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Muskie court teams dominate in Kenora

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It was all Muskies during last week’s showdown against the Kenora Broncos as all four Fort High teams gave the host Broncos a not-so-cheery Season’s Greetings.

The senior girls’ volleyball team improved its NorWOSSA record to 3-0 after sweeping the Broncos in the best-of-five match 25-15, 25-15, and 25-23.

Coach Struchan Gilson said he was pleased by the motivation his team showed in last Thursday’s match-up.

“We played all our players and I thought that we played very well. We were more involved in the game,” he noted, adding he’s enthused as his young team continues to prevail and improve so far this season.

“Patricia Smith really stood out and one of our new players, Megan Canfield, played extremely well,” Gilson said. “She served really well and her back-court was terrific.

“We have 13 rookies and every time I play them, I see another one shine,” he added.

The junior girls’ volleyball also took the Broncos for a ride, avenging their lone loss this season to Kenora a week earlier.

The teams split the first two games, with the Muskies winning the first one 25-17 then losing the second 25-23. But the black-and-gold iced the best-of-five match by taking the next two games 25-20 and 25-22.

“They did really well. Some good defence really showed up,” said coach Adrian Chapman. “I don’t think they could set up any plays off of our serve.”

The junior spikers now sit at 2-1 in NorWOSSA play.

The Muskies also prevailed under the hoop as both boys’ teams improved to 3-0 after pulling out narrow, low-scoring victories up in Kenora last Thursday.

The seniors won 35-32 while the juniors came away with a 28-27 margin.

“It was very close, tight,” noted junior coach Dave Ashworth. “We played well defensively and offensively.”

Adam Bowes led the junior attack with nine points, followed by Rick Ricard and Kurtis Wepruk (five each). The top scorers for the senior team was not available.

All four court teams don’t resume NorWOSSA until Tuesday, Jan. 9 when they host the Dryden Eagles, starting with the junior boys at noon.

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