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Posen sweeps Cardinals in thrilling doubleheader

POSEN — The Posen baseball team has been playing some good baseball as of late and the trend continued on Wednesday night as the Vikings took two from Whittemore-Prescott in dramatic fashion. Posen earned a game one win in extra innings, with a walk off hit, defeating the Cardinals 6-5 and ...

Wildcats can’t cash in

The Alpena High baseball team had a multitude of scoring chances on Tuesday. But when the pressure was on, the Wildcats fell short. A lack of clutch hitting hurt the Wildcats all day and ultimately led to a pair of losses to Gaylord in a Big North Conference doubleheader. Gaylord won the ...

Offense helps Alpena sweep Gaylord

The Alpena High softball team got solid pitching, played sound defensively, put the ball in play and were aggressive on the base paths Tuesday. All of that led to a doubleheader sweep for the Wildcats as they defeated Big North Conference rival Gaylord by scores of 10-1 and 10-2. “We ...

Wildcats outmanned in loss to TC West

During halftime of Tuesday night’s game against Traverse City West, Alpena girls soccer coach Tim Storch challenged his team to play with more effort. Over the first 40 minutes of play, the Wildcats had had several defensive lapses and fallen behind 6-0. While the Wildcats couldn’t make ...

Hillman’s Kolcan, Mellingen new records

WHITTEMORE — Hillman’s Billy Kolcan continues to jump higher and higher. For the third time this season, Kolcan broke his personal best and set a new high jump record at 6-feet, 5 inches on Tuesday at the Whittemore-Prescott Invite. Gunner Mellingen also broke a Hillman school record ...

The Tigers claw back

HILLMAN — Early on this season, the Hillman softball team has shown it can score runs in bunches. After falling behind in the early in game one of a doubleheader against Au Gres on Monday, the Tigers were forced to do just that and erased a seven run deficit to defeat the Wolverines 11-10 ...

Altman hurls perfect game for Rogers City; Onaway’s Selke throws no-hitter

MIO—Kyrsten Altman threw a perfect game and the Rogers City softball team won its North Star League opener on Monday, defeating Mio 15-0 in four innings. Altman faced 12 batters and struck out seven. The Hurons (10-2, 2-0 NSL) scored five runs early and kept building their lead from ...

The importance of defense

It was an interesting end to a near perfect Saturday for baseball as four teams competed in the annual MacKenzie Invitational at Alpena High School.  After each team played each other once, three teams, Alpena, Standish and Grosse Pointe North each tied with 2-1 records, which marked the ...

Alpena JV takes 2nd in tourney

JACKSON—The Alpena High JV baseball team came up just short of a tournament championship on Saturday. The Wildcats led 7-4 in the seventh inning against Parma Western in the championship of a weekend tournament, but Parma rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning for a ...

His journey continues

For Jameson Pierrelus, his basketball journey will continue. Pierrelus spent the past two seasons playing for Alpena Community College. During his time as a Lumberjack, Pierrelus was a force each time he stepped on the floor, thanks to his freakish athleticism and ability. The 6-foot-5, ...

Late surge powers Alpena past Standish

The Alpena High baseball team has plenty of potential to do big things at the plate. But the Wildcats have needed a little spark to unlock that potential early in the season. They got one late on Friday, scoring nine runs late to defeat Standish 9-0 on the opening day of the MacKenzie ...

Bullis sets new pole vault record for Alpena

BAY CITY—Gabe Bullis set a new school pole vault record and the Alpena High boys track team finished third at the Bay City Western Invitational on Friday. Bullis won the pole vault with a height of 14 feet, 6 1/2 inches. His win was one of four first places finishes for Alpena. Zach ...

Something’s missing

The Alpena High girls soccer team has some talent. The Wildcats just need figure out where their talent works best on the field. For the the second consecutive game, the Wildcats dropped a Big North Conference contest by a final score of 6-0, falling to Petoskey on Thursday. “We’re ...

Offensive struggles hurt Hillman vs. Mio

HILLMAN—After starting its doubleheader against Mio on Thursday by loading the bases, things looked pretty good for the Hillman baseball team. Unfortunately for the Tigers, things went downhill from there. Plagued by an inability to score base runners and unable to come up with consistent ...

Earl Cordes to be inducted into Alpena Sports Hall of Fame

Earl Cordes was an important member of any team he played on. Whether playing varsity sports in Harrisville and at St. Anne, excelling on the diamond in Lincoln, Ossineke and his hometown of Barton City, or serving in the United State Naval Academy during World War II and the Korean War, ...

Alpena takes loss, earns tie vs. Swan Valley

SAGINAW—The Alpena High baseball team gave a large part of its roster some playing time during a doubleheader against Saginaw Swan Valley on Thursday. Alpena lost the opener 3-1 and both teams played to a 7-7 tie in the nightcap. In the opener, Chris DeRocher, Aidan Goike and Clay ...

ACC softball team ends season with pair of losses against Schoolcraft

LIVONIA — The Alpena Community College softball team dropped its final two games of the season to Schoolcraft Community College on Thursday, falling in game one by a score of 13-1 and letting one slip away in the nightcap, losing 5-2. Due to weather conditions in Livonia, the teams played ...

A special career

No matter where the road has taken Jensen Tchorzynski throughout her collegiate career, the results have always remained the same. As a standout at Hillman High School, Tchorzynski was a two-way star for the Tigers as she was the team’s top pitcher and hit in the middle of a talented ...

Alpena beats Petoskey in BNC dual

Anna Young gave the Alpena girls track and field team a much-needed shot in the arm on Wednesday. The sophomore sprinter won both the 200 dash (28.83) and 400 dash (1:07.95) and took second in the 100 dash (13.55) as the Wildcats defeated Petoskey 88 1/2 to 70 1/2 in a Big North Conference ...

Vikings top Au Gres

AU GRES — The Posen baseball team traveled to Au Gres on Wednesday and took one game from the Wolverines, winning by a score of 8-4. Both teams were tied 4-4 after five innings in the nightcap and the game was called due to darkness. George Kroll started the opener for Posen (3-4) and ...