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Uptick in energy leads Hillman past Onaway in district win

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HILLMAN —Up-and-down play and a lack of energy was the story of the Hillman boys basketball team’s regular season. But with the regular season behind them, a fresh start was all the Tigers needed to get energized. Playing in front of a home crowd during tournament time gave Hillman an ...

Oscoda stays undefeated; Hurons win

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PINCONNING — The Oscoda girls basketball team improved to 17-0 on the year with a 59-41 road win against Pinconning on Monday. The Owls were led by Katelyn Etherton who scored in a game high 22 points. Macy Kellstrom added 12 points and Lauren Langley finished with 10 points. Pinconning ...

Lumberjacks fall to Schoolcraft in home finale

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The Alpena Community College men’s basketball team dropped its home finale to No. 2 ranked Schoolcraft Community College on Monday, falling by a final score of 109-86. “Despite the final score, we played pretty good basketball. we were even or better than them in every category except for ...

Ready to lead the way

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By many measures the Alpena High School hockey team has had a successful season. ∫ A Big North Championship, the program’s first since 2004-05 ∫ A 20-win season, the program’s first since 2006-07 ∫ A number of wins against ranked teams. All are commendable accomplishments, but ...

ACC men lose close game to Delta

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The Alpena Community College men’s basketball team put together a strong defensive performance, but it was the offense that struggled at times on Saturday night and turnovers in the final seconds of the game hurt the Lumberjacks in a 66-62 loss to Delta Community College at Park ...

Shorthanded Lumberjacks fall to Delta at home

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All season long, the Alpena Community College women’s basketball team has never lacked for effort, regardless of the odds or the score. The odds were too much for the Lumberjacks on Saturday however. Playing with only five players to start the game, the Lumberjacks ultimately ended with ...

The Woods Track Club outstanding at state meet

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The Woods Track Club finished their season at the state track meet in fine fashion. The indoor track club had five athletes earn All-State honors during the two-day event held at both Central Michigan University and Eastern Michigan University. Zachary Zaborney had an outstanding weekend ...

Local teams vying for district titles as postseason begins

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Boys basketball teams in Michigan will take center stage this week. Normally, the last week in February means the arrival of girls basketball districts around the state, but this year will be a little different. The Michigan High School Athletic Association switched things up this year due to ...

One bad stretch

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A four-minute stretch to begin the third quarter proved to be costly for the Alpena boys basketball team on Friday. After playing a solid first half, especially on the defensive end, the Wildcats surrendered 14 straight points to open the second half and fell behind double digits. Despite ...

Oscoda beats Hurons to clinch Big Dipper title

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ROGERS CITY—When the Oscoda girls basketball team needed someone to step up on Friday, Katelyn Etherton was there to answer the call. The Oscoda senior scored 24 points—including eight in the fourth quarter—to help the Owls get by Rogers City for a 54-49 victory at Rogers City High ...

Oscoda tops RC, finishes perfect regular season

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ROGERS CITY — The Oscoda boys basketball team finished off a perfect regular season by defeating Rogers City 55-42 on Friday. The Owls improved to 20-0 led by Gabe Kellstrom who scored a team-high 14 points, while Owen Franklin added 12 points, Jacob Post finished with 10 points and Brayden ...

Alpena athletes chosen for Wall of Fame

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Alpena High School inducted its 2019 members to the Alpena High School Wall of Fame on Friday during halftime of the boys varsity basketball game at Alpena High School. 2019 inductees include: Kevin Dault (2008, pictured right): a Big North Conference heavyweight champ in 2007 and 2008, ...

Oscoda boys basketball team moves to 19-0

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FAIRVIEW—The Oscoda boys basketball team is one step closer to perfection. Gabe Kellstrom scored 18 points, Chance Kruse added 12 and the Owls defeated Fairview 63-32 on Thursday to run their record to 19-0 on the season. Owen Franklin added 11 points for the Owls, who will wrap up the ...

In elite company

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POSEN — During a four-year varsity career, Jared Sharpe has always focused on putting his teammates in position to succeed. The Posen senior’s dedication to being a well-rounded basketball player has been of great benefit to the Vikings, but it has also landed Sharpe in a special place in ...

Alpena icers defeat West, boys hoops falls to Petoskey

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TRAVERSE CITY — The Alpena High hockey team ended its regular season in style on Wednesday as it traveled to Howe Arena in Traverse City and took on the Traverse City West Titans. Alpena skated away with its 10th consecutive victory as the Wildcats shut out out West 3-0. Alpena finishes ...

Swami has senior moment

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Does anyone have moments when you know you have something to do, but cannot remember what it is? That was Swami’s dilemma on Wednesday. Swami thought he had his column done for this week, but realized at halftime of the Rutgers/Michigan State game that he hadn’t. In a breaking sweat, he ...

Lumberjacks come up short against Macomb

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WARREN — The Alpena Community College men’s basketball team suffered a tough road loss at macomb Community College on Wednesday, falling by a final score of 98-79. The Lumberjacks played well most of the night, but it was the start of the game that hurt ACC and they just couldn’t ...

Practice pays off

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LINCOLN—Practice paid off for the Alcona boys basketball team on Tuesday. Antavius Mikazes scored 19 points, Pierce Bilbey added 14 points and strong second half play put the Tigers back in the win column as they defeated Tawas 61-50 at Alcona High School. Damion Stewart added 13 points ...

Fleming’s big second half propels Hurons to victory

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ROGERS CITY — Taylor Fleming needed a half to get going, but once she did, she couldn’t be stopped and neither could the rest of the Rogers City girls basketball team. Fleming scored 20 of her game high 24 points in the second half and propelled the Hurons to a 49-30 Senior Night victory ...

Hincka, Freel lead Hurons past Cards

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ROGERS CITY — Rogers City’s duo of Ethan Hincka and Nick Freel provided more than enough offense for the Hurons boys basketball team to cruise to a convincing 53-26 home victory over Whittemore-Prescott on Tuesday at Rogers City High School. Hincka was efficient and couldn’t be slowed ...