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Standouts on the diamond

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Hurons top Inland Lakes for 3rd straight regional championship

INDIAN RIVER — For the past three years, Indian River Inland Lakes has been Rogers City’s kryptonite on the softball field. The defending state champion Bulldogs and No. 1 ranked Hurons took care of business in their respective regional semifinal games which set up for another showdown ...

Familiar territory

The Rogers City softball team is in familiar territory. After winning its seventh consecutive district championship last weekend, the Hurons are now prepared to defend their regional title for the third straight season. A tougher test could present itself this time around for Rogers City ...

Wildcats excited to return to regionals

For the first time since 2014, the Alpena High softball team got over the district hump. Now the Wildcats want to keep their momentum going. The Wildcats will be one of four teams competing in a Division 1 regional on Saturday at Saginaw Valley State University. Alpena will play Lapeer at ...

Not satisfied yet

Last year the Onaway baseball team was happy just to advance beyond district play. Now the Onaway is thinking bigger: the Cardinals want to win a regional title. With a college-bound pitcher, stellar defense and the ability to stake focused on the moment at hand, the Cardinals (23-11) are ...

A late season test

Alpena and Rogers City are just days away from beginning play in their respective regional tournaments. The two teams got together and gave each other one final test before the weekend as the Wildcats and Hurons split a doubleheader on Wednesday at Alpena High School. Abbie Funk came ...

Alpena native Lockwood named AD at Sault Area High School

Sports have always been an important part of Steve Lockwood’s life. Lockwood grew up playing sports and was fortunate to have his father coach him in multiple sports during his childhood. Lockwood grew up playing football, basketball and baseball and was brought up in a family that was big ...

Hurons top Kalkaska 5-3

GAYLORD—Jayna Hance hit a three-run home run and the Rogers City softball team defeated Kalkaska 5-3 on Tuesday in Gaylord. Kyrsten Altman and Hance combined to allow four hits and struck out six against the Blazers. Mackenzie Wilkinson hit a pair of solo home runs for the Blazers, who ...