August 23, 2014

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WIC, FP football teams get ready for new year
Written by Jerry DeRoche   
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 9:43 AM

Forest Park Assistant Coach Gerard Valesano gets a ride aboard the blocking sled as Trojan players charge into the dummies.

IRON RIVER—The days are getting shorter … and cooler. Guess we don’t have to tell you what that means in Iron County.

Middle school girls hoops practices start Monday
Written by Jerry DeRoche   
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 9:43 AM

IRON RIVER—Practices for the middle school girls basketball teams at West Iron County will begin Monday, Aug. 25.

Finn Women, Pole men retain bragging rights
Written by Jerry DeRoche   
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:08 AM

The Finn women held off a late rally by the Poles to win 18-15 in their annual ethnic tilt. Front row, from left: Jessica Joki, Jackie Giuliani, Kristine Robinson, Chelsea McCole, Claire Isaacson, Kristin LaChapelle, Chrissie Heimerl. Back row: Sherry Tollefson, Nikki Price, Jessica Roell, Ana Cornelia, Kim Bjork, Jen Willman Ketola, Kaitlin LaChapelle, Mary Grandahl, Lacy Santilli, Riki Lynn Rouse Wolak, Britt Brozak.

CRYSTAL FALLS—Honors were divided along familiar lines Aug. 8 when the annual Finn-Pole softball games were played at Runkle Lake Park as part of Fungus Fest.

New training rules take effect for grid practices
Written by Jerry DeRoche   
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:08 AM

IRON COUNTY—As a new season of high school football begins, coaches and players alike will be adapting to new practice policies instituted by the Michigan High School Athletic Association.
The new rules are intended to limit helmet-to-helmet contact during practices and help players acclimate themselves to possible hot August weather.

WIC sets practices, passes
Written by Jerry DeRoche   
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:03 AM

IRON RIVER—West Iron County High School has announced plans for the start of practice for fall sports and Meet the Wykons night and season sports passes.

Fast-Air wins hoops title
Written by Jerry DeRoche   
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:00 AM

IRON RIVER—Fast-Air defeated Nelson Timberridge Forest 67-30 Aug. 6 in the championship game of the Bachman Park Summer League tournament.
Fast Air was the regular season champions, and Nelson finished in second place, according to league sources.

Martin repeats as U.P. heavyweight ‘Strongman’
Written by Jerry DeRoche   
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 10:28 AM

Ryan Martin competes in the farmers walk. He won the heavyweight division of the U.P. Strongman Contest for the third time on Aug. 2. (Jill Koivunen photo)

CRYSTAL FALLS—On a wonderful and warm August afternoon, most folks would choose to spend some time enjoying the outdoors.   

95 take part in Rodeo Run
Written by st   
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 10:27 AM

IRON RIVER—A total of 95 runners took part in the Rodeo Run, held by the Windsor Center during the U.P. Championship Rodeo on July 19.

IR golf event will help several causes
Written by Staff   
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 10:27 AM

IRON RIVER—Sixty golfers took part during a Rally for a Cure event at Iron River Country Club on July 15.
Of the funds raised, $1,200 was sent to the Susan G. Komen organizaion.

WICFD wins fourth straight
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:27 AM

West Iron County Fire Department friends, family and teammates cheer as their team runs in the Mystery Race during the U.P. Firefighters Tournament in Quinnesec July 25.