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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.

Muskies open hockey season next week

The Muskie hockey team will get a crash course in game conditioning when they open their regular-season schedule next Tuesday in Kenora.

With the annual “scrimmage-fest” in Warroad postponed to later in the season, the black-and-gold were left without any exhibition games to play before they set out to defend their NorWOSSA title.

Football champs again

With the Muskie football team as dominating as it’s been in NorWOSSA play all season, opposing teams had to keep their mistakes to a minimum in order to stay in the game.

Time and time again, the black-and-gold would quickly capitalize on a turnover or blocked punt to score a touchdown to turn the tide.

Spikers capture Kenora tourney

Facing the Kenora Broncos in the semi-finals of an eight-team senior boys’ tournament there Saturday, the Muskies admitted they were a bit leery heading into the matchup.

But once they got onto the floor, any worries quickly evaporated as they blew away their NorWOSSA rivals in two-straight games by scores of 25-12 and 25-17.

Mine Centre wins girls’ volleyball tournament

Playing in their first tournament of the season, Mine Centre 1 showed they were in mid-season form as they cruised to the championship title of an eight-team tourney at Robert Moore on Saturday.

Mine Centre 1—made up of players in grades seven and eight—put the finishing touches on a solid day of volleyball by dumping St. Francis 2 in two-straight games (15-3 and 15-7).