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Petoskey’s defense proves too much for Wildcats

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PETOSKEY—A staunch Petoskey defense made it hard for the Alpena boys basketball team to do much of anything on Thursday. The Wildcats were held under 10 points in each quarter and were ultimately dealt a 48-24 loss by the Northmen at Petoskey High School. Alpena (5-4, 0-4 Big North) ...

Alpena Sports Hall of Fame announces nominees for 2017 class

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The Alpena Sports Hall of Fame announces its nominees for the 2017 class. Three nominees will be chosen on the association ballot and one will be selected by the senior committee. The inductees will be announced in February and will be inducted at the Hall of Fame’s annual banquet on May 5 at ...

Good with the bad

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The Alpena Community College men’s basketball team seen plenty of good and plenty of bad this season as it relates to its level of play. Until the Lumberjacks can find a balance between the two, they’ll continue to search for their first win of the year. Streaky play hurt the ...

ACC comes up short in 72-64 loss to Oakland

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The low numbers on the Alpena Community College women’s basketball team’s roster continue to haunt them. The Lumberjacks played good basketball throughout the first 15 minutes of the game and held a lead much of the first quarter, but the numbers game proved to be pivotal as Alpena ...

Did Swami miss his calling?

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Sometimes Swami feels that he should have taken up the trade of being the Maytag repairman. It would be less stressful or at least the commercials make it seem that way. Last Sunday Swami was trying to fix a dryer at home and after looking at various ways to fix it, he had parts laying all ...

Cardinals get back on track with win against Forest Area

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ONAWAY — The Onaway girls basketball team put together a strong performance on Wednesday and came away with a 52-42 victory at home against Forest Area. “We shot the ball well tonight, which hasn’t been the case at times this season,” Onaway head coach John George said. “Our defense ...

Alpena Warriors drop two at NLA

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The Alpena Warriors girls hockey team returned to action last weekend against Bad Axe at Northern Lights Arena. Beset by sickness and injuries, Alpena dropped both close games. The opener saw Alpena jump to a first period lead only to eventually lose 2-1. In the afternoon event, Alpena never ...

Lighting the lamp

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Injuries in sports are common. All athletes experience bumps and bruises during a grueling regular season schedule. Along with the bumps and bruises, some athletes have the misfortune to suffer more serious injuries that cause them to miss an extended period of time. The injuries can affect ...

Onaway falls to Bellaire in physical contest

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ONAWAY — It was a frustrating night for the Onaway boys basketball team who dropped a tough game against Bellaire, falling by a score of 70-51. The Cardinals led 28-25 at the half and only trailed by two heading into the fourth quarter, but a wild final quarter proved to be the difference ...

Wildcats go cold

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The Alpena girls basketball team was in position to win three consecutive games for the second time this season and build some much needed momentum for an important Big North Conference matchup on Friday. Unfortunately for the Wildcats, they went ice cold late, committing costly turnovers, ...

Defense, strong transition game lead Alpena to win

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WEST BRANCH—Defense led the Alpena High boys basketball team to victory on Monday. Chris DeRocher scored 25 points and the Wildcats used strong defense and a strong transition game to defeat Ogemaw Heights 61-31. Alpena (5-3) led 17-6 after one quarter and 38-12 at halftime. The Wildcats ...

Wildcats take advantage

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The Alpena High hockey team erased any doubts of a letdown rather quickly on Saturday. Colby Plowman and Keegan Matthews each scored twice and the Wildcats tallied four power-play goals in a 7-1 win over Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central at Northern Lights Arena. “That’s a key,” Alpena ...

Lumberjacks fall to Wayne on the road

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DETROIT—The Alpena Community College men's basketball couldn't carry over a good week of practice to the court on Saturday. The Lumberjacks fell behind 54-24 at halftime and went on to lose 85-60 against Wayne Community College. Alpena (1-10, 0-3 MCCAA Eastern) outscored Wayne 36-31 in ...

Alcona boys edged by Falcons

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WEST BRANCH—The Alcona boys basketball team came up just shy of victory again. Aaron Zettel's late drive and score proved enough to send Ogemaw Heights past the Tigers 50-48 on Saturday. Alcona trailed by seven with 2:30 left and rallied to take the lead with 20 seconds to go before ...

Seizing opportunity

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Alpena High hockey coach Chris Limback has been tinkering with the Wildcats’ lines throughout the season, in constant search of combinations that give his team the best chance to win. His latest combinations worked pretty well on Friday. Kyle VanDusen and Colby Plowman each scored twice ...

Wildcats came up just short vs. Cadillac

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CADILLAC—The Alpena boys basketball team came up just short on Friday, falling to Cadillac 58-55. The Wildcats 4-3 (0-3 Big North) came out quick offensively, scoring 20 points in the first quarter to take a two-point lead at the end of one. The game went back and forth from there, but ...

Prystash picks 17 games correctly to win Beat the Geek contest

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In another year of close finishes and exciting bowl games, Randy Prystash stood alone. Prystash is the winner of this year's Beat the Geek contest after being the only player to pick 17 out of 20 games correctly. Prystash had a perfect entry form going until the Outback Bowl when he picked ...

Alpena gets a boost in BNC win

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For the second straight game, halftime adjustments gave the Alpena girls basketball team a boost at the right time. Maddie Voltz scored 11 of her 18 points in the third quarter and the Wildcats outplayed Traverse City West on both ends of the floor in the second half to defeat the Titans ...

Onaway boys top Mancelona; Hillman beats Owls in NSL tilt

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MANCELONA—A fast start from Kevin Pearson and contributions from the entire roster led the Onaway boys basketball team to victory on Thursday. Pearson scored 11 of his 15 points in the first quarter and every player on Onaway’s roster scored as the Cardinals defeated Mancelona ...

Alpena Warriors Hockey

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The Alpena Warriors girls hockey team recently returned to action, splitting two games with arch rival Midland. In the first contest, Alpena controlled most of the game as they came away with a hard-fought 2-1 victory. During the contest, assistant captain Lexie Gries went down with a lower ...