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Muskies net another easy win

While being careful not to compare this year’s edition of the Muskies to the team that won all-Ontario gold here in 1989, head coach Glen Edwards admitted he’s having a tough time remembering a past squad that’s had such a dominating start.

The black-and-gold improved their NorWOSSA-leading record to a perfect 4-0 with a 7-2 win over the Dryden Eagles there last night.

Spikers bound for all-Ontarios

Fresh off a sweep of the Churchill Trojans last weekend for the NWOSSAA crown, the Muskie senior boys’ volleyball team is en route to St. Thomas today for the all-Ontarios.

And they don’t plan on just making an appearance there. In fact, the black-and-gold have their sights set on nothing less than a gold medal.

Robert Moore ‘golden’ on volleyball court

When the Robert Moore grade eight girls’ volleyball team captured the gold medal at a tournament in Whitefish Bay on Saturday, it set a mark that will be difficult to match in elementary school volleyball.

Their victory—a 25-13 and 25-5 sweep over Mine Centre in the final—gave Robert Moore at least one tournament title for each of its grade seven and eight boys’ and girls’ teams.

Squashers a hit in Thunder Bay

A strong local contingent of squash players won three division titles at the Northwestern Ontario Open in Thunder Bay over the weekend.

Drew Allan defeated Josh Gonzalez 3-1 in the championship final of the junior event. Allan, who went undefeated during the tournament, reached the final after wins over Derek Vilam (3-1), Stephanie Couch (3-0), and Sarah Muir (3-0).

Rolling right along

When the contingent of bowlers from Plaza Lanes set out for the Youth Challenge in Dryden over the weekend, they did so knowing they had put in a good deal of practice beforehand.

And that practice definitely paid off as five of the 14 local bowlers earned berths on Sunset Country teams heading off to the provincial finals in Haileybury in January.

Muskies snakebitten in hoop finals

The old adage, “It’s not how you start but how you finish,” is one that is haunting the Muskie girls’ basketball program this week.

That’s because both squads lost their respective NorWOSSA finals last Friday in Dryden after dominating league play during the regular season, each finishing atop the standings with 7-1 records.

Muskies snakebitten in hoop finals

The old adage, “It’s not how you start but how you finish,” is one that is haunting the Muskie girls’ basketball program this week.

That’s because both squads lost their respective NorWOSSA finals last Friday in Dryden after dominating league play during the regular season, each finishing atop the standings with 7-1 records.

Senior spikers strike gold

Playing what head coach Adrian Chapman called “their best volleyball of the season,” the Muskies spiked their way to a trip to the NWOSSAA playoffs in Thunder Bay this weekend after a dramatic comeback over Kenora in the NorWOSSA final last Friday in Dryden.

Morgan earns spot on Winter Games team

Hillary Morgan led a strong contingent of local trampolinists at a meet here Sunday, recording the top score of 54.3 to claim one of four spots on the regional team for the Ontario Winter Games in Sault Ste. Marie in March.

Joining her on the Northwest team are Kristina O’Brien of Sioux Lookout (50.4), Suzie Hamilton of Thunder Bay (50.8), and Joey Cantanzaro of Thunder Bay (50.2).

Oh, so close

The Muskie senior boys’ volleyball team could taste victory. In fact, they were on the verge of savouring it.

Leading the Kenora Broncos 2-0 in their best-of-five showdown here last Wednesday to close out the NorWOSSA regular season (taking the first two games by scores of 25-19 and 25-17), the black-and-gold looked to be well on their way to victory.