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Courtney Nunnely headed to state tournament in Battle Creek

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Courtney Nunnely made history a week ago when she became Alpena’s first girl’s regional golf overall champion when she carded an 81 and defeated Skyler Henry of Swartz Creek in a playoff tie break at Currie Country Club in Midland. A week after capturing a regional title, Nunnely now ...

Wildcats aiming to end season with big win at Chelsea

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A season filled with high hopes and expectations has nearly come and gone for the Alpena football team. The program’s 13th straight season of missing out on the playoffs and third consecutive year where they haven’t recorded more than three victories. Second year head coach Aaron Sims ...

Time passes Swami by

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Time does have a way of passing us by, Swami can attest to that. The All-Knowing-One thought in early August, high school football is still in the future. Boom, those late summer days are gone and so is the nine week football season for 2017. He is sure area seniors were in the same ...

A stunning defeat

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LINCOLN — After putting together a strong season that ended with a league championship and playing its best ball down the stretch, the Alcona soccer team knew it was in for a battle against a Roscommon team that the Tigers defeated in the final seconds of the district tournament a year ago. ...

Police: Colorado teen killed young siblings to be alone

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A 19-year-old accused of stabbing his two young siblings to death and wounding his father in Colorado told investigators he carried out the attack so he could be alone in the house, documents say. Officers called to the home early Tuesday found the 5-year-old ...

A difficult ending

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In a season that was full of ups and downs, the Alpena soccer team saw its downward spiral toward the end of the season finish with a 2-0 loss against Traverse City Central in a district quarterfinal matchup on Tuesday at Wildcat Stadium. Despite a strong effort for much of the night, Alpena ...

Alpena tennis team hands out end of the year awards

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The Alpena tennis team held its annual awards banquet on Tuesday at Alpena High School. Ashwin Chhapamohan earned the coaches award. Josh Pokorzynski earned Most Improved Singles Player. Hunter O’Neil and Dean Kowalewsky were awarded Most Improved Doubles Team. Rogers City 3, Oscoda ...

New fires break out in California as wine country fires dim

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SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — As crews gained on the wildfires in California wine country, new blazes broke out in other parts of the state, including a fire in the mountains above Los Angeles that threatened a historic observatory Tuesday and more flames in the Santa Cruz ...

It’s time to focus

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LINCOLN — A strong finish to the regular season gave the Alcona soccer team high hopes for postseason play. The Tigers carried their momentum from the regular season into the first game of district play on Monday as they defeated Fairview by a final score of 7-0 on their home field at Alcona ...

Lumberjacks hockey team downed by Greyhounds at NLA

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The tables were turned on the Alpena Community College hockey team on Saturday. Joe Mann scored a hat trick and the University of Indianapolis upended the Lumberjacks 6-3 in the second game of a weekend doubleheader at Northern Lights Arena. Playing their second game in 12 hours, the ...

Lumerjacks XC team finishes regular season strong

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MUSKEGON — The Alpena Community College Cross-Country wrapped up its regular season Friday with a strong finish at Muskegon Community College. The team now begins to prepare for their regional meet to be held in Lansing on October 28th. For the Lumberjacks, five runners hit career bests ...

A tough one to lose

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HILLMAN—For the second straight season, the Hillman football team will go all in for its final regular season finale. Kyle Colton threw four touchdowns and Whittemore-Prescott edged the Tigers 42-41 on Friday at Hillman High School. The loss ends a four-game winning streak for the Tigers ...

Huskies strengthen playoff chances with win over Hale

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ATLANTA — Coming into Friday’s Midwest Central Michigan 8-Man Conference contest, the Atlanta football team knew it faced a must win scenario in order to keep its playoff hopes alive. It didn’t come easy, but in the end the Huskies got creative and came up with enough ways to score and ...

Alpena’s Nunneley wins golf regional in playoff

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MIDLAND—Alpena High senior Courtney Nunneley came up big under pressure and made program history on Thursday, during a Division 2 girls golf regional on Thursday at at Currie Country Club in Midland, Michigan. Nunneley carded an 81 to tie for first overall with Swartz Creek’s Skyler ...

Wildcats travel to Petoskey for Big North Conference finale

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Recent history hasn’t been too kind to the Alpena football team as they have struggled mightily against Petoskey. The two teams come into tonight’s matchup with identical 2-5 records, but the Northmen have had Alpena’s number for the last decade as the Wildcats have been unable to ...

Swami in crunch time

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It has become the crunch time of year. The football field has seen its share of crunching plays this season on both sides of the ball. Heading into week eight, there are a handful of area teams that have reached playoff status. While other teams are hoping to deliver a blow, that will allow ...

Going different directions

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On a night where the Alpena soccer team honored eight seniors, it was the Alcona Tigers that came away with a big 2-1 victory at Wildcat Stadium on Wednesday in the season finale for both teams as the Tigers and Wildcats seem to be trending in opposite directions with districts just a few days ...

Wildcats fall flat

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With the postseason fast approaching, a solid performance against a good team could go a long way for the Alpena High boys soccer team. Given that chance on Tuesday, the Wildcats fell flat and lost to Petoskey 4-0 in a Big North Conference game at Wildcat Stadium. Alpena (10-10-1, 2-8 Big ...

Tigers sweep Hale in annual pink game

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LINCOLN — Nothing came easy in the first two sets for the Alcona volleyball team during a Tuesday night matchup against Hale, but in the end the Tigers found ways to hold on and eventually sweep the Eagles in the team’s annual pink game at Alcona High School. “It’s always a big night ...

Hillman volleyball sweeps Fairview for home win

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HILLMAN—The Hillman volleyball team had an easy night against Fairview on Tuesday, sweeping the Eagles 25-8, 25-12 and 25-16. Alison Samp had 44 assists and two aces for the Tigers and Lyndsey Ryba had four digs, two kills and two aces. Kristen Kenyon added 14 kills and three aces. “I ...