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Sports Hall of Fame looking for new board members

With the 35th annual Alpena Sports Hall of Fame banquet coming up next spring, the Hall of Fame Board of Directors is looking for new membership. The board currently has about five openings as it prepares to finalize the ballot of nominees to be considered for the 2017 Hall of Fame ...

Wildcats competing in XC regionals today

The Alpena High cross country teams will compete in a Division 1 regional today at Delta College with the goal of qualifying for the state finals at Michigan International Speedway next week. Juniors Aden and Josh Smith lead Alpena's boys team. Aden was crowned the 2017 Big North Conference ...

Quite a turnaround

ATLANTA—When the members of the Atlanta football team met for the start of practice in August, it marked the start of a new era for the program. But as the Huskies began their first season of eight-man football, they did so with two goals in mind: work hard and just play football. Several ...

Hillman focused on slowing down Zeien, Au Gres

Making the playoffs didn’t come easy for the Hillman football team again this year. For the second year in a row, Hillman suffered an 0-3 start to the season, but the resilient Tigers finished the regular season strong by winning five of their last six games to make the playoffs for the ...

Tigers hoping to put the brakes on speedy Cards

LINCOLN—Do your job. As the Alcona football team prepares for its Division 8 playoff matchup tonight against Johannesburg-Lewiston, that's been the message this week in practice; execute and do it well. It's served them well so far this season, but the Tigers (7-2) will face a different ...

Owls face tall task in playoff clash against Breckenridge

After missing out on the playoffs a year ago, the Oscoda football team came into the season with a ton of numbers and a ton of potential, which eventually led to the team making its second playoff appearance three years. The Owls (6-3) will travel to Breckenridge (8-1) for a first round ...

The memories never fade for Swami as football playoffs begin

It has been awhile since the area has seen four teams make it into the postseason. Win or lose, the All-Knowing-One says each team should be proud of their accomplishments. A short nine weeks ago, every team in the area wanted to make the playoffs. Overall, Swami has to say the thrill of ...

Trouble with T.C.

Traverse City West’s big hitters were a little too much for the Alpena volleyball team to handle on Wednesday. Sophia Jenkins had 15 kills, Angela Patanella had nine and Sam Schermerhorn added seven as the Titans swept Alpena 25-20, 25-10, 25-14 at Alpena High School. The Wildcats held ...

Hurons capture third consecutive P.I. championship

POSEN — It was a perfect day for the Rogers City volleyball team as the Hurons are beginning to heat up right before postseason play begins. Rogers City swept Posen and Onaway on its way to capturing a third straight Presque Isle Championship on Wednesday at Posen High School. “Tonight ...

Meeting their goals

The Alpena High volleyball team entered Monday’s game against Ogemaw Heights with a goal of working on its offense. The Wildcats made good on their goal, getting their offense clicking in a four-set victory over the Falcons at Alpena High School. Alpena won 25-12, 10-25, 25-17 and ...

Onaway splits tri in Sault Ste. Marie

SAULT STE. MARIE—The Onaway volleyball team split a tri on Monday, losing to Sault Ste. Marie and beating Cheboygan. Onaway lost to Sault 21-25, 20-25 and defeated Cheboygan 30-28, 25-22. Maddie McLean had 17 kills and 16 digs for the Cardinals and Jaclyn Nash had three kills, 31 assists, ...

Atlanta returns to playoffs; Hillman, Alcona, Oscoda earn postseason spots

One year has a made a world of difference for the Atlanta football team. In their first season of eight-man football, the Huskies finished with a winning record and found out on Sunday they'll be returning to the playoffs for the first time since 2013. Atlanta (5-4) was one of four teams to ...

Nunneley shoots 183 at golf state championships

BATTLE CREEK—Alpena High senior Courtney Nunneley closed out arguably the most successful Alpena girls golf career ever with a closing round 89 for a two-day total of 183 at the state championships at Bedford Valley golf club in Battle Creek. Alpena's captain finished in the top half of the ...

Banged-up Lions limping into perfectly timed bye week

ALLEN PARK, (AP) — Matthew Stafford simply stood on the field, letting Jake Rudock take snaps at the Detroit Lions’ only practice during their bye week. Stafford’s body has taken a beating recently. He has been sacked 17 times in the past three games, leaving him with an ailing right ...

No shortage of points

LINCOLN — With a playoff spot already clinched, the Alcona football team entered Friday nights regular season finale against Mio with a chance to secure a home playoff game with a win on senior night. Senior night and a chance to host a playoff game next week, it was more than enough ...

Keeping the streak alive

Consistent. The perfect word to describe the Hillman football program for the past 12 seasons. Head coach Bill Koenig took over a program that was anything but consistent in 2005. When Koenig took over as the head man, Hillman was coming off of seven consecutive losing seasons. The ...

Courtney Nunnely headed to state tournament in Battle Creek

Courtney Nunnely made history a week ago when she became Alpena’s first girl’s regional golf overall champion when she carded an 81 and defeated Skyler Henry of Swartz Creek in a playoff tie break at Currie Country Club in Midland. A week after capturing a regional title, Nunnely now ...

Wildcats aiming to end season with big win at Chelsea

A season filled with high hopes and expectations has nearly come and gone for the Alpena football team. The program’s 13th straight season of missing out on the playoffs and third consecutive year where they haven’t recorded more than three victories. Second year head coach Aaron Sims ...

Time passes Swami by

Time does have a way of passing us by, Swami can attest to that. The All-Knowing-One thought in early August, high school football is still in the future. Boom, those late summer days are gone and so is the nine week football season for 2017. He is sure area seniors were in the same ...

A stunning defeat

LINCOLN — After putting together a strong season that ended with a league championship and playing its best ball down the stretch, the Alcona soccer team knew it was in for a battle against a Roscommon team that the Tigers defeated in the final seconds of the district tournament a year ago. ...