Sports briefs


The Rainy River Community College Voyageurs women’s volleyball team was on the wrong end of the scoresheet once again in their lone match last week.
RRCC (3-14 overall, 1-7 in the conference) lost its second match in a row with a 3-0 sweep at the hands of the visiting Central Lakes Raiders last Wednesday evening.
The set scores were 25-2, 25-17, and 25-22.
Former Muskie Hailee Barnard had two kills and six digs in a losing cause while Alex Spuzak didn’t play.
Last night, the Voyageurs also fell in straight sets to the Northland CTC Pioneers (5-7).
The set scores were 25-18, 25-19, and 25-23.

Only a handful of teams were in action in the Fort Frances Women’s Volleyball League last Thursday night.
Serves You Right picked up wins over the Volley Llamas and Two Bump Chumps.
Volley Llamas then went on to sweep the Gillons’ Cougars while Gillons’ did the same to Two Bump Chumps.

Former Muskie boys’ hockey team forward Cole Magill had a big weekend in his first Midget ‘AAA’ games.
The 17-year-old scored a goal and added three assists in the Kenora Thistles’ season-opening 7-4 loss to the Brandon Wheat Kings at home on Saturday night.
Shortly after a four-minute power play had expired in the third period, forward Nathan Ho sent a pass from down low to Magill, who one-timed a shot past a sprawling Wheaties goalie Tyson Gregory for his first league goal.
“I wasn’t expecting to get it in the first game, but it came to me,” Magill told Ryan Stelter of the Kenora Miner and News after the game.
“We’re a young team, we got a lot more work ahead of us,” he added.
“A couple mental breakdowns took the game away from us, we were in it until the end though.”
Magill then added another helper on former Muskie Matt Spence’s goal in their squad’s 5-2 loss to Brandon the following day for a five-point weekend.