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Alpena’s Conner Allen tries to poke the puck past Ironwood goaltender Dylan Barnes during the first period of a junior hockey game on Friday at Northern Lights Arena. Alpena defeated Ironwood 9-6 in Game 1 of a best-of-three series.

Getting the job done

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It wasn’t the prettiest of games, but the Alpena Flyers managed to start the playoffs on a winning note. Finley O’Shea scored four goals and the Flyers used a fast start to overcome comeback efforts by the Ironwood Yoopers for a 9-6 win Friday at Northern Lights Arena. The win gives the ...

Atlanta falls to Mio on senior night 55-25

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ATLANTA — The Atlanta boys basketball team had been playing well as of late and had built some momentum, but the Huskies were slowed down and defeated on Friday night by Mio, falling by final score of 55-25. Nick Byarski led the Huskies scoring 10 points. Alcona 58, Tawas 55 TAWAS — ...

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Alpena's Dean Schmanski tries to put the puck past Ironwood goaltender Ian Carroll during a junior hockey game at Northern Lights Arena in October. Schmanski and the Alpena Flyers will host Ironwood in a best-of-three playoff series starting tonight.

Bring on the Yoopers

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One team, one goal. That has been the motto for this year’s young and talented Alpena Flyers team under first year head coach Russ Anderson. For the first time in their three years of existence, the Flyers are set to host a playoff series after finishing fourth place in the Midwest ...

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Alpena High School honored its five newest inductees into the Athletic Wall of Fame last Friday during halftime of Alpena's boys basketball game with Traverse City West. Pictured from left to right are: Troy Reeder, Terry Thomas, Tom Lavoie, Leaird and Judy Cameron (representing Kim Cameron) and Vicki Herman (representing Anna Herman).

Alpena High renews commitment to Athletic Wall of Fame

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Lined along the walls outside of Alpena High’s Gillespie Gymnasium, the plaques that make up the Alpena Athletic Wall of Fame tell many stories about Alpena’s athletic history. The wall gained five new members and five new stories last Friday as Troy Reeder, Anna Herman, Kim Cameron, Tom ...

Juergens, Huskies earn second victory

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ATLANTA—Tiffany Juergens scored 21 points and the Atlanta girls basketball team ended the regular season on a winning note with a 47-42 win over Boyne Falls on Thursday. Atlanta (2-18) led 27-16 at halftime and made some key shots down the stretch to earn its second win of the year. "The ...

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Hillman’s Gunnar Libby (12) drives to the basket between several Oscoda defenders during a boys basketball game on Wednesday in Hillman.

The train keeps rolling

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HILLMAN—A title clinching victory. Check. A near record-setting performance. Check. A much needed pick-me-up. Check. The Hillman boys basketball team checked off all those boxes with ease on Wednesday, steamrolling its way past Oscoda 76-26 at Hillman High School. The win ...

Onaway comes up short against Bellaire

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ONAWAY — With just a few games remaining in the regular season, the Onaway boys basketball team continues to improve and play its best basketball at the right time. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, they needed a near perfect performance to beat the the number four team in Class D, but ...

Morrison’s to help Hillman basketball teams throughout playoffs

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With a combined 35-1 record and recognition in Michigan’s Associated Press polls, the Hillman High basketball teams are hoping to make deep playoff runs once the postseason begins Morrison’s IGA Foodliner is hopeful too and on Sunday the store will be getting into the spirit of March ...

Swami in the wrong

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When things start to go haywire in Swami’s life, things seem to pile on top of each other. Last Saturday, Swami and his son Kevin were trying to figure out why their wood burner was losing water. After taking off the outside cover and eventually doing what was necessary to drain the ...

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Alpena's Lars MacArthur fights for control of the puck against Cheboygan's Max Paull during the first period of a hockey game on Tuesday at Northern Lights Arena.

Reversal of fortunes

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Last month the Alpena High hockey team walked out of Cheboygan Ice Rink/Pavillon with a 3-2 loss, frustrated by its lack of goals to show for its offensive efforts. What a difference a month makes. With home ice advantage, the Wildcats turned the tables on the Chiefs on Tuesday at Northern ...

