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Rogers City, Hillman boys improve to 3-0

OSCODA- The Rogers City boys basketball team won against Oscoda on Monday, 54-46.After the first quarter, Rogers City (3-0, 3-0 North Star League) was ahead 14-13 and the Hurons led 35-22 at halftime. Rogers City led 47-37 after three quarters."We were down a man but we played well," Rogers ...

The winning continues

The Alpena hockey team just keeps on winning.Dean Schmanski, Nick Esch and Brendan Dacey each scored a goal and the Wildcats converted twice on the power-play on the way to a 3-1 victory over Cheboygan at Northern Lights Arena on Saturday.The win gives Alpena its fifth straight victory.Both ...

Hurons finish 3rd at SI Lions Invite

ST. IGNACE-The Rogers City wrestling team took third place at the St. Ignace Lions Invite on Saturday, finishing behind Gladstone and Mancelona.Sam Sobeck (112) took first place for the Hurons and Tom Vogelheim (119) and Justin Saile (145) took second place. Quintin Kelly (189) and Casey ...

Flyers snap losing skid

The Alpena Flyers snapped a five-game losing streak over the weekend with a pair of wins.On Friday, Alpena defeated the Michigan Wild 5-1 and followed it up with a 3-2 overtime win over the Kalkaska Rhinos on Saturday.On Saturday, Shane Dawson's goal just 16 seconds into overtime gave the ...

Alpena’s growing pains

On a night where Alpena High School celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 1965-66 boys basketball team that made it to the quarterfinals, the 2015-16 Wildcats are experiencing some early growing pains, falling to Cadillac by a final score of 61-44 on Friday at home."It was real frustrating how ...

Strong defense leads Posen past Hurons

POSEN-Strong defensive play has been a longtime hallmark of the Posen girls basketball team and the Vikings proved it once again on Friday.Cami LaTulip and Jenna Hincka scored 16 points each and the Vikings used a strong defensive start to overwhelm Rogers City on the way to a 64-22 win at ...

Alcona, Fairview girls hoops win at home

LINCOLN- The Alcona girls basketball team won against Au Gres on Friday, 41-35.AuGres was up 10-6 after the first quarter, but Alcona caught up in the second quarter, bringing the score to 19-18 at halftime.The Tigers (2-2, 2-0 North Star League) increased their lead to 32-28 in the third ...

Warriors go 1-3 during 2015 BOTB tourney

Ten high school teams and four college teams took the ice at Northern Lights Arena recently for the annual Battle on the Bay Women's Hockey Tournament at Northern Lights Arena.The Alpena Warriors girls Hockey Team opened the 2015 tournament with a tough 4-2 loss to Houghton. Defenseman Breanna ...

AHA Hockey

The Alpena Hockey Association Pee Wee Team 2, the Hawks hosted the Cadillac Vikings for two games at Northern Lights Arena on Nov. 21.In Game 1, Tanner Pilarski put Alpena up 1-0, assisted by Ryan Ritter halfway through the first period. Cadillac came back in the second period to tie it up 1-1. ...

Victory times three

The first week of the season has been awfully good to the Alpena girls basketball team.Emma Jore scored 10 points, Jasmyn Schultz added seven and Morgan Allen and Shelby Seaver chipped in with six each as the Wildcats won their third game in a row on Thursday, beating Petoskey 39-33.The win not ...

Hurons cruise past Posen with 87-54 win

ROGERS CITY - The Rogers City boys basketball improved to 2-0 on the season and earned a huge conference victory on Thursday, defeating Posen 87-54.The Hurons put the pressure on Posen all game long with a full court defense, which forced the Vikings into a lot of mistakes and led Rogers City ...

Hillman rolls past Huskies; Mio holds off Eagles

HILLMAN-The Hillman boys basketball team made quick work of Atlanta on Thursday, defeating the Huskies 63-19 to win its North Star League opener.Gunnar Libby scored 15 points and Brandon Banks added 14 for the Tigers (2-0, 1-0 North Star League), who opened the game on a 20-0 run and cruised ...

Swami is spread thin

The leadup to Christmas is usually pretty hectic. Two weeks to go, presents to be bought, Christmas trees to be cut and put up, decorating inside and out. All of this and no snow to top things off. While having no snow can be good, it's a drawback when decorating outside because decorations ...

Early season success may lead to big 2015-2016 season for Wildcats

By JONNY ZAWACKINews Sports WriterThe Alpena High School hockey team is off to a hot start to the 2015-2016 season.The Wildcats recently capped off their second consecutive weekend sweep and earned two key Big North Conference victories in doing so."You can't complain with starting out 5-1 and ...

Inexperienced Wildcats looking to Skiba for leadership this season

By JAMESANDERSENNews Sports EditorAny way you slice it, this season will be very different for the Alpena boys basketball team.After two years of having teams loaded with experience and talent, the Wildcats enter the year with a lot of uncertainty.There's plenty of talent, but not much ...

McCourt, Miko aim to bring consistency to Alpena

By JAMESANDERSENNews Sports EditorThe Alpena girls basketball team has seen its share of changes in recent years and this year is no exception as Steve McCourt and Kelley Miko take over as the program's new co-head coaches.But the new coaching duo is hoping to bring some stability and ...

Bruski, Alpena wrestling team setting the bar high

By JONNY ZAWACKINews Sports WriterThe Alpena High School wrestling team will have a fresh start for their 2015-2016 season under new head coach and former Wildcat wrestler Chad Bruski."This is a great opportunity and I'm a little nervous, but I'm excited. It is a learning process and I have a ...

Alpena, Rogers City wrestling teams earn splits at Gaylord

GAYLORD - The Alpena wrestling team opened their season Wednesday night at Gaylord. The Wildcats earned a split, defeating St. Ignace 54-23 and falling to Rogers City 66-18."We got some good matchups, but we still have a lot of work to do. Some of our guys were winning the match, but got caught ...

Alpena stays strong

The Alpena girls basketball team won its second game in as many nights on Tuesday, defeating Tawas, 54-43 at Alpena High School.The Wildcats looked sharp from the opening tip, going on a 12-0 run to start the game and forcing Tawas to use a time out to try and regroup.The first quarter was ...

Balanced effort helps Hillman win opener

HILLMAN-Two things were abundantly clear about the Hillman boys basketball team on Tuesday.The Tigers still play tenacious defense and the Tigers still have plenty of scoring ability.Combining a relentless defensive effort with a balanced scoring attack, Hillman controlled the tempo on both ...