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Another test passed

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GAYLORD—Despite facing early adversity, the Alpena High School hockey team passed its second postseason test. Kyle VanDusen scored twice and Owen Limback added a goal as the Wildcats defeated the regional host Gaylord Blue Devils 3-1 in Thursday’s Division 3 regional semifinal game at the ...

Wildcats fall to Gaylord after Gapinski’s late game-winner

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The first time the Alpena High School girls basketball team played Gaylord this season, the Wildcats rallied from a double-digit deficit to beat Gaylord by three. On Thursday, it was the Blue Devils’ turn to turn the tables. Savanna Gapinski scored with 11.9 seconds left, which proved to ...

Oscoda girls hoops improves to 19-0 with win

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WEST BRANCH—The Oscoda girls basketball team finished the regular season on a perfect note. Katelyn Etherton scored 19 points, Lauren Langley added 11 and the Owls defeated Ogemaw Heights 57-47 on Thursday to improve to 19-0. Brooke Nowiski added 10 points for Oscoda, Izzy Hulverson added ...

Sharpe as a tack

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HILLMAN — Big time players tend to show up in big time games and Posen senior Jared Sharpe came through with stellar performance while helping the Vikings get a monkey off their back by knocking off Hillman 58-46 in a Division 4 district semifinal game on Wednesday at Hillman High ...

Stellar defense moves Owls to district final

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LINCOLN—Oscoda boys basketball coach Seth Alda has seen some great defensive performances from his team this season. But he definitely wasn’t expecting to see what he saw on Wednesday. Led by a stifing defensive effort, the Owls got the jump on Roscommon early and rode their lockdown ...

Hurons go cold in loss to Johannesburg-Lewiston

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LINCOLN—A recurring problem came back to bite the Rogers City boys basketball team at the worst possible time. Unable to score for a costly three-minute stretch, the Hurons fell to Johannesburg-Lewiston 56-47 in a Division 3 district semifinal at Alcona High School on Wednesday. Rogers ...

Turning the tables

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GAYLORD—After the Alpena High School hockey team had its season ended last year by Sault Ste. Marie, the Wildcats got some revenge Tuesday as they shut out the Blue Devils 4-0 in a Division 3 pre-regional quarterfinal contest at the Otsego County SportsPlex in Gaylord. “First game is ...

Balance helps Wildcats beat Petoskey for Senior Night win

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ALPENA—On a night when the Alpena girls basketball team honored its seniors, a total team effort propelled the Wildcats to a win. Mollie Girard scored nine points, including a buzzer beater as the Wildcats used a balanced game plan on both ends of the floor to defeat Petoskey 41-25 on ...

Local bowlers qualify for state finals

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GAYLORD—Raegen Eller is heading to the state bowling finals. The Alcona senior finished fourth in singles competition to qualify for the Division 4 state bowling finals during a regional in Gaylord last Saturday. Eller bowled a 933, tying Rogers City’s Chasta Ganske for fourth ...

Whatever it takes

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LINCOLN—In the playoffs, a win is a win, no matter if it comes by one point or 30. It’s all about surviving and advancing. The Rogers City boys basketball team was more than happy to do just that on Monday. A clutch three-pointer from Luke Tulgetske and free throws from Jeff ...

Mallak’s surge helps Owls top Alcona

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LINCOLN—With his team leading by four at halftime of Monday’s district game, Oscoda boys basketball coach Seth Alda had a simple message for his team: attack. Luckily for the Owls, Brayden Mallak took that message to heart. The Oscoda junior erupted for 13 points in the third quarter to ...

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 ...