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Local Sports for Monday, January 9

By Randy Thoms Jan 9, 2023 | 8:36 AM

Fort Frances Lakers dropped a pair of games with new head coach Tyler Miller, at the helm.

The Lakers fell 13-3 on Saturday and 9-5 on Friday to the Sioux Lookout Bombers.

Ryker Watt, with a pair, Kevin Bond, Ian Snooks and Jack Wood scored in Friday’s game.

Dylan Wedward, Bond and Snooks scored in Saturday’s contest that saw the Flyers outshot 82-28


The Fort Frances Muskies junior girls’ volleyball team captured the Winter Classic Tournament in Kenora, defeating Thunder Bay’s Westgate Tigers in the final.

The Muskies actually split the squads.

The Black team won all five of their round-robin games in straight sets before dispatching Sioux North and St. Ignatius in straight sets to reach the final.

The Gold team went winless in their round-robin games and was eliminated by Dryden in a first-round playoff game.

The senior squad was the consolation side winner.

They were 2-1 in round-robin play, then lost their quarterfinal matchup to Hammarskjold two games to one.

The Muskies rebounded for straight-set wins over LaVerendrye and St. Thomas Aquinas.


The Muskies senior boys basketball team was also the consolation winner at a tournament in Thunder Bay.

They beat Thunder Bay’s St. Pats for the win.


International Falls Broncos boys hockey team split a pair of weekend games.

They won 7-4 over Red Lake Falls on Friday and lost 5-1 on Saturday to Proctor.

Royce Allen had a pair of goals, with Cody Joslyn, Cejay Hasbargen, Nate Dremmel, Braden Skifstad, and Matt Wherley adding singles.

Asher Keep had the Broncos’ lone goal on Saturday.

The Broncos girls’ hockey team fell 5-1 to Prairie Centre.

Sidney Lindahl-Slatinski had the Broncos’ lone goal.

In basketball, the Broncos boys’ team lost 92-27 to Duluth-Denfeld on Saturday.

Abbie Hutchison scored 25 points in leading the girls’ team to a 69-61 win over Northwoods on Friday.

The junior team edged Northwoods 32-30.


The Rainy River Voyageurs basketball teams played their first divisional games in the MCAC on the weekend.

The men defeated Fond Du Lac 101-66 on Friday, with Malik Siggers leading the way with 18 points.

Siggers scored another 30 on Saturday, but the men fell 81-64 to Central Lakes.

The women also lost their game to Central Lakes, 89-49.

Cyra Polk led the team with 16 points.


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