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Swami remembers events of 9/11

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Swami still remembers. Seventeen years ago, Swami remembers where he was and what he was doing on the morning of September 11, 2001. As he began putting his column together, all he could think of was the events of the day. He attempted to gather his thoughts, but it was very difficult. With ...

Alpena soccer team plays to tie against Gaylord

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GAYLORD — The Alpena soccer team traveled to Gaylord for a Big North Conference matchup on Tuesday and played the Blue Devils to a hard fought, scoreless tie. Neither team was able to find the back of the net, but both the Wildcats and Blue Devils had chances, but were unable to capitalize ...

ACC XC has strong opening meet at Ferris State

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BIG RAPIDS — The Alpena Community College cross country team began its season this past Saturday in Big Rapids at the Ray Helsing Invitational. Six Lumberjacks ran at the collegiate level for the first time on Ferris’s soggy home course. “Our goal for this meet was to set a benchmark ...

What a way to respond

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After a frustrating loss in its Big North Conference opener last week, Alpena head coach Tim Storch was looking forward to seeing how his team would respond after a game they felt got away from them the last time they were on the field. The Wildcats came out Monday and responded in a big way ...

Wildcats come up short against Boyne City

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The Alpena High boys tennis team was coming off of a busy weekend in which they competed against three other schools. On Monday the Wildcats played host to Boyne City and came up short, losing to the Ramblers 5-1. Alpena played some competitive matches and pushed Boyne City to the limit, ...

Alcona gains important North Star League win over Oscoda

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LINCOLN—It’s been quite awhile since the Alcona soccer team lost to Oscoda and the Tigers did what they need to on Monday to keep it that way. Brett Nelson and Joel Steiner each scored and Alcona defeated Oscoda 4-1 in a North Star League game at Alcona High School. Josh Kilbourn and ...

Lumberjacks open season with pair of wins

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The Alpena Community College volleyball team got the season off to a winning start with a pair of wins over Schoolcraft on Saturday at Park Arena. The Lumberjacks won the first match 3-0 (25-21, 25-13, 27-25) and won the second match (25-15, 25-18, 20-25, 25-18). In the opening match, ...

Cardinals fall in semis of Petoskey Tourney

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PETOSKEY—The Onaway volleyball team played well in a tournament in Petoskey on Saturday, finishing 3-2 in a 10-team tournament. Onaway's only losses came against Class A schools, including Midland Dow which defeated Onaway in the semifinals 25-17 and 25-11. In pool play, Onaway (11-7) ...

Answering the call

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ONAWAY—Offense got the Posen football team out to a big lead on Friday. But defense made sure the Vikings kept it. The Vikings recovered a muffed punt late in the fourth quarter and Mark Wisniewski scored a short time later on a one-yard plunge to ice the game for Posen and give the Vikings ...

Atlanta avenges early loss to Charlton Heston

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ATLANTA — Sophomore quarterback Aaron Cuzzort put the Atlanta football team on his back Friday, leading the Huskies to their first win of the 2018 season as they were able to outlast Charlton Heston Academy, winning 39-22 at Atlanta High School. Cuzzort did it all for the Huskies and ...

Wildcats fall to Gaylord in Big North Conference opener

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By Brandon Folsom Gaylord Herald Times GAYLORD—Alpena had two opportunities with under three minutes left to make a comeback.  And both times Gaylord's defense stood tall, beating the Wildcats 31-22 in its Big North opener Friday at Gaylord Intermediate School. Quarterback Ryan ...

ACC volleyball team hoping athleticism, talent leads to more wins

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Alpena Community College volleyball coach Sarah Parsons has had her team in place for nearly six months. On Saturday, she’ll finally get to see what the Lumberjacks can do. ACC opens the season today with games at 1 and 3 p.m. against Schoolcraft at Park Arena. ACC returns just three ...

Owls flying high

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LINCOLN — In the last three meetings between North Star League rivals Alcona and Oscoda, the Tigers have come out on top and scored points at a premium, averaging 55 points in their three game winning streak against the Owls. On Thursday, the rivalry took a huge turn as Oscoda got revenge ...

Storch disappointed after Wildcats lose 1-0 to Trojans

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TRAVERSE CITY—The Alpena High boys soccer team walked away from its Big North Conference opener on Thursday disappointed. Despite several good scoring chances, including a penalty kick, the Wildcats couldn't find the back of the net and lost to Traverse City Central 1-0. The loss ended a ...

Wildcats aiming to slow Gaylord in Big North opener

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What’s next? For the Alpena football team, that’s the mentality as it approaches every new week of football. Win or lose, there’s always the next rep, the next practice, the next game and the next game after that. “We’ve got guys that are working hard to get better every day ...

Andrews brings passion, knowledge to volleyball team

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Kolby Andrews has spent the past eight years coaching volleyball in Texas, soaking up knowledge from experienced coaches and growing his passion for the game. Armed with both passion and experience, Andrews is hoping to use both to successfully lead the Alpena High volleyball program. Andrews ...

Alpena boys tennis team plans to make opponents work

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Time will tell how many matches the Alpena High boys tennis team wins this season. One thing is for sure though. Win or lose, the Wildcats are going to make their opponents earn it. With seven returning players on their varsity roster, the Wildcats have plenty of experience and are hoping ...

Girls golf team counting on veterans in rebuilding season

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The goal for the Alpena High girls golf team this season is a simple one: get better with every meet. The Wildcats are admittedly in a bit of a rebuilding year, but new coach Jeannie Ellis is counting on her veteran golfers to lead the way in 2018. “I think we’re right about where we ...

Storch, Alpena boys soccer team thinking big in 2018

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The Alpena boys soccer program has come a long way since Tim Storch took over as head coach. The Wildcats have experienced many ups-and-downs through Storch’s first seven seasons at the helm, but year No. 8 has Storch believing that his team can compete with anyone. Despite graduating a ...