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Lumberjacks run like the wind at Firebird Classic

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GRAYLING — When the weather is awful and the course is extremely tough, the 2018 Alpena Community College Cross-Country team seem to run their best. With wind gusts up to 30 mph along with the cold and rain, the Lumberjack men ran one of their best races in team history. ACC took third place ...

A special tradition continues

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Over the past three years, the Tunnel to Towers 5K event has always been an anticipated fundraiser. The annual event continues to raise money for a great cause, while bringing people together for one special weekend out the year. On Saturday, Alpena celebrated its third annual Tunnel to ...

Wildcats capture Huron Shores Invitational championship

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The Alpena soccer team couldn’t have asked for a much better day to hold its annual Huron Shores Invitational tournament at Wildcat Stadium. Not only did the Wildcats play host to seven other teams in their annual tournament, but Alpena went a perfect 3-0 and outscored the opposition 14-1 ...

Failure to execute

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The Alpena football team returned from a three game road trip and were feeling refreshed to be able to come play in front of a home crowd against Big North Conference rival Traverse City West on Friday. Unfortunately for the Wildcats, they made a few key mistakes and failed to execute at ...

Posen remains unbeaten with win over Hale

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HALE — The Posen football team continued its winning ways on Friday as the Vikings traveled to Hale and defeated the Eagles by a score of 54-32. Posen got plenty of offensive production once again as Mark Wisniewski ran the ball 17 times for 245 yards and scored three touchdowns. Sam Brunet ...

Record-breaking Day

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Aidan Day has established himself as one of the premier soccer players in the state. On Thursday, Day scored a remarkable goal with 15:35 left in the game to give Alpena a 1-0 lead over Petoskey. The goal not only gave Alpena a lead late, but it was also Day’s 48th career goal which is good ...

Wildcats return home, look to snap losing skid against TC West

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Bob Sheldon and many members of the Alpena High football team have waited nearly two years for the opportunity to play Traverse City West at home again. Tonight, the Wildcats will get that chance. Alpena will host West at 7 p.m. tonight at Wildcat Stadium and is playing at home for the ...

Times have changed for Swami

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Back in the 60s, the Alpena Catholic Central Thunderbolts were able to field JV and varsity football teams. Today things have changed however as a lack of interest, fear of injury and other factors have led to lower numbers all around. Alpena is able to field teams at the freshman, JV and ...

Alpena volleyball falls, boys cross country takes first

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The Alpena volleyball team knew Thursday’s matchup was going to be a challenge as they played Petoskey who came in as one of the top teams in the Big North Conference with a record of 3-1 and were 17-2 overall. The Wildcats put up a fight early, but in the end, the Northmen were too much as ...

It’s all in the details

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ROGERS CITY—Members of the Rogers City football team are holding their heads a little higher around town this season. With the start the Hurons are off to it’s easy to see why. Nearing the halfway point of the season, the Hurons are 4-0, playing very well and appear headed for the ...

Rogers City girls, Hale boys win NSL Jamboree

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OSCODA—The Hale boys and Rogers City girls cross country teams took top honors at the first North Star League Jamboree of the season on Tuesday in Oscoda. Hale's boys team finished with 50 points, ahead of Fairview (71), Whittemore-Prescott (73), Rogers City (79), Oscoda (80) and Alcona ...

Making them work

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The Alpena High volleyball team didn’t beat Traverse City West on Tuesday, but they made sure the Titans earned their victory. The Titans prevailed in four sets over the Wildcats during a Big North Conference match at Alpena High School, but Alpena had one of its better showings against ...

Slow start hurts Wildcats in loss to Traverse City West

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Coming into Tuesday’s matchup, the Alpena soccer team knew it needed to put together a strong performance to have a shot at handing Traverse City West its first Big North Conference loss of the year. The Wildcats also came into Tuesday’s contest searching for their first conference win, ...

Ellis leads Wildcats at Altimore Invite

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The Alpena girls golf team traveled to Midland on Tuesday to compete in the Frank Altimore Invitational played at Currie West, the site of their 2017 regionals. The Wildcats were led by sophomore Kennedy Ellis who continued her 90s streak and posted a 99, which tied her for 12th place ...

Alcona rebounds to blank Fairview

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FAIRVIEW—Elliot Dubuque and Josh Kilbourn each scored twice and the Alcona soccer team rebounded from a tough loss on Friday with a dominant 7-0 win over Fairview on Monday. Matt Warner, Joel Steiner and Brett Nelson each added single tallies for the Tigers (7-2) who lost to Bad Axe 5-1 ...

ACC XC team has impressive day at Spartan Invite

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EAST LANSING—The Alpena Community College cross country team continued to lower its times and reach early season goals at the Spartan Invitational in East Lansing on Friday. The Lumberjacks had five runners hit career bests despite the hot, muggy conditions. "In the past, this meet has been ...

Giving it their all

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The Alpena Community College volleyball team showed a lot of fight on Saturday. The Lumberjacks came up just short of victory however. ACC went wire-to-wire with Henry Ford during the second match of a doubleheader at Park Arena, but ultimately fell to the Hawks. ACC lost the match 13-25, ...

Wildcats fare well at Spartan Invitational

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EAST LANSING—Amid a field of more than 8,000 runners, the Alpena High cross country teams managed to make their presence known on Friday. Alpena’s boys team finished 12th out of 38 teams and the Wildcats’ girls team finished 14th out of 38 schools at the annual Spartan Invitational at ...

No slowing them down

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HILLMAN — Through the first three weeks of the season, none of Au Gres’ opponents have been able to slow the Wolverines down. That trend continued Friday as the Wolverines traveled to Hillman with redemption on their mind after the Tigers ended their season last year. In a battle ...