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A fitting sendoff

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Thursday’s end of the year banquet to honor the 2018-2019 Alpena High School hockey team was filled with love, laughter and plenty of emotion. The Wildcat hockey team was joined by family and friends at the APlex in Alpena where the team was honored for what they were able to accomplish ...

Living the dream

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This past high school hockey season for the Alpena Wildcats has been described as magical and a dream season. For one Wildcat in particular, his dream has become a reality. On Wednesday night, Cooper Black was named to the Michigan High School Hockey Coaches Association Dream Team for the ...

Best in the NSL

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The North Star League held its annual end of the year meeting last week and handed out end of the year awards to teams, coaches and players. The list of NSL all-conference players were released Tuesday and several area players were honored for their efforts during the 2018-2019 high school ...

Tigers declawed

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PELLSTON — The Hillman girls basketball team knew it faced a tall order matching up with a team like St. Ignace in the regional semifinals. It didn’t the Saints long to show the Tigers just how tall of an order it was. Stifling Hillman on both ends of the floor, St. Ignace made things ...

Alpena recognized for stellar season

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The 2018-2019 high school hockey season is officially complete and what a year it was for Alpena. The Wildcats burst onto the scene this season and sent shockwaves through the state as they spent most of the season ranked No. 9 in Division 3. Alpena enjoyed a magical run by tying a school ...

Oscoda ready for first regional game in school history

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Three days after winning a district championship for the first time in program history, the Oscoda girls basketball team must focus its attention on what will likely be their toughest challenge to date. The Owls (22-0) travel to McBain tonight for a 7:30 p.m. tip off against Lake City (19-2) ...

The wait is finally over

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OSCODA — For the first time in school history, the Oscoda girls basketball team can call itself district champion. The magical run for the Owls continued on Friday with a 65-47 victory over North Star League rival Alcona in a Division 3 district championship game at Oscoda High ...

Hillman continues season turnaround with district title victory

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WOLVERINE—The Hillman girls basketball completed a dramatic season turnaround on Friday, defeating Wolverine 52-41 to win a Division 4 district championship. Brooke Jones scored 17 points, Bailey Schook added 15 and Melanie Morrison had 11 as the Tigers (12-11) made a late defensive switch ...

Beaten by the three

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HOUGHTON LAKE—Three point shooting can make or break a team, especially in the postseason. On Thursday, the hot three point shooting of the No. 7 ranked Sanford Meridian Mustangs broke the heart of the Oscoda Owls and ended their dream season. The Mustangs (23-1) connected on 14 shots from ...

The end of the line

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SAULT STE. MARIE — The Alpena High School hockey team had too many obstacles to overcome on Wednesday. Beset by injuries to key players in their biggest game of the year, weary from a long week of travel last week and unable to mount much of an offensive effort, the Wildcats’ season came ...

Hillman, Alcona advance to district title games

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WOLVERINE — After a wild ending in the district opener, the Hillman girls basketball team needed to focus on another tough test against Onaway in Wednesday’s district semifinal game at Wolverine High School. The Tigers passed the test and once again found a way as they defeated the ...

Tough one to lose

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ST. IGNACE — The Posen boys basketball team did almost everything it set out to do on Tuesday. The Vikings created turnovers, rebounded the ball and were able to make shots. The only thing Posen couldn’t do was come away with a win. Despite keeping it close down the stretch, the ...

Wildcats ready for quarterfinal showdown with UP power Houghton

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When Alpena High School hockey head coach Chris Limback prepared the schedule for this upcoming season, he did so with the goal of challenging his team all season, so the Wildcats would be prepared for games like the one they’ll play Wednesday. After playing eight games against teams ranked ...

Oscoda advances to regional championship, Mio falls in semifinal

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HOUGHTON LAKE — The magical season for the Oscoda Owls boys basketball team continues. Oscoda put together another strong performance in Tuesday’s Division 3 regional semifinal win over Beal City, defeating the Aggies by a final score of 51-33 at Houghton Lake High School. The Owls got ...

No stopping them

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ALPENA—The Alpena High girls basketball team threw everything but the kitchen sink at Marquette on Monday. Unfortunately for the Wildcats, the Redettes had an answer for every move Alpena made. Madison Carter scored 18 points, Aspen Michelin added 16 and the Redettes used strong post play ...

Tigers edge Posen in controversial district quarterfinal contest

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WOLVERINE—Monday’s first round district matchup had everything you could ask for in a postseason battle between North Star League rivals and perhaps a little too much officiating. Hillman and Posen met in a Division 4 district quarterfinal matchup and the two teams battled from start to ...

Oscoda, Alcona girls advance in districts

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OSCODA—The postseason is off to a good start for the Oscoda girls basketball team. Katelyn Etherton scored 14 points and all five Oscoda starters finished in double figures on the way to a 62-45 win over Johannesburg-Lewiston in a Division 3 district quarterfinal on Monday. The win moves ...