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Third quarter run propels Oscoda to win

By JAMESANDERSENNews Sports EditorROGERS CITY-The Oscoda boys basketball took advantage of opportunities on Friday.The Owls used a 9-0 run to start the second half to gain some distance from Rogers City before going on to defeat the Hurons 52-46 at Rogers City High School.Nathan Nagel scored 13 ...

Hillman boys basketball team stays unbeaten

HILLMAN-The Hillman boys basketball team won against Whittemore-Prescott on Friday with a final score of 67-56.Hillman gained the lead early on and led 14-11 after one quarter. At the half, Hillman was leading by one point at 30-29. In the third quarter, Hillman was able to establish a bigger ...

Tigers roll past Mio

By JONNY ZAWACKINews Sports WriterLINCOLN - The Alcona girls basketball team came into Thursday nights North Star League matchup against Mio riding a four game winning streak and celebrated parents night by getting off to a hot start early to cruise to a 64-36 victory over Mio at Alcona High ...

Alpena boys basketball team struggles against BNC rival Petoskey

PETOSKEY- The Alpena boys basketball team lost to Petoskey on Thursday with a score of 69-37. Petoskey started out strong at 17-6. In the second quarter, Petoskey stretched the lead to 30-13. Alpena doubled their score in the third quarter, but still couldn't gain the lead at 51-26 in ...

On the dotted line

By JONNY ZAWACKINews Sports WriterWednesday was an important day for many high school athletes and for Alpena's Isabelle O'Neil she made it official on National Signing Day that she would continue her volleyball career, signing a Letter of Intent to play at Lake Superior State University."I'm ...

Wildcats dominate Northmen in Big North tilt

By JAMESANDERSENNews Sports EditorAlpena hockey coach Pete Doubek didn't have to say much after his team's game against Petoskey on Wednesday.The Wildcats' performance did all the talking.Dean Schmanski scored four goals, including a natural hat trick and the Wildcats dominated Petoskey in an ...

Swami gets a break

Everyone looks for that break to have time to recharge your batteries. With just a handful of games left in the high school basketball schedule, it is time to evaluate how we got here. The All-Knowing-One had no idea that some teams would have the records they do. But that is where hard work, ...

Onaway boys basketball team falls to Bellaire

BELLAIRE - The Onaway boys basketball team was shorthanded on Wednesday and suffered a disappointing loss because of it, falling to Bellaire by a final score of 82-41.Bellaire took control early on, outscoring the Cardinals 19-5 in the opening quarter and never looked back. Onaway had a hard ...

Alpena alum Stepanski qualifies for D2 track finals

As a track star for the Saginaw Valley State University Cardinals, Taylor Stepanski continues to soar.Over the weekend, Stepanski, an Alpena High alum, participated in the Jet's Pizza Invitational at SVSU. Stepanski's first-place performance in the 800 meter run (2:09.62) was not only good ...

A fight to the finish

By JAMESANDERSENNews Sports EditorLINCOLN-For the first time in several years, the Alcona girls basketball team turned the tables on Posen.Brittany Decker scored 16 points and the Tigers held off a furious comeback in the fourth quarter to beat the Vikings 42-38 at Alcona High School on ...

Alpena girls basketball team suffers rough loss

BC John Glenn 70,Alpena 20BAY CITY - The Alpena girls basketball team was slowed down in a big way on Monday night when the team traveled to take on a tough Bay City John Glenn team that put a hurting on the Wildcats, defeating Alpena by a final score of 70-20.John Glenn got off to a hot start ...

Fleming, Hurons beat Boyne City at home

ROGERS CITY-Taylor Fleming recorded a double-double and the Rogers City girls basketball team defeated Boyne City 45-38 on Saturday.Fleming finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Hurons (7-4) who led 21-20 at halftime and 29-28 after three quarters before taking charge in the fourth ...

Flyers lose 2, but have good showing in TC

TRAVERSE CITY-Displaying the same hard fought effort they showed on Friday, the Alpena Flyers continued to play hard in weekend action against the Traverse City Hounds, but still came out on the short end.The Hounds beat Alpena 4-2 on Sunday and 5-4 on Saturday.The Flyers outshot Traverse City ...

Making adjustments

LINCOLN - The Alcona boys basketball team fed off of a packed house at Alcona High School who were celebrating winterfest night and did not disappoint, coming away with a 55-38 victory over Hale on Friday."It's always great when you play in front of a packed house and I thought the kids played ...

Despite solid effort, Flyers lose to Hounds

The Traverse City Hounds have gotten the better of the Alpena Flyers this season.Despite the Flyers' best efforts, the Hounds came out on top again on Friday.Patrick Rogowski scored twice and the Hounds topped the Flyers 4-2 at Northern Lights Arena in the first of four consecutive meetings ...

Wildcats win big against Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO-For the second straight night the Alpena High hockey team came away with a big win.Evan LeTourneau scored a hat trick and the Wildcats topped Kalamazoo 6-1 on Friday.The Wildcats (12-4-1) had previously beaten the Eagles 6-2 on Thursday.Alpena held a 1-0 lead after the first period, ...

Thunder Bay Wrecks

After securing its first Little Caesars League Championship, the Thunder Bay Wrecks Bantam AA hockey team needed a strong showing in its final NIHL league games to add another title to their season. The NIHL consists of teams from Marquette, Calumet, Sault Ste. Marie and Soo Ont.In the opener ...

On the attack

By JONNY ZAWACKINews Sports WriterHILLMAN - The Hillman girls basketball team was on the attack early and often on Thursday night, defeating Fairview by a final score of 55-41.The Tigers were able to bounce back after suffering a one point loss just a few nights ago and kept the pressure on the ...

Alpena hockey team victorious over Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO - Despite spending much of the game in the penalty box, the Alpena hockey team came away with a 6-2 victory over Kalamazoo on Thursday night.Kalamazoo opened the scoring 45 seconds into the game to take a one goal lead, but the lead wouldn't last long as Alpena came back with three ...

Just shy of victory

The Alpena Community College women's basketball team fell just short of victory on Wednesday.What looked to be a one-sided contest against Mott turned into a close game as the Lumberjacks rallied back and came up short in a 63-59 loss at Park Arena."I should have ran better plays, I waited to ...