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Owls' squads ready for playoffs

Anything can happen in the playoffs and both the Rainy River Owls' girls' and boys' soccer teams hope things will land in their favour this week.

The girls' squad ended the NorWOSSA 'A' regular season with a loss and a draw to the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora) in Red Lake last Wednesday and Thursday to see their record fall to 3-2-1.

Underhand pitch

Nancy Indian looked to uncork a great pitch during the first inning of the Big Grassy Lynx's 21-12 romp over the Fort Frances Mud Dogs in Rainy River District Women's Fastball League action last Wednesday night at the St. Francis Sports Field.

Woman batter

Heather Wright had her eyes locked in as she squared up to hit an incoming pitch during the Fort Frances Mud Dogs' 21-12 loss to the Big Grassy Lynx in Rainy River District Women's Fastball League action last Wednesday night at the St. Francis Sports Field. The Mud Dogs are off to an 0-2 start to the season heading into tonight's games.

Throwing ball

Christian Bourgeois of the Fort Frances Braves quickly fielded a grounder and made the toss to first base to record the out during his squad's 16-2 rout of Windey's Warriors in Rainy River District Fastball League action last Thursday night at VanJura.

At bat

Cole Tymkin fouled off a tough pitch during the Fort Frances Braves' 16-2 romp over Windey's Warriors in Rainy River District Fastball League action last Thursday night at VanJura. Tymkin crushed a lead-off homer in the third inning to help the two-time defending champion Braves start the season with a 2-0 record.

Muskie boys pleased to clinch first place

The Muskie boys' soccer team set two goals for themselves heading into this season.

The first was to clinch a first-place bye to the NorWOSSA final and the second was to advance to OFSAA.

Fort High has already accomplished the former, dispatching both the Kenora Broncos and host Dryden Eagles last Wednesday to secure the first-place bye with a perfect 4-0 record.

Ouch!

Soccer is a fast moving sport and sometimes the best thing to do is just to protect yourself, as this youngster on the right quickly found out during the Spain vs. Germany match yesterday evening in Division 4/5 soccer action at the St. Francis Sports Field. Fort Frances Youth Soccer has resumed action for another great season, with games running Monday-Thursday nights each week.

Throwing to first

Manitou T-Birdies' third baseman Katie Sadewasser loaded up to make the throw to first after fielding a soft grounder during her squad's 19-2 loss to the Fort Frances Her-icanes in the Rainy River District Women's Fastball League season-opener Monday night at VanJura. The three-time defending champion Her-icanes flexed their offensive muscles early and often in the lopsided win.

Muskie girls settle for fourth in Kenora tourney

Having a chance to medal is right where the Muskie girls' soccer team wanted to be over the weekend.

They fell just short of that goal, falling 2-0 to the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints in the bronze-medal game of the Broncos Challenge Cup tournament on Saturday afternoon in Kenora, but Muskie head coach Sara Roach was still happy with the effort her squad put forth.