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Spiker squads set for playoffs

It's been a tale of two different seasons for the Muskie junior and senior boys' volleyball teams, but the latter was hoping that anything could happen in the playoffs.

Both squads hosted NorWOSSA semi-final matches yesterday, with the juniors downing the Kenora Broncos 3-1 while the seniors earned a 3-0 sweep over the Dryden Eagles.

Muskie girls put on 'Showcase'

The first game action of the season can be unnerving for any team—and the Muskie girls' hockey squad isn't exempt from those feelings.

But any bouts of nervousness quickly faded away over the weekend as the black-and-gold compiled a 2-1 record at the annual Scott Clendenning Memorial Showcase at the Memorial Sports Centre.

It was a nice way for the Muskies to kick things off.

Lakers looking to up their tempo

Things appeared to be going well for the Fort Frances Lakers heading into Saturday night's showdown against the Thief River Falls Norskies at the Ice For Kids Arena.

The Lakers had snapped a three-game losing streak last Wednesday with a 4-3 shootout win over the host Norskies, then won their second-straight Friday night after blanking the visiting Minnesota Iron Rangers 4-0.

Cyclone shine in opener

The local Cyclone swim club racked up 53 medals at the season-opening meet hosted by the Dryden Dolphins over the weekend.

On the boys' side, Gabe Gunderson took home five medals in the age 13-and-up division.

That included gold in the 25m back (21.84) and bronze in each of the 50m back (44.89), 100m back (1:33.15), 50m fly (43.65), and 100m I.M. (1:34.28).