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Chris Marchand

Chris Marchand served as editor of the Dryden Observer from August 2009 to April 2018.
An unforgettable moment as the Eagles junior girls volleyball squad celebrate a four set victory over the Fort Frances Muskies in the NorWOSSA final. Photo courtesy Joey Payeur/Fort Frances Times
Dryden Eagles battle for a rebound with Fort Frances Muskies competitors during the NorWOSSA championship final, Feb. 13 in Fort Frances. Photo: Joey Payeur/Fort Frances Times

Court sports teams clean up at NorWOSSA Championships

By Dryden Observer Staff

It was a huge day for Dryden High School boys basketball and girls volleyball teams at NorWOSSA championships in Fort Frances, Feb. 13.

DHS?teams were crowned champions in three of four categories, the lone exception being the junior boys basketball squad.

Hitting their stride late in the season with a single regular season win in their final match-up with the Beaver Brae Broncos, the junior Eagles lost a heartbreaker to those same Broncos in the NorWOSSA semi-final 55-60.

Their female junior counterparts on the volleyball court emerged the victor after five semi-final sets with the Broncos. In the final, the team dismantled an aggressive Fort Frances Muskies squad after a 26-28 first set loss to cap off their win with sets 25-10, 25-17, 26-24.

The senior girls volleyball squad handled Fort Frances in the final with set scores of 25-19, 25-10, 25-11. They advance directly to OFSAA in Thunder Bay on condition of a host association berth.

The dominant Eagles senior boys basketball team had an easier than expected time in the final beating Fort Frances 92-52. Conspicuously absent from the scoreboard was Muskie Caleb McIntosh who was removed from the squad last week.

The senior boys will host the NWOSSA championship next weekend as they will play the winner of Thunder Bay schools.

Eagles defenceman Callan Fedorchuk shows Muskie Sam Tibbs whose blueline is whose. Photo by Chris Marchand

Dryden High School hockey teams saw home ice action this past week. The boys squad dropped a 5-3 loss to NorWOSSA league leaders the Fort Frances Muskies, Feb. 13. The two teams will meet again in a best-of-three NorWOSSA semi-finals. Game Two will take place in Dryden Saturday, Feb. 22.

Eagles girls captain Liv Carter during a Sunday afternoon win versus the Sioux Warriors. Photo by Chris Marchand

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