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Local boys basketball teams playing for district titles tonight

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Several local boys basketball teams will be looking to hoist some hardware as district championships commence around the state. Locally, four teams will be playing for district championships. In Rogers City, Posen and Hillman will play in a Class D district final at 7 p.m. The Vikings are ...

Winning a thriller

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ROGERS CITY—For the first time since 2015, the Posen boys basketball team will be playing for a district championship. Nothing came easy for the Vikings in their district semifinal victory over Onaway on Wednesday as they erased an 18 point lead, recovered from Onaway's Trevor Wregglesworth ...

Tigers finish strong in district semifinal win over Rogers City

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ROGERS CITY—Playing on its home floor gave the Rogers City boys basketball team a spark it needed early to give the Hillman Tigers all they could handle In the end Hillman proved why it is ranked fifth in the state and hasn't lost yet this year as the Tigers finished the game strong and ...

Cardinals clip Alcona in district semifinal

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JOHANNESBURG—Whittemore-Prescott managed to stay one step ahead of the Alcona boys basketball team. Again. Kyle Colton drained a pair of free throws with 39 seconds left and the Cardinals hung on to defeat Alcona 50-47 in a Class C district semifinal Wednesday at Johannesburg-Lewiston ...

Hurons hold on

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GRAYLING—It may be hard to imagine any girl playing at the level Taylor Fleming is right now.  Fleming had another monster night to lead the Rogers City girls basketball team past Frankfort 54-51 in a girls Class D regional semifinal game on Tuesday at Grayling High School. The Hurons ...

Stuck scores 28 as Rayders rout Alcona in regional semifinal

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MANCELONA—For the second year in a row, Charlevoix ended the Alcona girls basketball team’s season. Elise Stuck scored 28 points and the Rayders defeated Alcona 50-29 in a Class C regional semifinal in Mancelona on Tuesday. Stuck scored eight of Charlevoix’s first 10 points and the ...

Something’s missing

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GAYLORD — All season long, the Alpena boys basketball team has been searching for an extra boost. With their season on the line, the Wildcats couldn’t find that shot of something extra on Monday and fell to Marquette 64-57 in a Class A district quarterfinal in Gaylord. Though the final ...

Hurons ready for regional semifinal matchup against Frankfort

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After 17 years, the Rogers City girls basketball team brought home a district championship. The Hurons did so by shocking Hillman in the district semifinals, ending the Tigers 19 game winning-streak and season. From there, Rogers City defeated Posen on Friday to capture its first district ...

Tigers hoping for different result in rematch with Charlevoix

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Back-to-back district championships was a thrilling accomplishment for the Alcona girls basketball team, especially because head coach Mark Feldhiser believed that not many people expected the Tigers (14-8) to still be playing at this point in the season. What made this year sweeter, was Alcona ...

One final ride

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Brandon Banks, Jared Juergens, Billy Kolcan, Andrew Funk, Matt Hunt and Bobby Hunt have been through it all while wearing the orange and black for Hillman High School. With Friday’s win over Rudyard, the Tigers eclipsed the 20-win mark for the fifth year in a row and finished off a perfect ...

Warriors finish runner-up in state tournament

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A long and exciting weekend came to a frustrating end for the Alpena Warriors girls hockey team on Sunday as they fell to Marquette 2-0 in the MAHA 19U state championship game. The Warriors were unable to create enough scoring opportunities throughout the contest and two first period goals ...

Onaway’s Grant finishes second at state finals

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DETROIT — Matthew Grant fell just shy of victory in his quest for a state championship. The Onaway senior settled for runner-up honors after dropping a 4-2 decision to Mendon’s Skyler Crespo during the Division 4 135-pound championship match at the state wrestling finals at Ford Field on ...

A long time coming

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ONAWAY—It’s been a long time since the Rogers City girls basketball program has felt the thrill of winning a district championship. The wait is over for the Hurons. Taylor Fleming scored 21 points, Kayla Rabeau added 18 and the Hurons defeated Posen 50-29 in a Class D district final at ...

Tigers defeat Oscoda in rubber match for district championship

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LINCOLN — For the second consecutive season, the members of the Alcona girls basketball team can call themselves district champions. The Tigers’ defense was once again the story as they came in with a game plan and executed it to near perfection in Friday’s 38-32 win over ...

Four Woods Track Club athletes earn all-state honors

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The Woods Track Club had a strong showing at the 2018 Indoor track state meet. The Woods had four athletes place in the top eight—earning all-state honors. Those to claim this accolade were: Faith Weide who placed third in the shot put with a throw of 41-2. Zach Zaborney placed fifth in the ...

A game of bounces

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CHEBOYGAN — Despite all its best efforts, the Alpena High hockey team couldn’t get the bounces when it mattered most on Thursday. The Wildcats scored two third period goals and outshot Sault Ste. Marie during a Division 3 pre-regional final in Cheboygan, but ultimately fell a goal short ...

Alpena Warriors vying for U19 title as MAHA girls playoffs begin

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The Alpena Warriors will join 21 other hockey teams as Northern Lights Arena hosts the MAHA Girls State Hockey Championships this weekend. More than 300 skaters ranging from 5-19 years old will hit the ice in search of one of the five division state championships. Alpena will face teams from ...

Swami regresses as postseason play begins and senior nights loom

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It may be the end of the season for the boys and the first week of district play for the girls, but it is time for Swami to take a short jaunt back in time. Senior night for both teams, a night to recognize the seniors on both teams with accomplishments they have attained over their four years ...