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Onaway gets swept by Beaverton

BEAVERTON — The Onaway volleyball team traveled to Beaverton on Monday and were swept by scores of 25-16, 25-16 and 25-20. Beaverton entered the game ranked in Division III and proved why in sweeping a good Onaway team that is now 24-12 overall on the year. Calley Selke led the Cardinals ...

A frustrating defeat

TRAVERSE CITY—The wear and tear of a long football season has gotten to the Alpena Wildcats. Alpena entered Saturday’s Big North Conference game against Traverse City Central shorthanded and things only got worse as the Wildcats kept getting banged up and dropped their fifth consecutive ...

Alpena cross country teams take top honors at Heritage Invitational

SAGINAW-The Alpena High cross country teams took top honors at the Heritage Invitational on Saturday. Alpena boys team finished with 59 points, ahead of Caro (62), Saginaw Heritage (89), Grosse Pointe South (141) and Midland (165). Alpena's girls team finished with 62 points, ahead of ...

Triumphant return

ROGERS CITY—For the first time in nine years, the Rogers City football team is headed to the playoffs. Caleb Bade scored a 24-yard rushing touchdown on a fourth down quarterback sneak and the Hurons topped Sault Ste. Marie 20-16 at Gilpin Field on Friday. Jeff Ellenberger intercepted ...

Au Gres routs Atlanta to remain unbeaten

ATLANTA — Friday’s matchup was a tale of two teams heading in opposite directions this season. On one side, the Au Gres Wolverines have played close to perfect and traveled to Atlanta having outscored the opposition 350-30 through six undefeated weeks. On the other side the Huskies, who ...

Hillman, Posen both secure playoff berths

PELLSTON — The streak continues. The Hillman Tigers are headed back to the postseason and Friday’s 52-0 win at Pellston runs Hillman’s coveted playoff streak to 13 years in a row. Hillman improves to 6-1 overall on the year after cruising past the Hornets on Friday. The Tigers were ...

Wildcats looking to pull off road upset against TC Central

After dropping four consecutive games, the Alpena football team has its back against the wall with a pivotal road test facing them today. For the second straight week, the Wildcats will play a Saturday game, but this time kickoff will be a few hours earlier and they will travel two and half ...

Volleying for a cure

LINCOLN — Winning is always important. But Thursday’s win for the Alcona volleyball team was even more important. The Tigers hosted their annual Volley for a Cure Pink Game and came away with a three-set sweep over North Star League rival Posen, defeating the Vikings by scores of 25-23, ...

Strong serving helps Hillman beat Au Gres

HILLMAN—Communication and good serving paid off for the Hillman volleyball team on Thursday. Hillman served up 17 aces and communicated well to overtake Au Gres in three sets during a North Star League match. Hillman won 25-14, 25-6 and 25-18. Serving up more than a dozen aces and taking ...

Wildcats fall to West on the road

TRAVERSE CITY—The Alpena boys soccer team shot blanks on Thursday, coming out on the losing end of a 5-0 game against Traverse City West in a Big North Conference game. Alpena (10-6-4, 1-4-4 Big North) trailed 2-0 at halftime, but West added three more goals in the second half, including ...

Swami lets his feelings be known

Swami didn’t particularly care to see some of Ypsilanti’s players taking a knee during the Star Spangled Banner during its game with Alpena last week. Swami has not let his feelings be known before, but he feels it is completely wrong; Seeing an enlisted man standing at attention in the ...

Getting an extra boost

The Alpena High volleyball team had some extra pep in its step on Wednesday. Playing in its annual Volley For a Cure Pink Game and spurred on by an enthusiastic home crowd, the Wildcats defeated Gaylord in four sets in a Big North Conference match. Alpena won the match 19-25, 25-18, 25-19 ...

Alcona soccer team falls to Roscommon

ROSCOMMON — The Alcona soccer team traveled to Roscommon on Wednesday and fell by a final score of 3-1. The Tigers lone goal came off the leg of Elliot Dubuque. Alcona is now 10-7 overall on the season and his hit a bit of a rough patch in the season, but will look to rebound in their ...

Comforts of home

It had been two years since the Alpena cross country team had a home event. On Tuesday, the Wildcats welcomed five other schools for an annual Big North Conference Jamboree. Boys and girls from Gaylord, Petoskey, Cadillac, Traverse City West and Traverse City Central, along with Alpena ...

Alpena boys soccer team ties Cadillac on Senior Night

The Alpena and Cadillac boys soccer teams have made a habit of playing close games in recent years. That proved to be the case again on Tuesday as Cadillac rallied in the second half to play Alpena to a 2-2 draw at Wildcat Stadium. Alpena (10-5-4, 1-3-4 Big North Conference) led 2-1 at ...

Alpena boys tennis team ties Boyne City

BOYNE CITY — The Alpena boys tennis team traveled to Boyne City on Tuesday and came away with a 3-3 tie against the Ramblers. Doubles teams picked up the slack for Alpena as all three victories came from the Wildcats’ doubles teams. Kevin Cook and Josh Hart defeated Aidan Brehm and Jed ...

Same old story

The Achilles’ heel for the Alpena football season has been the way the team has come out in the first half of games. Slow starts have haunted the Wildcats all season long and once again in Saturday’s 26-21 loss to Ypsilanti (2-4) at Wildcat Stadium. “We have to come out and play in ...

Rejuvenating a rivalry

HILLMAN — After not having played each other in a decade, the Hillman and Posen football teams renewed their North Star League rivalry on Friday night and put on a full display of what football is all about. The Tigers and Vikings exchanged blows like heavyweight prizefighters on a night ...

Wildcats hope to end three-game skid with win against Ypsilanti

Week 6 will have a different feel for the Alpena football team. There may not be a need for lights at Wildcat Stadium as Alpena plays host to Ypsilanti today at 4:00 p.m. This also marks the first time under third year head coach Aaron Sims that the Wildcats will play at Saturday ...

Rogers City, Onaway cruise to big victories in conference games

LINCOLN — The Rogers City football team rebounded well after suffering its first loss of the season last week. The Hurons traveled to Alcona and defeated the Tigers by a final score of 46-8. Friday night marked the first time Rogers City defeated Alcona since 2009 and it was also the last ...