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Honoring ‘Swede’ PDF Print E-mail
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 9:44 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 17, 2014 9:47 AM )

The city of Gaastra’s sports park was officially named Elmer “Swede” Anderson Memorial Park during ceremonies held on Memorial Day. Anderson, who died in 2007, was Gaastra’s mayor for years and a West Iron baseball coach, but he is legendary as “Elmer the Great,” the pitcher who baffled batters far and wide for many years during the late 1940s and early ‘50s, twice striking out 23 batters in a nine-inning game. (The Major League record is 20.) Anderson’s family gathered for the ceremony, including Dorothy Anderson, his wife of 59 years, who wears his “How Swede It Is” cap and holds the plaque that will hang on the park building in back.

 
Strongman entries now being taken
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 9:43 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 17, 2014 9:44 AM )

CRYSTAL FALLS—Entries are now being taken for the annual U.P. Strongman Competition, taking place Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Nylund Food Center here.

 
RAIC golf scramble takes place July 11
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 9:43 AM

IRON RIVER—It’s time to register for the fifth annual RAIC  Golf Scramble, presented by Global Response.

 
Forest Park honors top athletes
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 10:33 AM

CRYSTAL FALLS—Lexi Gussert and Austin Snell were presented the top awards during the Forest Park Trojans High School sports banquet, held May 22.

 
Wykon girls’ attempt for repeat D2 title falls short
Written by Jerry DeRoche   
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 12:39 PM

“Go! Go! Go!” You can almost hear West Iron’s Ally Jo Polich urging teammate Carli Johnson on after passing her the baton for the final leg of the 400-meter relay. Casey Harrington and Elizabeth Pellizzer were the other members of the first place quartet.
KINGSFORD—There were no secrets heading into the Division 2 girls U.P. Finals on May 31 at Flivver Field.
West Iron County and St. Ignace had been on a collision course for division supremacy pretty much from the get-go this spring.

 
Grandahl, Ragio win twice for Trojans at track finals
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 12:38 PM

KINGSFORD—Two Forest Park athletes were as hot as the weather at the Division 3 U.P. track finals, held at Flivver Field here on May 31.
Mary Grandahl and Bill Ragio led the Trojans by winning two events apiece in the final event of the season.

 
Maloney leads WIC at boys golf finals
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 12:38 PM

IRON RIVER—Max Maloney had West Iron County’s best score at the Division 2 boys and golf finals, held at George Young Recreational Complex on May 29.
Maloney finished fifth in the boys individual scoreboard, shooting an 18-hole round of 82.

 
Wykon net team 2nd at U.P. Finals
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 12:37 PM

IRON RIVER—West Iron’s boys tennis team came up two points short of first place at the Division 2 U.P. Finals, held at Westwood High School May 28.

 
West Iron girls first, boys fourth at West Pac meet
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 10:03 AM

Colton Pangrazzi kicks it into high gear at the head of the main stretch of the 400-meter run at the West Pac Conference meet May 21.
IRON RIVER—In its final event before this Saturday’s U.P. Finals, West Iron County’s girls track team kept up its pace, speeding to first place at the West Pac Conference Tournament, held at Nelson Field on May 21.

 
Forest Park track teams tune up for finals at N. Dickinson meet
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 10:01 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, May 27, 2014 10:03 AM )

CRYSTAL FALLS—As it prepared for the Skyline Conference tournament (held May 23, after this issue’s early deadline), Forest Park’s track team took part in a quadrangular at North Dickinson on May 20.

 
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