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Alcona, Onaway finish regular season with wins

LINCOLN — The Alcona boys basketball team celebrated senior night with a 44-37 victory in the regular season finale against Ogemaw-Heights on Thursday. Seniors Alex Stephenson, Jordan Steiner and Devon Mills took control right from the opening tip and the Tigers held a lead much of the ...

Third time’s a charm

ONAWAY—Kayla Rabeau proved the old adage true on Wednesday: it's tough to beat a team three times in one season. The Rogers City senior scored a basket inside with 38 seconds left and the Hurons shocked Hillman in a Class D district semifinal, winning 40-38 at Onaway High School. The win ...

Early run helps Posen in win over Onaway

ONAWAY—The Posen girls basketball nearly squandered the lead several times on Wednesday. But the Vikings never lost the lead and that proved to be the difference. Brooke Ciarkowski scored 21 points, Cami LaTulip added 17 and an early cushion helped the Vikings get by Onaway 56-50 in a ...

Tigers rely on defense in district semifinal victory over Whittemore-Prescott

LINCOLN — It’s the time of the year when nerves start to kick in and the pressure is on. Wednesday the Alcona girls basketball team felt that pressure early on and struggled to get going offensively, but fortunately for the Tigers, their defense was up to the challenge and stepped up to ...

Lumberjacks season comes to an end with pair of losses

A frustrating season for both the Alpena Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams came to an end on Wednesday as both squads suffered blow out losses at home to Delta Community College. The men fell to Delta by a final score of 87-56. Michael Stuart finished his ACC career ...

Hillman takes control

LINCOLN—The Hillman boys basketball team rose up under pressure on Tuesday. Jared Juergens scored 27 points and Hillman took control late on the way to defeating Alcona 62-51 in a North Star League matchup at Alcona High School. With the postseason looming, both teams got the perfect ...

Fast start paces Alpena in win over Braves

TAWAS—Chris DeRocher scored 26 points and the Alpena boys basketball team got off to a fast start on the way to a 66-51 win over Tawas on Tuesday. Alpena (9-9) led 20-7 after one quarter and 35-12 at halftime. "I thought we got off to a really good start and I thought we played well on ...

Going home early

GAYLORD—It can be difficult to defeat a rival three times in the same season. Unfortunately for the Alpena girls basketball team, it had to learn that the hard way on Monday as the Wildcats lost their district opener for the fourth consecutive year after they fell to Gaylord by a final ...

Hillman tops Fairview for Senior Night win

HILLMAN—On a night when it honored seven seniors, the Hillman boys basketball team was more than happy to share the wealth. Brandon Banks and Jared Juergens each scored 12 points, four Tigers reached double figures and six players scored at least six points as Hillman defeated Fairview ...

Lumberjacks have rough night vs. Ocelots

LIVONIA—The Alpena Community College basketball teams had a rough night on Monday on the road, losing to Schoolcraft. ACC’s men’s team lost 108-67. Jameson Pierrelus led the Lumberjacks with 28 points and nine rebounds. Michael Stuart had 15 points and Cam DeCaire added nine. Keaton ...

Second half lull dooms Onaway in home loss

ONAWAY—A poor second half doomed the Onaway boys basketball team’s chance for a victory on Monday. Onaway began the game on a 13-0 run, but couldn’t match that effort in the second half and lost 61-44 to Mancelona. The Cardinals led Mancelona 27-19 at halftime during a Ski Valley ...

They’re aiming high

Entering her third year as head coach of the Alpena Community College softball team, Shelley Hance knew coming in it would be a process to turn a program around that was without a team a year before she took over. Despite the struggles over the past two seasons, Hance and the 2018 Lumberjacks ...

ACC women fall short in rally attempt vs. Mott

A rally attempt by the Alpena Community College women’s basketball team proved too little too late on Saturday. Jacara Thompson scored 30 points, Alaysia Fowles added 15 and Mott used a few timely offensive stretches to beat the Lumberjacks 64-53 at Park Arena. ACC (1-18, 1-11 MCCAA ...

Lumberjacks unable to get into rhythm against Mott

Usually the Alpena Community College men’s basketball team can score shoot the three ball efficiently and at times score in bunches. On Saturday that wasn’t the case as the Lumberjacks were unable to get any kind of offensive rhythm going and were limited from beyond the three point line ...

A good way to finish

With postseason hockey beginning Tuesday, the Alpena High hockey team wrapped up the regular season in style on Friday, defeating Gaylord on Senior Night at Northern Lights Arena by a final score of 7-1. Both teams got an early look at each other before they will meet Tuesday in a ...

Wildcats nipped by Vikings on Senior Night

The Alpena boys basketball team made plenty of big plays on Friday. Unfortunately for the Wildcats, they didn’t make enough them in crunch time. Maddux Hoaglund hit a game-winning three-pointer with 1:18 left and Cadillac hit a pair of crucial free throws in the final minute to slip by ...

Strong second half propels Hurons to win

ROGERS CITY—The Rogers City boys basketball team used a strong second half to come back and defeat Fairview on Friday, 50-40. The Hurons (5-13, 3-12 North Star League) trailed 28-23 at the half before coming back to grab the victory. “We played well,” Rogers City coach Matt Ponik ...

Ready to work hard

During his freshman year of high school, Tylor Ross got a letter from Mark Jacobs, telling him he would be keeping an eye on him in the future. Three years later, Ross is entrusting his athletic future to Jacobs. The Fairview High senior inked a Letter of Intent with Alpena Community ...

Wildcats end regular season with win over West

TRAVERSE CITY—Shelby Seaver scored 26 points and the Alpena girls basketball team finished the regular season with a 52-35 over Traverse City West on Friday. Alpena (12-6, 6-4 Big North Conference) led 16-9 after one quarter, 26-19 at halftime and 44-31 after three quarters. Emma Jore ...