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‘Bees’ stung by new-look Rams

The Roseau Rams came out like a new team—literally—against the Muskie “Bee” football team in the second half of their game there last Thursday.

With the Muskies leading 8-6 at halftime on a 30-yard touchdown by Kevin Gemmell on a reverse, the Rams suddenly got bigger, faster, and stronger after the break en route to a 34-8 win.

One they’d like to forget:

Coaches often say the way a football team practices during the week before a game is often an indication of how well they will play.

Bad practices. Bad games.

The Muskies had a bad week of practice. They also went out and played a very bad football game last Friday night in Greenbush, Mn., coming home on the short end of a 35-14 decision.

Moose hunters happy in early going

There were a lot of happy hunters in the area as moose and deer season opened earlier this month—which didn’t surprise the local Ministry of Natural Resources.

“It seemed to be hot and cold,” Dave Saunders, MNR’s acting enforcement supervisor, said Friday morning. “It depended on where you were but a lot were successful. The camps seem to do well.

Roy rink makes quick exit

If you take a new rink that just began practising together a week before an event and put it up against some of the top curlers in Canada and the U.S., you shouldn’t expect the best of results.

And there weren’t any this past weekend for the Raymond Roy foursome at the 29th-annual Sun Life Grand Prix at the Port Arthur Curling Club in Thunder Bay.

Senior spikers down Eagles

Fresh off a solid second-place finish at a tournament in Atikokan over the weekend, the Muskie senior boys’ volleyball team continued its winning ways yesterday afternoon with a victory over the Dryden Eagles in NorWOSSA action here.

The Muskies had little trouble beating the Eagles, decimated by the loss of several players, 3-1 in their best-of-five showdown.

Juniors adjust to win silver in Dryden

With the Muskie junior girls’ basketball team showing a strong ability to handle the more simplistic defensive systems in the early going of the season, head coach Gord McCabe decided to make a change.

He elected to go with a new 1-2-2 zone press—much more complicated than most junior teams are accustomed to seeing and the results were confusing.

Defence leads hoopsters to wins

They say the best offence is a good defence, and that’s propelled the Muskie senior girls’ basketball team to a perfect 5-0 record in NorWOSSA action so far this season.

The squad’s latest win was a convincing 47-17 shellacking over Dryden here yesterday afternoon. Their new trap press bottled up the Eagles all afternoon and created a barrage of turnovers.

Big plays hurt ‘C’ team

The big play cost the Muskie ‘C’ football team in more ways than one last Thursday against the host International Falls Broncos.

In the first half, quarterback Andrew George was picked off near midfield and returned all the way back to the Muskie end zone for a 6-0 lead (the extra point try failed).