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On to the next level

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Not many athletes can say they’ve had a high school career like Taylor Fleming. Fleming has been a three sport standout at Rogers City High School and been a four year varsity starter in volleyball, basketball and softball. For Fleming, it is her love and passion for the game of ...

Wildcats cap off successful opening weekend

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BLOOMFIELD HILLS — After starting the season off with a win on Friday, the Alpena hockey team put together another solid performance on Saturday and skated away with a 4-0 victory against Lake Orion at the Detroit Skating Arena. The Wildcats started the game a little sluggish, but starting ...

Wildcats open season with victory

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ROCHESTER HILLS — The Alpena hockey team couldn’t have asked for a much better start to its season as they kicked off the 2018-2019 season with a 2-0 win against Stony Creek at the Onyx Ice Arena in Rochester Hills on Friday. The Wildcats put together a complete performance all around for ...

ACC men, women suffer road losses at GRCC

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GRAND RAPIDS — The Alpena Community College women’s basketball team nearly put together an incredible comeback on Friday, but in the end, suffered a tough 64-57 loss to Grand Rapids Community College at Aquinas College. The Lumberjacks trailed by 19 in the third quarter, but Alpena ...

Among the nation’s best

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The best season cross country season in Alpena High School history has come and gone, but a trio of runners are still ready to compete and challenge themselves among the top runners in the country. Seniors Maddy Boyd, Aden Smith and Josh Smith will be representing Alpena as they each ...

Several Wildcats earn BNC honors for 2018 football season

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The Alpena football team recently held its end of the year awards banquet. During the ceremony, several Wildcats were honored for their efforts during the 2018 season including teams awards and Big North Conference recognition. Logan Guthrie took home a handful of awards, including first ...

Onaway’s season ends with quarterfinal loss to Carney-Nadeau

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MANISTIQUE — At the beginning of the season, Onaway had a goal set to get to Battle Creek for the first time since 2014. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, their quest for another final four appearance came up just short as Onaway lost a heartbreaking five set match to Carney-Nadeau, 22-25, ...

North Star League announces all-league teams for fall sports

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After finishing the 2018 season with 8-2 records, the Oscoda and Rogers City football teams each several players earned all-conference honors after the North Star League all-league teams were recently announced. The league also announced its selections for the all-league volleyball, cross ...

It feels good to finally win one

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For about the last 20 years I have had the privilege to be involved in The Alpena News expert picks in the paper and go head-to-head with our sports department to pick the winners of high school, college and NFL games. It is something I have enjoyed and always looked forward to. Success has ...

Local football players named to MWC and 8-Man NSL teams

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Many local football players were honored after the Midwest Central 8-Man Football Conference recently released its all-conference lists. The all-conference picks were seperated by division. Additionally, an all-North Star League team was announced for the five North Star League schools who ...

Alpena’s Aidan Day named top BNC soccer player

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Alpena senior Aidan Day was named the top boys soccer player in the Big North Conference for the 2018 season. Day finished the season with 34 points (23 goals and 11 assists) and set a new career goal record for Alpena. In his career, Day also set the single-game record for goals. In ...

Ready for a challenge

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The ‘Sweet 16’ are left in the Division 4 volleyball playoffs. For the Onaway volleyball team, their postseason journey has been real sweet as the Cardinals have put together four stellar performances in each of its four postseason matches. Onaway is a perfect 12-0 in sets so far in the ...

No trouble at all: Onaway dominates Pickford in regional semifinal

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MACKINAW CITY—The regional stage wasn’t too big for the Onaway volleyball team as the Cardinals put together a near perfect performance on Tuesday and earned their fourth sweep in as many matches this postseason, defeating Pickford 25-19, 25-12 and 25-8 at Mackinaw City High School in a ...

Late run powers St. Francis past Hurons in volleyball regional

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GAYLORD—The Rogers City volleyball team ran out of momentum at the wrong time on Tuesday. Buoyed by a late scoring surge, Traverse City St. Francis caught fire late in the final set of a Division 3 regional semifinal and defeated the Hurons in four sets—25-16, 25-17, 22-25 and 25-21—at ...

Taking it up a notch

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A total of 128 high school teams are still playing volleyball in the state of Michigan. Of those 128, three area teams, Rogers City, Onaway and Hillman have continued their seasons and are ready for regional semifinal action tonight. Each of these three programs have reached this point in the ...

Going down fighting

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GAYLORD — The Alpena High volleyball team ended its season the same way it began: putting up a fight. The Wildcats pushed Petoskey on Saturday during a Division 1 district semifinal at Gaylord High School, but ultimately fell to the Northmen in three sets: 18-25, 11-25, 24-26. Megan Kolp ...

Local runners earn all-state honors at XC finals

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BROOKLYN — Alpena had a strong showing at the state cross country finals on Saturday as four of the Wildcats’ nine runners earned all-state honors at Michigan International Speedway. Sophomore Drew Seabase led the Wildcats with a 14th place finish in the Division 1 boys race, crossing the ...

Lumberjacks on receiving end of blowout loss

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The Alpena Community College men’s basketball team couldn’t have had a more frustrating start to its season. The Lumberjacks came into Saturday’s season opener with expectations to improve in head coach Mark Jacobs’ second year at the helm. Unfortunately, Alpena got off to a slow ...