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Alpena alum Gagnon inducted into DCHSL Hall of Fame

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For more than 30 years, Mark Gagnon has been imparting life lessons to scores of young athletes as a coach. Last month, Gagnon was recognized for those efforts. Gagnon was one of five coaches who were inducted into the Detroit Catholic High School League Hall of Fame. The 2018 class was ...

Alpena alum Atkinson named head football coach at W-P

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For the last eight seasons, Tommy Atkinson has learned the value of building strong player relationships and tradition through coaching. Now he’s hoping to impart those lessons as a head coach. Atkinson was named the new football coach at Whittemore-Prescott High School last week. ...

Keeping the spirit alive

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“This group of women that I coached, when they were in high school, they thought that their primary job was to support the team that was playing on the court or the field and to get the people in the audience involved in that aspect and that’s what we did,” Buchner said. “We did cheers ...

A dream come true

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ROGERS CITY — When Hannah Fleming was 12 years old, her cousin took her to a softball camp at Alma College. Ever since attending that camp, it was Fleming’s dream to go to Alma. On Thursday, Fleming’s dream became a reality as she officially signed her Letter of Intent to continue her ...

The newest Lumberjack

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Alpena Community College head coach Mark Jacobs continues to bring in talented athletes to help his cross country program continue to improve. The latest ACC signee is Caleb Burger. Burger signed on to become the newest member of the Lumberjacks cross country team on Wednesday. Burger is a ...

Standouts on the diamond

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Four area baseball players were recognized for their efforts during the 2018 season. Onaway’s Trevor Wregglesworth, Hillman’s Kyler Moir, Posen’s Jared Sharpe and Rogers City’s Kaleb Budnik each earned All-State honors this year. Wregglesworth earned Division 4 first team All-State ...

Logan Guthrie receives first Division 1 football offer

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As the weather begins to heat up, so does the recruiting process for Alpena High School football standout Logan Guthrie. The soon to be senior running back and linebacker spent much of his junior year attending camps and showcases with a dream of playing collegiate football at the Division 1 ...

At the top of their game

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The area was full of competitive teams led by standout players during the 2018 softball season. Two teams, Rogers City and Alpena made deep postseason runs, as Rogers City advanced to the Division 4 state semifinals in East Lansing, but had it’s season end with a 2-0 loss to ...

Year of the Rogers City Hurons

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The 2017-2018 high school sports season was a special one for the Rogers City girls. What the Hurons were able to do throughout the school year was truly remarkable. Rogers City is fresh off of a tough season-ending defeat in the state semifinals in softball, as they lost a heartbreaker to ...

The end of the road

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EAST LANSING—The Division 4 state semifinal showdown between No. 1 ranked Rogers City and No. 2 Coleman definitely lived up to the hype. Both teams displayed stellar defense and got superb pitching, but in the end Coleman plated two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and held on to end ...

A semifinal showdown

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Two programs familiar with winning are set to square off at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium today at 3 p.m. The No. 1 ranked Rogers City Hurons (31-5) and No. 2 ranked Coleman Comets (29-9) will meet in a Division 4 state semifinal showdown, with an opportunity at advancing to ...

Alpena’s Bullis to compete at national meet

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Entering his sophomore season, Gabe Bullis just wanted to do well. The Alpena High pole vaulting standout did a lot more than that and emerged as one of Michigan’s best up-and-coming vaulters. Now Bullis will have a chance to showcase himself on a national level. He’ll compete in the ...

Hurons are East Lansing bound

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PETOSKEY — For the second time in five years, the Rogers City softball team is heading back to East Lansing. The Hurons (36-5) punched their ticket and earned a birth in the Division 4 state semifinals with a 7-5 victory over Rudyard on Tuesday at Petoskey High School. “I’m really ...

Late rally pushes Caledonia past Wildcats in quarterfinal

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MT. PLEASANT—The deeper a team advances in the postseason, the more important timely offense becomes. Tuesday’s Division 1 softball quarterfinal between Alpena and Caledonia boiled down to just that: the Fighting Scots got the timely hits they needed and the Wildcats didn’t. Abby ...

Making their mark

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Standing on third base, Allie DeRocher felt nervous. It wasn’t hard to see why. The freshman knew exactly what was at stake. She had been pinch running all day in high pressure situations, but as she stood 60 feet from home plate, she knew the next play was arguably the biggest one of the ...

Hurons determined to get back to East Lansing

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Eight teams remain in the Division 4 softball state tournament. Of those eight teams, Rogers City, is once again among the state’s elite in Class D. For the third consecutive season, Rogers City will compete in a quarterfinal after winning an absolute thriller for the regional ...

Cardinals fall to St. Mary in regional final

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MAPLE CITY—The Onaway baseball team's season came to an end on Saturday with a 9-1 loss to Gaylord St. Mary during a Division 4 regional final at Maple City Glen Lake. Onaway (24-12) won its regional semifinal, defeating Mio 5-1, but was held in check by the Snowbirds who advanced to the ...

Wildcats win a thriller

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UNIVERSITY CENTER—The long ball carried the Alpena High softball team a long away on Saturday. But a heads-up play carried them to a regional championship. Allie DeRocher scored on an error in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Wildcats pushed past Bay City Western 5-4 to win a ...