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Muskies champs again

Death, taxes, and the Muskie boys' soccer team winning the championship.

Those seemingly are the only certainties in life.

The Muskies netted a pair of goals in the second half as they nabbed their eighth-straight league title with a 2-0 shutout of the visiting Kenora Broncos in the NorWOSSA final yesterday afternoon.

Junior athletes claim crown

The Muskie track-and-field team claimed its first-ever junior title at the NWOSSAA championships that ran Tuesday and Wednesday in Thunder Bay.

Eleven different Muskies also qualified for the all-Ontarios set for June 7-9 in Toronto, the most Fort High has ever sent.

Tori Toriseva won the junior girls' 300m race while Alacea Yerxa nabbed bronze in the 1,500m.

Owl girls fall short in NorWOSSA final

At the beginning of the season, Rainy River Owls girls' soccer team head coach Rebecca Tolen believed it would be a rebuilding year for her squad.

She was happy to be proven wrong on that assumption.

After finishing the regular season in second place with a 4-1-1 record, the Owls downed the Sioux Lookout Warriors 3-1 in the NorWOSSA 'A' semi-finals in Red Lake last Wednesday.

Reigning champs defend EWC title

It didn't take long for the defending champs to let the rest of the competition know they were going to be in for a tough weekend at the 17th-annual Emo Walleye Classic.

Baudette's Les Morrison and his Morson-based partner, Oliver Gibbins, wowed the crowd with a Day 1 total of 11.63 pounds and never looked back as they claimed the EWC title for the second-straight year.

Cash calendar winners

Faith Adair of Fort Frances won the $500 up for grabs on Mother's Day (May 13) in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association's weekly cash calendar draw.

Winning $30 for May 13-19 were Tony Bliss (Emo), Terry Newman (Fort Frances), Sandy Haney (Fort Frances), Wade Modeland (Atikokan), Mickey Ryll (Fort Frances), Dan Gavel (Stratton), and Corrine Colvin (Atikokan).

Strachan impressive in opener

The Borderland Racing Association is roaring again for another season.

Brody Strachan of Emo never trailed as he blew away the competition to win the opening WISSOTA Modifieds feature Saturday night at the Emo Speedway.

With the win, he now has the early points lead with 110.

Brady Caul of Fort Frances was second while Jeff Davis of Devlin took third place.