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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 ...

Rogers City sweeps Mio in NSL matchup

ROGERS CITY — As has been the case so many times over the past few years, the Rogers City volleyball team turned in another dominant performance in a North Star League match, sweeping Mio by scores of 25-9, 25-15 and 25-16 on Thursday at Rogers City High School. The Hurons wasted no time ...

Alpena rallies past Cadillac

CADILLAC—Aidan Day scored twice and the Alpena High boys soccer team rallied past Cadillac on Thursday, defeating the Vikings 3-2 in a Big North Conference game. Cadillac scored six minutes into the contest to take an early lead, but two quick goals from Day and another from Caleb Burger ...

Wildcats hosting Trojans for homecoming

After two tough weeks on the road, coming home might be just the thing the Alpena football team needs. The Wildcats will play their final home game at 7 p.m. tonight, hosting Traverse City Central for homecoming at Wildcat Stadium. “It’s a definitely a game that the kids and everybody ...

Swami has a flashback

As football weeks go by, it gets a little harder for Swami to come up with intros for his column. Here it is Wednesday evening and nothing’s come to mind. With a vow of no NFL watching and silence in the house after his son Kevin went back to school, Swami was thrown for a loop. Then out ...

Wildcats grow weary

Nearly one month ago, the Alpena High volleyball team earned arguably its biggest victory of the season as it swept Traverse City Central on the road. The Wildcats fought hard, but couldn’t quite recapture that magic on Wednesday, falling to the Trojans in four sets at Alpena High School; ...

Starting to settle in

POSEN — Tuesday’s North Star League volleyball matchup between Posen and Oscoda began much different than it ended. The Vikings jumped out to a huge lead early in the first set, but Oscoda fought back and made the night difficult for the home team in what was a competitive match, but in ...

Alpena’s Nunneley sets golf record, earns Big North first team honors

 The Alpena High girls golf team finished its regular season competing in the Big North Conference Championship at the Traverse City Country Club on Monday. Alpena finished fourth with a team score of 410. Senior Faith Pausits closed out the season with a career-best 117. Freshman Kennedy ...

Wildcats fall to Gaylord

GAYLORD—Things took a bad turn rather quickly for the Alpena High boys soccer team on Monday. Tied with Gaylord 2-2 with 15 minutes left, the Wildcats' fortunes changed drastically as the Blue Devils scored three times in the next four minutes to walk away with a 5-2 win. Gaylord took the ...

Alcona soccer team plays to scoreless tie with Gaylord

GAYLORD — The Alcona soccer team continued play against stiff competition as they prepare for postseason play. The Tigers traveled to Gaylord on Saturday and played to a scoreless tie with the Blue Devils. “It was a good defensive game played by both sides,” Alcona coach Tim Munro ...

Hard work paying off for Lumberjacks XC team

ROSCOMMON — Without a meet in the past two weeks the ACC Cross-Country team has been pushed to the limits in practice by coach Mark Jacobs to see what this talented group can achieve. On Friday at the Kirtland Firebird Invitational, all their hard work payed off as they ran their best ...

Turnovers doom Alpena in loss to Grizzlies, Hillman wins third straight

Ypsilanti—The Alpena football team couldn’t get out of its own way in a 31-6 loss to Ypsilanti Community on Friday. The Wildcats (2-4) turned the ball over eight times, losing six fumbles and throwing two interceptions. “We played well when we didn’t give the ball away,” Alpena ...

A perfect game plan

OSCODA—Jason Somers couldn’t hide his excitement. After watching his Alcona football team dominate physically on defense, impose its will offensively and overcome some adversity it was hard to blame him. Tim Hutchinson ran for four touchdowns, Jack Hutchinson added a pair of scores and ...