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Thunder Bay Wrecks

The Thunder Bay Wrecks Bantam AA hockey team wrapped up its 2015-16 season with a pair of games against the State Champion USA Eagles in Detroit last weekend.In the opening period, the Wrecks and Eagles each skated at a furious pace with neither team able to light the lamp.The Eagles forced a ...

A battle against the best

The Onaway boys basketball team has already taken down one of the state's best teams this season.Now the Cardinals are hoping to do it again with much higher stakes.A trip to the Breslin Center will be on the line tonight when the Cardinals clash with the Powers North Central Jets clash in a ...

Hillman’s Tchorzynski signs with Delta

When Delta College softball coach looks at Kalen Tchorzynski, he sees a player with a lot of potential.Both Mullard and Tchorzynski are hoping that potential translates to success on the field.Tchorzynski, a Hillman senior, signed a letter of intent with the Pioneers last month and will join ...

A first for ACC

The Alpena Community College cross country team made history this season, becoming the first team in the school's history to come away with Academic Team of the Year honors.Throughout the 74 year history of ACC, the school has never had a team win the award and becoming the first team to do it ...

A historic victory

ST. IGNACE-History was made on Wednesday as the Onaway boys basketball team defeated Pickford 74-59 in a Class D regional final to capture the first regional championship in program history. "I can't even describe it right now. I thought winning a district title was just the best thing in the ...

The stakes are raised

The Onaway Cardinals and Pickford Panthers will meet up for the second time this season, but this matchup will have a regional title hanging in the balance.The two teams will square off tonight in a Class D regional final at 7 p.m. at St. Ignace High School.Both teams have taken different paths ...

Gamble named top Class D player; Posen’s Hincka earns all-state honors

By NATESCHNEIDERMount Pleasant Morning SunMOUNT PLEASANT (AP) - Averi Gamble has made it a routine to dominate during the biggest games of her high school career.The Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy 6-foot-3 senior center is a four-year varsity contributor, putting herself on the map as one ...

Grace under pressure

By James AndersenNews Sports EditorST. IGNACE - Pressure? The Onaway boys basketball team isn't feeling any pressure. In fact the Cardinals seem to be thriving on it.Joe Sigsby scored 21 points and Onaway topped Rudyard 69-58 in a Class D regional semifinal on Monday in St. Ignace. The win ...

Back to business

By JAMESANDERSENNews Sports EditorThe Onaway boys basketball team has already put together a special season after winning its first district title since 1989 on Friday.But as the Cardinals prepare for the program's biggest game in nearly 30 years, they're getting back to business.Onaway (19-4) ...

Local players dot all-NSL hoops teams

After winning another division title and putting together an undefeated regular season, the Hillman boys basketball team had two players named to the North Star League's first team for the 2015-16 season.Junior Gunnar Libby and senior Dylan Steinke were named to the first team and were joined ...

A long time coming

WOLVERINE-For just the second time in school history, the Onaway boys basketball team can call itself a district champion.The Cardinals knocked off No. 2 Hillman in a thrilling 58-57 victory on Friday at Wolverine High School to win their first district title since 1989."It's awesome. I've been ...

Thunder Bay Wrecks

When the Thunder Bay Wrecks hockey program started years ago, the goal was to be able to be competitive with the best teams in the state.After receiving their state playoff draw, the Wrecks would know the results by facing three teams that are ranked in the top six nationally with the Wrecks ...

Hillman, Onaway clash for district championship

By JONNY ZAWACKINews Sports WriterTonight's class D district championship matchup between the Hillman Tigers and Onaway Cardinals has all the makings of being an action packed game from start to finish.Both teams come into the title game with impressive resumes, as Hillman continues its quest ...

District final bound

WOLVERINE - For the second consecutive game, the Hillman boys basketball team got off to a near perfect start in the first quarter and ended up cruising to a huge 70-49 victory over Rogers City in a Class D district semifinal on Wednesday at Wolverine High School.Both teams went back and forth ...

Swinson, Tigers top Cardinals in district semis

TAWAS-Big plays and big shots put the Alcona boys basketball team back in a familiar spot.Nate Swinson scored 27 points and nine different Alcona players scored as the Tigers defeated Whittemore-Prescott 61-55 in a Class C district semifinal on Wednesday.The win puts Alcona (12-9) into the ...

Bolts, Cardinals and Braves to play for district titles on Friday

MIO-Ben Lubitz had another double-double and the Mio boys basketball team reached the district final for the fourth straight season after a 67-25 win over Atlanta on Wednesday in a Class D district semifinal.Lubitz had 28 points and 14 rebounds for the Thunderbolts (13-9), who will play Au Gres ...

Dordt’s Lewis earns All-America honors

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn.-For the third straight season, Kelsey Lewis is an All-American.The Dordt College junior middle distance runner and Alpena alum earned All-America honors in two events last week during the NAIA National Track and Field Championships in Johnson City, Tenn.On Friday, Lewis won ...

Down to the wire

By JAMESANDERSENNews Sports EditorPELLSTON-The Posen girls basketball team gave all that it could on Tuesday during a Class D regional semifinal in Pellston.Newberry had just a little more to give.Capitalizing on Posen's foul trouble, the Indians edged the Vikings 58-54 in overtime and advance ...

Repke, Lindenwood ready for ACHA National Championships

By JAMESANDERSENNews Sports EditorIn just two years, the Lindenwood University-Belleville women's hockey program has come a long wayThe same could be said for Amber Repke.Now Repke and the Lady Lynx are hoping to elevate their program to a higher level.Lindenwood is one of six teams competing ...

Going down fighting

For the first time in seven years, the Alpena boys basketball team is headed home early.Despite a rally in the third quarter, the Wildcats had trouble keeping up with Gaylord down the stretch and lost to the Blue Devils 58-45 in a Class A district quarterfinal on Monday.The win moves Gaylord to ...