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History is made

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After years of dedicating much of his time on the basketball court, Chris DeRocher finally saw all of his hard work pay off on Tuesday as he scored his 29th point with 7:13 left in the fourth quarter to claim his spot as the scoring king at Alpena High School with 1,436 points. DeRocher ...

Nash leads Onaway past Inland Lakes

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ONAWAY—Austin Nash scored 27 points and added 11 rebounds and seven assists to lead the Onaway boys basketball team to a 69-57 win over Inland Lakes on Tuesday. Kevin Pearson added 16 points and Dawson Hilliker had 12 points and six steals for the Cardinals (2-9, 2-7 Ski Valley Conference), ...

Showing improvement

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HILLMAN — The Hillman girls basketball team continues to show improvement. In the Tigers’ second game of the season, Hillman traveled to Cedarville and suffered a 35 point loss, scoring just 13 points in the defeat. The Tigers have come a long way since then and had an opportunity ...

Vikings continue to roll with win over Thunderbolts

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POSEN — The Posen girls basketball team continues to enjoy a nice winning stretch. The Vikings topped Mio by a final score of 58-41 on Monday to win for the sixth time in their last eight games. Posen outscored the Thunderbolts in every quarter and got a strong balanced effort for four ...

He’s headed toward history

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John Pintar never had a doubt. When he watched Chris DeRocher as an eighth grader, Alpena High’s boys basketball coach saw a tall, lanky, physically gifted player who could anchor his front court for the next four years. More importantly, he saw a player who, despite his youth, was ...

Wildcats score four third period goals to skate past Sault

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The Alpena High hockey team got all bounces it needed on Saturday. Buoyed by four third period goals, including three on shots from between center ice and the blue line, the Wildcats easily skated past Sault Ste. Marie 5-1 at Northern Lights Arena. Alex Cosbitt scored twice and Owen ...

ACC women show resolve despite home loss

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The Alpena Community College women’s basketball team didn’t win on Saturday, but the Lumberjacks responded well to adversity. ACC lost 67-52 to Macomb at Park Arena, but it was the way the Lumberjacks (1-13) battled after an early uppercut that left ACC coach Bobby Allen pleased with his ...

First half struggles cost ACC men in loss to Macomb

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It didn’t seem to matter what the Alpena Community College men’s basketball team did on Saturday. Macomb had an answer for it. Whether it was finishing at the basket, scoring points in transition or controlling the glass, the Monarchs had a countermove for everything ACC did and used ...

Etherton reaches 1,000 career points; Hurons win in OT

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OSCODA—Entering Friday’s game vs. Whittemore-Prescott, Oscoda senior Katelyn Etherton needed a big night to reach a special career milestone. She got one. Etherton scored 26 points to become just the second Oscoda girls basketball player to score 1,000 career points and the Oscoda girls ...

Grinding to a halt

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The Alpena High hockey team entered Friday’s Big North Conference matchup with Gaylord aiming to get a little payback. For a period and a half, the Wildcats were well on their way to getting that payback. Then everything stopped. With Alpena leading Gaylord 3-1 midway through the second ...

Wildcat boys lose to Central; Ciarkowski hits 1,000 points

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TRAVERSE CITY—The Alpena High boys basketball team couldn’t get over the hump on Friday. The Wildcats played Traverse City Central close all night during a Big North Conference contest, but came up short against the Trojans and lost 58-53. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for ...

Keeping the faith

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POSEN—In a matter of minutes on Thursday, the Posen boys basketball team watched a 14-point lead shrink to just five. Posen coach Chris Keller wasn’t worried however. He had faith in his team. The Vikings rewarded Keller’s faith and rebounded to earn one of their biggest wins of the ...

Freel, Hincka lead Hurons to road win against Alcona

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LINCOLN — Thursday’s North Star League boys basketball matchup between Rogers City and Alcona featured two teams trending in opposite directions. The Hurons entered the contest riding a three-game winning streak, while the Tigers were losers of their last four games after beginning the ...

Posen’s Brooke Ciarkowski nears 1,000 points for career

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During her varsity career, Brooke Ciarkowski has always been a team player. Whether she’s being asked to carry the scoring load for her team, take the ball up the court or rebound, Ciarkowski has been willing to do whatever is necessary to help her team succeed. But tonight, the 5-foot-6 ...

Oscoda remains unbeaten with win

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WHITTEMORE — The Oscoda boys basketball team continues to get it done on the court as the Owls traveled to Whittemore-Prescott on Thursday and came away with a 54-42 victory to improve to 11-0 on the season. Brayden Mallak led the Owls with 23 points. Chance Kruse finished with 10 points, ...

Doing what they can

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Being shorthanded was a huge understatement for the Alpena High wrestling team on Wednesday. The Wildcats competed with just three wrestlers as they took on Gaylord, while hosting the Blue Devils and Petoskey. “It sucks. It’s almost embarrassing a little bit to watch us step up and we ...

Lumberjacks can’t overcome early deficit in loss to Mott

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For one half of play on Wednesday, the Alpena Community College men’s basketball team held its own with a high-powered Mott squad on Wednesday, going toe-to-toe with the 11th-ranked Bears. Unfortunately, the Lumberjacks’ inability to put together two good halves of basketball cost them a ...

Mistakes cost ACC women in loss

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Too many mistakes were the undoing of the Alpena Community College women’s basketball team on Wednesday. The Lumberjacks stayed with Mott for most of the first half during a game at Park Arena, but mistakes toward the end of the second quarter and into the second half, hurt their chances to ...

Swami senses the heat

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One would think after 30 plus years doing this column, Swami would not allow cabin fever to set in, but it has a way of sneaking in, when you least expect it. This being the first time of having extended single digit temperatures has the All-Knowing-One having wishes for spring or better yet ...