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Big plays spark Muskies to victory

It’s a unit that doesn’t get the attention the offence or defence does. In fact, the only time you notice it is when a glaring mistake is made to give up a big play.

But the Muskies’ 23-0 shutout over the Kenora Broncos here last Thursday was keyed by special teams, turning the game around on a single play late in the first half.

Senior spikers sweep Eagles

The Muskie senior boys’ volleyball team picked up their first victory of the NorWOSSA season yesterday afternoon, sweeping the best-of-five match with the Dryden Eagles by scores of 25-14, 25-15, and 25-20.

The win avenged a loss to Dryden—in which the Eagles overcame a 2-0 deficit—to open the season here last month.

Tysz sees improvement in squad

Despite going winless in their first three games this season, head coach Rob Tysz said he’s been very pleased with the Muskie ‘C’ team’s progress.

The latest setback was a 14-0 defeat at the hands of Warroad here last Thursday (their second-straight shutout loss) but Tysz said his players continue to improve each game.

Air attack shoots down Eagles

With a banged up offensive line and their starting running back lost early in the game, the Muskies offence looked to be in precarious shape last Friday in Dryden.

Enter quarterback Gary Wager.

Wager, protected by a patched-up offensive line, threw the ball consistently all afternoon to lead the Muskies to a dominating 36-9 victory over the host Eagles.

Midget ‘AA’ Canadians still searching for coach

The local Midget “AA” Canadians hockey team, slated to begin its second season of play this winter, may be on the verge of folding due to a lack of a coach.

Former coach Dave Allison accepted a head coaching job with the Fort Wayne Komets in the United Hockey League nearly two months ago while GM Gus Lindberg has since stepped down from his position.

Ney, Stier win inaugural walleye tourney

Brian Ney and Dan Stier know how to catch walleye. No doubt about that.

Fresh off a top 10 finish at the In-Fishermen Professional Walleye Trail the previous weekend, Stier (of Pierre, S.D.) and Ney (from Baudette, Mn.) easily captured top spot in the first-annual Rainy River and District Chamber of Commerce Live Release Walleye Tournament there Sunday afternoon.