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Tomjanovich beats Marlatt for award

Former Alpena High School basketball star Harvey Marlatt was named as a finalist by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan for the Retro Mr. Basketball award for 1966. The award aims to select the top boys basketball player in Michigan for the years 1920-1980.Marlatt led the Wildcats to ...

Growing expectations

After having last season canceled, the Alpena Community College softball team will take the field for the first time in nearly two years when it travels to Macomb Community College for its season opening games this weekend.ACC's season begins Saturday with games at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.For the ...

Reliving the thrills of March

A lot of sports fans will tell you March is their favorite month for sports during the year and I'm no different.Between the thrills of the NCAA college basketball and hockey tournaments, the knowledge that the start of baseball season is drawing closer and the late season pushes by NBA and NHL ...

Muszynski: Coaching honor is ‘team award’

In the past several seasons Eric Muszynski has taken the Hillman boys basketball program to new heights and his efforts leading the Tigers were recognized last week when he was named Class D Coach of the Year by the Associated Press.But as Muszynski is quick to point out, the award is as much a ...

Bisson says he never resigned, wants job back in RC

Gary Bisson has spent more than 30 years devoted to coaching.Now after losing his job following an apparent resignation, Bisson said he never actually resigned and wants to continue doing what he loves most.Rogers City Athletic Director Dave O'Bryant indicated Bisson resigned verbally as coach ...

Too much to handle

SAULT STE. MARIE-Despite a valiant effort, the Onaway boys basketball team had its historic dream season come to an end on Tuesday, falling to No. 1 ranked Powers North Central by a final score of 75-52 in a Class D quarterfinal."I think we brought everything we had tonight, but we ran up ...

Muszynski, three players earn all-state honors; Whitens is top Class D player

POWERS (AP) - The basketball education of North Central High School junior forward Jason Whitens began at a young age. Jason exhibited talent and selflessness as a product of his parents Gerald and Faye (Granquist) Whitens, both former players themselves.Gerald, an avid Magic Johnson fan, would ...

Thunder Bay Wrecks

The Thunder Bay Wrecks Bantam AA hockey team wrapped up its 2015-16 season with a pair of games against the State Champion USA Eagles in Detroit last weekend.In the opening period, the Wrecks and Eagles each skated at a furious pace with neither team able to light the lamp.The Eagles forced a ...

A battle against the best

The Onaway boys basketball team has already taken down one of the state's best teams this season.Now the Cardinals are hoping to do it again with much higher stakes.A trip to the Breslin Center will be on the line tonight when the Cardinals clash with the Powers North Central Jets clash in a ...

Hillman’s Tchorzynski signs with Delta

When Delta College softball coach looks at Kalen Tchorzynski, he sees a player with a lot of potential.Both Mullard and Tchorzynski are hoping that potential translates to success on the field.Tchorzynski, a Hillman senior, signed a letter of intent with the Pioneers last month and will join ...

A first for ACC

The Alpena Community College cross country team made history this season, becoming the first team in the school's history to come away with Academic Team of the Year honors.Throughout the 74 year history of ACC, the school has never had a team win the award and becoming the first team to do it ...

A historic victory

ST. IGNACE-History was made on Wednesday as the Onaway boys basketball team defeated Pickford 74-59 in a Class D regional final to capture the first regional championship in program history. "I can't even describe it right now. I thought winning a district title was just the best thing in the ...

The stakes are raised

The Onaway Cardinals and Pickford Panthers will meet up for the second time this season, but this matchup will have a regional title hanging in the balance.The two teams will square off tonight in a Class D regional final at 7 p.m. at St. Ignace High School.Both teams have taken different paths ...

Gamble named top Class D player; Posen’s Hincka earns all-state honors

By NATESCHNEIDERMount Pleasant Morning SunMOUNT PLEASANT (AP) - Averi Gamble has made it a routine to dominate during the biggest games of her high school career.The Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy 6-foot-3 senior center is a four-year varsity contributor, putting herself on the map as one ...

Grace under pressure

By James AndersenNews Sports EditorST. IGNACE - Pressure? The Onaway boys basketball team isn't feeling any pressure. In fact the Cardinals seem to be thriving on it.Joe Sigsby scored 21 points and Onaway topped Rudyard 69-58 in a Class D regional semifinal on Monday in St. Ignace. The win ...

Back to business

By JAMESANDERSENNews Sports EditorThe Onaway boys basketball team has already put together a special season after winning its first district title since 1989 on Friday.But as the Cardinals prepare for the program's biggest game in nearly 30 years, they're getting back to business.Onaway (19-4) ...

Local players dot all-NSL hoops teams

After winning another division title and putting together an undefeated regular season, the Hillman boys basketball team had two players named to the North Star League's first team for the 2015-16 season.Junior Gunnar Libby and senior Dylan Steinke were named to the first team and were joined ...

A long time coming

WOLVERINE-For just the second time in school history, the Onaway boys basketball team can call itself a district champion.The Cardinals knocked off No. 2 Hillman in a thrilling 58-57 victory on Friday at Wolverine High School to win their first district title since 1989."It's awesome. I've been ...

Thunder Bay Wrecks

When the Thunder Bay Wrecks hockey program started years ago, the goal was to be able to be competitive with the best teams in the state.After receiving their state playoff draw, the Wrecks would know the results by facing three teams that are ranked in the top six nationally with the Wrecks ...

Hillman, Onaway clash for district championship

By JONNY ZAWACKINews Sports WriterTonight's class D district championship matchup between the Hillman Tigers and Onaway Cardinals has all the makings of being an action packed game from start to finish.Both teams come into the title game with impressive resumes, as Hillman continues its quest ...