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Running free

Muskie quarterback Brady Meeks looked to blaze his way up the field while Maples Marauders' linebacker Tariq Samad had him in his sights during his squad's 39-0 win in WHSFL quarter-final action Thursday afternoon at Fort High. Meeks helped lead the Muskies to six touchdowns in the romp.

Awkward angle

Fort Frances Lakers' forward Chase Robideau had the task of trying to corral an awkward rebound and get a scoring chance in front of Thunder Bay North Stars' goalie Brock Aiken during the first period of his squad's 6-4 loss Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Double tackle

Muskies Kaden Kocuiba (#58) and Riley Argue (#88) teamed up to tackle Maples Marauders' running back Denzel Hooke to the field during their squad's 39-0 romp in WHSFL quarter-final action Thursday afternoon at Fort High. The fourth-seeded Muskies will look to keep that great defence going in their semi-final showdown versus the top-ranked Elmwood Giants tomorrow at 5 p.m. in Winnipeg.

All wrapped up

Muskie wide receiver Ayden Gushulak tried to fight off the tackle of Maples Marauders' linebacker Aaron Gosselin for a gain during the second half of Thursday's win. The fourth-seeded Muskies next will face the top-ranked Elmwood Giants tomorrow at 5 p.m. in a semi-final showdown in Winnipeg.

Breaking the barrel

“Woody” Woods did the honour of busting open a barrel of whisky during the Cantilever Distillery's launch celebration in Rainer on Friday afternoon. Those who attended the celebration heard speeches from the distillery's founders and also enjoyed a glass of whisky straight from the freshly-opened keg.

Play rehearsal

Fort High students Tristan Councillor, Yasmeen Elkneir, and Katelyn Bruyere acted out a scene from “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” last Thursday in the Townshend Theatre to prepare for the upcoming show. The 25-person cast will deliver two-hour performances from tommorow through Sunday (Oct. 26-28) starting at 7 p.m.

Customer appreciation

The new Husky retailer/owner Waqas Altaf, left, and district manager Jeff Ross shared a big smile as they celebrated Customer Appreciation Day there last Thursday. Those who entered the store that day were welcome to enjoy a free piece of cake and a beverage.

Pay to park

Want to park behind the Rainy Lake Square? It's now going to cost you. Six parking meters were installed Friday at the south end of the square along the laneway. The fee to park there is $1.25/hour. Users are able to pay for parking by coin, credit card, or payment through an app which can be downloaded onto any smartphone.

Student performance

Fort High students Olivia Eldrige, left, and Joanna Empey rehearsed scenes from “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” last Thursday at the Townshend Theatre to prepare for their upcoming performances there. The play is set to run Oct. 26-28 from 7-9 p.m.