Muskies win three against Broncos


There was no shortage of excitement at Fort High on Tuesday.

Three of the four Muskie court sports teams came away with wins in NorWOSSA action against the visiting Kenora Broncos.

Ethan Barker sunk a jump shot at the buzzer to lift the Muskie junior boys’ basketball team to a thrilling 38-37 win over the Broncos.

Andros Bruyere led all scorers with 11 points in the win for the Muskies, who saw their league record improve to 7-1.

Brennan Jourdain chipped in with 10 points while Taylor Chown had six and Kade Oster and Noah McPherson both added three apiece.

Garrett Paull and Joaquin Woolsey both notched a basket to round out the offence.

Wyatt Richards scored a team-high 27 points to pace the senior squad to a 78-37 rout of Kenora.

Dominic States chipped in with 11 points while Mike Vanderaa and Sean Huziak both notched 10 for the Muskies, who saw their league-best record improve to 8-0.

Caleb Allan record six points, Braydon Christiansen had five, and Brett Schram tallied three.
Jordon Bazylewski and William Richards both sank a basket to round out the offence for the Muskies.

In girls’ volleyball action, meanwhile, the Muskie seniors improved to 8-0 with a 2-0 win over the Broncos.

The set scores were 25-18 and 25-11. Fort High also won the third exhibition set by a 25-12 margin.

The juniors were the lone Muskie squad to come away without a win, dropping a 2-1 decision to the Broncos to see their record fall to 4-4.

After Kenora won the first set 27-25, the Muskies fought back to claim the second set 25-21.

But the Broncos ended up taking the match with a back-and-forth 25-23 victory in the third-and-deciding set.

All four Muskie court sports teams were slated to conclude the regular season this afternoon in Dryden against the Eagles, with the outcomes not known as of press time.

Fort High then will host the NorWOSSA playoffs next Friday (Feb. 21).

Both Muskie senior squads have already clinched byes to their respective NorWOSSA finals, but the junior boys’ basketball team can clinch theirs with a win over Dryden today.

The second-place Muskie junior girls’ volleyball team will have to face the third-ranked Sioux Lookout Warriors in the semifinals to earn their shot at NorWOSSA gold against the first-place Eagles.