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A clean sweep

Recent scores have indicated how much the Alpena girls tennis team continues to improve and the Wildcats took a huge step in the right direction, defeating Grayling 8-0 on Wednesday at Alpena High School.Both schools featured young teams out on the courts as Grayling graduated a handful of kids ...

Alpena sweeps Petoskey in dual meet

The Alpena High boys and girls track teams know that as the weather warms up, their numbers and times are going to get better.While some of those numbers weren't quite there on Wednesday, it didn't stop the Wildcats from dominating a dual meet with Petoskey at Thunder Bay Junior High School. ...

Cards take 2 from Posen in softball twinbill

POSEN - The Onaway softball team lit up the scoreboard and swept a doubleheader against Posen on Wednesday night.The Cardinals won game one by a final score of 11-5. Calley Selke pitched six innings for Onaway and allowed three earned runs and struck out 11 batters. Jolene Reese toed the rubber ...

ACC adds Alpena’s Wirgau, Charlevoix’s Pischner to XC program

A busy, yet successful month continues for Mark Jacobs and the Alpena Community College cross country program. The Lumberjacks were able to get two more key additions to add to an already talented roster. Alpena's Ryan Wirgau and Charlevoix's Jonathan Pischner signed their Letters of Intent ...

Double wins for Hillman

HILLMAN-Though its still early in the season, the Hillman softball team doesn't seem to be having any problems hitting the ball.The Tigers pounded out nearly three dozen hits en route to a sweep of Oscoda on Tuesday, beating the Owls 15-0 (four innngs) and 13-3 (five innings) in a North Star ...

Hillman baseball shuts out Owls, stays perfect in league play

HILLMAN - Pitching was the key to victory for the Hillman baseball team on Tuesday as the Tigers shut out Oscoda twice en route to sweeping a North Star League doubleheader, 2-0 and 4-0.Kyler Moir took the mound in game one and continued his superb start to the season as he pitched a complete ...

Banks breaks Hillman record in 800 run

FAIRVIEW - Brandon Banks broke the Hillman 800 run school record with a time of 2:08.14 on Tuesday when the Tigers traveled to Fairview for a North Star League meet.Banks also won the 1,600 run (4:52.98) and was part of the winning 1,600 relay team with Sheldon Elkie, Seth Knaggs and Billy ...

Tawas defeats Posen softball; Alpena golf team has solid showing at Ogemaw

TAWAS-The Posen softball team fell behind early against Tawas on Monday and couldn't quite rally enough in a 16-6 loss in five innings.The second game of the scheduled doubleheader was canceled due to rainTawas jumped out to a 10-0 lead after three innings before Posen worked to cut the lead to ...

Hurons sweep home invitational

ROGERS CITY-The Rogers City baseball team won its home invitational on Saturday, topping Onaway and Posen to take home the hardware.In its first game, Rogers City (6-1-1) defeated Onaway 11-4. Quintin Kelly earned the win for the Hurons, allowing one hit and striking out eight in six innings. ...

Leading the way

By JONNY ZAWACKINews Sports WriterNot much as changed for Anna Couture over her softball career. From a leader and standout at Posen High School, she continues to lead the way for a top tier Division III program at Alma College.Couture is only a junior at Alma, but the journey that her and the ...

Lumberjacks softball team unable to keep up with Oakland

By JONNY ZAWACKINews Sports WriterIt was another tough day on the diamond for the Alpena Community College softball team as they dropped a pair of games to Oakland Community College on Friday at Alpena High School.The Lumberjacks were unable to get much going offensively and didn't have much of ...

Budnik signs LOI to continue bowling career at Aquinas

By JONNY ZAWACKINews Sports WriterGrowing up in the Nautical City, Bailey Budnik developed a love for the game of bowling. As a standout out at Rogers City High School, Budnik now realises that all of his hard work and dedication has payed of as he signed his Lette of Intent to continue his ...

Alpena golf team finishes in middle of the pack at Ogemaw

OGEMAW - The Alpena boy's golf team finished 13th of 24 teams on Friday at the golf course in Ogemaw. As a team, they had a combined score of 374, which was their average of last year.Tommy Hein and Ben Dault led the team with 92 strokes each, with Aaron Nowak not far behind at 94 strokes. Zack ...

Wildcats Successful on the diamond

By JONNY ZAWACKINews Sports WriterSo far in the early stages of the 2016 season, the Alpena baseball team has exceeded expectations and continued their winning ways, sweeping a doubleheader against Cheboygan on Thursday."We are off to a very good start. I did not think we were going to be this ...

Wildcats successful on the diamond

By JONNY ZAWACKINews Sports WriterThe Alpena softball team had no problem putting the ball in play and used a total team effort to sweep a doubleheader against Cheboygan on Tuesday night."The main thing today was being able to get everyone some playing time. We had a tough schedule through the ...

Alpena soccer team overmatched by Gaylord

By JONNY?ZAWACKINews Sports WriterIt was a tough night for the Alpena girls soccer team as they ran into a talented Gaylord team and were overmatched, losing by a final score of 8-0."Overmatched is the key word. We were overmatched physically, technically and tactically by girls who were better ...

ACC softball team drops a pair of games to Oakland

OAKLAND - The Alpena Community College women's softball team played in Oakland on Thursday. The Lady Lumberjacks were unable to secure a win, losing the first game 9-0 and the second 9-1.In the opener, Kendra Cole pitched with three strikouts and ten hits, three of which were homeruns. Ashley ...

Holding their own

By JONNY ZAWACKINews Sports WriterFor not being able to practice outdoors for more than a few days, the Alpena boys and girls track teams held their own against Big North Conference rivals Traverse City Central and Cadillac on Wednesday at Thunder Bay Junior High School."Despite having a small ...

A trio of former AHS basketball players sign LOI with ACC

By JONNY ZAWACKINews Sports WriterAfter turning in one of the best years in recent memory, the Alpena High School girls basketball team will be sending three of its talented players onto the next level to continue their playing career at Alpena Community College.Alexis Smith, Morgan Allen and ...

Alpena JV baseball team splits against BNC foe Petoskey

ALPENA - The Alpena JV baseball team split a doublehead against conference rival Petoskey on Tuesday night.The Wildcats were victorious in game one, winning by a score of 12-7. Chris Durocher started the game tossing six innings and striking out five to get the win. Bruz Copping came on to ...