Now experienced, West Iron Country is ready to take the next step

12/2/2018 | Feature | By Eden Laase
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Iron River

T here’s a loose ball rolling toward the baseline. It bounces gently out of bounds, approaching the padded wall, but the Wykons don’t stop. Instead, players fight for the ball and continue to play. In the West Iron County gym, there are no out of bounds — in practice that is. 

It’s one of the many strategies head coach Eric Shamion uses to keep the intensity and energy high in his practices. 

The Wykons go from drill to drill quickly, only interrupted by an occasional 30-second water break, everyone in the gym constantly moving. That includes Shamion, who likes to be a participant in his practices. 

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