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New year, same results

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POSEN — It may be a new year, but there is nothing new about the Hillman boys basketball team as it continues its winning ways; the Tigers’ resolution is to continue winning games. So far, so good as Hillman won its first game of 2018 by traveling to Posen on Tuesday night and defeating ...

Alpena Warriors host first ever alumni games

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The first ever Alpena Hockey Association Girls Hockey Alumni Weekend resulted in lots of smiles from the pioneers of Alpena Girls Hockey and the current Alpena Warriors Warriors team. Nearly $1,500 was raised for the Alpena Warriors and the weekend saw an All-Star effort from forward Emily ...

Putting in the work

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Ever since his days playing football at Alpena High, Jordan Ferguson has worked hard and earned everything he has received on the football field. Ferguson spent countless hours in the weight room as a Wildcat and that work ethic has carried over and earned him a starting spot on the Michigan ...

Lumberjacks beaten by Gogebic in UP tourney

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ESCANABA—The Alpena Community College men’s basketball team fell just shy of victory on Saturday, losing to Gogebic Community College 58-55 on the second day of the Quality Inn & Suites Tournament in Escanaba. Michael Stuart paced the Lumberjacks (1-7) with 13 points and Oliver Rice ...

Mikazes lifts Tigers past Owls at LCA

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DETROIT—Antavius Mikazes’ rebound and put back at the buzzer was enough to lift the Alcona boys basketball team past Oscoda on Saturday as the Tigers defeated the Owls 42-41 at Little Caesars Arena. Alcona trailed by one on the final possession and off a missed shot, Mikazes grabbed a ...

Wildcats earn weekend sweep over Escanaba

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The Alpena High hockey team made enough plays to win on Saturday and ended 2017 on a high note. Charlie Halleck scored his first goal of the season and Nate Cosbitt and Lars MacArthur both scored as the Wildcats defeated Escanaba 3-1 on Saturday to pull off a weekend sweep at Northern Lights ...

Wildcats top Esky at home

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Having a few days off helped the Alpena High hockey team get back on a winning track. The Wildcats scored twice on the power-play and scored twice in the third period on the way to defeating Escanaba 4-1 on Friday at Northern Lights Arena. Sean Stevens, Lars MacArthur, Kyle VanDusen and ...

Wildcats beat Sault to get back above .500

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SAULT STE. MARIE—Chris DeRocher scored 30 points, Bruz Copping added 20 and the Alpena High boys basketball team got back above the .500 mark with an 81-52 win over Sault Ste. Marie on Friday. Alpena (3-2) led 40-24 at halftime and 67-37 after three quarters. "Overall we played really ...

Start of something special

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Sometimes putting a special event together in Alpena can turn out to be better than imagined. That will be the case tonight. Northern Lights Arena will be hosting Alpena Hockey Association girls alumni games today and tomorrow. The two day event was originally planned just to take place ...

Making an instant impact

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Mitchell Day wasn't sure what to expect when he headed to Wake Forest this fall to run cross country. But Day has never been one to back away from a challenge and his hard work resulted in a freshman season the Demon Deacons haven't seen in a long time. Day made program history after he was ...

Taken down by TC

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Cam and Chris Givens each walked side by side before Alpena and Traverse City Central took the ice on Friday night. Once the teams hits the ice, the two made their way to opposite benches for the first time. Once the puck dropped, it was business as usual for the coaches, but what was unusual ...

Alpena, Alcona basketball teams end the year with victories

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CADILLAC — The Alpena girls basketball team ended 2017 on a positive note. The Wildcats traveled to Cadillac on Thursday for an important Big North Conference matchup and defeated the Vikings by a final score of 53-39. Alpena got off to a hot start early and held a 21-7 lead after one ...

Rekindling a rivalry

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Sports can bring families together. Many sons and daughters grow up playing youth sports and are coached in some way by a parent. After an athlete’s playing days are over, some tend to use the knowledge they gained from their parents and other coaches to teach and begin coaching ...

Roznowski throws back-to-back 300s at Thunder Bowl Lanes

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Wally Roznowski has bowled his fair share of big games. But last Sunday, Roznowski had a day on the lanes he won’t soon forget as he bowled back-to-back 300 games and finished with an 820 series. Not only were the 300 games the first of Roznowski’s career and the series his personal ...

Hillman passes early season test with win over Cedarville

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HILLMAN — Thursday night was just simply the Hillman basketball team doing what the Hillman basketball team does. The Tigers were in for a tough early season test playing a Cedarville team that came in with five games under its belt and were 4-1 while averaging close to 70 points per game ...

Onaway surges in second half to top Forest Area

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ONAWAY — The Onaway boys basketball team picked up an important win before heading into the holiday break. After trailing by six at the half, the Cardinals stormed back to take a lead and hold onto it in the late stages of the second half as they defeated Forest Area on Thursday by a final ...

Coming through late

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The third period seems to be when the Alpena High hockey team is at its best. That rang true again on Wednesday as the Wildcats scored twice in the third period on the way to a 3-0 win over Petoskey in a Big North Conference contest. Kyle VanDusen and Alex Cosbitt lit the lamp in the final ...

Alpena wrestling team tops Roscommon, falls to Onaway in tri

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ROSCOMMON — The Alpena wrestling team defeated Roscommon on Wednesday 37-24 and fell to Onaway 58-12 in a tri at Roscommon. The Wildcats were led by Arthur Paad (171), Wyatt Romero (189), Nate Harbson (215) and Noah Connon (285) who each earned pins. Other winners for Alpena were Matt ...

Providing a spark

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It was three and half months ago that Alpena senior Shelby Seaver suffered a serious ankle injury causing her to miss the entire fall season and the first four basketball games of the year. On Tuesday night, Seaver returned to the court and her presence, along with the play of Emma Jore gave ...

Defense leads Hillman to third straight win

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INDIAN RIVER—Another stellar defensive effort resulted in another win for the Hillman boys basketball team. Hillman defeated Indian River Inland Lakes 58-39 on Tuesday after limiting the Bulldogs to less than 10 points in each of the first three quarters. The Bulldogs hit two three ...