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Lumberjacks blanked in twinbill vs. Schoolcraft

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LIVONIA — Errors doomed the Alpena Community College softball team on Wednesday as the Lumberjacks were shut out in both games of a doubleheader against Schoolcraft, losing game one 3-0 and dropping the nightcap 9-0. The two teams were scoreless through four and a half innings in the opener ...

A frustrating night

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Frustrating was the word to describe the outcome for the Alpena girls soccer teams’ home game on Tuesday against Big North Conference foe Cadillac. The Wildcats were shut out on their home field, losing 6-0 in a game that only got worse for Alpena as the contest went on. “It was ...

Alpena tennis team gets blanked by Trojans

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Tuesday marked the first home match of the season for the Alpena High girls tennis team and though the temperature was near perfect, the wind played a huge factor and made things difficult for each side. The Wildcats were unable to handle the strong winds and solid play of Traverse City ...

Vikings stay competitive despite losses in home opener

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POSEN—If there’s one thing Wayne Karsten loves about his Posen softball team this season, it’s how the Vikings’ fight until the end. That proved true again on Tuesday as Posen battled during its home opener against Gaylord St. Mary. The Vikings came up short in 9-8 and 7-4 losses, but ...

Pitching, offense help ’Cats sweep Vikings

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CADILLAC—Lucas Crosby and Bruz Copping each pitched a complete game and the Alpena High baseball team took two games from Cadillac on Tuesday in a Big North Conference doubleheader. Alpena took the first game 8-0 and won the nightcap 14-3 in five innings. In the opener, Crosby earned the ...

Home-opening split

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It took a while, but the Alpena softball team was finally able to play on its home field Monday as they welcomed Ogemaw-Heights for a doubleheader. The Wildcats looked sharp in game one, winning by a score of 3-0 behind superb pitching from sophomore Jade Schultz. The nightcap was a different ...

Hillman, Onaway softball teams earn doubleheader sweeps

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WHITTEMORE — The Hillman softball team put together a solid Monday night on the diamond as they earned a doubleheader sweep against Whittemore-Prescott on the road, beating the Cardinals 13-1 in five innings in game one and ending the nightcap in five innings, winning by a final of 14-3. In ...

Hillman wins inaugural tourney; Zdybel wins first game for Posen

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WEST BRANCH—The Hillman baseball team came out on top in its inaugural Tiger Invitational on Saturday, defeating Brimley and Ogemaw Heights to take top honors. Hillman won its first game 21-0 over Brimley. Jared Juergens earned the win over the Tigers, allowing no runs on two hits with ...

Lumberjacks end busy week by winning 3 of 4 against Henry Ford

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UNIVERSITY CENTER—The Alpena Community College softball team closed out a grueling week of ball with three wins in four games over the weekend. The Lumberjacks defeated Henry Ford in a Sunday doubleheader at Delta 6-2 and 12-3. ACC also defeated the Hawks 2-1 on Saturday and lost 19-4 (five ...

A long time coming

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As an all-around star who excelled at just about everything he did, on and off the field, Dan Skiba will now be honored on May 5 as he will be inducted into the Alpena Sports Hall of Fame. Skiba passed away in 2013, but will always be remembered for the impact he made on and off the field. ...

Wildcats split pair at Chesaning; Cards open with strong showing

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CHESANING—The Alpena High softball team split a pair of games on Friday, losing a close game to Chesaning 4-3 and defeating Troy 15-0. Chesaning got a leadoff triple in the bottom of the seventh inning and with the bases intentionally loaded, the Indians beat out a slow infield roller for ...

Not quite enough

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Alpena High girls soccer coach Tim Storch told his team early on Thursday to keep an eye on Becca Ross. Storch’s concerns about Gaylord’s star player proved to have merit after the junior forward scored a hat trick in the Blue Devils’ 5-2 win over the Wildcats in a Big North Conference ...

Hillman’s Hunt to continue football career at Olivet College

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HILLMAN — Caine Hunt is a perfect example of what a student-athlete should be. In the classroom, Hunt is a straight A student and has been during his four years at Hillman High School. On the field football, Hunt is a leader and someone who works hard for everything he has earned. On ...

Former Alpena coach Tony Byers inducted into MHSHCA Hall of Fame

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The first time he was offered the chance to coach the Alpena High hockey team, Tony Byers said no. Luckily for the Wildcats he reconsidered. Sixteen seasons, more than 250 wins and three state championships later, Byers had turned Alpena into one of the premier programs in the state and was ...

Sharpe fires no-hitter for Posen in opener

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AU GRES — The first games of the season for the Posen baseball team was memorable as Jared Sharpe took the ball in season opener and pitched a no-hitter in a game one win against Au Gres on Thursday. Sharpe tossed all seven innings, struck out 13 Wolverines and walked just two batters in ...

Dominating at home

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Despite being forced to hold a majority of practices indoors and having the season delayed, the Alpena High track and field team was finally able to get out and compete at home on Wednesday. The conditions were far from great, but the Wildcats turned in a stellar effort in the home opener as ...

Wildcats beat Blue Devils in season opener

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After being cooped up inside for several weeks, the Alpena High girls soccer team was more than happy to open the 2018 season with a win. But as season openers go, there’s still plenty of room for improvement for the Wildcats even in victory. Anna Young and Kennedy Kaiser each scored for ...

Kolcan breaks school record in Hillman track and field opener

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HALE—Billy Kolcan started his final high school track season on a pretty high note. The Hillman senior set a new school record in the high jump on Tuesday with a jump of 6 feet, 3 inches during a North Star League meet in Hale. Kolcan’s jump gave him sole possession of the record after ...

Her time has come

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In the past 34 years, Jan Kaiser has seen many of her family members take their place in the Alpena Sports Hall of Fame. On May 5, she’ll finally get her turn. Whether leading the way as a member of Alpena High’s first softball team, establishing herself as one of Alpena’s top ...

A competitive day

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The competition was tight on Monday when the Alpena girls tennis team played host to Harbor Springs at the APlex. Despite the Rams besting Alpena 6-2, nothing came easy for either side as both teams pushed each other to the limit as it made for an exciting day on the courts. “We were ...