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Hillman wants to stay healthy before playoffs

HILLMAN-Making the playoffs for the tenth year in a row was the goal for the Hillman Tigers heading into the 2015 season.Hillman reached that goal two weeks ago and the Tigers will finish the regular season on the road in Central Lake tonight.The Tigers (6-2) figure to have their hands full ...

Alpena boys soccer team topped by Titans

TRAVERSE CITY-Donovan Michael scored twice, Dalton Michael added a goal and Traverse City West beat the Alpena boys soccer team 5-0 on Thursday in a Division 1 district semifinal in Traverse City.Alpena (11-10-2) kept the game scoreless for a good portion of the first half, but West took the ...

Swami relives memories of the past

Walking around fabled Curtis Field in Petoskey one last time brought back many memories for Swami last week. Over 88 years of history came to a close last Friday with the last game played against Alpena. Some things didn't change over the years: a press box that crammed the visiting ...

Hurons continue winning ways vs. Mio

ROGERS CITY - The Rogers City volleyball team continued its winning ways, dominating Mio on Thursday, 25-6, 25-11 and 25-22.The Hurons were backed by their tremendous serving throughout the night. Rogers City totaled 20 ace serves and basically did whatever it wanted to the entire ...

Alcona gets it done

LINCOLN-The Alcona soccer team took another step toward a district title on Wednesday.Three different Alcona players scored and keeper Connor McCoy had another solid game as the Tigers downed Saginaw Arts and Sciences 4-2 at Alcona High School in a Division 4 district semifinal.The win gives ...

Green hired as new APlex tennis pro

Denny Green was introduced to the game of tennis in high school and from that point on he couldn't get enough of the sport.Now he's hoping to pass on his passion for tennis to local tennis players.Green was recently named the new head tennis professional at the APlex, replacing Michael Janz. ...

Alpena XC runners earn Big North honors

GAYLORD-The Alpena High cross country teams had several runners earn all-conference honors during the Big North Conference championship on Tuesday at the Gaylord Country Club.Maddy Boyd led Alpena's girls team and ran a new PR of 20:34 to earn second team all-conference honors.Other Personal ...

Carrying on tradition

LINCOLN-It's been hard not to notice Jordan Steiner on the soccer field this season.From his breakaway speed to his ability to set up teammates to his soft touch around the net, Steiner, a sophomore, has been a breakout star for the Alcona soccer team in 2015.Entering tonight's Division 4 ...

Alcona volleyball defeats Fairview in 4 games

LINCOLN-The Alcona volleyball team earned a conference victory over Fairview on Tuesday, defeating the Eagles in four games, 25-21, 20,25, 25-19 and 25-16.The Tigers came out a little flat and may have been a bit surprised as Fairview kept the games close for most of the night."We didn't play ...

Onaway wins fourth straight Ski Valley title; Hurons, Tigers win

MANCELONA-The Onaway volleyball team topped Mancelona in three sets on Tuesday to win its fourth consecutive Ski Valley Conference title.The Cardinals won 25-10, 25-21, 25-19 to win the title and finish undefeated in league play for the fourth year in a row. In that span, Onaway is 32-0 in ...

Alpena’s wild finish

Two evenly matched teams battled it out in a Big North Conference showdown Monday night at Alpena High School.In the end it was Alpena who came away with a five-game victory over rival Traverse City Central, 25-22, 25-23, 22-25, 19-25 and 18-16."I knew it was going to be another tight match. I ...

ACC XC runners continue to improve

Despite the blustering damp weather, Alpena Community College cross country Mitch Lilley and Joe Traynham both set career bests at the Jayhawk Invitational on Friday at Muskegon. Lilley ran the 8K in 28:10 and Traynham ran a 28:30. These times were the programs fifth and seventh fastest times ...

Whistled away

BY JONNY ZAWACKINews Sports WriterThe Alpena Flyers played host to the Detroit Fighting Irish on Saturday night at Northern Lights Arena in a game that was chippy as soon as the puck dropped.Alpena was on the receiving end of a 7-4 loss in a game that featured a lot of scoring and even more ...

Alpena JV volleyball team wins Gaylord Invitational

SAGINAW - The Alpena High School volleyball program had a successful day on Saturday. The varsity team had a solid weekend at the Swan Valley Invitational.Alpena placed first in their pool after a tie with Bay City John Glen and victories over Saginaw Heritage and Saginaw Nouvel.The Wildcats ...

Malak runs wild

OSCODA - The Oscoda football team took another step closer to securing its first playoff birth in 15 years on Friday, defeating Rogers City 47-30."We came out knowing that this was a good team we were playing. We came out, knowing we needed to take care of the ball and force turnovers of our ...

Irish rally proves too much for Flyers

The pressure put on by the Detroit Fighting Irish was too much for the Alpena Flyers on Friday.Leading 3-0 midway through the second period, the Flyers watched their lead slowly fall away and eventually turn into a 6-3 defeat at Northern Lights Arena.Dakota Potter scored the game-winner with ...

Petoskey blanks Alpena in final Curtis Field game

PETOSKEY-The Alpena High football teams playoff hopes came to an end with a thud on Friday as the Wildcats were shutout by Petoskey 51-0.The win gave the Northmen a victory in their final game at Curtis Field.Alpena (3-5) was limited to seven first downs and just 155 yards of offense.Wade ...

Alpena Jets

On Oct. 10 the Alpena Jets 5/6 black team defeated the Ogemaw Browns 26-6. The win brings the Jets' record to 4-1.Alpena started the scoring when Cooper Bright took the opening kickoff 60 yards for a touchdown. Alpena kept lighting up the scoreboard as Noah Marquardt scored on runs of 32 and ...

Down to the wire

HILLMAN - Alcona was able to hang on to secure a victory over Hillman in a volleyball matchup between the two Tiger teams on Thursday at Hillman High School, 25-16, 25-16, 17-25, 23-15 and 15-10.Alcona jumped out to an early two-game lead and looked dominant doing it. In game one, Alcona went ...