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Tigers coast past Fairview to 11th straight win

HILLMAN — For the second night in a row, the Hillman girls basketball team had no problem earning a lopsided victory. The Tigers 62-8 win over Fairview on Thursday ran their streak to 11 in a row as Hillman controlled the game from start to finish. “Every league win is important. I ...

Wildcats edge Ogemaw Heights

WEST BRANCH — After leading most of the way, the Alpena High girls basketball team found themselves in a battle and had to grind out a tough road win on Thursday against Ogemaw Heights as it defeated the Falcons by a final score of 48-43. The Wildcats led 24-15 at the half and held a ten ...

Making it look easy

For the second time this season, the Alpena boys basketball team had no problem taking down Sault Ste. Marie. After a near 30-point win in the last meeting for the Wildcats, Wednesday’s result was similar as Alpena put together a big third quarter at both ends of the court and got a strong ...

Balanced scoring leads Hillman in win over Au Gres

HILLMAN—With five minutes to go in the second quarter on Wednesday, a switch seemed to flip on for the Hillman girls basketball team. Once that happened, there was no stopping the Tigers. Lyndsey Ryba scored 18 points, Eve LaFleche added 14 and Andrea Taratuta chipped in with 12 as the ...

Alcona girls get back .500 with win

FAIRVIEW—Megan Grove scored 16 points and the Alcona girls basketball team got back to the .500 mark with a 54-13 win over Fairview on Wednesday. Taylor Livingston added 15 points for Alcona (5-5, 3-3 North Star League) and Hailee Gordy had 13. Alcona led 15-2 after one quarter and ...

ACC falls to Mott

FLINT — It was another tough night for the Alpena Community College men’s basketball team on Wednesday as it dropped its tenth consecutive game as the Lumberjacks lost to Mott Community College, 92-67. “We couldn’t buy a basket in the first half and they couldn’t miss. We played ...

Swami weathers the storm

Weather has been more than just a conversation piece around here the last couple of weeks. With all the recent cancellations, it falls into the lap of athletic directors to make sure they are plugged into the shortened schedule. It is just not as easy as one might think. There are variables ...

Woods Track qualifies five more for states

The Woods Track Club continued its success last weekend at Saginaw Valley State University. The Woods qualified five more athletes for the state meet. Faith Weide won the shot put by over a foot (38-11). The 4x400 meter relay team with Madi Szymanski, Tiffany Foster, Carmen Dellar, and Maddy ...

Alpena Warriors earn three victories, tie in weekend showcase

The Alpena Warriors hockey team completed a successful weekend at the Traverse City Showcase, earning three victories and a tie against MAHA and girls varsity high school teams. “Downstate, most girls hockey teams compete as high school varsity sports,” Warriors coach Mike Nunneley said. ...

Walleye Club tournament Saturday

ALCONA — The Thunder Bay Walleye Club Tournament will last from 6 a.m. through 7 p.m. Saturday where outdoor enthusiasts can fish off Hubbard Lake in a competition to catch the largest fish. Judging will take place between 7-8 p.m. Side Door Bait and Tackle is supporting the event ...

Lumberjacks drop weekend contest at Henry Ford 96-71

DEARBORN — Coming into Saturday’s contest, the Alpena Community College men’s basketball team knew they had a tall task in front of them as they played Eastern Conference leader Henry Ford. Not only did Henry Ford (15-3) enter the game undefeated in conference play, but the Hawks are ...

Nothing to stop her

The Alpena girls basketball team had no answer for Margot Woughter on Friday. The Traverse City Central senior scored 40 points including 13 in the fourth quarter to lead the Trojans past Alpena 62-55 in a Big North Conference contest at Alpena High School. With the game tied 47-47 after ...

Tigers top Rogers City in NSL nail-biter

ROGERS CITY — The top two teams in the North Star League pushed each other to the limit in the sixth annual “Play it Purple” cancer awareness game. Hillman and Rogers City entered Friday’s contest undefeated in league play. In the end, Hillman clamped down defensively and had a little ...

Plowman scores twice as Wildcats top Blue Devils

GAYLORD—Colby Plowman scored twice and the Alpena High hockey connected twice on the power-play on the way to a 4-3 win over Gaylord on Friday. Alpena (11-4-3) broke a 1-1 tie in the second period with two goals and then held off a Gaylord rally in the third period. Charlie Halleck and ...

Alpena gymnastics teams have many placers at Lowell meet

The Alpena AAU Gymnastics team did a stand up job competing this last weekend in Lowell at the Winter Classic Gymnastics Meet. The meet was hosted by RAYG Gymnastics team. Five Xcel Gold gymnasts competed for Alpena taking on many honors. Karli Myers placed first on the vault (9.60) and ...

Another tough loss

POSEN—The Posen boys basketball team had plenty of opportunities to walk away victorious on Thursday. But after 32 minutes, the Vikings simply ran out of time. Jared Sharpe drained a three-pointer with little more than a second remaining, but it proved to be too little too late as the ...

Defense, outside shooting lead Hillman past Rogers City

HILLMAN — Playing in its first game since being ranked No. 2 in the first Class D boys basketball poll of the year, Hillman continued to do what it does, play aggressive defense, force turnovers and shoot the three ball. The Tigers had it all working on Thursday as they improved to 8-0 on ...

Petoskey’s defense proves too much for Wildcats

PETOSKEY—A staunch Petoskey defense made it hard for the Alpena boys basketball team to do much of anything on Thursday. The Wildcats were held under 10 points in each quarter and were ultimately dealt a 48-24 loss by the Northmen at Petoskey High School. Alpena (5-4, 0-4 Big North) ...

Alpena Sports Hall of Fame announces nominees for 2017 class

The Alpena Sports Hall of Fame announces its nominees for the 2017 class. Three nominees will be chosen on the association ballot and one will be selected by the senior committee. The inductees will be announced in February and will be inducted at the Hall of Fame’s annual banquet on May 5 at ...

Good with the bad

The Alpena Community College men’s basketball team seen plenty of good and plenty of bad this season as it relates to its level of play. Until the Lumberjacks can find a balance between the two, they’ll continue to search for their first win of the year. Streaky play hurt the ...