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Leading by example

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Alexa Quaine and Ashley Meyers didn’t always have the easiest time as leaders for the Alpena Community College softball program. The two former North Star League standouts experienced different paths while continuing their athletic careers, but both of them enjoyed similar success during ...

Hillman splits twinbill with New Lothrup

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HILLMAN—The Hillman baseball team split a pair of games with New Lothrup at home on Friday, losing the opener 8-3 and winning the nightcap 13-3. In the opener, Kyler Moir went seven innings for Hillman, walking one, allowing 10 hits and striking out four. Jared Juergens was 1-for-3 with a ...

TBJH Track

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CADILLAC—The Thunder Bay Junior High track teams competed in the Big North Conference Championships on Thursday and even with a little number of athletes, the Wildcats still turned in some strong individual performances. Thunder Bay’s boys team finished with 49 points and Traverse City ...

Ending on a high note

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Only a select few get an opportunity to continue playing sports at the collegiate level. An even smaller number of student-athletes go on and make an impact for their team. Anna Couture is one such athlete. Couture recently completed a storied career as an important piece of the Alma ...

All about execution

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POSEN—There was nothing fancy about anything the Alcona baseball team did on Wednesday. The Tigers simply made contact at the plate, made the routine defensive plays and were aggressive on the bases. Added all up it equaled two more wins for Alcona as the Tigers defeated Posen 12-8 and ...

Vikings take two from Alcona in thrilling doubleheader

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POSEN — If the Posen softball team was looking to gain some momentum heading into postseason play, the Vikings earned it on Wednesday with two wild extra inning victories over Alcona 8-7 and 9-8. The Vikings came into the twinbill in need of two wins to give themselves a chance of at least ...

Wildcats win five titles at BNC Championships

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GAYLORD—For the second straight year, Mitchell Day and Alec LeTourneau are conference champions. The pair was part of a group of Wildcats who combined for five wins on Wednesday at the Big North Conference Championships in Gaylord. Alpena boys team finished third with 114 1/2 points, the ...

In the driver’s seat

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ROGERS CITY — With just four North Star League games remaining on the schedule, the Rogers City baseball team inched its way even closer to a league title as the Hurons improved to 12-2 in NSL play after sweeping Oscoda on Tuesday by scores of 4-0 and 4-2. Rogers City pitcher Alex Altman ...

Big hits lead red-hot Hurons past Oscoda

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ROGERS CITY—When the Rogers City softball team makes contact at the plate, good things usually happen and it usually makes for a long day for the opposition. Oscoda became the latest opponent to find that out on Tuesday as the Hurons took two games from the Owls in a North Star League ...

Home runs lead Wildcats past Trojans

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TRAVERSE CITY—Spurred on by six home runs by five different players, the Alpena High softball team swept Traverse City Central on Tuesday, winning 9-1 and 14-1. The wins give the Wildcats (29-7) a perfect 10-0 record in Big North Conference play and clinched another conference crown for ...

It comes so easy

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ROGERS CITY — Putting up large amounts of runs has been a trend all season long for the Rogers City softball team and Monday’s North Star League doubleheader against Mio was no different as the Hurons scored runs in almost every way possible as they mercied the Thunderbolts twice, 16-0 and ...

Bats awaken for Rogers City in sweep of Mio

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ROGERS CITY—One of the Rogers City baseball team’s biggest goals this season is to improve every time it plays. But picking up big wins along the way doesn’t hurt either. The Hurons got clutch hitting at the right time on Monday to sweep a North Star League doubleheader against Mio at ...

Wildcats top Chiefs to earn ninth victory

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CHEBOYGAN—The Alpena girls soccer team played a close game against Cheboygan on Monday, ultimately winning 2-1. It was Alpena’s ninth win of the season, the second-most in program history. Alpena scored first in the first half on a goal by Mollie Girard, assisted by Emma Kelley. Cheboygan ...

A new era of ACC hoops

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It hasn’t taken new Alpena Community College men’s basketball coach Mark Jacobs to make an impact with his new program. On Sunday, Jacobs and five of his newest commits officially signed on to help and begin this new era of Lumberjack basketball for the 2017-2018 season. Cam DeCaire ...

Posen finishes 3rd in annual Wozniak invite

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POSEN—A day that began with frustration ended on a happy note for the Posen softball team. The Vikings took third place in their annual Wozniak Invitational on Saturday at Posen High School, defeating Eben Junction Superior Central 6-1 in the consolation game. Posen dropped its tournament ...

Vikings fall in championship game to Alger County

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POSEN — After getting off to a strong start in its annual Wozniak Baseball Tournament on Saturday, the Posen baseball team fell in the championship game of its home tournament. The Vikings began the day with a 13-5 win over Pellston before being defeated by Alger County in the title game ...

Local athletes headed to D4 finals

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EAST JORDAN—More than a dozen local track and field athletes qualified for the state finals during a Division 4 regional on Friday in East Jordan. Hillman junior Billy Kolcan will have busy day next week as he qualified for the finals in three events. Kolcan won the 300 hurdles (41.00) and ...

Playing through the pain

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Former Rogers City High School standout Courtney Streich recently finished up what was the most challenging year of her softball career. Streich was a member of the Hurons state championship team in 2014 and after a stellar career at Rogers City, Streich went on to continue her career at ...

Wildcats qualify six for state track finals

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SAGINAW—Despite less than desired weather conditions, the Alpena boys track team put on a stellar showing on Friday during a Division 1 regional at Saginaw Heritage High School. The Wildcats finished third with 80 points, one of their highest ever finishes at a regional, and will send six ...

Improving at home

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It was a solid day on the course for the Alpena boys golf team as the Wildcats continue improving each time out. The Wildcats hosted the annual Alpena Wildcat Invitational held at River’s Edge Golf Club on Thursday. “We started the season a little slow, but we have really played well as ...