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Local Sports for Monday, February 27

By Randy Thoms Feb 27, 2023 | 7:07 AM
Fort Frances Muskies curling team are undefeated after the opening day of the NorWOSSA championships in Kenora.
The boys teams is 2-0 after wins of 10-5 and 11-1 over Kenora’s Beaver Brae Broncos.
The girls team defeated Red Lake 10-5 and Atikokan 11-1.
The mixed team won over Kenora’s St. Thomas Aquinas 8-5 and Atikokan 16-2.
Play resumes today.

The Fort Frances Muskies boys hockey team will await the outcome of a semi-final game tonight to see who their opponent will be in the NorWOSSA final.

The Muskies advanced Friday night with an 8-2 win over the Dryden Eagles to take the series in two straight games.

Teagan Wrolstad and Callum McCormick each scored twice.

Adam Jean, Noah McPherson, Klyde LaPlante and Jackson Tucker added the other markers.

In the other series, Kenora’s Beaver Brae Broncos beat the Sioux North Warriors on Friday 4-1 to even their best-of-three series at a win each.

The Muskies girls’ hockey team’s season in NorWOSSA came to an end in Kenora with a 2-1 loss in overtime to the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints on Saturday.

The Saints won the series two games to none. The first game, played on Thursday in Fort Frances, ended 2-1 in the shoot-out.

The Saints and the Dryden Eagles will face off for the championship.

The Eagles swept their series over the Sioux North Warriors in two games.

The Fort Frances Muskies senior girls’ volleyball season ended with a loss in the NWOSSA championship to Thunder Bay’s Westgate Tigers.

The Tigers won the first match on Friday in three straight games and then swept the Muskies Saturday morning to claim the title and a trip to the all-Ontario championship in St. Catherines next week.

The Rainy River Owls senior girls’ volleyball team has earned a trip to Welland.

The Owls swept the Marathon in three straight games by scores of 25-12, 25-17 and 25-15.

It gives them a berth to the all-provincial A championship in Welland next week.

One medal was won by area skiers at the all-Ontario Nordic Ski championships in Lakefield.

Gavin Berube from Ignace High School finished first in the junior boys’ high school division. Cooper Rissanen from Atikokan High School was 66th.

In the high school junior girls event, Sadie Wood of Red Lake was 6th, Kieran Faulds of Red Lake was 11th, and Brooklynn Dumontier, also from Red Lake, was 18th.

Kacie Mota of Red Lake High School had the best finish among NWOSSA competitors in the high school seniors event with a 24th place showing.

Karlyn Rissanen from Northern Lakes School was 34th in the same race.

Elizabeth Young, also from Northern Lakes School, finished 36th out of 72 competitors.

The International Falls Broncos varsity boys basketball team lost to Deer River on Friday, 103-46.

Hendrix Torgerson led the team with 17 points.

The Fort Frances Lakers split their home series with the Sioux Lookout Bombers.

Dylan Wedward scored his second goal of the game in overtime on Friday to give the Lakers a 3-2 win.

Brady Krentz had the other goal.

On Saturday, the Lakers dropped a 4-2 decision.

Wedward and Trever Sanderson scored for the home side.

Area hockey teams came up empty-handed at the Norwest Stars of Tomorrow tournament in Thunder Bay.

The Fort Frances Canadians team lost all four games played in the U15 AA side.

On Friday, they lost 4-0 to the North End Flames and 5-0 to the Westfort Maroons.

On Saturday, they fell 5-0 to the Norwest Stars and 5-0 to the South End Rangers.

The Emo Elite finished the U13 side of the tournament with three losses and a tie.

They opened the tourney with a 3-3 tie with the Current River Comets on Friday but fell 6-1 to the host Norwest Stars in the second game that night.

On Saturday, they lost 7-2 to the Neebing Hawks and 5-0 to the Westfort Rangers.

In the U13A division, the Fort Frances Firemen finished with a record of 1-3, while the Atikokan Voyageurs were winless in their four games.

In the U15A division, the Fort Frances Green’s Predators were 1-3 in their play.

The Emo Express U11 girls’ hockey team took gold at their home tournament with a 3-1 win in the final game.

The Express went undefeated in five games for the win.


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