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ACC basketball teams earn first wins of season

SAULT STE. MARIE — The Alpena Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams traveled to Lake Superior State University on Monday and were both victorious. The ACC men edged the Lakers by a final score of 90-85. “It was a nail biter throughout the game. Even though it was a ...

ACC comes up short against Oakland

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — The Alpena Community College women’s basketball team played another hard fought game, but came up just short, falling on the road to Oakland Community College by a final score of 56-47 on Saturday. The Lumberjacks led 14-8 after one quarter, but only scored five second ...

Strong start propels Hurons to win over Saints

ROGERS CITY — The Rogers City boys basketball team played with a ton of energy and flew all over the court on Friday. The Hurons’ superb effort at both ends of the floor led them to convincing 60-22 win over St. Ignace. “We had a maximum effort. I thought a couple plays we took off, but ...

Hurons struggle against undefeated St. Ignace at home

ROGERS CITY — Duane Pitts and the Rogers City girls basketball team knew they were going to have their hands full with a talented and undefeated St. Ignace team on Friday. The Hurons proved to be no match for the Saints, who proved why they are one of the top teams in the state as Rogers ...

Wildcats edged by Marquette in Traverse City

TRAVERSE CITY — Despite a strong performance and a win on Thursday at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City, the Alpena High hockey team knew it is in for another tough test Friday afternoon against a Marquette team that was ranked No. 11 in Division 2 and riding a seven game winning streak. In ...

Daoust wins annual Beat the Geek contest on tiebreaker

The Alpena News’ annual Beat The Geek contest has seen its share of close finishes in recent years and the 2018-19 college football bowl campaign was no exception. At the end of it all, Tom Daoust was the last person standing. Daoust is the winner of this year’s Beat The Geek contest and ...

A winning return

OSCODA — It’s been nearly a month since the Oscoda boys basketball team took the court for a game, but it doesn’t seem to have affected the Owls much. They looked like they hadn’t missed a step on Thursday. Owen Franklin scored 20 points and the Owls defeated Alcona 56-25 in a North ...

Alpena hockey team victorious, girls basketball defeats TC Central

TRAVERSE CITY — Despite a sluggish start to Thursday’s contest, the Alpena High hockey team caught fire in the final two periods to come away with a 5-2 win over Grand Rapids Christian at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City. The Wildcats entered the game ranked No. 8 in Division 3, while ...

A successful showing

Alpena High School junior Keegan Spomer spent his holiday break on the baseball fields in Orlando, Florida, competing in the Disney New Year’s Baseball Classic. After earning a Golden Ticket to Disney after strong pitching performance at the All-Star Game Day Tournament in Grand Rapids last ...

Swami feeling lucky

There always comes times in your life, when you ask yourself if this would have happened if I was a minute sooner or later. Swami had one of those scenarios, but it turned out good. Coming back from his grandson’s Saturday basketball games, after getting a bite to eat in Gaylord. All was ...

Vikings are victorious, Onaway picks up first win

ATLANTA — Getting off to a fast start is something that the Posen boys basketball team has struggled doing so far this season, but the team has focused on getting off to better starts. On Wednesday, the hard work paid off and the Vikings started fast and never looked back as Posen defeated ...

Hillman girls earn first win

HILLMAN — Getting that first win of the season took longer than the Hillman girls basketball team had hoped for, but on Tuesday, the Tigers were victorious, defeating Fairview by a final score of 52-13. Hillman got off to a fast start early and never looked back as the Tigers led 26-4 after ...

Not quite their night

For nearly three quarters on Saturday, the Alpena Community College women’s basketball team had every reason to feel good about its chances to win. With about four and a half minutes left in the third quarter, the Lumberjacks trailed St. Clair by just two, 37-35, after going toe-to-toe with ...

ACC men unable to slow down Skippers

The Alpena Community College men’s basketball team entered Saturday in search of its first win on the season. The Lumberjacks knew they had uphill battle against St. Clair Community College who traveled to Park Arena with a 13-1 record and was ranked No. 13. Alpena was unable to keep up ...

Wildcats beaten by Dow

SAULT STE. MARIE—The Alpena High School hockey team took it on the chin Saturday, losing 6-1 to Midland Dow. Both sides played to a 1-1 tie after one period, but Dow took over from there, netting three goals in the middle frame and two more in the final stanza. Alpena’s only goal came ...

Starting off strong

After finishing 2018 strong and winning six of seven to open the season, the Alpena High boys basketball team carried momentum into the new year. Despite a two week layoff, the Wildcats picked up right where they left off and knew they had to put together a strong effort against an Escanaba ...

Wildcats come up short against Esky in high scoring contest

The Alpena High girls basketball team put together a solid performance to open the new year. The Wildcats got off to another fast start, found ways to score and were hot from beyond the three point line, But in the end the result was all too familiar as Alpena failed to put together a ...

Hurons edge Onaway in overtime at home

ROGERS CITY—The Rogers City girls basketball team made the most of its chances at the charity stripe on Friday. The Hurons went 9-of-13 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter and overtime en route to a 46-42 victory over Onaway at Rogers City High School. Rogers City (5-1) ...

Alpena skates to win over Plymouth

SAULT STE. MARIE—With the game winding down, the Alpena High hockey team came through in crunch time. Colby Plowman and Kyle VanDusen each scored in the third period and the Wildcats skated to a 2-0 victory over Plymouth on Friday in Sault Ste. Marie. Cooper Black made 19 saves for the ...