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Onaway boys top Mancelona; Hillman beats Owls in NSL tilt

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MANCELONA—A fast start from Kevin Pearson and contributions from the entire roster led the Onaway boys basketball team to victory on Thursday. Pearson scored 11 of his 15 points in the first quarter and every player on Onaway’s roster scored as the Cardinals defeated Mancelona ...

Alpena Warriors Hockey

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The Alpena Warriors girls hockey team recently returned to action, splitting two games with arch rival Midland. In the first contest, Alpena controlled most of the game as they came away with a hard-fought 2-1 victory. During the contest, assistant captain Lexie Gries went down with a lower ...

Lessons in defeat

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The Alpena High wrestling team didn’t earn wins on Wednesday, but the Wildcats are hopeful that with four weeks before team districts, they gained a shot of confidence at the right time. Alpena lost to Petoskey 60-22 and to Oscoda 45-31 during a quad meet at Alpena High School. The Wildcats ...

Vikings fall apart in second half, lose to Cedarville

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POSEN — A valiant first half effort gave the Posen girls basketball team some confidence heading into the locker room as they trailed one of the top teams in the state at Class D by just five points. Unfortunately for the Vikings, the second half was a much different story as Cedarville ...

Swami getting back into a routine

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Between winter break and cancellations, the basketball season is off to a hectic start in 2018. Swami also picked up some bad habits during the break. This week, he decided to work on his habits turning them into good omens. He started off on a good foot, beginning the ground work on Monday. ...

A winning return

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After having 11 days between games, the Alpena High boys basketball team looked pretty comfortable in its first game of 2018. Chris DeRocher scored 27 points, Colin Donajkowski added 14 off the bench and four players reached double figures as the Wildcats defeated Tawas 74-47 on Tuesday at ...

Hillman tops Alcona for seventh straight win

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HILLMAN — There was nothing lucky about the Hillman girls basketball team winning its seventh consecutive victory at home on Tuesday. Hillman was tested early in a physical contest against Alcona, but eventually Hillman clamped down defensively, found ways to score and got great play from ...

Balancing scoring, defense lead Wildcats to win

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CHEBOYGAN—Balanced scoring and solid defense led the Alpena High girls basketball team to victory on Tuesday. Emma Jore scored 16 points, Jade Schultz added 15 and Shelby Seaver had 14 as the Wildcats defeated Cheboygan 55-39 at Cheboygan High School. Alpena (5-3) led 30-22 at halftime ...

Nothing goes right

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ATLANTA—Too many mistakes doomed the Atlanta boys basketball team on Monday. The Huskies buried themselves under turnovers, missed shots, an inability to finish at the basket and giving to many chances to the opponent. Added together it equaled a 62-42 loss to Au Gres in a North Star League ...

Slow start hurts Huskies in home loss to Au Gres

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ATLANTA—Atlanta girls basketball coach Jeremy Kobielus expects his team to go through some growing pains this season and the losses the Huskies might see as a result. What Kobielus doesn’t want to see this season is a lack of effort from his team. Unfortunately the Huskies showed a ...

Onaway falls to Central Lake at the buzzer

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CENTRAL LAKE — After leading nearly the entire way, the Onaway boys basketball team suffered a heartbreaking defeat as they lost 65-64 on Monday to Central Lake as the Trojans won on a buzzer-beating three to stun the Cardinals. Onaway led after every quarter except the fourth and collapsed ...

Lumberjacks begin 2018 with losses

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The first home game at Park Arena for 2018 won’t soon be forgotten. The calendar year has changed, but the Alpena Community College men’s basketball teams’ fortunes remained the same on Saturday night as they erased a 16 point second half deficit and Azaiyah Bell hit a three at the buzzer ...

Lumberjacks begin 2018 with losses

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Mariah Taylor gave the Macomb Community College women’s basketball team the boost it needed on Saturday. Taylor scored 21 points and the Monarchs used a stellar shooting night from three-point range to defeat Alpena 104-39 at Park Arena. Undermanned and weary with just five players, the ...

Alpena bounces back with big 8-0 win over Tri Valley

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SAULT STE. MARIE — The Alpena hockey team rebounded in a big way from its loss Friday night against number three ranked plymouth. The Wildcats took care of Tri Valley on Saturday and won by a final score of 8-0 as the game was shortened due to the mercy rule. Kyle VanDusen continued his ...

The Woods track club opens 2018 with strong showing

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SAGINAW — The Woods track club had a strong start to their 2018 season this weekend at Saginaw Valley. Five athletes qualified for the state meet joining Taylor Foster who qualified at a prior meet. In his first meet as head coach; Coach Ghidoni was thrilled with his team’s performance ...

Wildcats fall to Plymouth

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SAULT STE. MARIE — The Alpena High hockey team knew what kind of challenge it was up against heading into Friday night’s contest against Plymouth who came in ranked No. 3 in the state, but the Wildcats ultimately lost by a score of 5-1. It was a battle of Wildcats in the first game of the ...

Making them work for it

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HILLMAN—With all the success the Hillman boys basketball team has had in recent seasons, the Tigers don’t having to work for a victory every once in a while. Brandon Banks scored 19 points and Jared Juergens added 17 as the Tigers overcame a spirited effort from Mio on Thursday and ...

Slow starts hurt ACC basketball teams in losses to St. Clair

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PORT HURON — Thursday nights road loss to St. Clair Community College will be one that the Alpena Community College men’s basketball team wants to soon forget. The Lumberjacks got off to a slow start and eventually fell to one of the top teams in the conference as ACC fell by a final ...

Onaway runs out of gas against Gaylord St. Mary

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ONAWAY — The Onaway boys basketball team got Trevor Wregglesworth back from injury Thursday night when the Cardinals played host to Gaylord St. Mary, but his return was spoiled as Onaway ran out of gas in the second half and fell to St. Mary by a final score of 70-54. The Cardinals trailed ...

Wildcats drop BNC game vs. TC Central

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TRAVERSE CITY — The Alpena girls basketball team knew it were in for a test early in the new year as it open 2018 with a Big North Conference game against rival Traverse City Central. In a battle between two of the top three teams in the conference, the home team came away victorious as ...