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Fort High honours its athletes


A trio of departing Muskies were honoured as Fort High’s athletes of the year last night.

Jock Gemmell and Jamie Algie were co-winners of the male award while Christin Thomson took home the female honours at the high school’s annual recognition night at the Townshend Theatre.

Gemmell started at running back for the Muskies in their first season in the Winnipeg High School Football League and was the co-leader in team touchdowns with four.

He, along with Algie, captained the senior boys’ basketball team to their third-straight NorWOSSA title.

Algie played senior boys’ volleyball team and is the starting forward on the Muskie boys’ soccer team that is off to the all-Ontarios next week.

Thomson, meanwhile, played starting power on the senior girls’ volleyball squad and then scored 13 goals in 12 Nor-WOSSA/NWOSSAA games for the girls’ soccer team that fell short of reaching the all-Ontarios last weekend.

Also last night, David Pierce and Rebecca Cornell were named rookies of the year. Pierce played volleyball and basketball while Cornell hit the basketball court and soccer pitch.

Allison Hyatt took home the Brent Ogden Memorial trophy for sportsmanship and perseverance, while former FFHS athletic director Rick Wiedenhoeft was given a special recognition award by school principal Ian Simpson.

This past school year, Muskie teams garnered eight NorWOSSA gold medals (junior girls’ basketball, junior girls’ volleyball, junior boys’ volleyball, senior boys’ basketball, senior girls’ badminton singles and doubles, and boys’ and girls’ soccer).

Two entries—senior girls’ badminton singles (Simone Desjardins) and the senior boys’ soccer—advanced to OFSAA.

Here are the other athletic award winners:


•Paul Renaud (MVP)—Jock Gemmell

•Marc DeGagne Award (outstanding contribution)—Adam Mc-Tavish

•Reese Scofield Memorial—Kris Esselink

•Muskie ‘B’ Team (MVP)—Ty Griffith

•Winnipeg High School Football League honour roll—Adam Mc-Tavish, Jock Gemmell, Dan Poperechny, Kevin Gemmell, Kris Esselink, Richard Allan, and Ryan Mason



•Bert Egan Memorial Award (MVP)—Lorne Koski

•Rod Cain Memorial (for outstanding contribution)—Jordan Shannon


•Most Valuable Player—Jen Caul


•Walter Horban Award (senior boys’ MVP)—Jamie Algie

•Junior boys’ MVP—David Pierce

•Patti-Jo Reid Award (senior girls’ MVP)—Christin Thomson

•Walter Horban (junior girls’ MVP)—Mallory Chowhan


•Tim Callaghan Award (senior boys’ MVP)—Jamie Algie/Jock Gemmell

•Tim Callaghan Award (junior boys’ MVP)—Dan McIntyre

•Patti-Jo Reid Award (senior girls’ MVP)—Danielle McGee

•Walter Horban (junior girls’ MVP)—Carley McCormick


•Senior boys’ MVP—Tyson Stork-son

•Junior boys’ MVP—Jason Patti-son

•Senior girls’ MVP—Simone Des-jardins

•Junior girls’ MVP—Tracy Treflin


•Boys’ MVP—Adam Bolen

•Girls’ MVP—Kelly Nielson


•Boys’ MVP—Jamie Algie

•Girls’ MVP—Carling Barton

•Struchan Gilson Award (outstanding contribution)—Lindsay Roy/Marina Boileau

•Jim Curr Senior Memorial Award—Simeon Nussbaumer


•MVP—Jen Krag

•Rookie of the Year—Leah Nowak/Ashley Nordin


•Most Dedicated (female)—Heather Dutton

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