Sports briefs from the past week


It was a tough week last week for former Muskies Hailee Barnard and Alex Spuzak and the rest of the Rainy River Community College Voyageurs women’s volleyball team.
The Voyageurs lost all three of their matches, to see their record fall to 3-17 and to 1-10 within the Northern division of the MCAC.
Last Wednesday, it was the Itasca CC Vikings (10-5) dispatching RRCC in straight sets by scores of 25-21, 25-15, and 25-20.
Barnard had 10 kills and four digs in a losing cause.
Then on Friday, the Voyageurs dropped a 3-1 decision to Mesabi Range CTC (16-8).
The set scores were 25-23, 11-25, 18-25, and 19-25.
Barnard was outstanding in registering 12 kills and 15 digs while Spuzak had one kill.
RRCC then ended the week on Saturday with its best effort of the week but still came up short in a 3-2 setback to the Hibbing CC Cardinals (8-10) to lose its sixth match in a row.
The set scores were 26-24, 20-25, 25-17, 14-25, and 9-15.
Spuzak racked up seven kills and one dig in that one while Barnard didn’t play.
The Voyageurs will conclude the regular season with three straight road matches, starting with a showdown with the Central Lakes Raiders last night (the outcome wasn’t known as of press time).
The squad then will face Vermilion CC next Tuesday (Oct. 22) at 6:30 p.m. before wrapping up play with a date with the Fond du Lac Thunder on Oct. 25, also at 6:30.

After a tough start offensively to the OHL season, Cole Tymkin scored a goal in each of the London Knights’ games over the weekend.
Tymkin, who is originally from Rainy River, tallied a second-period goal in London’s 5-4 overtime loss to the Owen Sound Attack at home on Friday night and followed that up with another second-period marker in a 6-3 road loss to the Saginaw Spirit on Saturday.
The 20-year-old, now in his fourth season with the Knights (3-3-1), has registered two goals and one assist so far this year.

Due to the recent snowstorm that has ravaged Manitoba, the Muskie football team’s scheduled WHSFL road game against the Maples Marauders last Thursday was postponed for safety reasons.
The game now has been rescheduled for next Wednesday (Oct. 23) in Winnipeg.
The Muskies, who currently sit in second place in the six-team Currie Division (‘A’) with a 3-1 record, are slated to resume action tomorrow on the road against the last-place Neelin Spartans (0-4) at 4:30 p.m.