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It’s time to focus

LINCOLN — A strong finish to the regular season gave the Alcona soccer team high hopes for postseason play. The Tigers carried their momentum from the regular season into the first game of district play on Monday as they defeated Fairview by a final score of 7-0 on their home field at Alcona ...

Lumberjacks hockey team downed by Greyhounds at NLA

The tables were turned on the Alpena Community College hockey team on Saturday. Joe Mann scored a hat trick and the University of Indianapolis upended the Lumberjacks 6-3 in the second game of a weekend doubleheader at Northern Lights Arena. Playing their second game in 12 hours, the ...

Lumerjacks XC team finishes regular season strong

MUSKEGON — The Alpena Community College Cross-Country wrapped up its regular season Friday with a strong finish at Muskegon Community College. The team now begins to prepare for their regional meet to be held in Lansing on October 28th. For the Lumberjacks, five runners hit career bests ...

A tough one to lose

HILLMAN—For the second straight season, the Hillman football team will go all in for its final regular season finale. Kyle Colton threw four touchdowns and Whittemore-Prescott edged the Tigers 42-41 on Friday at Hillman High School. The loss ends a four-game winning streak for the Tigers ...

Huskies strengthen playoff chances with win over Hale

ATLANTA — Coming into Friday’s Midwest Central Michigan 8-Man Conference contest, the Atlanta football team knew it faced a must win scenario in order to keep its playoff hopes alive. It didn’t come easy, but in the end the Huskies got creative and came up with enough ways to score and ...

Alpena’s Nunneley wins golf regional in playoff

MIDLAND—Alpena High senior Courtney Nunneley came up big under pressure and made program history on Thursday, during a Division 2 girls golf regional on Thursday at at Currie Country Club in Midland, Michigan. Nunneley carded an 81 to tie for first overall with Swartz Creek’s Skyler ...

Wildcats travel to Petoskey for Big North Conference finale

Recent history hasn’t been too kind to the Alpena football team as they have struggled mightily against Petoskey. The two teams come into tonight’s matchup with identical 2-5 records, but the Northmen have had Alpena’s number for the last decade as the Wildcats have been unable to ...

Swami in crunch time

It has become the crunch time of year. The football field has seen its share of crunching plays this season on both sides of the ball. Heading into week eight, there are a handful of area teams that have reached playoff status. While other teams are hoping to deliver a blow, that will allow ...

Going different directions

On a night where the Alpena soccer team honored eight seniors, it was the Alcona Tigers that came away with a big 2-1 victory at Wildcat Stadium on Wednesday in the season finale for both teams as the Tigers and Wildcats seem to be trending in opposite directions with districts just a few days ...

Wildcats fall flat

With the postseason fast approaching, a solid performance against a good team could go a long way for the Alpena High boys soccer team. Given that chance on Tuesday, the Wildcats fell flat and lost to Petoskey 4-0 in a Big North Conference game at Wildcat Stadium. Alpena (10-10-1, 2-8 Big ...

Tigers sweep Hale in annual pink game

LINCOLN — Nothing came easy in the first two sets for the Alcona volleyball team during a Tuesday night matchup against Hale, but in the end the Tigers found ways to hold on and eventually sweep the Eagles in the team’s annual pink game at Alcona High School. “It’s always a big night ...

Hillman volleyball sweeps Fairview for home win

HILLMAN—The Hillman volleyball team had an easy night against Fairview on Tuesday, sweeping the Eagles 25-8, 25-12 and 25-16. Alison Samp had 44 assists and two aces for the Tigers and Lyndsey Ryba had four digs, two kills and two aces. Kristen Kenyon added 14 kills and three aces. “I ...

Alcona earns road soccer win over Fairview

FAIRVIEW—Jordan Steiner scored a hat trick, Josh Kilbourn scored two goals and the Alcona soccer team defeated Fairview 7-1 on Monday. Steiner added two assists and Conner McCoy made two saves for the Tigers (12-6-3). Alcona will wrap up the regular season on Wednesday at Alpena. Alcona ...

Travel Soccer

The Alpena FC Lightning Boys U10 team had a strong performance on Sunday and returned from Cadillac with two victories. The first game of the day pitted Alpena against the very equally-matched Cadillac 09 Boys team. After a back-and-forth match, Alpena was able to find the back of the net ...

ACC runners turn in career bests at LCC

The Alpena Community College cross country team had one of the best days in team history, running Friday at the Lansing Community College Invitational. With nine runners participating for the Lumberjacks, six ran career bests, while a seventh ran a season best. These runners averaged a drop ...

Hurons, Eagles win NSL XC races in RC

ROGERS CITY—The Rogers City girls and Hale boys cross country teams took top honors at a North Star League Jamboree in Rogers City on Tuesday. Rogers City's girls team finished with 19 points, ahead of Fairview (55), Alcona (69) and Oscoda (72). Morgan Baller and Jenna Kuznicki took first ...

Crashing the party

The Alpena football team came out with a new look in their home greys and had a homecoming crowd behind them on Friday. But the end result was more of the same as the Wildcats suffered a loss to Traverse City Central for the seventh consecutive season as the Trojans came in and crashed the ...

Early turnovers hurt Huskies in loss to Trojans

ATLANTA—With a fresh set of downs in Atlanta territory, Gavin Mortensen dropped back to pass. Finding his receivers covered, Mortensen moved forward, looking for an open man. As Atlanta defenders converged, Mortensen scrambled backward was nearly tackled for a sack as Atlanta players got ...

Alcona clinches playoff spot; Hillman tops Oscoda to continue win streak

BURTON—The Alcona football team is headed back to the playoffs. Tim and Jack Hutchinson rushed for three touchdowns each as the Tigers defeated Burton-Atherton 60-16 on Friday. The win gives Alcona (6-1) the sixth win it needs to qualify for the playoffs and will return Alcona to the ...

Besting the Bucks

LINCOLN—With district play fast approaching, any chance the Alcona soccer team can get to watch its playoff opponents is valuable. The Tigers got an up-close look at a potential opponent on Thursday as they defeated Roscommon 3-0 at Alcona High School. Jordan Steiner scored at hat track ...