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They’re still rolling

HILLMAN—Hillman girls basketball coach John Kuzewski saw a lot of potential in his team this summer. But he has to admit, he’s a little surprised at just how well the Tigers are playing right now. The latest example came on Monday as the Tigers routed Indian River Inland Lakes 58-10 at ...

A big improvement

A good effort earned the Alpena High hockey team a solid win on Friday. A better effort Saturday earned the Wildcats an even more impressive one. Kyle Van Dusen scored twice and Lars MacArthur and Cody Sumerix added single tallies as the Wildcats defeated Macomb Dakota 4-1 on the final day ...

Alpena Warriors Hockey

The Alpena Warriors girls hockey team overcame adversity to claw their way to a 3-3 tie with the Port Huron Lady Prowlers in their recent meeting and iced Port Huron 7-0 in their second contest. While traveling four hours on icy roads to Port Huron, Alpena's goalie and leading scorer ended ...

Keep on fighting

The Alpena High hockey team never stopped playing on Friday and the Wildcats were rewarded for their efforts. Owen Limback and Alex Cosbitt scored in the third period and the Wildcats held off a rally to defeat East Kentwood 3-2 on the first night of the Blue Line Tournament at Northern ...

Wildcats top Gaylord to earn first BNC victory

After struggling to get anything going offensively in its previous two games, the Alpena girls basketball team figured out ways to put the ball in the basket on Friday. It paid off in a big way as the Wildcats earned their first Big North Conference victory of the season by defeating Gaylord ...

Owls improve to 4-1 with win over Eagles

FAIRVIEW—The Oscoda girls basketball team had itself a night on Friday, defeating Fairview 73-15. The Owls (4-1) jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. Lauren Langley led the the Owls in scoring with 20 points. Kate Etherton chipped in with 16 points and Brooke Nowiski added ...

Threes are wild

Gaylord’s long-range game caused all kinds of problems for the Alpena boys basketball team on Thursday. The Blue Devils sank 10 three-pointers on the way to a 63-51 win over the Wildcats in a Big North Conference contest at Alpena High School. Gaylord made a pair of crucial three-pointers ...

Fast start propels Hillman past Vikings

HILLMAN — One quarter can make the difference in a game. Just ask the Posen girls basketball team. On Thursday, Hillman got off to a blazing start in the opening quarter between the two rivals and it proved to be the difference in the game as Hillman topped Posen 53-37. On one side, the ...

Rabeau hoping for more success after signing with Mott softball team

Kayla Rabeau has helped teams earn a lot of trophies in her high school career. There’s three district championships and two regional championships for softball, three district titles and three regional crowns for volleyball and a slew of individual honors. But If Rabeau has anything to ...

Wildcats play to 4-4 tie against Chelsea

GAYLORD — The Alpena hockey team competed in its second game of the D3 Challenge over the weekend in Gaylord and played to a 4-4 tie against Chelsea who came into the contest ranked as the number eight team in Division 3. The Wildcats jumped out to an early lead on a goal by Alex Cosbitt ...

Learning the hard way

It didn’t seem to matter what the Alpena girls basketball team did on Wednesday. Sault Ste. Marie did it better. Where the Wildcats missed shots, the Blue Devils were there to snag rebounds. Where Alpena missed clean looks at the basket, the Blue Devils made their shots from a variety ...

Swami’s Christmas list comes up short

The closer you get to the holidays, there were always means of seeing classmates, friends and family you have not seen for a year, often a high school basketball game. It seems the schedule makers have decided to go in the other direction. The majority of teams in the area will finish this ...

Make it 4 in a row

HILLMAN—Make that four in a row for the Hillman girls basketball team. Since falling just short in their season opener, the Tigers have responded in a big way by winning their last four games by double digits. Tuesday’s 53-34 win over Whittemore-Prescott also marked the fourth ...

Wregglesworth scores 39 as Cardinals edge Bulldogs in SVC opener

ONAWAY—Trevor Wregglesworth scored 39 points, Lucas Tollini recorded a double-double and the Onaway boys basketball edged Inland Lakes 69-67 on Tuesday for a win in its Ski Valley Conference opener. Onaway (1-1, 1-0 Ski Valley) trailed by double digits in the fourth quarter before making ...

Wildcats pull away for easy win over Chiefs

CHEBOYGAN — For one quarter against the Alpena Wildcats — one of the tallest teams they'll face this season — things went pretty well for the Chiefs, who only trailed 13-11. But from the second quarter on, just about everything — especially perimeter shooting, free throw shooting and ...

Triples help Hillman defeat Cards in NSL tilt

WHITTEMORE—The Hillman boys basketball team found the stroke from beyond the three point line in Monday nights 72-58 North Star League victory over Whittemore Prescott. The Tigers knocked down 14 three pointers, including five apiece from Brandon Banks and Andrew Funk. Banks led Hillman ...

Fulfilling a dream

Jayna Hance has always had the drive and passion for softball. In a game that features many ups and downs, Hance has excelled on the diamond more times than not. Her hard work and determination has helped her become a star on any team she plays on. All of the time she has put in to getting ...

ACC women unable to keep pace with Mid Michigan

The Alpena Community College women's basketball team was unable to keep pace with an athletic and lengthy Mid Michigan Community College team on Saturday as the Lumberjacks fell by a final score of 72-37 at Park Arena. The Lakers wasted no time taking advantage of the shorthanded Lumberjacks ...

Lumberjacks play well despite loss to Lakers

Moral victories don't equal wins in the record books, but the Alpena Community College men's basketball team earned one on Saturday. The Lumberjacks never stopped fighting, but were ultimately defeated by Mid Michigan 79-69 at Park Arena. Alpena (1-5) trailed by as many as 16 in the second ...

Hillman, Oscoda earn NSL victories

Oscoda 71, Hale 51 OSCODA—Lauren Langley scored 26 points and Katelyn Etherton added 25 as the Oscoda girls basketball team defeated Hale 71-51 at home on Friday. Brooke Nowiski added 10 points for the Owls (3-0). Oscoda plays at Rogers City on Tuesday. Hillman 59, Atlanta ...