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Swami learns important lessons from football

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There’s a lot of life lessons you can learn from football. For instance if you keep working hard, good things will happen. The five area teams playing in the playoffs this week stand as proof of that. The All-Knowing-One will keep his opening short and end with this quote from the legendary ...

A fight to the finish

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ROGERS CITY—For the first time in four years, the Onaway volleyball team staked its claim as the best in Presque Isle County. The Cardinals outlasted Rogers City in a back-and-forth three set battle to win the 2018 Presque Isle Championships on Wednesday at Rogers City High School. Onaway ...

Hungry for more: Tigers extend streak, eyeing deep postseason run

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HILLMAN — It was a new game for the Hillman football team in 2018 as the Tigers made the transition to eight-player football under first year head coach Cody Allen. New game, new coach, but same old Tigers. Hillman welcomed the challenge of the eight-player game and put together one of ...

Hillman volleyball team wins on Senior Night

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HILLMAN — The Hillman volleyball team celebrated Senior Night with a clean sweep over Fairview, defeating the Eagles by scores of 25-14, 25-22 and 25-20 on Tuesday. The Tigers were led by trio of Seniors as Brooke Jones finished with 32 digs, eight kills and seven aces. Alison Samp dished ...

Lumberjacks struggle to stop Grulke, Monarchs in season finale

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There wasn’t much the Alpena Community College volleyball team could do stop Kaily Grulke on Saturday. The 6-foot-2 freshman recorded 27 kills and 18 blocks while leading the Monarchs to a pair of three-set victories over the Lumberjacks at Park Arena. Macomb won the first match 25-11, ...

Alpena boys XC team tops field at Northern Michigan Championships

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GAYLORD—Josh Smith broke a course record and the Alpena High boys cross country team was named Grand Champion of the Northern Michigan Championships on Saturday at Michaywe Pines Golf Course in Gaylord. Maddy Boyd had a big for Alpena too, breaking the women’s program record for 5,000 ...

Another tough loss

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LINCOLN - When the matchup between Alcona and Roscommon was set after Thursday’s district semifinal games, both sides knew what to expect from one another. Roscommon has had Alcona’s number recently, eliminating the Tigers in a thrilling double overtime shootout and defeating them by two ...

Alpena cross country team continues to shine

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Alpena High senior Josh Smith set a new course record during the Northern Michigan Championships on Saturday in Gaylord. Smith and the Alpena boys cross country team were named Grand Champions of the boys race. Alpena senior Maddy Boyd set a new program 5,000 meter record for Alpena’s girls ...

Alpena’s perfect ending

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The Alpena High football team couldn’t have scripted a much better ending to the season. The Wildcats entered the season finale in the midst of a frustrating six-game losing streak, but had a golden opportunity to finish the year on a positive note as they welcomed Chelsea on Senior ...

Defense leads the way for Rogers City in homecoming victory

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ROGERS CITY—As Jerry Reed’s “Amos Moses” blared over the PA system, members of the Rogers City football team bopped up and down, belting out the lyrics. It felt like a playoff atmosphere and even though it wasn’t, the Hurons treated it like one. Caleb Bade and Jeff Ellenberger each ...

Posen tops MCC; Tigers blank Pats

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MANISTEE — The Posen Vikings wrapped up the regular season on a positive note by defeating Manistee Catholic Central by a final score of 32-26 on Friday. Sam Brunet led Posen with 207 yards on 22 carries and three touchdowns. Mark Wisniewski finished the night with 122 yards on 21 carries ...

History within reach

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Since joining the Alpena High School varsity football team as a sophomore, Logan Guthrie has spent countless hours doing whatever he could to become a better football player and teammate. Two years and more than two dozen games later, Guthrie’s hard work and dedication have paid off. With ...

Wildcats determined to end season with win on Senior Night

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It has been a season full of ups and downs for the Alpena High School football team in 2018. From a hopeful 2-0 start, to three heart-wrenching defeats by a combined eight points and now riding a six-game losing streak, the Wildcats are focused on finishing the season on a positive note at ...

Alcona rolls past Fairview to advance to district finals

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LINCOLN — The Alcona soccer team has had no trouble so far in district play. The Tigers were coming off of a 9-1 shellacking of Houghton Lake in the district opener three days ago and on Thursday, Alcona rolled past Fairview, defeating the Eagles 8-0 and punched their ticket to Saturday’s ...

Swami thankful for the past

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The regular season may be ending tonight, but Swami is excited. For many years Swami has been able to share his passion for high school sports in his weekly column and has worked as a spotter, announcer and clock operator for Alpena football and basketball games. Swami is as excited as the ...

Hurons win on Senior Night

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ROGERS CITY—The Rogers City volleyball team wrapped up an undefeated regular season in North Star League play, topping Alcona in three sets on Thursday on Senior Night. The Hurons won 25-18, 25-18 and 25-20. "The girls played really well. Our passing was on and the girls were running a ...

Alcona, Atlanta volleyball teams earn NSL victories

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LINCOLN — The Alcona volleyball team earned a hard-fought victory over Hillman on Tuesday. Alcona defeated Hillman in four sets, taking the first two set before dropping the third and regrouping to finish Hillman off by winning the fourth set to take the match. Hailee Gordy led Alcona ...

Finding another gear

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LINCOLN — No one has to tell the Alcona soccer team what time of the year it is. The Tigers turned things up a notch on Tuesday with a 9-1 Division 4 district quarterfinal blow out win over Houghton Lake at Alcona High School. Brett Nelson and Josh Kilbourn provided more than enough ...

Alpena High boys cross country team wins first Big North title

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GAYLORD—For the first time in school history, the Alpena High School boys cross country team won a Big North Conference title. The Wildcats claimed top honors at the Big North Conference Championships on Tuesday in Gaylord, finishing 1-2-3 and topping their closest competitor by nine ...