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Lady Trojans crush two foes
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 12:23 PM

CRYSTAL FALLS—Forest Park’s girls team opened its new season last week, visiting two teams that Coach Jeff Syrjanen had expressed some concern about beforehand.

Girls basketball starts this week
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 10:20 AM

IRON COUNTY—The ball goes up on the 2013-14 girls basketball season this Tuesday, Dec. 3.
And while all this week’s games will be away, Iron County fans get to see both teams on their home floor before long: Forest Park and West Iron County will both play twice at home next week.

Jump for joy! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 10:46 AM

Members of Forest Park’s girls volleyball team are exuberant as they celebrate winning a key point near the end of their state Class D quarterfinal match against Brimley in Manistique Nov. 19. From left are Lexi Gussert, Kelsi Hendrickson, Hannah Marinoff, Maria Stankewicz, Libby Shamion and Kendra Campbell. Their win sent the Lady Trojans to the state semifinals. Details in sports.

Aggies end Trojans’ year with state semifinal loss
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 10:46 AM

MARQUETTE—You have heard it so many times: To defeat an elite opponent, you have to play mistake-free.
Beal City did just that at the Superior Dome here Nov. 23 in the Division 8 state semifinals. Forest Park did not. Beal City moves on to the state finals this Friday. Forest Park packs away the gear until late next summer.

State champs end Lady Trojans’ season in semis
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 10:45 AM

CRYSTAL FALLS—Forest Park’s great volleyball season ended Nov. 21 where it was supposed to: at Battle Creek, site of the state finals.
It ended at the hands of the perennial Class D state champions, Battle Creek St. Philip, who defeated the Lady Trojans in the semifinals 3-0, on scores of 25-14, 25-22, 25-17.

Trojans advance to grid semfinals
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 10:54 AM

Forest Park had to work very hard to defeat North Dickinson 24-20 in the Division 8 regional championship game Nov. 15 at Dick Mettlach Field—and that made the post-game trophy presentation even sweeter.
CRYSTAL FALLS—Forest Park never trailed North Dickinson during its Division 8 regional title game here Nov. 15, but the Trojans never breathed easily, either.

Lady Trojans add trophy, head to ‘D’ quarterfinals
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 10:53 AM

Forest Park’s volleyball team, coaches and managers pose proudly with the Class D regional championship trophy that the Lady Trojans won at Negaunee on Nov. 14.
NEGAUNEE—The water quickly got a lot deeper for Forest Park’s volleyball team during the Class D regional tournament here last week.
After breezing through their district and winning the semifinal match 3-0, the Lady Trojans suddenly found themselves on the defensive against a determined, aggressive Stephenson squad midway through the championship match.

Ishpeming ends WIC’s best year
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 9:33 AM

Alec Schmelebeck’s running play is over almost before it starts, as an Ishpeming defender grabs his ankle behind the line of scrimmage.
IRON RIVER—“There’s a reason why they’ve won 18, 19 games in a row and a state championship.”
West Iron Coach Mike Berutti’s was talking about Ishpeming’s football team the morning after the Hematites blanked the Wykons 34-0 in their Division 7 district title game Nov. 8 at muddy Nelson Field.

FP’s defense gets an A+ after saving the season
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 9:32 AM

CRYSTAL FALLS—Last year, L’Anse ended Forest Park’s football season early in the playoffs. On Nov. 8, it nearly happened again.

Lady Trojans power past district v’ball field
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 9:32 AM

EWEN—Pity the volleyball teams that tried to stand up to Forest Park during the Class D District 127 tournament here last week.