Thunderhawks, Vikings open season

James Skunk, right, of the Dennis Franklin Cromarty Thunderhawks, attempts to power the ball over the net against Hammarskjold Vikings Darian Naser (5) and Ian Swatton (11) during action on opening day of the Thunder Bay high school senior boys volleyball regular season. The Vikings won the match 25-13, 25-19 and 25-15. DFC had fallen to Hammarskjold in last year’s semifinals. There are seven schools in the senior league this season, including the defending champion Westgate Tigers. In other action Tuesday, the Tigers defeated the St. Ignatius Falcons, 25-21, 25-22, 13-25, and La Verendrye swept St. Patrick, 25-15, 25-17, 25-11.