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Rogers City finishes 2nd at NSL Championships

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OSCODA—The Rogers City volleyball team finished runner-up to Oscoda for the Big Dipper title during the North Star League championships on Saturday in Oscoda. Rogers City (20-16-4) split with Mio (25-23, 18-25), lost to Oscoda (24-26, 19-25) and defeated Alcona (25-20, 29-27) and ...

He can’t be stopped

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ROGERS CITY—All week long the Rogers City football team got a good look at Bryant Schram on film and knew he would be a tough player to stop. Schram came as advertised on Friday and try as they might, the Hurons couldn’t stop him. Schram ran for 104 yards and a pair of touchdowns to ...

Turnovers doom Tigers in first round playoff loss to Cedarville

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HILLMAN — The Hillman football team certainly wishes it could hit a restart button. After not losing a fumble all season, the Tigers coughed up the ball five times on Friday and threw a pair of interceptions, committing a total of seven turnovers. All of it led to the demise of their season ...

Showing their pride

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ROGERS CITY—Driving through Rogers City, it’s hard not to notice all the orange and black. The window decals proclaiming “Our Hurons Rock” and “This is Huron Country; the placards that say “Huron Pride, Show Yours!” in the front windows of local businesses; the wooden yard signs ...

Hurons staying focused ahead of first playoff game since 2009

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ROGERS CITY—The Rogers City football team has had plenty of reasons to be excited this season. But on the eve of their first playoff appearance in nearly 10 years, the Hurons are all business and aren’t breaking from routine. “No one’s getting into the hype,” Rogers City coach Jesse ...

Cardinals hoping hard work pays off in postseason return

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For the last few weeks, the Onaway football team has been in playoff mode, needing every win it can get to keep its postseason hopes alive. Thankfully for the Cardinals, all that hard work paid off. Onaway (5-4) returns to the playoffs for the first time since 2012 on Friday when it plays ...

Swami learns important lessons from football

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There’s a lot of life lessons you can learn from football. For instance if you keep working hard, good things will happen. The five area teams playing in the playoffs this week stand as proof of that. The All-Knowing-One will keep his opening short and end with this quote from the legendary ...

A fight to the finish

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ROGERS CITY—For the first time in four years, the Onaway volleyball team staked its claim as the best in Presque Isle County. The Cardinals outlasted Rogers City in a back-and-forth three set battle to win the 2018 Presque Isle Championships on Wednesday at Rogers City High School. Onaway ...

Hungry for more: Tigers extend streak, eyeing deep postseason run

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HILLMAN — It was a new game for the Hillman football team in 2018 as the Tigers made the transition to eight-player football under first year head coach Cody Allen. New game, new coach, but same old Tigers. Hillman welcomed the challenge of the eight-player game and put together one of ...

Hillman volleyball team wins on Senior Night

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HILLMAN — The Hillman volleyball team celebrated Senior Night with a clean sweep over Fairview, defeating the Eagles by scores of 25-14, 25-22 and 25-20 on Tuesday. The Tigers were led by trio of Seniors as Brooke Jones finished with 32 digs, eight kills and seven aces. Alison Samp dished ...

Lumberjacks struggle to stop Grulke, Monarchs in season finale

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There wasn’t much the Alpena Community College volleyball team could do stop Kaily Grulke on Saturday. The 6-foot-2 freshman recorded 27 kills and 18 blocks while leading the Monarchs to a pair of three-set victories over the Lumberjacks at Park Arena. Macomb won the first match 25-11, ...

Alpena boys XC team tops field at Northern Michigan Championships

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GAYLORD—Josh Smith broke a course record and the Alpena High boys cross country team was named Grand Champion of the Northern Michigan Championships on Saturday at Michaywe Pines Golf Course in Gaylord. Maddy Boyd had a big for Alpena too, breaking the women’s program record for 5,000 ...

Another tough loss

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LINCOLN - When the matchup between Alcona and Roscommon was set after Thursday’s district semifinal games, both sides knew what to expect from one another. Roscommon has had Alcona’s number recently, eliminating the Tigers in a thrilling double overtime shootout and defeating them by two ...

Alpena cross country team continues to shine

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Alpena High senior Josh Smith set a new course record during the Northern Michigan Championships on Saturday in Gaylord. Smith and the Alpena boys cross country team were named Grand Champions of the boys race. Alpena senior Maddy Boyd set a new program 5,000 meter record for Alpena’s girls ...

Alpena’s perfect ending

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The Alpena High football team couldn’t have scripted a much better ending to the season. The Wildcats entered the season finale in the midst of a frustrating six-game losing streak, but had a golden opportunity to finish the year on a positive note as they welcomed Chelsea on Senior ...

Defense leads the way for Rogers City in homecoming victory

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ROGERS CITY—As Jerry Reed’s “Amos Moses” blared over the PA system, members of the Rogers City football team bopped up and down, belting out the lyrics. It felt like a playoff atmosphere and even though it wasn’t, the Hurons treated it like one. Caleb Bade and Jeff Ellenberger each ...

Posen tops MCC; Tigers blank Pats

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MANISTEE — The Posen Vikings wrapped up the regular season on a positive note by defeating Manistee Catholic Central by a final score of 32-26 on Friday. Sam Brunet led Posen with 207 yards on 22 carries and three touchdowns. Mark Wisniewski finished the night with 122 yards on 21 carries ...