Muskie running back Tyler Abma left a wake of fallen defenders in his path on a first-quarter run during the hosts’ 46-28 loss to the Miles Mac Buckeyes on Friday afternoon at Muskie Field. Abma scored three touchdowns but a late-game push by the visitors prevented the black-and-gold from earning their first victory of the season.
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It was a tale of two different halves Friday afternoon at Muskie Field.
The black-and-gold looked like a team possessed in the first half, and that showed early as they forced the visiting Miles Mac Buckeyes to punt from midfield on their first possession of the game.
Muskie senior spikers Braedon Keast and Justin Anderson stuffed a Kenora Bronco during NorWOSSA play here yesterday. Unfortunately, the squad fell to 0-4 at the midway point of the season with a four-set loss by scores of 17-25, 14-25, 25-19, and 13-25.
The 2010 Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship won’t be a go unless more directors are brought on board.
“Everything’s on hold at this point,” chairman Tom Fry said this morning.
“The remaining board members voted unanimously [last night] that if these positions don’t get filled, we will not go forward with the 2010 tournament,” he added.
The Fort Frances Lakers will be looking to bounce back from three-straight losses when they head up Highway 502 to face the Dryden Ice Dogs tonight.
It’s far from time to sound the alarm bells, especially considering this team was assembled in the span of a few weeks during a time in which the rest of the SIJHL was in the midst of training camp.
Just two weeks ago, the Muskie football team’s season looked to be dead in the water.
But a pulse returned in last Thursday’s 33-13 road loss to the Maples Marauders—just one game removed from a forfeit defeat to River East.
“Couldn’t be happier with the way the boys played [versus Maples],” Muskie defensive co-ordinator Bob Whitburn lauded.
Blake Boaz won’t always show up on the scoresheet for the Fort Frances Lakers this season, but his impact on the outcome will not go unnoticed by those with an eye for the game.
The 18-year-old is a defensive-minded forward who excels at the little things that make a big difference, especially when the marbles are on the line.
The Muskie golf team failed to use home course familiarity to their advantage at the NWOSSAA championship last Thursday at Heron Landing on Couchiching.
The black-and-gold finished in fourth place overall with a four-person total of 369.
St. Ignatius (Thunder Bay) earned the lone team berth to the all-Ontarios next week with a 338 total.
The Fort Frances Aquanauts got a jump-start on the upcoming competitive swim season with its in-house time trials last week.
And the results were impressive to say the least.
“It was unbelievable,” FFAST coach Dawnn Taylor enthused. “I was so happy.
“Of the 60 swims, 41 of them were personal bests.
Taylor Meyers is starting to stand out in OUA soccer play this season—and not just for her height.
Meyers is tending goal for the University of Waterloo Warriors’ soccer team and so far has made a good impression on her coach, Peter Mackie.
“Taylor has done very well,” Mackie lauded. “She has been our starting goalkeeper from Day 1.