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Momrik reaches 199th win in Posen victory

HALE — Posen head coach Karl Momrik is now just one victory shy of an impressive milestone as his Lady Vikings earned a 54-37 victory over Hale on Monday. Posen’s win was also Momrik’s 199th victory as head coach. The Vikings put together a strong effort and came away with another ...

Fourth quarter struggles cost ACC women in loss

A strong fourth quarter push by Bay College was too much for the Alpena Community College women’s basketball team to overcome on Monday. Jordan Kraemer scored 20 points and the Norse toppled the Lumberjacks 57-49 at Park Arena. Both teams played to a 41-41 tie through three quarters, but ...

Slow start hurts ACC men in loss to Bay College

The Alpena Community College men’s basketball team was unable to overcome a cold shooting night and fell to Bay College by a final score of 81-72 on Monday at Park Arena. The Lumberjacks got off to a slow start and were ice cold from the field to begin the game and trailed 40-27 at the ...

Right where they want to be

Colby Plowman’s timely goal and big night overall put the Alpena High School hockey team right where it wants to be. Plowman scored four goals and added an assist as the Wildcats defeated Traverse City West 5-2 on Saturday at Northern Lights Arena. With the win, the Wildcats (16-4-1 ...

Nic Taratuta scores career-high in Hillman win

HILLMAN—Nic Taratuta scored a career-high 25 points to lead the Hillman boys basketball team to a 74-42 win over Fairview on Saturday. Hillman (5-9) led from start to finish and earned a win for the second time in three games. The Tigers led 20-8 after one quarter and continued to build ...

Meet the new class

An eclectic and talented group of athletes will soon be taking their place in the Alpena Sports Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame’s board of directors has announced its selections for its 2018 class of inductees and those inductees are: ∫ Bill Romstadt Sr. ∫ Melissa (Brousseau) ...

Oscoda girls improve to 12-0; Free throws help Hillman girls in win

OSCODA—Lauren Langley scored 18 points and the Oscoda girls basketball team improved its record to 12-0 on the year with a 57-17 win over Fairview on Wednesday. Macy Kellstrom added 12 points for the Owls, Katelyn Etherton chipped in with 10 and Brooke Nowiski had eight. Oscoda’s JV ...

Swami has an excellent outlook

Last Thursday, Swami got an unexpected surprise. Moments before the Gaylord/Alpena boys JV contest, James Vanderveer came hustling over. Growing up as an athlete in Hillman, Vanderveer couldn’t wait to see Swami’s predictions. Last week he was in town to watch his son play for Gaylord’s ...

ACC drops pair of close games to St. Clair

PORT HURON — The Alpena women’s basketball team suffered a heartbreaking 54-51 loss to St. Clair Community College on Wednesday. The Lumberjacks fell behind 40-29 with 2:45 left in the third quarter, but clawed their way back into the game and cut the lead to 47-46 after a pair of Taylor ...

Hillman suffers home loss to Mio

HILLMAN ­— The Hillman boys basketball team ran out of gas in the second half of Wednesday’s 62-35 North Star League loss to Mio. Kory Henigan led Hillman with 18 points and 12 rebounds, while Drew Hess led a hot shooting Thunderbolt team with 25 points. Mio connected on eight ...

A better result

The Alpena High girls basketball team suffered a frustrating loss at Cheboygan early in the season losing a stunner by one on a buzzer-beater. On Tuesday, the Wildcats (6-6) had a chance to avenge that frustrating loss and that’s exactly what they did as they came away with a 54-42 home win ...

Wildcats hosting Purple Game Friday

The National Cancer Institute estimates that each year more than 1.7 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer. On Friday, the Alpena High hockey team will do its part to support those who have been affected by the disease with its annual Purple Game at Northern Lights Arena. The Wildcats ...

Strong defense helps Alpena beat Chiefs

CHEBOYGAN — For an early stretch in the second quarter, the Cheboygan varsity boys basketball team showed it could compete with Alpena. At 18-15, things were looking good for the Chiefs, who opened the period with five quick points. However, the Wildcats showed they have the ability to ...

Linseman’s hustle sparks Hillman in win

ATLANTA—For the first time in over a month, the Hillman boys basketball team got back in the win column. Nic Taratuta had a double-double of 15 points and 13 rebounds as the Tigers defeated Atlanta 58-24 on Tuesday. The win was Hillman’s first since Dec. 20 and ended a six-game losing ...

Champions once again

For the fourth time in its rich history, Cadarette Collision Racing (#21, Arctic Cat) was victorious in the International 500 Snowmobile Race held in Sault Ste. Marie on Saturday. After winning the race in 2001, 2009 and 2010, the Cadarette Collision team, made up of racers Troy DeWald, Ryan ...

Alcona girls win 5th straight

WHITTEMORE—Megan Grove scored 11 points and the Alcona girls basketball team earned its fifth straight victory on Monday after beating Whittemore-Prescott, 35-30. Alcona (10-4, 7-2 North Star League) led 5-4 after one quarter, 12-8 at halftime and 23-14 after three quarters. Bri Fogle ...

Alcona girls bowling team wins 2 matches in Oscoda

The Alcona girls bowling team traveled to Vista Lanes in Oscoda on Saturday to compete against Bay City All Saints.  The Tigers fell short on both baker games, losing 273-240. In the team event, the Tigers swept All Saints 1,467-1,331. Alcona won the match 16-14. High game for the Tigers was ...

ACC women beat Hawks for home win

The Alpena Community College women’s basketball team was finally rewarded for its hard work on Saturday. Shelby Seaver scored 23 points, Dakota Prevo added 21 and the Lumberjacks played one of their best games of the season en route to a 77-65 over Henry Ford at Park Arena. The win was ...

Wildcats hang on to beat GRCC

TRENTON — The Alpena High hockey team completed a stellar weekend at the MIHL Showcase in Trenton over the weekend. After defeating Flint Powers on Friday morning, the No. 9 ranked Wildcats returned to the ice Saturday and defeated No. 14 ranked Grand Rapids Catholic Central by a final ...

Lumberjacks unable to overcome slow start in loss to Henry Ford

The Alpena Community College men’s basketball team was unable to overcome a slow start on Saturday and fell at home to Henry Ford Community College 82-52. The Lumberjacks fell behind 11-0 in the first three minutes of the game and couldn’t recover. “The way we started kind of ...