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Wykons voted West Pac players of year
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 9:51 AM

IRON RIVER—Andrew Peterson and Alec Schmelebeck were named players of the year in voting by West Pac Conference football coaches last week.

9-0 and 9-0
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 9:57 AM | Updated ( Friday, November 01, 2013 10:46 AM )

West Iron County’s first undefeated football team and its coaches stood for a team photo Oct. 25 after defeating Bark River-Harris 44-18 in their final regular season game at Harris. This Friday, Nov. 1, the Wykons host Traverse City St. Francis in the first game of the Division 7 playoffs at Nelson Field.
IRON RIVER—Don’t put away the signs yet. Keep the stadium blankets handy. Football season isn’t over yet. In Iron County, it could continue for much of November.

Wykons wrap up 9-0 season
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 9:57 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, October 29, 2013 9:57 AM )

BARK RIVER--As the final seconds of the Oct. 25 game here ticked away, the Bark River-Harris PA announcer noted the historic moment at 8:16 p.m.—West Iron County had just completed its first undefeated season in school history.

Trojans rout LLH 35-0 in finale
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 9:56 AM

CRYSTAL FALLS—Lest we forget, there’s more than one Iron County football team that enters the playoff season with a perfect record.
Forest Park wrapped up its latest 9-0 season Oct. 26 at Lake Linden-Hubbell, where they blasted the playoff-bound Lakes in the second half, winning 35-0.

Lady Trojans’ search for consistency continues
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 9:56 AM

IRON RIVER—At their final meeting of the regular season here Oct. 22, the West Iron and Forest Park volleyball coaches saw things they liked—and things they wished they hadn’t seen.

More talent on the way PDF Print E-mail
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:05 PM

It’s been a very successful fall for West Iron’s varsity football team, and the WIC youth football teams in the Central U.P. Football League have been just as successful. Both the seventh grade and eighth grade teams recently completed undefeated seasons. It is the third consecutive unbeaten season for the seventh graders. Congratulations to the players for all their hard work and to the volunteer coaches of the Wykon Senior team: Head Coach Karl Seymour, Aaron Risberg, Doug Tomasoski and Jim Pellizzer. Back row, from left: Coach Doug Tomasoski, Miguel Padilla, Brad Wickstrom, Coach Jim Pellizzer, Zac King, Coach Aaron Risberg, Coach Karl Seymour. Middle row:  Caden Pellizzer, Skylar Mann, Austin Giuliani, Josh Nelson, Tyler McCarthy, Nick Herren, Cody Lambert, Jayce Brockhagen, Austin Persson, Christian Benson, Josiah Holroyd, Kevin Ballinger, Bryant Schram. Front row: Justin Foster, Neil Tomasoski, James Swanson, Robbie Ivey, Dylan Berlinski, Zac Quintero, Dawson Sundelius, Kameron Fritsche, Richard Lachapell, Reuben Bengry. (submitted photo)

Trojans swipe win away from Miners
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:05 PM

CRYSTAL FALLS—Just when the Gogebic Miners thought they could seize momentum early in their game at Forest Park Oct. 18, the Trojans stole it away.

Wykons on verge of perfect 9-0
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:04 PM

IRON RIVER—Barring a colossal upset by a Class D team that goes in with a 2-6 record, West Iron County will complete its first-ever unbeaten football season this Friday night at Bark River-Harris.

Powder puff power PDF Print E-mail
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:03 PM

Powderpuff football took over Nelson Field Oct. 10, as the West Iron girls took part in a flag football doubleheader, freshmen vs. sophomores and juniors vs. seniors, as part of Homecoming weekend. Here, freshman Paige Hebert catches a pass during her team’s lone scoring drive—the sophs earned a 14-8 win. By the way: While there may not have been any tackling, the intensity of the competition left nobody disappointed.

Wykons go to 7-0 with 39-6 Homecoming win
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 2:05 PM

Andrew Peterson has a wall of blue in front of him as he rolls out during first half action against Northland Pines. Closest to the camera are Andy Ridolphi (52), Chasz Jonet, Zane Sarafiny and Mykel Zaritz (51).
IRON RIVER—West Iron’s dream season rolled along Oct. 12. It was Homecoming Saturday, and the Wykons played the inhospitable host, walloping defending champion Northland Pines 39-6 in what was expected to be a close, tense battle for the West Pac Conference title.