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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.

Skates and Blades tops again

In an all-Fort Frances final, Skates and Blades blanked Tagg’s 3-0 on Sunday afternoon to capture top honours at a 10-team novice tournament in Emo.

Blake Wepruk put the victors up 1-0 in the first with an unassisted goal. Then after a scoreless second, Zach McCool and Cody McCool tallied unassisted in the third to ice the victory.

New league almost ready to go

With just a few i’s to dot and t’s to cross, it looks like Junior ‘A’ hockey will hit the ice in Fort Frances for the 2001/02 season.

The seven-team Superior International Junior Hockey League, including the Borderland Thunder, was unveiled Friday morning during a press conference at the Valhalla Inn in Thunder Bay.

Sno-cross sees better calibre racing

Although the racers are long gone, the buzz of last weekend’s second-annual international sno-cross event here, hosted by the Sunset Country Snowmobile Club, is still lingering.

“It went very well,” enthused Daryl Begin of Badiuk Equipment, who helped organize the weekend of racing. “All the racers were impressed with the race track. We had good comments from everyone.”