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Getting outworked

After earning their first Big North Conference win of the season on Tuesday and riding a four game winning streak heading into Thursday’s matchup against Gaylord. Unfortunately for the Wildcats, they had a bit of a letdown, coming out flat and dropping a pivotal game to the visiting Blue ...

Swami puts out a challenge

It is usually easy for Swami to come up with an opening, not today. The thought process just wasn’t coming together. Going from one subject to another, nothing seemed to fit for the sixth week of the high school football season. Then about four o’clock on Tuesday afternoon it came ...

Hillman, Posen rekindle NSL rivalry tonight

A lot has changed since Hillman and Posen last met on a football field. 2008 was the last time these two old North Star League rivals did battle on the gridiron. A decade later, Hillman (4-1) and Posen (5-0) will meet again as NSL rivals, but also as Midwest Central Michigan 8-Man ...

Honoring Hillman’s best

Hillman High School has had its fair share of standout athletes pass through the hallways and make their mark while proudly wearing the orange and black. On Saturday, the Hillman High School Sports Hall of Fame will proudly induct its fifth class. The 2018 class consists of a two-time ...

Oscoda defeats Alcona 2-0 in NSL soccer clash

OSCODA — It has been a tough week for the Alcona soccer team as the Tigers have dropped their last three games and have been shut out in all three. Alcona traveled to Oscoda for an important North Star League matchup and fell by a final score of 2-0 on Wednesday. “We’ve been getting ...

Some sweet revenge

In the first matchup between Big North Conference rivals Alpena and Traverse City Central, Wildcats head coach Tim Storch and his team felt they let one slip away after losing 1-0. Heading into Tuesday’s game, Alpena had revenge on its mind and in the end they got it in the sweetest way, ...

Alpena tennis team struggles against talented Trojans

The Alpena High boys tennis team knew it was going to be a challenge against Big North Conference foe Traverse City Central on Tuesday. The Wildcats ran up against a talented Trojans team and were shut out 6-0 at Alpena High School. Nehemiah Rao lost 6-0 and 6-0 at No. 1 singles to Hayden ...

Lumberjacks run like the wind at Firebird Classic

GRAYLING — When the weather is awful and the course is extremely tough, the 2018 Alpena Community College Cross-Country team seem to run their best. With wind gusts up to 30 mph along with the cold and rain, the Lumberjack men ran one of their best races in team history. ACC took third place ...

A special tradition continues

Over the past three years, the Tunnel to Towers 5K event has always been an anticipated fundraiser. The annual event continues to raise money for a great cause, while bringing people together for one special weekend out the year. On Saturday, Alpena celebrated its third annual Tunnel to ...

Alpena golf qualifies three for regionals, cross country takes first

The Alpena High girls golf team received their Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) packets and three Wildcats qualified for regionals. In order to qualify, each girl must have competed in at least five varsity level stroke play tournaments, must be able to maintain pace of play ...

Wildcats capture Huron Shores Invitational championship

The Alpena soccer team couldn’t have asked for a much better day to hold its annual Huron Shores Invitational tournament at Wildcat Stadium. Not only did the Wildcats play host to seven other teams in their annual tournament, but Alpena went a perfect 3-0 and outscored the opposition 14-1 ...

Failure to execute

The Alpena football team returned from a three game road trip and were feeling refreshed to be able to come play in front of a home crowd against Big North Conference rival Traverse City West on Friday. Unfortunately for the Wildcats, they made a few key mistakes and failed to execute at ...

Posen remains unbeaten with win over Hale

HALE — The Posen football team continued its winning ways on Friday as the Vikings traveled to Hale and defeated the Eagles by a score of 54-32. Posen got plenty of offensive production once again as Mark Wisniewski ran the ball 17 times for 245 yards and scored three touchdowns. Sam Brunet ...

Record-breaking Day

Aidan Day has established himself as one of the premier soccer players in the state. On Thursday, Day scored a remarkable goal with 15:35 left in the game to give Alpena a 1-0 lead over Petoskey. The goal not only gave Alpena a lead late, but it was also Day’s 48th career goal which is good ...

Wildcats return home, look to snap losing skid against TC West

Bob Sheldon and many members of the Alpena High football team have waited nearly two years for the opportunity to play Traverse City West at home again. Tonight, the Wildcats will get that chance. Alpena will host West at 7 p.m. tonight at Wildcat Stadium and is playing at home for the ...

Times have changed for Swami

Back in the 60s, the Alpena Catholic Central Thunderbolts were able to field JV and varsity football teams. Today things have changed however as a lack of interest, fear of injury and other factors have led to lower numbers all around. Alpena is able to field teams at the freshman, JV and ...

Alpena volleyball falls, boys cross country takes first

The Alpena volleyball team knew Thursday’s matchup was going to be a challenge as they played Petoskey who came in as one of the top teams in the Big North Conference with a record of 3-1 and were 17-2 overall. The Wildcats put up a fight early, but in the end, the Northmen were too much as ...

It’s all in the details

ROGERS CITY—Members of the Rogers City football team are holding their heads a little higher around town this season. With the start the Hurons are off to it’s easy to see why. Nearing the halfway point of the season, the Hurons are 4-0, playing very well and appear headed for the ...

Rogers City girls, Hale boys win NSL Jamboree

OSCODA—The Hale boys and Rogers City girls cross country teams took top honors at the first North Star League Jamboree of the season on Tuesday in Oscoda. Hale's boys team finished with 50 points, ahead of Fairview (71), Whittemore-Prescott (73), Rogers City (79), Oscoda (80) and Alcona ...

Making them work

The Alpena High volleyball team didn’t beat Traverse City West on Tuesday, but they made sure the Titans earned their victory. The Titans prevailed in four sets over the Wildcats during a Big North Conference match at Alpena High School, but Alpena had one of its better showings against ...