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Slow start hurts Wildcats in loss to Traverse City West

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Coming into Tuesday’s matchup, the Alpena soccer team knew it needed to put together a strong performance to have a shot at handing Traverse City West its first Big North Conference loss of the year. The Wildcats also came into Tuesday’s contest searching for their first conference win, ...

Ellis leads Wildcats at Altimore Invite

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The Alpena girls golf team traveled to Midland on Tuesday to compete in the Frank Altimore Invitational played at Currie West, the site of their 2017 regionals. The Wildcats were led by sophomore Kennedy Ellis who continued her 90s streak and posted a 99, which tied her for 12th place ...

Alcona rebounds to blank Fairview

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FAIRVIEW—Elliot Dubuque and Josh Kilbourn each scored twice and the Alcona soccer team rebounded from a tough loss on Friday with a dominant 7-0 win over Fairview on Monday. Matt Warner, Joel Steiner and Brett Nelson each added single tallies for the Tigers (7-2) who lost to Bad Axe 5-1 ...

ACC XC team has impressive day at Spartan Invite

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EAST LANSING—The Alpena Community College cross country team continued to lower its times and reach early season goals at the Spartan Invitational in East Lansing on Friday. The Lumberjacks had five runners hit career bests despite the hot, muggy conditions. "In the past, this meet has been ...

Giving it their all

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The Alpena Community College volleyball team showed a lot of fight on Saturday. The Lumberjacks came up just short of victory however. ACC went wire-to-wire with Henry Ford during the second match of a doubleheader at Park Arena, but ultimately fell to the Hawks. ACC lost the match 13-25, ...

Wildcats fare well at Spartan Invitational

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EAST LANSING—Amid a field of more than 8,000 runners, the Alpena High cross country teams managed to make their presence known on Friday. Alpena’s boys team finished 12th out of 38 teams and the Wildcats’ girls team finished 14th out of 38 schools at the annual Spartan Invitational at ...

No slowing them down

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HILLMAN — Through the first three weeks of the season, none of Au Gres’ opponents have been able to slow the Wolverines down. That trend continued Friday as the Wolverines traveled to Hillman with redemption on their mind after the Tigers ended their season last year. In a battle ...

Wildcats fall short vs. Cadillac in BNC game

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CADILLAC—The Alpena High football team came up achingly short of victory on Friday. Tipp Baker intercepted Alpena quarterback Anakin Sims’ pass with 10.6 seconds left and the Wildcats lost to Cadillac 14-13 in a Big North Conference game in Cadillac. A one-yard touchdown by Baker with ...

Advantage Vikings

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ATLANTA—For the second straight week, the Posen football team came through in the fourth quarter. Sam Brunet ran for a pair of touchdowns and the Vikings scored 16 unanswered fourth quarter points to pull away from Atlanta for a 42-26 victory on Thursday at Atlanta High School. The win ...

Wildcats hope to end road trip with win at Cadillac

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After beginning the season 2-0 for the first time since 2004, the Alpena football team came up on the short end of a 31-22 defeat at Gaylord. The Wildcats (2-1) got off to a slow start in the first half and trailed by three scores. Alpena did everything it could to mount a comeback, beginning ...

Alpena boys tennis team defeats Cadillac

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The Alpena boys tennis team wrapped up a busy week in style. On Thursday, the Wildcats defeated Big North Conference rival Cadillac 4-2 for their first BNC win in a few years. Alpena got strong efforts from the entire roster. Nehemiah Rao won at No. 1 singles 6-2 and 6-1. Ashwin Chhapamohan ...

Banged up Tigers forfeit game to Blue Devils

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With almost a third of its roster not medically cleared to play this week, the Alcona football team has forfeited its game with Sault Ste. Marie on Friday. Alcona made the decision Tuesday afternoon after several players went to the doctor on Monday and updated Alcona coach Jason Somers on ...

Hillman, Au Gres clash with perfect records on the line

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The last time the Hillman and Au Gres football teams met, the Tigers were coming off of a win they needed to continue their impressive playoff streak, while the Wolverines were rolling over opponents on their way to undefeated regular season. The two met in a first round pre-district matchup ...

Atlanta’s rough night

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ATLANTA—A day after winning a thrilling match, the Atlanta volleyball team had a rough night. Struggling on their serve receive and unable to get consistent offense going, the Huskies couldn’t find a rhythm on Wednesday and lost to Fairview in a North Star League match at Atlanta High ...

Swami remembers events of 9/11

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Swami still remembers. Seventeen years ago, Swami remembers where he was and what he was doing on the morning of September 11, 2001. As he began putting his column together, all he could think of was the events of the day. He attempted to gather his thoughts, but it was very difficult. With ...

Alpena soccer team plays to tie against Gaylord

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GAYLORD — The Alpena soccer team traveled to Gaylord for a Big North Conference matchup on Tuesday and played the Blue Devils to a hard fought, scoreless tie. Neither team was able to find the back of the net, but both the Wildcats and Blue Devils had chances, but were unable to capitalize ...

ACC XC has strong opening meet at Ferris State

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BIG RAPIDS — The Alpena Community College cross country team began its season this past Saturday in Big Rapids at the Ray Helsing Invitational. Six Lumberjacks ran at the collegiate level for the first time on Ferris’s soggy home course. “Our goal for this meet was to set a benchmark ...

What a way to respond

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After a frustrating loss in its Big North Conference opener last week, Alpena head coach Tim Storch was looking forward to seeing how his team would respond after a game they felt got away from them the last time they were on the field. The Wildcats came out Monday and responded in a big way ...

Wildcats come up short against Boyne City

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The Alpena High boys tennis team was coming off of a busy weekend in which they competed against three other schools. On Monday the Wildcats played host to Boyne City and came up short, losing to the Ramblers 5-1. Alpena played some competitive matches and pushed Boyne City to the limit, ...

Alcona gains important North Star League win over Oscoda

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LINCOLN—It’s been quite awhile since the Alcona soccer team lost to Oscoda and the Tigers did what they need to on Monday to keep it that way. Brett Nelson and Joel Steiner each scored and Alcona defeated Oscoda 4-1 in a North Star League game at Alcona High School. Josh Kilbourn and ...