Junior teams strike gold


Both Muskie junior teams brought home NorWOSSA gold from Kenora on Tuesday.
The girls’ basketball squad capped an undefeated season with a 51-26 win over the host Broncos in the final.
In boys’ volleyball, meanwhile, the black-and-gold downed Kenora 3-1 in their final.
The Muskies took the first two sets by scores of 25-23 and 25-12.
Then after dropping the third set 25-23, the Muskies sealed the victory with a 25-23 win in the fourth one.
There is no NWOSSAA playoffs at the junior level.
But the Muskie senior boys’ volleyball team saw its hopes for gold–and a berth at NWOSSAA–dashed with a 3-1 loss to the Broncos in their final.
After losing the opening set 26-24, the Muskies battled back to take the second one 25-21.
But the Broncos stormed back to sweep the next two 25-21 and 25-19.
Fort High advanced to the final by downing the Dryden Eagles 3-1 in their semi-final match earlier Tuesday.
Set scores in that one were 20-25, 25-21, 25-20, and 25-19.
And the senior girls’ basketball team ended a winless NorWOSSA campaign with a 28-20 loss to the Eagles in the semi-final.
Dryden went on to upset Kenora 34-28 in the final to nab the gold medal and the NWOSSAA berth.