For the first time ever, a Fort Frances Special Olympics curling team will hit the ice in an exhibition game next month against a squad from Kenora. “Curling so far is a demonstration sport but it will be the next one in line [to be accredited],” Special Olympics community co-ordinator […]

While the Muskies knew they would have their hands full playing the talented Red Lake Falls, Mn. squad in an exhibition game there Saturday, they quickly found out they also had to take on the referee. The Muskies racked up 25 minutes in the penalty box, including a five-minute major […]

With 16 of the top men’s curling rinks in Northwestern Ontario battling it out in Longlac last week for one of two berths up for grabs to the Northern Ontario tankard next month, it was no question the teams that went on a hot streak would advance. But only one […]

Kim Kirk, 16, earned a spot at the junior national meet in Calgary next month after recording a qualifying time in the 100-m freestyle event last weekend at the Thunder Bay Thunderbolts Invitational. Aquanaut head coach Debbie Murray said she was impressed with Kirk’s time, which cracked the qualifying mark […]

The Emo Selects scored three first-period goals and never looked back en route to a 6-1 victory over International Falls in Atom action. Six different players shared in the scoring for the Selects–Sean Rea, Josh Swire, Dennis Mutz, Jake Gill, Dylan McGinnis, and Ryan Mutz. The Falls tallied their marker […]

Brandy Hyatt skated away with four gold medals while Carrie Selin added three to lead the Border Figure Skating Club to top honours at the 25th-annual Sunset Country regional competition here last weekend. Sarah McComb won the Juvenile Ladies ‘A’ Trophy and picked up a pair of gold medals, as […]

Although the Muskie senior girls’ volleyball team dropped its fourth-straight NorWOSSA match here last Thursday afternoon, the players found solace in the fact they stole a point from the front-running Dryden Eagles. After getting blitzed 15-3 in the first game, the Muskies stormed back to win an exciting 15-13 decision […]

At the midway point of the NorWOSSA boys’ basketball season, it’s clear all three teams are capable of winning on any given day. And lately, the games involving the Muskies have been decided in the final minutes–making for some exciting hoop action. The last two Muskie wins over the Dryden […]

While Red Lake Falls, Mn. may seem like an unlikely opponent for the black-and-gold, their exhibition game there Saturday will pit a former Muskie against his old team. It’s been more than 10 years since O.J. Kennett helped lead the Muskies to all-Ontario gold back in 1986. And while his […]

The Fort Frances Tooks tackled everything in sight last weekend at the annual Emo Cowboys liniment league hockey tournament, going unbeaten in four games en route to capturing top honours Sunday afternoon. L. Beck, assisted by B. Tookenay, netted the game-winner at the 6:18 mark of the third as the […]

Both Muskie girls’ volleyball teams had impressive showings at tournaments last weekend, with the juniors taking top spot in Dryden while the seniors placed third in Kenora. The juniors cruised to a 9-1 record in the 10-game round-robin, then won the championship with a 15-6 and 15-11 win over a […]

The Aquanaut swim team hosted a development meet for its younger swimmers Saturday, giving them a chance to compete against another swim club from Kenora. “It gives [the swimmers] a chance to compete at their [own] level,” said Aquanaut head coach Debbie Murray. “The whole purpose is to give the […]