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Mitch Calvert

Loose ball

The Muskie senior girls’ basketball team couldn’t handle a swarming defence by the Dryden Eagles in a 21-12 loss at the “Fish Tank” yesterday that dropped them into second place in the NorWOSSA standings. See story inside.

Mechanical failure brings Arpin’s season to screeching halt

Steve Arpin’s finish at Sunday’s ARCA RE/MAX American 200 circuit championship at the Rockingham Speedway summed up his first season on tour.

The Fort Frances native led for a stretch of laps during the race, and was no worse than third at any point until a transmission failure ended his day on Lap 161.

He finished 34th.

Junior spikers stay undefeated

The Muskie junior boys’ volleyball team improved to a perfect 4-0 at the midway point of the NorWOSSA season with a four-set win over the Kenora Broncos here last Thursday.

“We were missing one of our starters, so we had to move in one of our Grade 9s [Brayden Botsford] in with the starting crew and he worked out well,” junior coach Duane Roen said.

Shaking a tackle

Muskie running back Tyler Abma brushed off Justin Freeman (#11) of the Miles Mac Buckeyes during a first-half run

Friday afternoon at Muskie Field. The black-and-gold let a promising lead slip out of their grasp in the second half, though, en route to a 46-28 loss.