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Trusting the process

Trust the process. For the last several years of her basketball career, that mantra has served Korynn Hincka pretty well. After ups-and-downs, injuries, coaching changes and shifting roles, the former Posen High star has seen it all in her college career at Grand Valley State ...

Wildcats dominate Cadillac in Senior Night win

The Alpena girls basketball team celebrated its five-member senior class on Friday during Senior Night, but a total team effort pushed the Wildcats to victory. Emma Jore scored 13 points and Shelby Seaver and Dakota Prevo each added 12 as the Wildcats dominated Cadillac in a Big North ...

Plowman nets OT winner to lift Wildcats past Cadillac

After suffering two heartbreaking losses last weekend in Traverse City, the Alpena High hockey team entered Friday night’s Big North Conference contest with Cadillac in need of a win to get back on track. The Wildcats were sluggish early in Friday’s matchup, but picked up the pace after ...

Tigers wrap up 5th straight division title

ROGERS CITY—The Hillman boys basketball team defeated Rogers City 60-34 on Friday to clinch the North Star League Big Dipper division title. The conference title is the fifth straight for the Tigers (15-0, 12-0 NSL). Hillman used a huge first quarter to race out to a 28-9 lead and never ...

Hillman wraps it up

HILLMAN—For the fourth straight season, the Hillman girls basketball team is taking home some conference hardware. Lyndsey Ryba scored 15 points, Brooke Jones added 13 and the Tigers defeated Rogers City 51-38 on Thursday to claim the North Star League’s Big Dipper division title for ...

LaTulip reaches 1,000 career points as Vikings win on Parents Night

POSEN — Thursday night couldn’t have gone much better for Posen’s Cami LaTulip. The senior took the court on Parents Night needing just 20 points to reach 1,000 for her career. LaTulip didn’t waste much time in scoring her 1,000th point as she cashed in on the front end of a pair ...

Wildcats come up short against Gaylord

GAYLORD — Despite playing well much of the night, the Alpena boys basketball team was unable to stop Gaylord late as the Blue Devils hit some big shots to come away with a 62-57 win on Thursday. “We played really hard again and played well. We did a lot of good things, but they made some ...

Not quite enough

The Alpena Community College women's basketball team couldn't find an extra gear on Wednesday. The Lumberjacks played hard and had a few rallies, but couldn't keep pace with Wayne Community College down the stretch in a 75-51 loss at Park Arena. Spurred on by some timely three-point ...

Same old story for Lumberjacks in loss to Wayne

The story remains the same for the Alpena Community College men’s basketball team. On Wednesday, the Lumberjacks played host to Wayne County Community College on the school’s annual Hoops for Hope night and once again Alpena erased a big deficit, but in the end came up short again, losing ...

Strong defense lifts Posen past Wolverines

AU GRES — Defense was the key for the Posen girls basketball team in Wednesday’s 43-24 win over Au Gres. The Vikings earned their sixth victory in a row and have won nine out of their last ten games during the team’s recent hot streak. “It was a strong defensive performance tonight. ...

Swami getting spring fever

It is days like today, a sunny Wednesday afternoon, when the spring itch begins. The days are getting longer, sun rises earlier and it gets a little warmer outside. The days of cold weather are closer to being gone and Swami thinks it would be nice to work around the house and not have a care ...

Another trophy in the case

HILLMAN — For the fifth year in a row, the North Star League championship belongs to Hillman. The Tigers secured at least a share of the league title with a 63-50 victory over Oscoda on Tuesday and moved to 14-0 overall on the year and 11-0 in league play. “These league titles are ...

Lumberjacks host annual Hoops for Hope games tonight

For the ninth consecutive season, the Alpena Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams will compete in the school’s annual Hoops for Hope game when they host Wayne County Community College tonight at Park Arena. The men will begin the night with tip-off set for 5:30 p.m. with ...

Seaver steps up in Wildcats victory over Tawas

TAWAS — Shelby Seaver stepped up in a big way on Tuesday night as she poured in a game high 26 points as Alpena topped Tawas on Tuesday night by a final score of 53-47. With Jade Schultz out, the Wildcats needed someone to play big, down low and Seaver accepted the challenge and helped ...

Alpena Cougars Bantam B team wins district championship

The Alpena Cougars Bantam B hockey team captured the district 7 championship last weekend at Northern Lights Arena. The Cougars advanced through pool play going 3-0 over the first two days of the tournament. Alpena opened play against Traverse City Bagger Daves and the Cougars found the ...

Posen gets rewarded

POSEN—Through the ups-and-downs of the season, the Posen boys basketball team has never stopped playing hard. On Monday, the Vikings were rewarded for their efforts. Jared Sharpe scored 30 points, Eyan Hincka added 12 and Posen used a 38-0 start to defeat Onaway 82-37 at Posen High ...

Alcona cruises to Senior Night victory over Cardinals

LINCOLN — Five seniors were honored before the Alcona girls basketball team took the court on Monday against Whittemore-Prescott. Playing on Senior Night gave the Tigers and the home crowd an added boost as they cruised to a 51-33 win. “It’s always special when you can win on senior ...

Hillman girls clinch share of NSL title

OSCODA — The Hillman girls basketball team clinched at least a share of a North Star League title on Monday as they defeated Oscoda 63-50. A big second quarter propelled the Tigers to victory as they held a 43-29 lead at the half. Lyndsey Ryba led Hillman with 16 points. Andrea Taratuta ...

Woods Track Club does well at Distance Fest

The Woods Track Club took on Distance Fest at Saginaw Valley State University this past weekend with few numbers, but this didn't keep the club from performing well. The club added its twentieth qualifier of the season, Josh Smith who ran 4:31.38 in the 1,600 meter run. Moreover, young members ...

At the top of their game

HILLMAN—Just a few years ago, Hillman boys basketball coach Eric Muszynski looked at the consistency of programs at schools like Cedarville and Posen and thought, ‘Why not us?’ A few years later, Hillman’s time has arrived. Hillman is one of four schools in Michigan to currently ...