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Lakers get split

The Fort Frances Lakers were able to put any thoughts of going on an early-season slide to bed Saturday night.

After dropping a second-straight game Friday night by a 4-2 score to the visiting Thief River Falls Norskies, the Lakers rebounded in a big way with a 5-0 shutout of the Minnesota Iron Rangers (0-5-0-0) in Hoyt Lakes.

Muskies sweep Broncos

Talk about a day of Muskie dominance.

All four court sports teams came away victorious against the visiting Kenora Broncos on Thursday afternoon at Fort High.

The senior boys' volleyball squad nabbed its first win of the season to improve to 1-3 in NorWOSSA play.

Muskies fall short of OFSAA

The season officially has come to a close for the Muskie golf team.

Neither Aiden Wielinga nor Mikel Ward were able to qualify for OFSAA at the NWOSSAA championships held Tuesday at Kitchen Creek.

Ward carded a 93 while Wielinga shot a 107 to finish 20th and 36th, respectively, in the individual boys' competition at NWOSSAA.

Muskies split with Eagles

It was a successful day for two of the four Muskie court sports teams Tuesday in Dryden.

Both the senior and junior girls' basketball teams came away victorious while both boys' volleyball squads stumbled.

The senior hoopsters led the host Eagles 32-27 at halftime before cruising to a 63-51 win to improve to 2-1 in NorWOSSA play.

Lakers looking to play tougher hockey

The Fort Frances Lakers have started the season strong in winning three of their first four games, but playing a more physical brand of hockey is something head coach and general manager Wayne Strachan is hoping his squad will adapt to.

Fort Frances (3-1-0-0) won its home-opener 6-5 over the Minnesota Iron Rangers (0-3-0-0) on Friday night on the back of Noah Loveday's late goal.

Fastball leagues present awards

The best and brightest that the local fastball leagues had to offer this season were celebrated Saturday night as the men's and women's leagues held their combined awards banquet at the Stratton Recreation Centre.

Travis Tom, with the back-to-back Rainy River District Fastball League champion Fort Frances Braves, was king as he was named the Gerry Harasymyk Award winner as MVP.