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North Star League announces fall sports honors

The North Star League recently announced its all-league teams for the 2017 fall sports season. FOOTBALL After winning its first district title, the Alcona football team had several players selected to the all-league teams. The teams selected were as follows: OFFENSE Running Back—1st ...

Brown named top AP Division 7-8 player; Mills, Hutchinson honored

MADISON HEIGHTS (AP) — There’s no place like home. After spending the first two years of his high school career at Detroit Catholic Central, junior quarterback Austin Brown decided he wanted to play for his hometown team, the Madison Heights Madison. The decision proved to be a good ...

A rare opportunity

The recruiting process can be exciting, stressful and challenging all at the same time for high school athletes. Being able to continue an athletic career and play a sport in college is a special opportunity that kids work hard for growing up. Playing two sports in college is even more ...

Rogers City should hold heads high

Just two days after having its season come to a unfortunate end, the sour taste may still be in the Hurons mouth after falling for the second consecutive year in four sets, in the state semifinals. The good news is, that sour taste should be quickly washed away once Rogers City takes the time ...

Hurons humbled in semifinals

BATTLE CREEK — The Rogers City volleyball team finally met its match. Despite a valiant effort, the Hurons couldn’t keep up with Plymouth Christian’s offensive firepower and saw their season end in a four-set loss to the Eagles in a Class D semifinal on Thursday at Kellogg Arena in ...

And then there were four

The Rogers City volleyball team has been put to the test in the last two and a half weeks. The Hurons have gone down to the wire with opponents, beaten others with ease and gotten every opponent’s best effort throughout the postseason. Yet after five matches—three of them against ranked ...

Back to Battle Creek

GAYLORD—Next stop, Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek. For the second year in a row, the Rogers City volleyball team will head down to the Class D semifinals. The Hurons knocked off tenth-ranked Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy Irish in five sets in Tuesday's quarterfinal match at Gaylord ...

Alcona finds success by sticking with what works

It was the one question Alcona football coach Jason Somers knew was coming and the one he was hoping not to answer. What did Alcona’s seniors meant to the program this season? Not two words escaped from Somers’ mouth before the emotion poured out. “These guys are pretty special. ...

In familiar territory

After experiencing the thrill of making the Class D semifinals for the first time in school history a year ago, the Rogers City volleyball team entered the 2017 season with the goal of getting back to Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek and had the roster to do it with several key returning ...

Lumberjacks striving for success in 2017-18

For the first time in 50 years, the Alpena Community College men’s basketball team will be led onto the court by a new head coach. Mark Jacobs will begin his first season as the Lumberjacks head man during the 2017-2018 season. “My goal is to build a strong culture of hard work. Our ...

Lumberjacks striving for success in 2017-18

The Alpena Community College women’s basketball team will have its back against the wall every time it takes the floor this season. But that doesn’t mean the Lumberjacks aren’t going to work hard. With just five players to start the season, ACC won’t have any time to rest, but ...

ACC basketball teams drop weekend games at MCC

MUSKEGON — The Alpena Community College men’s basketball team suffered their third consecutive defeat to open the season. The Lumberjacks traveled to Muskegon Community College and lost by a final score of 93-69 on Saturday. Alpena was led by Jameson Pierrelus who had 21 points. Michael ...

The end of the line

SAGINAW — Tate Hausbeck proved too tough for the Alcona football team to tame on Friday. Hausbeck threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more scores as Saginaw Nouvel defeated the Tigers 54-34 in a Division 8 regional final at Nouvel’s Boyd Field. Running back Joshua Kuligowski ...

Rogers City defeats Bellaire to win third straight regional volleyball title

BELLAIRE — For the third year in a row, the Rogers City volleyball team has brought home a regional championship. After an emotional and wild win over No. 2 Leland two days ago, the Hurons made quick work of the host team Bellaire by sweeping the Eagles 25-21, 25-14 and 25-16 to capture ...

Bring on the Panthers

LINCOLN—The Alcona and Saginaw Nouvel football teams have the same goal this week: prepare for the unexpected. As two of the last eight teams still playing in Division 8, both teams have had success doing things their way, but tonight they’ll have to figure out a way to quell the ...

Coaching chemistry helps to fuel Alcona’s success on the field

LINCOLN—Alcona football coach Jason Somers doesn’t get too hung up on wins and losses. But even he admits, last week’s win was a special one. “I don’t typically think about wins and losses, but that, Friday night, was a really really proud moment for the fact that I got to do it ...

ACC hurt by shooting troubles in defeat

ESCANABA—It was a difficult night shooting the basketball for the Alpena Community College men's basketball team on Wednesday as they fell to Bay College by a final score of 86-67. "Nothing went in during the first half. I was disappointed for the kids, especially after playing a good game ...

Hurons aiming to win third straight regional title tonight

The Rogers City volleyball team passed a tough test on Tuesday, defeating Leland in a thrilling five-set regional semifinal. Now the Hurons want to keep their postseason run going. The Hurons will attempt to win their third straight regional title tonight against Bellaire in a Class D ...

Rising to the challenge

BELLAIRE —A volleyball match between two teams that reached the state semifinals a year ago definitely lived up to the hype. Both Rogers City and Leland clashed in a regional semifinal match at Bellaire High School on Tuesday and in the end, it was the Hurons that came away with a ...

Alpena Warriors hockey team goes 3-1 to start 17-18 season

The Alpena Warriors played four games in 24 hours over the weekend and came out on the plus side, going 3-1 to start the season. The Warriors started the season with a 5-1 victory over the Copper Country Kiwanis on Saturday. Rheanna Chimner and Taylor Toldsdorf led the Alpena attack with two ...