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Alcona faces tough test against Nouvel defense

LINCOLN-After missing the playoffs a season ago, the Alcona football team capped off a 6-3 regular season with its second playoff berth in the last three seasons.Alcona will face Saginaw Nouvel tonight in a Division 7 pre-regional game and the Tigers could have their work cut out for them ...

Oscoda making first playoff appearance in 15 years

OSCODA-Oscoda football coach Dave LaVasseur knows exactly where his team sits on the eve of the 2015 postseason.Yes, the Owls are in the playoffs for the first time since 2000, but it's not as though they're a state title favorite.Regardless of how they might be perceived, the Owls are hoping ...

Rested Hillman ready for another playoff battle with Johannesburg-Lewiston

Despite making the playoffs for the tenth year in a row, the Hillman football team will be looking to avenge the postseason woes it has encountered in the past few seasons.Hillman will travel to Johannesburg-Lewiston to take on the Cardinals tonight in a Division 8 pre-regional game, a matchup ...

Swami in strange territory for playoffs

This is the first time several years that four teams from the area have made the playoffs in the same year. This is nice to see, but also there are teams that have not made it in several years. It gives the seniors at least one more game and it also gives the All-Knowing-One one more chance to ...

Soldiers march on

SAGINAW-Genesee Christian's talent proved too much for the Alcona soccer team on Wednesday.Cole Russell scored a natural hat trick and Caleb Dupree added two goals for the Soldiers, who defeated Alcona 5-0 in a Division 4 regional semifinal at Saginaw Valley Lutheran.The win advances the ...

Hurons prevail in Presque Isle Championships

ONAWAY - The Onaway volleyball team played host to the Presque Isle Championships on Wednesday, but it was Rogers City that stole the show.In a game that featured two very good teams, supportive crowds on both sides and a dramatic finish, the Hurons swept the Cardinals in three sets to claim ...

Alcona netters win tri-match at Joburg

JOHANNESBURG-The Alcona volleyball team came out of a tri-match at Johannesburg-Lewiston on Wednesday as a big winner.The Tigers defeated Suttons Bay 25-15, 25-19 and the host Cardinals 23-25, 25-14, 15-5.Kendra LaFave had seven aces for the Tigers and Sam Zerbst had seven aces. Sierra Forsythe ...

A challenge awaits

By JONNY?ZAWACKINews Sports WriterThe Alcona Soccer team continues to pave its way towards history, but a challenge awaits them today in the regional semifinal game against Genesee Christian at Saginaw Valley Lutheran.This will be the first time ever that both of these schools will face off on ...

A dream comes true

A dream came true for Lauren Heath on Monday.The Alpena High School senior pitcher signed a letter of intent with Spring Arbor University in front of family, coaches and friends, achieving a longtime goal to play college softball.Yet even after the letter was signed, Heath said it still felt ...

Posen loses to Cardinals on Senior Night

POSEN - The Posen volleyball team came up a bit short on its home court Monday, losing to Whittemore-Prescott in four games, 22-25, 25-22, 21-25 and 23-25.For most of the night Posen found itself having to battle back and continued to battle the wave that coach Laurie Maynard has talked about ...

Onaway beats Sault, loses to Cheboygan in tri

ONAWAY-Cheboygan walked away the victor during a volleyball tri-match at Onaway on Monday.The Chiefs beat Onaway 22-25, 25-14, 15-12 and also beat Sault Ste. Marie.Onaway also beat the Blue Devils, 25-12, 25-21.The Cardinals (24-9-5) played well against the Blue Devils, but slipped up against ...

Four local teams learn playoff fates on Selection Sunday

For the past several weeks the Oscoda football team has been in playoff mode as it fought to make the postseason for the first time in 15 seasons.Now the real work begins for the Owls.Oscoda's first playoff berth since 2000 was realized on Sunday during the Michigan High School Athletic ...

Alcona, Sytek share special moment in final home game

LINCOLN-For the past four years, Tyler Sytek has meant a great deal to the Alcona football team, always ready to contribute to the team in any way he can.On Friday, the Tigers got to show Sytek just how much he means to them.During the second half of a blowout win against Mio, coach Jason ...

Posen finishes regular season 9-0 with win over Charlton Heston

POSEN- The Posen football team ended its 2015 regular season in dominating fashion on Saturday, defeating Charlton Heston 66-16."It feels great (to win), 9-0 is a big one. Winning one game at a time is so important to approach your goals that way and the kids really responded and I'm so proud ...

Alpena XC teams compete in Gaylord

The Alpena High cross country team completed at the Gaylord Rotary Invitational on Saturday. With the exception of the regional runners, this was the last team race of the season. The goal was to end with personal records. Alpena ended with a career best from Olivia Custer (25:39) and 10 ...

A frustrating finale

Murphy's Law was in full effect for the Alpena High football team on Friday.Between four turnovers in the first half and trouble moving the ball, whatever could go wrong did go wrong for the Wildcats against Gaylord in their regular season finale. At the end of the night, it all added up to a ...

Alcona secures playoff spot with win

LINCOLN - The Alcona football team is heading to the playoffs after a dominating 80-0 victory over Mio on Friday.Alcona (6-3) gave its homecoming crowd a lot to cheer about right from the opening whistle. The Tigers broke off huge plays all night long and knew what was at stake in this ...

Oscoda defeats Au Gres to secure postseason berth

AU GRES-For the first time in 15 years, the Oscoda football team is going to the playoffs.Jacob Malak rushed for 237 yards on 22 carries and scored five touchdowns as Oscoda defeated Au Gres 48-22 on Friday to clinch its first playoff berth since 2000.Oscoda (6-3) built a 21-0 lead by the end ...

It all comes down to this

The Alpena football team's playoff chances for 2015 were spoiled last week with a loss to Petoskey.Now the Wildcats are hoping to play the spoiler role.Alpena (3-5) hosts Gaylord at 7 p.m. tonight in its regular season finale with a chance to make the Blue Devils' road to the playoffs a little ...