All four Muskie court teams fought hard to reach their respective gold-medal matches at the NorWOSSA playoffs here yesterday—but each one ended up having to settle for silver.
But the news wasn’t all bad for the senior girls’ volleyball team.
Even though they were swept 25-14, 25, 14, and 25-22 in the best-of-five final to the first-place Dryden Eagles yesterday afternoon, the black-and-gold earned a berth to the all-Ontarios next month as the second-place team out of NorWOSSA because Dryden is hosting the provincial showdown.
The Muskies had advanced to the final after beating the Kenora Broncos 3-1 in the semi-final earlier yesterday.
Meanwhile, the junior boys’ basketball team was perhaps the Muskies’ best hope for a gold medal but instead they were routed 64-27 by the first-place Kenora Broncos in the final late yesterday afternoon.
The juniors had pulled out an impressive 50-41 win over the Dryden Eagles in the semi-final yesterday morning.
It was a similar fate for the senior boys’ basketball team, which fell 62-35 to the Dryden Eagles in last night’s final. A worn-out crew just couldn’t keep up the energy they had shown in upsetting the Kenora Broncos 55-42 in the semi-final earlier yesterday.
Meanwhile, the Muskie junior girls’ volleyball team, which had gone winless during the regular season, got their day off on the right foot yesterday morning when they upset Kenora 3-1 in their best-of-five semi-final match.
But they were no match for the first-place Eagles in the gold-medal game yesterday afternoon, getting swept by scores of 25-15, 25-11, and 25-11.