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Little League sets signup for April 8
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 10:59 AM

IRON RIVER—Sign-up dates for Iron County Little League’s 2014 season have been announced.

Champs at Sharp Shooters PDF Print E-mail
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 9:12 AM

West Iron’s fifth grade girls basketball team brought home another championship at the Marquette Sharp Shooters Classic, held recently at Northern Michigan University. The fifth graders were unbeaten at the tourney. Front row, from left: Zoe Kolenda, Maddie Anderson, Ella Maloney, Tori Bociek, Livea Mazurek, Avery Bociek and Cheyanne Hookenson. Back row: Coach Eric Shamion, Brooke Stine, Jordan Shamion, Dayle Kemppainen, Lexi Gervae, McKenna Kegley, Brandy Peterson and Coach Scott Bociek. (submitted photo)

2nd at Special Olympics PDF Print E-mail
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 9:12 AM

Members of Iron County’s basketball team, coached by Hugo Latvala, proudly wear the ribbons they won for finishing in second place in their division during the U.P. Special Olympics held March 1 in Escanaba. Front row, from left: Mark Bonetti, Larry Menghini and Ashley Latvala. Back row: Pat Bonetti, Coach Hugo Latvala and Wayne Pasternack. Not pictured: Selina Stebbins. The players worked hard as they prepared for the tournament, and all that hard work paid off. (submitted photo)

Top three will decide pool title
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 9:11 AM

IRON RIVER—Twelve teams are down and just three are left in the Iron County Men’s Pool League post-season tourney: the top three in the league this season.

Tourney time in CF men’s league
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 8:42 AM

CRYSTAL FALLS—It’s tourney time in the NCAA, the NIT—and in the Crystal Falls Men’s Basketball League, too.
And you don’t have to wait several weeks for the Final Four! It’s already here!

Lady Trojans’ title quest stopped just short
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:14 AM

Forest Park coaches and players manage a game smile after receiving the runner-up trophy following the state Class D championship game at the Breslin Center March 15.
EAST LANSING—Before long, Forest Park’s girls will be thinking about the first 861 minutes of their 2013-14 basketball season and not on the final three minutes.
But not right away.
The Lady Trojans came oh so close to completing an undefeated season and winning the Class D girls state championship at the Breslin Center here March 15.

Lady Trojans welcomed home
Written by Jerry DeRoche   
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:13 AM

The Forest Park Lady Trojans basketball team and coaches pose with the district, regional and state runner-up trophies earned en route to a 26-1 record this season.  Also displayed were a pair of team photos, two basketballs and a plaque celebrating senior Lexi Gussert’s selection as Miss Basketball 2014. (Kevin Zini photo)
CRYSTAL FALLS— After an exhausting, exhilarating and emotionally draining trip from nearly one end of Michigan to the other, the Forest Park girls basketball team finally arrived back home Saturday around 9 p.m.

Gussert named Miss Michigan
Written by Jerry DeRoche   
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:12 AM

Lexi Gussert sits up against the Miss Basketball trophy awarded by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan on March 12 in Detroit. Gussert became just the second girl from the U.P. to be given the award. (photo courtesy of Detroit Free Press)
CRYSTAL FALLS— Her name, really, is Alexis Jo.
But nobody actually calls her that. Maybe just her parents Scott and Kathy, when they’re are mad at her.

Jets’ overtime shot stops Trojans at regionals
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:11 AM

ESCANABA—After his team’s loss to North Central at the end of the season, Forest Park boys Coach Chris Nocerini said he just wanted one more shot at the Jets.

Lady Trojans: Destination Lansing
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 11:32 AM

The Lady Trojans pose with their third consecutive regional tournament trophy after defeating Superior Central March 6.
KINGSFORD—After over three months and 24 games in the wading pool of U.P. high school basketball, Forest Park’s girls fearlessly step off the ledge this week and into the deep water.
It’s sink or swim against much better teams than the Lady Trojans have seen all season. If they can keep their heads above water for three more games, they will be holding a state championship trophy by the end of the week.