Playing against the top teams in Manitoba, the local trio of John Sivonen, Gary Wager, and Evan Woodlands teamed up to place second in their division at the Red River Ex “Hoop it Up” 3-on-3 basketball tournament in Winnipeg last weekend.
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Greg Gosman took advantage of some fast track conditions at the Norba Nationals bike race in Red Wing, Mn. on Saturday, placing second overall in the 19-24 age group in the beginner division.
Gosman, 22, of Fort Frances, was up against more than 250 riders in the beginner division, including 30 in his own age group, at the Welch Village track (about 90 minutes south of Minneapolis).
For the second time in as many weeks, the Muskie boys’ soccer team was plagued with the penalty-kick bug late in the game. Only this time it eventually cost them NorWOSSA gold.
Leading 1-0 on a Steve Keesic goal just two minutes into the game on an indirect kick from about 20 yards out, the Muskies looked to be well on their way to the NWOSSAA championship in Thunder Bay.
Brock Madill, showing the effects of an eight-pound muscle gain between competitions, took top spot overall Saturday at the first-annual Super Body World Natural BodyBuilding Championships in Orlando, Fla.
Madill, a Fort Frances resident who works out at the Sportsplex here, placed first out of 18 competitors in the heavyweight division of the Novice competition.
With just over 20 parents attending a meeting last Thursday to discuss the possibility of merging Rainy River’s minor hockey program with the one in Baudette, the next step will be to send out an information package.
When Megan Reid accepted the position of physical education intern at the Sportsplex here two weeks ago, she did it with the notion that she wouldn’t be afraid of making changes to the programs offered there.
While she felt the programs were good, Reid admitted if she could make them better in any way, she would
Sure, they didn’t play their best in the NorWOSSA final here last Thursday against the Kenora Broncos. Struchan Gilson, head coach of the Muskie girls’ soccer team, would be the first to admit that.
But they won and that’s the most important thing. Now, it’s time to move on to NWOSSAA.
With the weight of both teams on her shoulders, Sarah Noonan calmly banged home a shot in the third round of penalty kicks to give the Muskies a 1-0 win over the Kenora Broncos in the NorWOSSA final here last Thursday evening.
The victory also propelled the black-and-gold into the NWOSSAA playoffs this Saturday at the home of the North Shore of Superior champs.
The task of chairing the biggest event in Fort Frances is—without question—a difficult one.
With the Muskie spring football camp wrapping up tonight at Westfort, the coaches have come away feeling the team will be much younger—and less experienced—than in past seasons.
But even though several players in key positions will be gone due to graduation, head coach Bob Swing was impressed by the number of players who turned out for the spring camp.