For a young player with aspirations of someday playing on the professional circuit, Rob Nigro is quite content about showcasing his skills at local tournaments like the one here last weekend. And the 15-year-old Thunder Bay native stole the show Sunday afternoon, dazzling the crowd at the Sportsplex with a […]

The Muskie girls’ curling team, coming off a disappointing showing at a qualifying bonspiel here two weeks ago, finished with a 4-1 record–and the gold medal–at the NorWOSSA playdowns in Kenora on Monday. The team also advanced to the NWOSSAA playdowns March 8-10 in Thunder Bay. “The girls just didn’t […]

Muskie head coach Glen Edwards said the key to their best-of-three semi-final series with Red Lake, which opens there Friday night, will lie in their ability to “bottle up” the Rams in their own end. The Rams use an unorthodox offensive system, keeping their forwards precariously high and relying heavily […]

Trailing 75-71 with just over a minute to play to the first place Kenora Broncos, and with their shooting suddenly going cold, the Muskies looked well on their way to suffering their fifth loss of the season here yesterday. But the black-and-gold regained their scoring touch down the stretch, getting […]

Emo snipers scored at will in minor hockey action during the past week, winning four games while losing just one and tying another. In Novice action, the Emo Wings skated all over visiting Rainy River 6-2 on goals by Richard Wieringa (two), Nathan DeBungie, Ryan Witherspoon, Maverick Judson, and Brock […]

As the local KC ‘AA’ PeeWee rep hockey team breezed through the competition at a tournament in Thunder Bay last weekend, one team spoiled the party. The Neebing Hawks scored three straight goals to erase a 1-0 deficit in the second period en route to a 5-3 win over the […]

Five members of the Border Figure Skating Club leave tomorrow for Terrace Bay to compete at the Northern Ontario Sectionals, the second round of the all-Ontario championships. Sarah McComb, Shane Katona, Brande Hyatt, Noreen Hartlin, and Holly McRae advanced after qualifying during the first elimination round here last month. Local […]

Jordan Davis and Matthew Beck scored first-period goals to help Emo OPP to a 2-2 tie with visiting West End Eagles (Fort Frances) in Tom Thumb action. Zac Johnston and Kirk Petrin replied for the Fort squad. OPP’s second game against tagg’s (Fort Frances) was a 2-1 loss. Brian White […]

Diane Bonot downed Florence Ogden 12-3 in the ‘A’ final of the annual ladies’ bonspiel last weekend at the Emo Curling Club. Bonot, whose team included Carolee Strachan, Lucinda Meyers, and Cheryl Aduono, scored five in the first end and then stole three in the second en route to the […]

With the annual aggregate bowling tournament slated here March 14-15, the Fort Frances contingent was finalized Sunday. Amy Gushulak heads the ladies’ scratch team after bowling a 2,159 score in the 10-game roll-offs, finishing ahead of Sonya Chartrand (2,130) and Carmen Walton (2,116). Other team members include Debbie Wagner (2,053), […]

The Muskie senior boys’ basketball team must have had a little bit of love in their hearts on Valentine’s Day as they handed Dryden an insurmountable lead early in the game. The black-and-gold watched as the host Eagles went on a 20-4 first-quarter run en route to a 61-53 upset […]

There’s no question all eyes in Rainy River District will be focused squarely on the Labatt Brier in Winnipeg next month given that Fort France native Rob Sinclair Jr. and former Atikokanite Dale Wiersema will be representing Northern Ontario there as members of Bruce Melville’s Port Arthur rink. Melville, making […]