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Annual squash tourney good time

The 14th-annual La Place Rendez-Vous squash tournament here last weekend was about the competition, the mind games, and, of course, the good times.

Rod Tyreman of Red Lake noted it was awesome to see so many of the best-of-five matches go the distance.

“It was hard squash and the draw was evenly matched. There were no lopsided matches,” he noted.

Junior bowlers qualify for provincials

“S-P-A-R-E, S-P-A-R-E. That’s what we wanna see!”

That chant echoed its way around Plaza Lanes here last weekend as more than a 100 youth bowlers from across the region competed in the zone round of the “Four Steps to Stardom” tournament.

And both the local junior boys’ and girls’ teams qualified for a berth at the provincials in North Bay next month.

Girls take third in Warroad

The Fort Frances 12 and under girls’ hockey team travelled to Warroad last weekend and brought home third place along with the sportsmanship award.

Unfortunately, the local 15 and under team didn’t fare as well.

“The best part of the weekend was when the team got the most sportsmanlike award,” enthused John Pierce, co-coach for the 12 and under squad.

Muskies romp over Red Lake

Surprise, surprise, the Muskie boys’ hockey team won again by routs.

The black-and-gold visited Red Lake for a pair of weekend games and destroyed the Rams 14-0 and 13-0.

“There was more balanced scoring this weekend,” noted Muskie head coach Glen Edwards. “The scoring was spread over two lines in the first game and over three for the second.”

Hoopsters cap tourney with movie-style finish

It was a tough battle but the Muskie senior boys’ basketball team walked off the court at the Kenora Invitational Tournament last weekend as the champs.

“We won it but it wasn’t easy,” enthused head coach Paul Noonan. “It was a great tournament.”

The Muskies went up against the Thunder Bay Wolves in the final Saturday and were able to pull out an exciting 39-37 win.

Aquanauts attend development meet

Some 23 Fort Frances Aquanauts took part in the NWO regional development meet last weekend and fared well against the competition.

Their results were as follows:

•Girls 10 and under 400m (freestyle)—Jessica Cousineau (6:30.60);

•Girls 11-12 400m (freestyle)—Jennifer Hawley (6:22.61) and Alyssa Holliday (7:08.77);

Muskie girls pull out win

Cheers echoed through the arena yesterday afternoon after the Muskie girls’ hockey team nipped the visiting St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora) 2-1.

“They needed this win, it boosted them,” noted head coach Pat Dittaro. “The goaltending was great.”

District figure skaters strong at competition

Just over 30 skaters from the Border and Emo figure skating clubs attended the 28th-annual Sunset Country Interclub Competition in Ignace on the last weekend in January.

There were 218 skaters registered for the event from clubs from across Northwestern Ontario, including Atikokan, Dryden, Eagle Lake, Ear Falls, Ignace, Keewatin, Kenora, Sioux Lookout, and Vermilion Bay.