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2018 All-Alpena News Girls Basketball Team

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2018 Player of the Year Taylor Fleming Rogers City ∫ Class D all-state second team ∫ Repeat All-Alpena News first team pick ∫ North Star League first team ∫ Averaged 17 points, 8.9 rebounds, 3.3 steals and 2.1 blocks per game ∫ Helped lead the Hurons to a 15-4 regular ...

Guthrie enjoying recruiting process and chance to showcase talent

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Many high school athletes around the area have already made a commitment to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level, while some seniors are still weighing options several weeks before graduation. For Alpena’s Logan Guthrie, he in the midst of enjoying a special recruitment ...

No place like home

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LINCOLN—During his high school soccer career, Jordan Steiner recorded 193 points and played well enough to catch the attention of college coaches. But when it came time to make his college choice, Steiner wanted a place that felt comfortable, that felt like home. Playing sports ...

Alpena’s Newhouse to continue football career at Finlandia

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Over the past two seasons, Keegan Newhouse was the anchor of an offensive line at Alpena High that helped the Wildcats put up stellar numbers on the ground. He led the way blocking for a pair of 1,000 yard running backs and helped Alpena’s transition in attempting to master head coach Aaron ...

Alpena’s Jore earns first team all-BNC

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Three Alpena High girls basketball players were honored by the Big North Conference after its 2017-18 all-conference teams. Senior Emma Jore made the first team along with Gaylord's Becca Ross, Traverse City Central's Margot Woughter, Petoskey's Megan Hannah and Isabel Anderson. Woughter was ...

Cardinals earn SVC honors

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After a stellar season, Trevor Wregglesworth was rewarded for his efforts by the Ski Valley Conference. The Onaway senior earned first team all-conference honors after the Ski Valley recently released its all-conference teams for the 2017-18 season. Wregglesworth was joined on the first team ...

A tough loss to take

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GAYLORD—Tuesday’s Class D quarterfinal result was one the Hillman boys basketball program is all too familiar with. The Tigers (24-1) ran into an athletic and physical Buckley team that put the pressure on them early and often as Hillman was on the receiving end of a 67-50 defeat. “We ...

Local players highlight all-NSL teams for ’17-18

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Many local basketball players garnered the attention of North Star League coaches during the 2017-18 season and earned all-league honors for their efforts. North Star League girls basketball division champions Hillman and Posen each had a player named to the first team as Hillman’s Lyndsey ...

So much at stake

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Two weeks of madness have come and gone during the boys Class D state basketball tournament. There have been stunning upsets and Cinderella teams, but like the old saying goes, the cream always rises to the top. Such is the case tonight as No. 3 Hillman (24-0) clashes with No. 8 Buckley ...

DeRocher, Copping honored by Big North

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Despite going winless in conference play, two Alpena High basketball players' efforts didn't go unnoticed by Big North Conference coaches. Juniors Chris DeRocher and Bruz Copping both earned all-Big North Conference honors for the 2017-18 season after the list was recently ...

Kolby Andrews tabbed as Alpena varsity volleyball head coach

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On Friday, the Alpena High School Athletic Department announced the signing of new volleyball head coach, Kolby Andrews. Kolby Andrews, the husband of Alpena varsity girls basketball coach Erin Andrews, brings with him eight years of varsity volleyball coaching experience at the high school ...

Put to the test

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GAYLORD—Someday the Hillman boys basketball team will be able to sit back and appreciate its success. On Wednesday the Tigers were more than happy to simply survive and advance. Jared Juergens scored 15 points, Billy Kolcan added 12 and the Tigers overcame a spirited effort from Mio, ...

Facing a familiar foe

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It’s rare to play a team in your conference outside of district play and a regional championship game is always intriguing. Having two teams from the same conference battle for a regional championship makes the contest that much more intense. This will be the case tonight when North Star ...

Alpena Sports Hall of Fame announces 2017 class at press night

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Whether starring on the field, the court or the ice or leading from the sidelines, Jan Kaiser, Cindy DeRocher, Dan Skiba, Earl Cordes, Jon Kirby Cook and Tom Atkinson left their mark in athletics. For all of their accomplishments, the six of them have been chosen as the 2017 class of the ...

They’re on the attack

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TRAVERSE CITY—Throughout the season the Hillman boys basketball team has shown that it can't be stopped and opposing teams can only hope to contain the Tigers. For one quarter, Suttons Bay contained the Tigers and it came out with a game plan to slow the tempo and the Norsemen held a lead ...

VanDusen, Limback, Plowman garner honors for 2017-18 season

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Before the season, Alpena High hockey coach Chris Limback took some of his veteran players past the school’s Athletic Wall of Fame. As the players looked at the plaques of Alpena’s great hockey stars of the past, one thing became apparent; it’s been awhile since an Alpena hockey player ...

An unexpected test

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Moments after being awarded a fifth district championship trophy in six years on Friday, Hillman boys basketball coach Eric Muszynski went from proud and happy to shocked when he heard the news out of Suttons Bay as the Norsemen pulled off a monumental upset, knocking off No. 4 ranked ...

No taming the Tigers

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ROGERS CITY — It was business as usual for the Hillman boys basketball team on Friday as it competed in its sixth consecutive district championship game and came away victorious for the fifth time during this remarkable run as the Tigers blew out Posen 69-32 en route to back-to-back district ...

Eagles have the edge

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GRAYLING — The Rogers City girls basketball team gave everything it had during a Class D regional final on Thursday. In the end, Bellaire had just a little more to give. Lexi Niepoth scored 27 points and helped the Eagles clinch a regional championship with a 46-43 win over the Hurons in ...

Freese Hydraulics 12U Peewee B wins MAHA state championship

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Sunday’s state championship victory was a fitting end to the Alpena Freese Hydraulics 12 Peewee B hockey team. Alpena traveled to Westland to compete in the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association State Championship and walked away with some more hardware. Freese Hydraulics went a perfect 5-0 ...