this 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 last week.
The Atikokan Angels skated away with the gold medal in both the Belle and Tween divisions at a ringette tournament in Emo last weekend.
In the Belle final against the Emo Bandits, the Angels skated hard, handled the “puck” with authority, and shut down Emo’s offence, especially in the second half, en route to a 6-2 win.
The Fort Frances Visserettes and Boys Artistic competitive team travelled to Red Lake last weekend to challenge ones from Red Lake, Kenora, Thunder Bay, and Sioux Lookout at an inter-club meet.
Our gymnasts performed very well and came home loaded with medals, ribbons, and trophies.