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Officially a Scot

When Emma Fraser’s Alpena High School playing days are over, two things are guaranteed to happen. First, Fraser will have left her mark at Alpena, going down as one of the best softball players to go through the storied program. Second,Fraser will be ready to continue her playing career ...

Alpena boys earn key BNC win, Oscoda hoops teams make history

CADILLAC — The Alpena High boys basketball team kept its hopes for a Big North Conference title alive on Monday with a 48-46 road victory at Cadillac. The Wildcats got off to a good start and built a double digit lead in the third quarter. Even then, they had to fend off a late rally from ...

Jacobs disappointed after ACC men lose

Alpena Community College men’s basketball Mark Jacobs didn’t have much to say after Monday’s game at Park Arena. His team’s performance said enough. Unable to stop their opponent’s hot perimeter shooting, the Lumberjacks were left to play catch up against Lake Superior State’s ...

Nguyen’s big night helps Lumberjacks top Lakers

Brooke Nguyen’s big night put the ACC women’s basketball team back in the win column. The freshman guard scored 30 points, including six three-pointers to lead the Lumberjacks past Lake Superior State’s JV team 59-31 at Park Arena on Monday. Nguyen drilled a triple for the game’s ...

Big North champions

After 14 years, the Alpena High hockey team is back on top of the Big North Conference. Saturday’s home finale for Alpena was special as the Wildcats won the BNC for the fourth time in school history and first since the 2004-2005 season by defeating rival Traverse City Central 5-0 at ...

Wildcats cruise to Senior Day victory over Ogemaw

Before it heads into its toughest-and arguably most important-stretch of the season, the Alpena High boys basketball team gave itself the perfect shot of momentum. A dominating win on a special day. Aidan Goike scored 17 points, Chris DeRocher added 15 and nine different Alpena players ...

ACC men, women struggle on road against Mott

FLINT — The trip to Flint for the The Alpena Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams wasn’t a kind one as bother the men and women were on the receiving end of two blow out losses. The men’s basketball team was up against one of the top teams in the nation when they ...

Wildcats top Cadillac, move closer to BNC title

Friday’s Big North Conference matchup between Alpena and Cadillac was filled with emotion. The Wildcats honored nine seniors before the game and Alpena is on the verge of winning its first Big North Conference championship since the 2004-2005 season. The Wildcats took care of business on ...

In pursuit of perfection

During Katelyn Etherton’s freshman season, the Oscoda girls basketball team won just three games. The next season, the Owls won just seven games. It may not have looked like much then, but in the midst of their struggles, brighter days were ahead for the Owls. Fast forward to Etherton’s ...

Oscoda boys top Cardinals to clinch share of Big Dipper

OSCODA—The Oscoda boys basketball team finally has some hardware. Owen Franklin scored 17 points, Devin Thomas added 11 and the Owls topped Whittemore-Prescott 61-39 on Friday to win at least a share of the North Star League’s Big Dipper division title. The win gives the Owls (17-0, ...

Tigers win a thriller

POSEN — The stage was set up perfect on Thursday for the Posen girls basketball team. The Vikings honored their seniors, had an opportunity to wrap up the North Star League’s Little Dipper division title and head coach Karl Momrik was in search of his 200th career win all in front of a ...

Cedarville’s offense proves too much for Hillman in loss

HILLMAN—The Cedarville-Hillman boys basketball rivalry has been well documented in recent years with some back-and-forth games and some high stakes wins for both teams. In the latest edition of the rivalry, Cedarville decidedly got the upper hand. Trey Paquin and Pat O’Brien each scored ...

Wildcats top TC West to stay in hunt for BNC title

TRAVERSE CITY — Despite having not played in nine days, the Alpena High boys basketball team traveled to Traverse City on Thursday and came away with an important 54-44 Big North Conference victory over Traverse City West. “We haven’t played in a while and it showed early. We just had a ...

A sweet victory

The Alpena Community College women’s basketball team hosted its annual Hoops for Hope Pink Game for the 10th consecutive year and on Wednesday. The Lumberjacks gave a packed home crowd a lot to cheer for as ACC led from start to finish and defeated Oakland Community College by a final score ...

First half lull costs ACC men in loss

For long stretches this season, the Alpena Community College men’s basketball team has shown it can keep pace with anybody on both ends of the floor. But in the times when the Lumberjacks’ can’t match their opponents’ intensity, it has proven costly. Such was the case on Wednesday ...

Swami not a fan of the weather

Swami can’t remember a winter like the one we’ve had. Sure he has snow days while he was in school, but nothing like this. At this point, the All-Knowing-One has lost count of the number of games that have been canceled or rescheduled due to weather. Alpena has had plenty of games ...

On to the next level

For the past four years, Aden and Josh Smith have been turning heads in cross country and track for Alpena High School, while building impressive resumes. Now they’re are hoping to do the same thing in a different Green and White uniform. The twin brothers were among several Alpena athletes ...

Wildcats strengthen BNC hopes with win over Gaylord

The Alpena High School hockey team is another step closer to the Big North Conference title. Kyle VanDusen and Alex Cosbitt each scored and the Wildcats topped Gaylord 5-2 on Monday at Northern Lights Arena. The game was a continuation of a contest that began on Jan. 18, but was stopped ...

Alpena’s special signing day

The 2018-2019 school year has been special for Alpena High School. On Monday, the school held its annual signing day in the media center for seven athletes, who formally announced their college plans after signing their National Letters of Intent last week. Maddy Boyd (Central Michigan ...

Schultz’s big night leads Wildcats to victory

Despite not being able to practice much lately due to weather and cancellations, the Alpena High girls basketball team put together a strong performance Monday in a 47-39 victory over Tawas. The Wildcats got up and down the floor and played with a lot of energy in the first half as they built ...