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Atlanta’s Austin Corbin (40) tries to avoid Harbor Light defenders Isaac Graham (13) and James Kersting (14) as he goes up for a shot during the first quarter of a boys basketball game on Tuesday at Atlanta High School.

Corbin’s near triple-double lifts Atlanta to victory

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ATLANTA — Austin Corbin put together the best game of his career on Tuesday as he posted a near triple-double, pouring in a game high 35 points to go along with nine rebounds and nine steals while leading his Atlanta Huskies to a 69-50 home victory over Harbor Springs Harbor Light ...

Mid game lull hurts Wildcats in defeat

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MIDLAND—The Alpena boys basketball team faced a tough loss against Midland Dow 49-30. At the half, the score was 21-15 in Midland’s favor. Alpena was only able to score two points in the third quarter. Cam DeCaire was Alpena’s leading scorer with ten points. “We really ...

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Hillman senior Vanessa Schook (12) races past Fairview defender Andrea Ford and scores on a layup during the third quarter of a girls basketball game on Monday at Hillman High School.

History-making finish

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HILLMAN — It has been a long time since the Hillman girls basketball team tasted defeat. The Tigers lost their season opener back on November. Eighteen games later, Hillman made history by winning out after defeating Fairview 52-39 in the regular season finale on Monday at Hillman High ...

Three players post double-doubles in Cards win over RC

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ONAWAY—Trevor Wregglesworth, Keaton Brewer and Cody Cruse all recorded a double-double and the Onaway boys basketball team defeated Presque Isle County rival Rogers City 64-57 on Monday. Onaway (9-8) trailed after each of the first three quarters, but overtook the Hurons (12-5) in the ...

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Alpena’s Anne Archambeau, left, shoots during the first half of a women’s basketball game on Saturday at Park Arena. Defending her on the play is Wayne’s Jelani Shinn.

Cole leads Lumberjacks to victory

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In her basketball career, Kendra Cole has made herself known as a go-to post player. But on Saturday, Cole’s outside shooting skills paid off in a big way for the Alpena Community College women’s basketball team. Cole hit six three-pointers and finished with 26 points as the Lumberjacks ...

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Alpena’s Rhett Limback (8) makes a move on Ironwood goaltender Spencer Gill and scores during the first period of a junior hockey game on Sunday at Northern Lights Arena.

Flyers secure home ice with weekend sweep of Ironwood

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After wrapping up home ice in the first round of the playoffs with a 5-2 win over Ironwood on Saturday, the Alpena Flyers kept up their solid play and came away with a 5-3 victory over the Yoopers on Saturday at Northern Lights Arena. “Having home ice is huge. That was our one goal at the ...

Alpena hockey team beats Blue Devils 4-3 in OT

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SAULT STE. MARIE — The Alpena hockey team bounced back in a big way after dropping its Big North Conference finale at home on Friday to answering the quick turnaround traveling up to Sault Ste. Marie. On Saturday, the Wildcats avenged a loss from earlier in the season against the Blue ...

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Alpena’s Colby Plowman (3) battles with Cadillac’s Justin Smith (7) for a loose puck during the first period of a Big North Conference hockey game on Friday at Northern Lights Arena.

No comfort at home

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It has been over a month since the Alpena High School hockey team earned a victory on its home ice. The Wildcats’ recent slump continued on Friday when they dropped their Big North Conference season finale to Cadillac by a final score of 5-3 at Northern Lights Arena. Alpena got off to a ...

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Alpena's Isaac Jore prepares to shoot while being defended by Traverse City West's Caleb Corwin (44) during a boys basketball game at Alpena High School on Friday.

Fourth quarter woes hurt Alpena in loss to West

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It only took a few minutes for things to go from good to downright disappointing for the Alpena boys basketball team on Friday. Alex Keene scored 15 points, Brady Stoerkel added 14 and Ryan Hayes chipped in with 12 as Traverse City West used a dominant fourth quarter to pull away from the ...