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Trojan boys go to 5-0 with Watersmeet win
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 11:48 AM

CRYSTAL FALLS—Forest Park’s boys team returned from the holidays Jan. 2 by earning a solid 66-39 win at Watersmeet.
The win improves FP’s record to 5-0 overall, 3-0 in the Skyline Conference.

 
Wykon boys struggle; lose three over holidays
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 11:10 AM

The Wykons’ Joe Pisoni and Ryan Rogers (24) try to disrupt the play for L’Anse senior Ryan LaBerge, as he drives to the basket during the teams’ game Dec. 20. Adam Newby (22) is nearby.
IRON RIVER—On the Iron County sports scene, nobody may welcome the start of 2014 more than Dan Schive and his West Iron boys basketball team.

 
WIC girls get set for better times
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 11:09 AM

IRON RIVER—Their record isn’t so shiny right now—1-5 overall, 0-3 in the West Pac—but better times seem to be in store for West Iron’s girls basketball team. There are positive signs.

 
Lady Trojans end ’13 at Watersmeet
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 11:08 AM

CRYSTAL FALLS—In its final game of 2013, Forest Park’s girls basketball team battled Norm Ellenberger’s patient, disciplined Watersmeet team Dec. 20.

 
FP boys blast off to 4-0 start
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 9:29 AM

Pardon my hand! West Iron’s Michael Barker tries to get a shot away as Forest Park’s Austin Carlson defends.
CRYSTAL FALLS—Santa Claus delivered the best possible gift for Forest Park basketball fans on Dec. 16—a walloping of their cross-county rivals at the Eddie Chambers Gym.

 
Wykons left in FP’s tracks
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 9:29 AM

IRON RIVER—For a team led by seniors, what should West Iron boys Coach Dan Schive think when his team has a collective “senior moment”?

 
Lady Trojans foil Mid Pen’s strategy
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 9:28 AM

CRYSTAL FALLS—Word is that Mid Pen’s girls basketball team is a squad on the rise. But on Dec. 17, the Wolverines were just the latest team to get crushed by Forest Park.

 
Lexi hits #2,000 as Trojans roll
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 12:00 PM

Here’s the big moment: Forest Park’s Lexi Gussert (22) watches her shot soar to the basket early in the fourth quarter against Kingsford Dec. 13, scoring her 2,000th high school point. Teammates nearby are Kendra Campbell (15) and Sam Nylund (25).
CRYSTAL FALLS—All the waiting and counting ended about a minute into the fourth quarter of Forest Park’s home game with Kingsford Dec. 13.
Lexi Gussert got the ball just left of the basket near the free throw lane and put up a one-handed shot. Up and in, like so many before.

 
WIC off-target in twin losses
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 12:00 PM

IRON RIVER—Coaches like to make basketball sound really complex, but success often hinges on one simple question: whether a team can score consistently.

 
Trojan boys hit the floor running
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 11:59 AM

CRYSTAL FALLS—Once again this year, Forest Park’s boys basketball team had a truncated pre-season due to the length of football season.

 
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