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Lady Trojans ready to go
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 3:07 PM

CRYSTAL FALLS—At last! The preliminaries are over! Let the post-season begin!
Forest Park’s basketball team wrapped up its regular season here Feb. 20 with a 65-22 win over Rapid River. The game was delayed 24 hours by snow and blowing snow, but that seems fitting. Forces of nature are the only thing that has gotten in the Lady Trojans’ way for quite a while.

 
Eagles soar past WIC girls in finale
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 3:06 PM

IRON RIVER—That’s not how to go into the post-season—by falling meekly (on your home floor!) to the team you will face four days later at the district tournament.

 
Wykon boys 3-0 after a wild week
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 3:22 PM

Austin Waara leaps up to fire a pass to a teammate during the Wykons’ game against Escanaba Feb. 12.
IRON RIVER—His West Iron boys basketball team took Coach Dan Schive to the movies last week. As they won all three games, the Wykons reminded him of a classic Bill Murray film.
“It’s like ‘Groundhog Day’,” he said. “We get behind, we dig out, we win by two. We get behind, we dig out, we win by two.

 
Lady Trojans seem ready for tourney
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 3:21 PM

CRYSTAL FALLS—Any coach’s goal is to have his team playing its best when the post-season starts. To judge by how Forest Park’s girls team last week, Coach Jeff Syrjanen has to feel ready.

 
Final countdown for Forest Park
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 3:21 PM

CRYSTAL FALLS—The rigors of consecutive three-game weeks now behind them, Forest Park’s boys basketball team can now focus on fine-tuning their game before the district tournament starts.

 
Wykon girls win three, get to .500
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 3:20 PM

IRON RIVER—Three wins in four days. Last week was the West Iron girls’ most intense part of the season—and a big success.
The Wykons won 50-28 at Hancock on Feb. 11; 47-40 at Westwood on Feb. 12; and 68-54 over Calumet at home on Feb. 14.

 
Twin wins boost FP girls to 16-1
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 5:03 PM

Competition gets intense as two Trojans and two Wykons battle for a rebound. Forest Park’s Kendra Campbell (right) seems to have the best grip, but WIC’s Sierra Rasmussen (left) and Emilie Christensen also want it. FP’s Sierra Robarge (40) is nearby.
CRYSTAL FALLS—Putting that stumble against Kingsford behind them, Forest Park’s girls team added two road wins to its ledger last week, boosting its season record to 16-1. The Lady Trojans remain 10-0 in Skyline Conference action.

 
Wykons rally past Calumet
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 5:02 PM

IRON RIVER—West Iron’s boys basketball team spent much of last week deep in the woods with the snoozing bears, hibernating for a game and a half.

 
Trojan boys win two; now at 8-5
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 4:33 PM

CRYSTAL FALLS—Due to its jumbled-up schedule, Forest Park’s boys basketball team played three games in four nights last week. The Trojans did pretty good for themselves, winning two of them.

 
West Iron girls fall to L’Anse, FP
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 4:32 PM

IRON RIVER—Despite playing hard, West Iron’s girls team had to take two losses last week.
The Wykons couldn’t hold on to a lead at L’Anse on Feb. 4 and lost 55-52 to the Purple Hornets. Back home on Feb. 7, Forest Park played a strong game and won 61-39.

 
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