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Time to tune up

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With an important playoff battle looming, the Alpena High girls soccer team got the perfect tuneup on Friday. Anna Young and Mollie Girard scored and six different players netted goals for the Wildcats during a 6-0 win over Oscoda in their home finale at Wildcat Stadium. Taylor Tolsdorf, ...

Kalen’s season to remember

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It was going to be quite a challenge for Kalen Tchorzynski to build upon her stellar freshman season as a member of the Delta Community College softball program. After batting nearly .400 (.398) a year ago and putting up big numbers across the board, Tchorzynski made it all look easy this ...

Starting to click

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With the postseason fast approaching, things seem to be coming together for the Alpena High baseball team. Led by plenty of offense, the Wildcats won their second doubleheader in as many days, topping Ogemaw Heights during Senior Day on Wednesday, 17-7 (six innings) and 4-2 at Alpena High ...

Alpena puts together strong showing at Big North Championships

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PETOSKEY — The Alpena High School track and field team continued to put its talents on display and had a strong showing during this year’s Big North Conference Championship meet at Petoskey. Eight Wildcats walked away from Wednesday’s meet as conference champions. Alpena’s Faith ...

Posen dominates Wolverine; Alpena JV teams end with wins

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WOLVERINE — The Posen softball team made quick work on a trip to Wolverine on Wednesday. The Vikings picked up two wins, winning by scores of 13-2 and 18-1. Arianne Chojnacki had a big game going 2-for-4 with a home run and five RBI at the plate and picked up the win on the mound tossing ...

Make it eight straight

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The Big North Conference has gone through Alpena for nearly a decade. On Tuesday, the Wildcats entered with an unblemished conference record and needed just one win over Traverse City Central who entered the day 7-1 in the conference to clinch another league title. Alpena put together a ...

Wildcats play spoiler vs. Central

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The Alpena High baseball team got to play the role of spoiler on Tuesday. Chris DeRocher hit a home run, Bruz Copping earned a complete game win and the Wildcats swept Traverse City Central in a Big North Conference doubleheader, 6-2 and 7-4. The wins gave Alpena (10-10, 4-6 BNC) a winning ...

Alpena girls soccer falls to Petoskey

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PETOSKEY—The Alpena High girls soccer team played hard, but came out on the short end of a 4-2 loss to Petoskey on Thursday. Anna Young had a goal and an assist for the Wildcats (4-11-1, 0-8-1 Big North Conference), who trailed 2-1 at halftime. Sarah Campbell scored Alpena’s other goal ...

An impressive win

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The Alpena High girls soccer team couldn’t have asked for a much better way to celebrate Senior Night at Wildcat Stadium on Monday. The Wildcats turned in an impressive performance, defeating Cheboygan by a final score of 5-1 as they got contributions from its entire roster on a night where ...

Hurons score early and often in doubleheader sweep of Posen

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POSEN—There wasn’t a whole lot standing in the Rogers City softball team’s path to victory on Monday. Rogers City just kept hitting the ball and kept scoring. Taylor Fleming hit a pair of home runs and Hannah Fleming added a home run as the Hurons took two games from Posen at Posen ...

Hillman baseball splits DH at Dow Diamond

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MIDLAND — Hillman and Mio traveled to Midland on Sunday to play a doubleheader at Dow Diamond. The teams split a doubleheader with the Tigers taking the opener 6-4 before falling to the Thunderbolts 8-4 in the nightcap. Nic Taratuta pitched 3 1/3 innings, allowed two runs on two hits, ...

Braving the elements

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LINCOLN—Despite consistent rain and cold temperatures, many local athletes braved the elements on Saturday to qualify for the Division 4 track and field state finals during a regional meet at Alcona High School. Hillman’s Billy Kolcan and Alcona’s Lily Bilbey won two events each and ...

Central sets the pace

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For 25 minutes on Friday, the Alpena High girls soccer team played well, generating scoring chances and hold its own against a tough opponent. Unfortunately, the preceding 55 minutes did the Wildcats in. Anna Wuerfel netted a hat trick and Traverse City Central topped Alpena 6-1 in a Big ...

Steinke ends Delta career on high note

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Trusting the process was all Dylan Steinke could do during his first season of baseball at Delta Community College. Steinke was a standout catcher for Hillman two years ago and eventually signed with Delta to join the Pioneers baseball program. Steinke’s first year was a learning experience ...

A pretty good outing

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Despite the Alpena boys golf team not playing its best golf on Thursday, the Wildcats finished sixth out of 15 teams at their annual home tournament held at River’s Edge Golf Club. All Big North Conference teams, Traverse City West, Traverse City Central, Petoskey, Gaylord and Cadillac were ...

Marwede puts together strong season at SAU

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Not much changed for Jessica Marwede during her transition to collegiate softball. As a focal point in the middle of Alpena High’s batting order and holding down first base, Marwede caught the atttention of Spring Arbor University’s softball program and signed with the Cougars. It ...