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Wildcats beaten by Dow

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SAULT STE. MARIE—The Alpena High School hockey team took it on the chin Saturday, losing 6-1 to Midland Dow. Both sides played to a 1-1 tie after one period, but Dow took over from there, netting three goals in the middle frame and two more in the final stanza. Alpena’s only goal came ...

Starting off strong

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After finishing 2018 strong and winning six of seven to open the season, the Alpena High boys basketball team carried momentum into the new year. Despite a two week layoff, the Wildcats picked up right where they left off and knew they had to put together a strong effort against an Escanaba ...

Wildcats come up short against Esky in high scoring contest

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The Alpena High girls basketball team put together a solid performance to open the new year. The Wildcats got off to another fast start, found ways to score and were hot from beyond the three point line, But in the end the result was all too familiar as Alpena failed to put together a ...

Hurons edge Onaway in overtime at home

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ROGERS CITY—The Rogers City girls basketball team made the most of its chances at the charity stripe on Friday. The Hurons went 9-of-13 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter and overtime en route to a 46-42 victory over Onaway at Rogers City High School. Rogers City (5-1) ...

Alpena skates to win over Plymouth

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SAULT STE. MARIE—With the game winding down, the Alpena High hockey team came through in crunch time. Colby Plowman and Kyle VanDusen each scored in the third period and the Wildcats skated to a 2-0 victory over Plymouth on Friday in Sault Ste. Marie. Cooper Black made 19 saves for the ...

A work in progress

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HILLMAN—The Hillman girls basketball team had plenty of opportunities on Thursday. But when those chances came, the Tigers couldn’t take advantage of them and lost 46-34 to Mio at Hillman High School. Hillman (0-6) trailed by just five, 31-26, with 1:34 left in the third quarter, but ...

ACC men and women lose on the road at Henry Ford

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DEARBORN — The Alpena Communtiy College women’s basketball team got off to a slow start on Thursday before putting together a strong second half, but in the end it wasn’t enough as the Lumberjacks fell to Henry Ford Community College by a final score of 80-71. “We came out and played ...

Swami getting back to normal routine

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The new year is just beginning and with plenty of snow on the ground, we’re getting back into the thick of basketball season. Some teams are hoping to rebound after a long break and others are hoping to keep winning. Swami’s glad to get back on a regular schedule with writing his column ...

Athletes deserve proper recognition for achievements

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One of the greatest rewards my job offers me is the opportunity to spend countless hours around student-athletes. For the past four years, I have been blessed to watch some incredible athletes from around the area. My job never gets old. I always enjoy communicating with athletes, ...

Lumberjacks drop weekend games on the road

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ESCANABA — The Alpena Community College men’s basketball team dropped a pair of games above the bridge this weekend. On Saturday the Lumberjacks fell to Bay College by a final score of 116-76. Tim Hopkins led ACC with 20 points. Garett Miller added 13 points, Oliver Rice finished with ...

Keegan Spomer to play in Disney New Year’s Baseball Classic

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Most athletes are enjoying the holiday break, spending time with family and friends, while getting a breather from competition until after the new year. For Alpena High School junior Keegan Spomer, he is enjoying the holiday break, but in a much different way. Spomer will be representing ...

Taking over late

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ROGERS CITY — After an extended layoff for the holidays, the Rogers City and Posen girls basketball team returned to the floor and looked as if they all had their share of the holiday sweets as both teams came out with a ton of energy, flying down the court in what was a fast-paced and action ...

College football lacks staying power

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In just a few days, Alabama and Oklahoma and Clemson and Notre Dame will play in the Cotton and Orange Bowls to determine the matchup for the national championship game on Jan. 7. This season’s final four offers plenty of intrigue with the No. 1 ranked Crimson Tide squaring off against ...

Former Alpena High football coach Lee Hall passes away

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When Scott MacKenzie thinks back to life lessons Lee Hall taught him, one lesson immediately comes to mind: the importance of never giving up. “(He taught me) always to stick with it. You’re going to have ups-and-downs you can’t control,” MacKenzie, who played for and was an assistant ...

Strong third period leads Alpena icers past Trojans

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TRAVERSE CITY — A flurry of third period goals and a hat trick from Kyle VanDusen helped the Alpena High hockey team remain unbeaten in Big North Conference play as the Wildcats traveled to Howe Arena in Traverse City and knocked off the host Traverse City Trojans by a final of ...

Unable to finish the job

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As the old saying goes “it’s not how you start, but it’s how you finish.” On Thursday, the Alpena High girls basketball team had its best start of the season, but surrendered a lead and later fell to Traverse City West by a final score of 50-44, despite a valiant effort to come back ...

Hillman makes key fourth quarter plays to beat Alcona

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HILLMAN—The Hillman boys basketball team found a way to survive on Thursday. Kory Henigan scored 11 fourth quarter points, Nic Taratuta made a pair of critical free throws and the Tigers held off Alcona to win 56-54 at Hillman High School. In a game marked by sloppy play on both sides, ...

Oscoda basketball squads beat Fairview to stay undefeated

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OSCODA — It has been an impressive start to the 2018-2019 season for the Oscoda boys basketball team. On Thursday, the Owls improved to 8-0 by defeating Fairview by a score of 69-40. Oscoda jumped out to an 18-3 lead and never looked back. Leading the way offensively for the Owls was ...