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Alpena Jets

On Oct. 10 the Alpena Jets 5/6 black team defeated the Ogemaw Browns 26-6. The win brings the Jets' record to 4-1.Alpena started the scoring when Cooper Bright took the opening kickoff 60 yards for a touchdown. Alpena kept lighting up the scoreboard as Noah Marquardt scored on runs of 32 and ...

Down to the wire

HILLMAN - Alcona was able to hang on to secure a victory over Hillman in a volleyball matchup between the two Tiger teams on Thursday at Hillman High School, 25-16, 25-16, 17-25, 23-15 and 15-10.Alcona jumped out to an early two-game lead and looked dominant doing it. In game one, Alcona went ...

Posen volleyball team rallies to beat Wolverines

POSEN-The Posen volleyball team refused to give up on Thursday.The Vikings rallied from deficits of nine points and eight points respectively in separate sets to beat Au Gres in four sets at Posen High School, 25-16, 20-25, 25-21, 25-23.Trailing 15-6 midway through the third set, the Vikings ...

TC West tops Wildcats

TRAVERSE CITY-The Alpena boys soccer team ended the regular season on a low note on Thursday, losing 7-1 to Traverse City West.Alpena (11-9-2, 4-7-1 Big North Conference) got an early goal from Tommy Hein with an assist from Mitch Mead and trailed 2-1 late in the first half.But the Titans ...

Wildcats hoping to keep playoff hopes alive

The Alpena High football team knows what is at stake for its final two games of the regular season. Two wins gets the Wildcats an outside shot at a playoff berth and a loss in either of those games ends their season next week."Our focus is we take it one game at a time, but even more than that ...

Football, family have a lot in common

Family and a football team go hand-in-hand. If you're wondering how this can be, Swami will tell you in layman's terms.A family works together to get things done and helps each other out when times get rough by doing things like cooking dinner; this isn't one of Swami's specialties as he ...

Alcona soccer wins share of NSL title

FAIRVIEW-The Alcona soccer team earned a share of the North Star League championship with a 7-1 victory over Fairview on Wednesday.Jordan Steiner recorded a hat trick in the win and led the way for Alcona. The Tigers also had goals from Jeff Schram, Jesse Collins and Piet Botha. Schram also had ...

Hurons pass the test

By JAMESANDERSENNews Sports EditorROGERS CITY-One little tweak made a big difference for Kayla Rabeau.The Rogers City sophomore had seven kills and 17 digs and was a force all night for the Rogers City volleyball team on Tuesday as the Hurons swept Hillman at home 25-9, 25-13, 25-16.Despite ...

Onaway earns share of conference title

BELLAIRE - The Onaway volleyball team continued its winning way on Tuesday night, coming from behind to beat Bellaire in five games, 22-25, 26-28, 25-22, 25-16 and 15-6."They battled us all night and I was happy with the resiliency and adversity that we showed tonight. Being able to come back ...

Posen gains forfeit win over Brimley

POSEN-The Posen football team needs just one more win for regular season perfection.The fifth-ranked Vikings improved to 8-0 on Monday after it was announced Brimley has forfeited Friday's matchup due to a shortage of players. Officially, the game will count as a 2-0 victory for Posen.The win ...

Alpena boys soccer plays Tawas to tie

TAWAS-The Alpena boys soccer team played to a 2-2 tie with Tawas on Monday after the Braves scored the tying goal on a penalty kick with 15 minutes left.Alpena (11-8-2) led 2-1 at halftime after goals from Kyle Supiran and Jacob Gapske, but the Braves (16-1-1) were awarded a penalty kick as ...

Travel Soccer

The Alpena U14 girls travel soccer team played two home games this weekend and earned two wins.Game 1 was against Gaylord and Alpena won 2-0. About halfway through the second half Mollie Girard scored on a beautiful direct kick from a wide angle. Alpena controlled play and got a second goal ...

ACC XC team has solid performance at Lansing Invitational

Despite running short handed, the Alpena Community College cross country team proved that it is ready to finish its last three weeks of the season on a strong note.Running without No. 3 and No. 7 runners (John Smith, Connor Wright), the Lumberjacks were able to put together one of their season ...

Flyers lose to Irish, beat Michigan Wild

BROWNSTOWN-After earning their second win of the season on Friday, the Alpena Flyers went 1-1 in two games over the weekend.On Sunday, the Detroit Fighting Irish got the jump on the Flyers early and cruised to a 7-1 win. Detroit held a 3-0 lead after one period and a 7-0 lead after two ...

Rogers City competes at Suttons Bay tourney

SUTTONS BAY-The Rogers City volleyball team showed a lot of fight on Saturday at the Suttons Bay Tournament, despite only winning one match on the day.In pool play, Rogers City lost to Bellaire (24-26, 25-27), defeated Grand Traverse Academy (25-15, 28-26) and lost to Calumet (25-17, 13-25, ...

Crashing the party

The Alpena football team had its homecoming party spoiled by the Traverse City Central Trojans Friday at Wildcat Stadium, falling by a final score of 38-14.The Wildcats knew they had to play a near perfect game to have any chance of pulling off the upset over the ninth-ranked Trojans.Alpena ...

Posen routs Onaway to improve to 7-0

POSEN-The Posen football team's defense got the Vikings off to a hot start on Friday.The Vikings' offense took care of the rest.Posen's defense forced eight turnovers and the Vikings topped Onaway 61-10 at Posen High School on homecoming night in the first matchup between the two schools in 26 ...

Steinke’s TD lifts Hillman past Oscoda

HILLMAN-Dylan Steinke scored on a 55-yard kickoff return and the Hillman football team made a solid defensive stand to survive and win a 46-39 shootout with Oscoda on Friday during homecoming.Travis Fessler intercepted Oscoda quarterback Jacob Malak with less than 30 seconds to play and the ...

Flyers beat Wild 3-0

FARMINGTON-The Alpena Flyers won their second game of the 2015-16 season on Friday, beating the Michigan Wild 3-0 at Farmington Ice Arena.Sam Charboneau gave Alpena (2-5-1) a 1-0 lead with an even strength goal at 10:55 in the second period. Sergei Merzlov added a goal at 6:36 in the third ...