Muskie teams clip Eagles


At the halfway point of the NorWOSSA season, all four Muskie court teams sport perfect 4-0 records.
It was an all-Muskie sweep again yesterday as the squads finally held their regular-season home-openers after winning their first three matches on the road.
The senior boys’ volleyball team continued to show why they’re a legitimate threat to repeat as NWOSSAA champs after sweeping the Dryden Eagles 3-0 (25-15, 25-17, and 25-14).
The Eagles fell to 2-2 on the season.
The junior Muskies matched that feat with a 3-0 sweep (25-17, 26-24, and 25-19) over the Eagles (1-3).
In girls’ basketball action, the Muskie senior squad’s lengthy NorWOSSA winning streak was in jeopardy for a while yesterday as Dryden (2-2) took a 15-14 lead at halftime.
But a big third quarter vaulted the hosts to an eventual 33-20 victory—making it 24-straight NorWOSSA wins for the squad.
The junior team also had a bit of a stuttering start to the first quarter yesterday.
But the black-and-gold unleashed their high-octane offence after that—using a huge 17-point third quarter to cruise to a 46-18 win over Dryden (2-2).
The top scorers for both games were unavailable at press time.
The Muskie senior boys, meanwhile, tentatively are scheduled to head to Kenora this weekend for a tournament.
There was a question mark yesterday whether they would have enough players to make the trip, with the possibility that two juniors may be added to the roster for the tourney.
All four squads will return to NorWOSSA action this Tuesday (Oct. 20) against the Kenora Broncos.
Action is scheduled to get underway at noon.