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Wildcats secure a victory

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There were plenty of missed shots, missed few throws, turnovers and some uneven play, but at the end of its 2019-20 season opener, the Alpena High girls basketball team emerged victorious. Jade Schultz scored 15 points, Allie DeRocher added 14 and the Wildcats held off a spirited effort by ...

A winning start

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ONAWAY — The first basketball game of the season can tend to be interesting in terms of executing, limiting mistakes and playing good as a team. For the Posen girls basketball team, the first game of the year looked like it could be a sign of big things to come as the Vikings opened the ...

The shots don’t fall

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The Alpena Community College men’s basketball team came in with a game plan to limit Mid Michigan Community College’s Jaylen Rutherford who, entering Tuesday was the second leading scorer in the nation and dropped 29 on the Lumberjacks in the season opener. Alpena did what no other team ...

ACC women unable to get going against Lakers

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As undersized as the Alpena Community College women’s basketball team is, missing a few key post players on Tuesday only made a game against Mid Michigan Community College that much more challenging. The Lumberjacks have been without Shelby Seaver all season and were missing Dakota Prevo on ...

Tigers drop season opener after slow start vs Cedarville

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HILLMAN—A slow start cost the Hillman girls basketball team in its season opener. Elysia Causley scored 22 points and Cedarville used a fast start to top the Tigers 61-34 on Tuesday at Hillman High School. Season openers aren’t usually the smoothest games for most teams, but Jenny ...

Alpena shuts out Blue Devils for first victory

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Entering Saturday, the Alpena High hockey team had endured a lot of heartbreak and frustration early in the season. The Wildcats (1-3) were in need of some good fortune and a confidence boost and that’s exactly what they received as they earned a shut out victory over Sault Ste. Marie, ...

2019 All-Alpena News 8-Player Football Team

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At 5-foot-6 and 140 pounds, Tyler Hincka was never the biggest football player on the field this season. But he certainly was the most captivating. Hincka was Posen’s breakout star this season, running over, under and through opposing defenses with ease. Whether he was muscling his way ...

Lumberjacks come up short in home opener

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Coming off its first win on the young season earlier in the week, the Alpena Community College women’s basketball team played another strong game in its home opener on Saturday at Park Arena. Despite a late rally, turnovers hurt the Lumberjacks late and they fell to Glen Oaks by a final of ...

Early season woes for Lumberjacks continue in loss to Glen Oaks

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It’s been a frustrating first few games of the season for the Alpena Community College men’s basketball team. The frustration continued on Saturday in a 86-64 loss to Glen Oaks Community College in ACC’s home opener are Park Arena. “We’re too talented of a team to play like this. ...

Wildcats can’t slow Macomb Dakota in home loss

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Chalk this one up as a learning experience. Joey Gavlinski scored a natural hat trick and six different players scored for Macomb Dakota as the Cougars skated to an 8-0 mercy-rule win over the Alpena High School hockey team on Saturday at Northern Lights Arena during the final day of the Fall ...

Opening night heartbreak

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At times in Friday’s season opener, the Alpena High hockey team showed flashes of a team that is going to once again be strong and competitive, but at other times, the Wildcats also showed their inexperience and it cost them in the final seconds as a late giveaway in their own end led to a ...

The puck drops tonight

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Last season was special for the Alpena High hockey team. The 2018-19 Wildcats set a school record for wins (21-5-1), captured both a Big North Conference and regional championship and advanced to the state quarterfinals. Last year’s Wildcats team raised the bar and put Alpena back on the ...

Seven Wildcats named to Big North first team

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After a 4-5 season in which it went 3-2 in Big North Conference play, the Alpena High football team was rewarded with a record number of all-conference selections for the 2019 season. The Wildcats had seven players named to the first team and 12 players honored overall with two ...

Posen’s Hincka, Kaszubowski earn MVP honors from MWC

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After standout seasons on both sides of the ball, Posen’s Tyler Hincka and Gage Kasubowski earned top honors in the eastern division of the Midwest Central Eight Man Conference. Hincka, a senior running back, ran all over opposing defenses this season to the tune of 2,009 rushing yards and ...

Local athletes honored by NSL

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Numerous local athletes earned all-North Star League honors for their accomplishments during the 2019 fall season: SOCCER Alcona won the league title with a 5-0-1 league record, followed by Oscoda (3-1-2), Fairview (2-3-1) and Whittemore-Prescott (0-6). First Team Offense Brett Nelson, ...

Officially a Wolverine

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For Eli Winter, the choice has always been an easy one. On Monday, the Alpena high senior got to make it official. Winter formally announced his commitment to the University of Michigan track and field team after officially signing his letter of intent with the Wolverines last Wednesday ...

ACC women earn first victory

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SAULT STE. MARIE—The Alpena Community College women’s basketball team got in the win column for the first time this season, defeating Lake Superior State’s JV team 76-33 on Monday. Brooke Nguyen scored 13 points and Emma Jore had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Dakota ...

How the Storey goes

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PICKFORD—Entering Friday’s Division 2 eight-player state semifinal contest, the Hillman Tigers knew they faced one of their toughest tests not only of the season, but in program history as they took on No. 2 Pickford with a chance to advance to next Saturday’s state championship ...

Opportunity of a lifetime

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Hillman head coach Cody Allen said it best. Tonight his team of 22 players will have an “opportunity of a lifetime.” At 7 p.m. when the ball is set on the tee, the lights are shining down onto what is likely to be a frozen and snow covered field at Pickford High School, the Tigers will be ...