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Crashing the party

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The Alpena football team came out with a new look in their home greys and had a homecoming crowd behind them on Friday. But the end result was more of the same as the Wildcats suffered a loss to Traverse City Central for the seventh consecutive season as the Trojans came in and crashed the ...

Early turnovers hurt Huskies in loss to Trojans

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ATLANTA—With a fresh set of downs in Atlanta territory, Gavin Mortensen dropped back to pass. Finding his receivers covered, Mortensen moved forward, looking for an open man. As Atlanta defenders converged, Mortensen scrambled backward was nearly tackled for a sack as Atlanta players got ...

Besting the Bucks

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LINCOLN—With district play fast approaching, any chance the Alcona soccer team can get to watch its playoff opponents is valuable. The Tigers got an up-close look at a potential opponent on Thursday as they defeated Roscommon 3-0 at Alcona High School. Jordan Steiner scored at hat track ...

Rogers City sweeps Mio in NSL matchup

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ROGERS CITY — As has been the case so many times over the past few years, the Rogers City volleyball team turned in another dominant performance in a North Star League match, sweeping Mio by scores of 25-9, 25-15 and 25-16 on Thursday at Rogers City High School. The Hurons wasted no time ...

Alpena rallies past Cadillac

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CADILLAC—Aidan Day scored twice and the Alpena High boys soccer team rallied past Cadillac on Thursday, defeating the Vikings 3-2 in a Big North Conference game. Cadillac scored six minutes into the contest to take an early lead, but two quick goals from Day and another from Caleb Burger ...

Wildcats hosting Trojans for homecoming

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After two tough weeks on the road, coming home might be just the thing the Alpena football team needs. The Wildcats will play their final home game at 7 p.m. tonight, hosting Traverse City Central for homecoming at Wildcat Stadium. “It’s a definitely a game that the kids and everybody ...

Swami has a flashback

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As football weeks go by, it gets a little harder for Swami to come up with intros for his column. Here it is Wednesday evening and nothing’s come to mind. With a vow of no NFL watching and silence in the house after his son Kevin went back to school, Swami was thrown for a loop. Then out ...

Wildcats grow weary

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Nearly one month ago, the Alpena High volleyball team earned arguably its biggest victory of the season as it swept Traverse City Central on the road. The Wildcats fought hard, but couldn’t quite recapture that magic on Wednesday, falling to the Trojans in four sets at Alpena High School; ...

Starting to settle in

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POSEN — Tuesday’s North Star League volleyball matchup between Posen and Oscoda began much different than it ended. The Vikings jumped out to a huge lead early in the first set, but Oscoda fought back and made the night difficult for the home team in what was a competitive match, but in ...

Wildcats fall to Gaylord

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GAYLORD—Things took a bad turn rather quickly for the Alpena High boys soccer team on Monday. Tied with Gaylord 2-2 with 15 minutes left, the Wildcats' fortunes changed drastically as the Blue Devils scored three times in the next four minutes to walk away with a 5-2 win. Gaylord took the ...

Alcona soccer team plays to scoreless tie with Gaylord

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GAYLORD — The Alcona soccer team continued play against stiff competition as they prepare for postseason play. The Tigers traveled to Gaylord on Saturday and played to a scoreless tie with the Blue Devils. “It was a good defensive game played by both sides,” Alcona coach Tim Munro ...

Hard work paying off for Lumberjacks XC team

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ROSCOMMON — Without a meet in the past two weeks the ACC Cross-Country team has been pushed to the limits in practice by coach Mark Jacobs to see what this talented group can achieve. On Friday at the Kirtland Firebird Invitational, all their hard work payed off as they ran their best ...

A perfect game plan

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OSCODA—Jason Somers couldn’t hide his excitement. After watching his Alcona football team dominate physically on defense, impose its will offensively and overcome some adversity it was hard to blame him. Tim Hutchinson ran for four touchdowns, Jack Hutchinson added a pair of scores and ...

Cardinals hang on to top Vikes in rivalry game

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POSEN — Onaway and Posen are separated by just a handful of miles and the cross county rivals battled it out on Friday. In the end, it was the Cardinals coming away with a 28-22 victory to spoil Posen’s homecoming party. “Our defense really stiffened up when we needed to tonight and we ...

Ready to take charge

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Aden and Josh Smith have been important contributors to the Alpena High cross country team for the last two seasons. Now they're ready to take what they've learned and jump into the driver's seat for the Wildcats. The junior twins returned this season as the top two runners on Alpena's boys ...

Wildcats face must-win scenario against Ypsilanti tonight

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It has been 22 years since an Alpena football team traveled to Ypsilanti, but the Wildcats (2-3) are headed back to take on a different opponent. Alpena will play Ypsilanti Community, a program in just its fifth year of existence, at 7 p.m. tonight. The last time Alpena traveled to ...

Alcona, Oscoda ready for challenging NSL matchup

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For the Alcona and Oscoda football teams, tonight's game will serve as a litmus test. Both teams have won games and both teams appear headed toward the playoffs, but both teams will have to face each other in a matchup of the top two teams in the North Star League's Big Dipper ...