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Hurons win fourth straight district title

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CHARLEVOIX — Nothing came easy for the Rogers City volleyball team on Friday. Hurons were tested and pushed to the limit in a district championship match against East Jordan. In the end, Rogers City’s experience and will to win paid off as the Hurons defeated the Red Devils in five ...

Familiar foes: Posen, Cedarville meet again in regional showdown

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Posen head coach Greg Pietsch vividly remembers his team’s battles with Cedarville three years ago. In 2015, the Vikings were a force and defeated Cedarville 28-26 in Week 6 to remain unbeaten and continued to run the table, completing their second undefeated regular season in school ...

Varied offense paces Hurons in district win over Cards

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CHARLEVOIX—The Rogers City volleyball team got off to a winning start in district play, defeating Johannesburg-Lewiston in four sets on Thursday in a Class C district semifinal in Charlevoix. The Hurons won 25-19, 25-18, 20-25 and 25-15, keeping the Cardinals off balance with a variety of ...

Survive and advance

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ATLANTA—During the postseason, no matter how you slice it, a win is a win. That proved true for the Hillman volleyball team on Wednesday as the Tigers rallied from a large deficit to defeat Gaylord St. Mary in four sets during a Class D district semifinal at Atlanta High School. Hillman won ...

Scary good showing

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ONAWAY — On the eve of Halloween, the Onaway faithful got a special treat as they watched their Cardinals put together yet another dominant performance, sweeping Alanson by scores of 25-8, 25-4 and 25-8 on Tuesday to advance to a Division 4 district championship game. As strong as Onaway ...

Making an impact

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Sarah Thomson has always had a passion for sports and for helping others, especially other athletes. Following her time as a Northern Michigan University student, Thomson worked in the Injury Evaluation and Care Clinic at NMU as well as working with its Division II football program. Now ...

Cardinals open district play with sweep of Harbor Springs

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ONAWAY — After completing another successful regular season, the Onaway volleyball team turned its attention to the start of postseason play on Monday and the Cardinals came out focused on their home court, opening with a dominant sweep of Harbor Springs Harbor Light Christian, defeating the ...

Hillman volleyball team wins district opener

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ATLANTA—The Hillman volleyball team won its Class D district opener on Monday, easily beating Vanderbilt in three sets: 25-3, 25-11 and 25-12. Hillman will play Gaylord St. Mary on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in Atlanta. Emilee Noffze had six kills for the Tigers and Alison Samp had 16 assists ...

Victorious Vikings

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POSEN—The more big plays you make in the playoffs, the better your chances are to win. The Posen football team did just that on Saturday, responding to an early haymaker with repeated strikes to defeat Kinde-North Huron 58-20 in an 8-Player Division 2 pre-regional game at Posen High ...

Pushed off the mountain: Oscoda falls to Mountaineers

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Oscoda came into Saturday’s Division 7 pre-district matchup riding an eight-game winning streak. Oscoda they traveled a long way to take on an Iron Mountain program that is no stranger to playoff football Iron Mountain defended its home turf and put an end to Oscoda’s ...

Alpena boys win regional XC title; locals headed to states

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GAYLORD—Aden Smith, Drew Seabase and Josh Smith finished 2-3-4 and the Alpena boys cross country team won a Division 1 regional at Michaywe Pines on Saturday in a landslide. The Wildcats qualified for the state finals as a team, finishing with 34; well ahead of second-place Saginaw Heritage ...

Rogers City finishes 2nd at NSL Championships

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OSCODA—The Rogers City volleyball team finished runner-up to Oscoda for the Big Dipper title during the North Star League championships on Saturday in Oscoda. Rogers City (20-16-4) split with Mio (25-23, 18-25), lost to Oscoda (24-26, 19-25) and defeated Alcona (25-20, 29-27) and ...

He can’t be stopped

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ROGERS CITY—All week long the Rogers City football team got a good look at Bryant Schram on film and knew he would be a tough player to stop. Schram came as advertised on Friday and try as they might, the Hurons couldn’t stop him. Schram ran for 104 yards and a pair of touchdowns to ...

Turnovers doom Tigers in first round playoff loss to Cedarville

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HILLMAN — The Hillman football team certainly wishes it could hit a restart button. After not losing a fumble all season, the Tigers coughed up the ball five times on Friday and threw a pair of interceptions, committing a total of seven turnovers. All of it led to the demise of their season ...

Showing their pride

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ROGERS CITY—Driving through Rogers City, it’s hard not to notice all the orange and black. The window decals proclaiming “Our Hurons Rock” and “This is Huron Country; the placards that say “Huron Pride, Show Yours!” in the front windows of local businesses; the wooden yard signs ...

Hurons staying focused ahead of first playoff game since 2009

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ROGERS CITY—The Rogers City football team has had plenty of reasons to be excited this season. But on the eve of their first playoff appearance in nearly 10 years, the Hurons are all business and aren’t breaking from routine. “No one’s getting into the hype,” Rogers City coach Jesse ...