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WIC golf teams aim high

West Iron County golfers used the Recreation Association of Iron County’s golf simulator at the Windsor Center to prepare for their upcoming seasons. Pictured, from left, are Mya Grubbs, Teagan Leonarduzzi and Madison Berutti. The Wykons will hit the links for the first time at the Houghton Invite on Wednesday.

IRON RIVER—Make no mistake, the West Iron County golf teams have big ambitions heading into the 2019 season.
    Start with the Wykon boys, who bring back their entire rotation of top players from the defending Division 2 U.P. team champion squad of 2018. Returning are junior Trey Bociek, who won medalist honors at the U.P. meet and was an all-West Pac Conference selection and sophomore Nathan Thomson, who was the West Pac Conference player of the year last season and runner-up at the U.P. meet, where West Iron won the title by 29 strokes.
    Add in juniors Noah Thomson (fourth at the U.P. meet), Peyton Williams (tied for eighth at the U.P.s), Brayden Nelson, Robbie Quayle and Ethan Holroyd and senior Dylan Berlinski and coach Mark Martini has a talented crew to line up against the field this spring.
    “It is the best accumulation of kids and athletes a coach would want,” Martini said.
    The veteran Wykon coach was also speaking about his girls team, which finished third in the U.P. meet, only nine strokes out of first. This year’s squad will be headlined by junior Mya Grubbs and sophomore Tori Bociek. Grubbs shot a 112 at the U.P. meet, three shots behind fifth-place finisher Breanna Kemppainen of West Iron, who was lost to graduation. Bociek was competitive in that meet as well, carding a 115.