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Hillman stays undefeated; Posen, Fairview win in routs

MIO-Despite a 38-point effort from Ben Lubitz, the Hillman boys basketball team remained undefeated on the season after beating Mio 66-55 for its 40th straight North Star League win on Tuesday.Hillman (13-0, 9-0 North Star League) led 33-30 at halftime, despite battling some foul trouble that ...

Lumberjacks downed by Delta

By JAMES ANDERSENNews Sports EditorAlpena Community College men's basketball coach Frank McCourt will be quick to tell you an important key to winning games is playing well for a full 40 minutes.If not, a team usually doesn't win.The Lumberjacks found that out the hard way on Wednesday, falling ...

Lumberjacks fall apart late, lose to Delta 59-42

By JONNY ZAWACKINews Sports WriterThe Alpena Community College women's basketball team lacked consistency on Monday, falling to Delta by a final score of 59-42 at Park Arena.The Lumberjacks got off to a good start early in the game, thanks to their defensive play and ability to rebound, not ...

Woods Track club sets more PRs, qualifies relay teams for state finals

When The Woods Track club first began its program in 2010, it had a total of twelve members on the squad and one state qualifier. Fast forward six years and the club now has a program with more than thirty athletes and has qualified twelve members for the prestigious 2016 state meet."It is ...

Alpena boys basketball team falls to BNC rival Traverse City Central

TRAVERSE CITY - The Alpena boys basketball team suffered another tough defeat, falling to conference rival Traverse City Central on Monday by a final score of 76-48."We were competing in the first half and we did some good things, but the third quarter things changed and we had a lot of ...

Thunder Bay Wrecks

The Thunder Bay Wrecks Bantam AA Hockey team traveled to Sault Ste. Marie to defend their District 7 Championship from a year ago against Traverse City and the host team last weekend.In the opening game against Traverse City, the Wrecks jumped out to a 2-0 lead after one period when Kyle ...

Wildcats skate past Clarskton

By JAMESANDERSENNews Sports EditorIt was business as usual for the Alpena hockey team on Saturday at Northern Lights Arena.More solid all-around play, more goal scoring and yet another victory.Brody Nowak scored a hat trick and Nick Esch added two goals as the Wildcats topped Clarkston 7-1 for ...

Missed chances hurt Flyers in 3-2 loss against Kalkaska

By JONNY ZAWACKINews Sports WriterThe Alpena Flyers ran into some solid goaltending and had several missed opportunities in a 3-2 loss against Kalkaska on Sunday at Northern Lights Arena.The first period featured a fast paced, end to end battle in which both teams killed off a handful of ...

Rogers City wrestling team prevails as tournament champs

ONAWAY - At the end of a long hard fought day on the mats, it was the Rogers City wrestling team that stood tall as winners of the North Star League/Straits Area Conference Challenge.The Hurons put together a great effort, winning the tournament with 150 points, edging out Mio who took second ...

Getting back on track

By JONNY ZAWACKINews Sports WriterComing off of its worst loss of the season just a few nights ago, the Alpena girls basketball team got back on track with an impressive 52-41 victory over Ogemaw Heights on Friday at Alpena High School.The Wildcats got off to a good start early, converting on ...

Third quarter run propels Oscoda to win

By JAMESANDERSENNews Sports EditorROGERS CITY-The Oscoda boys basketball took advantage of opportunities on Friday.The Owls used a 9-0 run to start the second half to gain some distance from Rogers City before going on to defeat the Hurons 52-46 at Rogers City High School.Nathan Nagel scored 13 ...

Hillman boys basketball team stays unbeaten

HILLMAN-The Hillman boys basketball team won against Whittemore-Prescott on Friday with a final score of 67-56.Hillman gained the lead early on and led 14-11 after one quarter. At the half, Hillman was leading by one point at 30-29. In the third quarter, Hillman was able to establish a bigger ...

Tigers roll past Mio

By JONNY ZAWACKINews Sports WriterLINCOLN - The Alcona girls basketball team came into Thursday nights North Star League matchup against Mio riding a four game winning streak and celebrated parents night by getting off to a hot start early to cruise to a 64-36 victory over Mio at Alcona High ...

Alpena boys basketball team struggles against BNC rival Petoskey

PETOSKEY- The Alpena boys basketball team lost to Petoskey on Thursday with a score of 69-37. Petoskey started out strong at 17-6. In the second quarter, Petoskey stretched the lead to 30-13. Alpena doubled their score in the third quarter, but still couldn't gain the lead at 51-26 in ...

On the dotted line

By JONNY ZAWACKINews Sports WriterWednesday was an important day for many high school athletes and for Alpena's Isabelle O'Neil she made it official on National Signing Day that she would continue her volleyball career, signing a Letter of Intent to play at Lake Superior State University."I'm ...

Wildcats dominate Northmen in Big North tilt

By JAMESANDERSENNews Sports EditorAlpena hockey coach Pete Doubek didn't have to say much after his team's game against Petoskey on Wednesday.The Wildcats' performance did all the talking.Dean Schmanski scored four goals, including a natural hat trick and the Wildcats dominated Petoskey in an ...

Swami gets a break

Everyone looks for that break to have time to recharge your batteries. With just a handful of games left in the high school basketball schedule, it is time to evaluate how we got here. The All-Knowing-One had no idea that some teams would have the records they do. But that is where hard work, ...

Onaway boys basketball team falls to Bellaire

BELLAIRE - The Onaway boys basketball team was shorthanded on Wednesday and suffered a disappointing loss because of it, falling to Bellaire by a final score of 82-41.Bellaire took control early on, outscoring the Cardinals 19-5 in the opening quarter and never looked back. Onaway had a hard ...

Alpena alum Stepanski qualifies for D2 track finals

As a track star for the Saginaw Valley State University Cardinals, Taylor Stepanski continues to soar.Over the weekend, Stepanski, an Alpena High alum, participated in the Jet's Pizza Invitational at SVSU. Stepanski's first-place performance in the 800 meter run (2:09.62) was not only good ...