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Mitch Calvert

Mighty swing

Muskie golfer Cody Ward prepared to let it rip off the tee on the par-four 10th hole at Heron Landing during the NWOSSAA golf championship held there last Thursday. Ward carded a 92 but missed out on a berth to the provincial showdown set for Oct. 13-15 in Vineland (near St. Catharines).

Muskies improve despite defeat

The Muskie football team has its bite back.

Despite a 33-13 loss to the Maples Marauders in Winnipeg yesterday to fall to 0-4 on the WHSFL season, the black-and-gold showed plenty of promise just one game removed from a forfeit loss to River East.

“Couldn’t be happier with the way the boys played,” defensive co-ordinator Bob Whitburn said.

Sand show

Muskie golfer Alex McDonald launched his ball out of the greenside bunker on the 13th hole at Heron Landing Golf Course during the NWOSSAA championship yesterday. Unfortunately, McDonald, who had an appendectomy just last month, had to retire early due to discomfort from the surgery. St.

Back in the water

Levi Rittau of the Fort Frances Aquanauts gasped for air during freestyle laps at the team’s practice yesterday evening at the Memorial Sports Centre. The club held its first time trials of the new season earlier this week, with members setting personal bests in 41 of 60 timed races.

Wolverines claw Lakers

The Fort Frances Lakers continued their sluggish start to the season with a 5-2 loss to the Wisconsin Mustangs in Spooner last night.

The Lakers fell to 1-4, and now have a full week to sit on it before resuming play against the Ice Dogs next Wednesday (Oct. 7) in Dryden.

Muskie hoopsters stay undefeated

Both the Muskie senior and junior girls’ basketball teams improved to 2-0 on the NorWOSSA season with victories over the Kenora Broncos here Monday.

The seniors stretched their lead to 23-13 by the midway point of the fourth quarter, but a late push by the Broncos had them within a three-pointer when the final buzzer sounded, with the Muskies surviving a scare 23-20.