Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sports

Muskies on good run heading into NWOSSAA meet

It was a trial run—and the verdict was pretty promising.
The Muskie cross-country running team used the annual Dryden “Turkey Trot” event last Wednesday as its final warm-up before the NWOSSAA championships today in Thunder Bay.
A look at Fort High’s results provides plenty of optimism for local runners hoping to qualify for the OFSAA showdown Nov. 1 in Waterloo.

Muskie girls set compass for Kenora

The Muskie girls’ hockey team turned in the first undefeated campaign in NorWOSSA girls’ hockey history last season.
The squad went on to capture the league title and qualify for the OFSAA ‘AA’ girls’ tournament for the first time ever—making it all the way to the quarter-finals before bowing out.

Muskie playoff hopes crushed

Being part of history isn’t always fun.
Just ask Gen. Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Davy Crockett at the Alamo, or the Muskie football team on its home turf this past Friday.

Group courts tennis revival

A group interested in re-establishing tennis courts in Fort Frances held an inaugural meeting last Wednesday at the Memorial Sports Centre.
The committee agreed to operate under the interim name of “Fort Tennis Courts Committee” until a formal one is selected.

Lakers shrug off back-to-back losses

Wayne Strachan was looking for a response.
Matt Vela gave him just the right one.
Vela countered the English River Miners’ go-ahead goal in the third period with an equalizer 30 seconds later to set the Fort Frances Lakers in motion towards a 4-2 victory here Saturday night.

Lakers double Miners

The Ice For Kids Arena became the Vela-drome for a night.
Matt Vela had a hat trick, and Bowen Alcock netted the game-winner with 2:52 left in the third, as the Fort Frances Lakers doubled the English River Miners 4-2 in SIJHL action Saturday.

Playoff hopes dashed

With a playoff spot on the line, Brayden Coulis was “Mr. Everything” for the West Kildonan Wolverines here Friday as the Winnipeg squad romped to a 46-14 win over the Muskies.
Coulis set a new WHSFL record for points in a game by one player—scoring 40 of West Kildonan’s 46 in four different ways to put the Wolverines (4-3) into the post-season.

Lakers handed another defeat

Yesterday was one to forget for the Fort Frances Lakers.
The Lakers kept it closer than 48 hours earlier, but still dropped a 4-2 decision to the Minnesota Iron Rangers in SIJHL action last night in Hoyt Lakes.

Junior football game cancelled

It was hardly the proper way to end a season.
The Fort Frances Junior Wolverines football team has cancelled its final game of the year—and only home contest—scheduled for tomorrow against the Kenora Junior Broncos.
Wolverines’ co-coach Brett Wilson said Kenora refused to follow the same format for games here that they had when the Broncos played host earlier this season.

Tie atop women’s volleyball standings

Kiss My Pass figured a light night of action was the right time to stage a palace coup.
With only four teams seeing action in the Fort Frances Women’s Volleyball League last Thursday because of the unavailability of Fort High, Kiss My Pass took over the St. Michael’s School venue to earn five of a possible six points.

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