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Just like old times

ROGERS CITY-After a one-year hiatus, the Posen girls basketball team found itself in a familiar spot on Friday.The Vikings are district champions again.Posen got off to a fast start and held off a valiant effort by Rogers City to beat the Hurons 50-24 in a Class D district final at Rogers City ...

Local grapplers struggle at state finals; Tawas tops Alcona

AUBURN HILLS-After mixed success on the first state of the state finals, things didn't go as well for local wrestlers on the second day of action at the Palace of Auburn Hills.After winning by technical fall in his only bout on Thursday, Onaway's Isaac Nave (125) lost by a narrow margin over ...

Sault gets the bounces

Hockey can sometimes be a cruel game of bounces and momentum.The Alpena hockey team found that out the hard way on Tuesday.Buoyed by a three-goal first period, Sault Ste. Marie took the fight to the Wildcats on Thursday during a Division 3 pre-regional final at Northern Lights Arena and skated ...

Offensive woes continue for Wildcats in loss

It was yet another struggle on the offensive side of the ball for the Alpena boys basketball team on Thursday as the Wildcats dropped their regular season finale to Tawas by a final score of 63-36 at Alpena High School.The Wildcats couldn't get the shots to fall and found themselves in foul ...

Grapplers have mixed success on Day 1 of state finals

AUBURN HILLS-Local wrestlers had a mixed bag of success during the first day of the individual wrestling state finals at the Palace of Auburn Hills.Onaway's Isaac Nave (125) made short work of Sandusky Stanley Solley in his first match, winning by technical fall in 1:58. Nave will face ...

Hurons ready for bowling state finals

After cleaning up in the regional tournament, the Rogers City bowling teams are hoping to add some more hardware this weekend.The Hurons boys and girls bowling teams will compete in the Division 4 state finals today and Saturday and Royal Scot in Lansing.The team finals will be held today and ...

NLA hosting Pee Wee B state playoffs

Northern Lights Arena and Alpena Hockey Association will be hosting the MAHA Pee Wee B State Playoffs today through Saturday.There will be eight teams competing in the playoffs. The teams include: Alpena, Saginaw, Cheboygan, Westland, Metro Jr. Jets, Plymouth Sharks, Grand Valley Stars and the ...

Cadarette Collision Racing wins Lincoln 500 for seventh time

Cadarette Collision Racing finished the year off with a big victory at the Lincoln 500 over the weekend. The team of Troy Dewald, Ryan Spencer and Austin Leeck put together a near perfect race on Sunday.The team started in fourth and it only took 15 laps before the No. 21 sled took the lead and ...

Thunder Bay Wrecks

After coming off a dramatic overtime win in the championship game of the NIHL Playoff finals, the Thunder Bay Wrecks Bantam AA traveled to Detroit to participate in the elite 8 Little Caesars Playoff Championship last weekend.In the opening game against the Novi Wildcats, the Wrecks were able ...

An improbable victory

ROGERS CITY-After a tumultuous week, the Rogers City girls basketball team made the improbable happen on Wednesday.Kayla Rabeau scored 22 points and the Hurons upset Onaway 53-45 during a Class D district semifinal at Rogers City High School.The win moves the Hurons to Friday's district final ...

Local grapplers ready for state finals

Sam Sobeck has seen his brothers have success at the state wrestling finals.Now Sobeck wants to add his own chapter to the family legacy.Sobeck is one of several local wrestlers who are competing in the state finals which begin today at the Palace of Auburn Hills.Sobeck will join three of his ...

Posen, Alcona advance to district championship games

Posen 62,Wolverine 9ROGERS CITY-Jenna Hincka scored 18 points and broke Posen's single-season steals record as the Vikings routed Wolverine 62-9 on Wednesday in a Class D district semifinal at Rogers City High School.The win moves Posen to Friday's district final against Rogers City. Tip-off is ...

Mack, Day and DMR Relay earn all-state accolades for Woods Track

The Woods Track Club participated in its sixth straight indoor state championship on Saturday, bringing home an all-state relay team and two individual all-staters.The Distance Medley Relay team of Isaac Cross, Levi Goebel, Kolin Ghidoni and Mitchell Day began the meet with a sixth place finish ...

Another step closer

The Alpena hockey team is one step closer to capturing its first regional title in nearly a decade after defeating Gaylord 8-4 in a pre-regional game on Tuesday at Northern Lights Arena.The win advances the Wildcats to Thursday's pre-regional final against Sault Ste. Marie who defeated ...

Slow start hurts Wildcats again in loss to West

The last time the Alpena boys basketball team played Traverse City West, a slow start doomed the Wildcats chances to win.Tuesday's rematch must have felt like deja vu for the Wildcats; another slow start and missed chances doomed their chances to win again and the Titans walked away with a ...

Wildcats fall to Marquette in districts

MARQUETTE-It is rare that a playoff game's outcome is determined by halftime, but the Marquette Redettes were just that good Tuesday night.Marquette opened the game with a 12-0 run and later put the contest away early with a 22-0 surge that extended into the second quarter in a 75-32 blowout ...

Lubitz, Sigsby hit scoring milestones

MIO-Ben Lubitz scored 43 points, including his 2,000th career point, but the Mio boys basketball team fell just short of victory on Tuesday, losing to Johannesburg-Lewiston 66-62.Mio (11-9) trailed 16-11 after one quarter, but battled back and cut the deficit to one, 32-31 at halftime. The ...

Hillman’s perfection

LINCOLN - For the first time in school history, the Hillman boys basketball team has finished the regular season with a perfect record.Despite being pushed to the limit in the first half, Hillman took control in the second half and was able to defeat Alcona by a final score of 69-48 on ...

Posen runs by Hillman in district quarterfinal

ROGERS CITY-When two teams know each other as well as the Posen and Hillman girls basketball teams do, winning a head-to-head matchup often comes down to execution.Chalk the latest meeting up for the Vikings.Posen ran its game plan to perfection on Monday to defeat the Tigers 49-20 in a Class D ...

LaFave sets record as Alcona cruises past Owls

AU GRES-Kendra LaFave scored 34 points and set a school record after hitting nine three-pointers as the Alcona girls basketball team topped Oscoda 76-45 in a Class C district quarterfinal in Au Gres on Monday.LaFave's nine three-pointers broke the school's single-game record of eight set by ...