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Local teams vying for district titles as postseason begins

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Boys basketball teams in Michigan will take center stage this week. Normally, the last week in February means the arrival of girls basketball districts around the state, but this year will be a little different. The Michigan High School Athletic Association switched things up this year due to ...

One bad stretch

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A four-minute stretch to begin the third quarter proved to be costly for the Alpena boys basketball team on Friday. After playing a solid first half, especially on the defensive end, the Wildcats surrendered 14 straight points to open the second half and fell behind double digits. Despite ...

Oscoda beats Hurons to clinch Big Dipper title

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ROGERS CITY—When the Oscoda girls basketball team needed someone to step up on Friday, Katelyn Etherton was there to answer the call. The Oscoda senior scored 24 points—including eight in the fourth quarter—to help the Owls get by Rogers City for a 54-49 victory at Rogers City High ...

Oscoda tops RC, finishes perfect regular season

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ROGERS CITY — The Oscoda boys basketball team finished off a perfect regular season by defeating Rogers City 55-42 on Friday. The Owls improved to 20-0 led by Gabe Kellstrom who scored a team-high 14 points, while Owen Franklin added 12 points, Jacob Post finished with 10 points and Brayden ...

Alpena athletes chosen for Wall of Fame

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Alpena High School inducted its 2019 members to the Alpena High School Wall of Fame on Friday during halftime of the boys varsity basketball game at Alpena High School. 2019 inductees include: Kevin Dault (2008, pictured right): a Big North Conference heavyweight champ in 2007 and 2008, ...

Oscoda boys basketball team moves to 19-0

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FAIRVIEW—The Oscoda boys basketball team is one step closer to perfection. Gabe Kellstrom scored 18 points, Chance Kruse added 12 and the Owls defeated Fairview 63-32 on Thursday to run their record to 19-0 on the season. Owen Franklin added 11 points for the Owls, who will wrap up the ...

In elite company

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POSEN — During a four-year varsity career, Jared Sharpe has always focused on putting his teammates in position to succeed. The Posen senior’s dedication to being a well-rounded basketball player has been of great benefit to the Vikings, but it has also landed Sharpe in a special place in ...

Alpena icers defeat West, boys hoops falls to Petoskey

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TRAVERSE CITY — The Alpena High hockey team ended its regular season in style on Wednesday as it traveled to Howe Arena in Traverse City and took on the Traverse City West Titans. Alpena skated away with its 10th consecutive victory as the Wildcats shut out out West 3-0. Alpena finishes ...

Swami has senior moment

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Does anyone have moments when you know you have something to do, but cannot remember what it is? That was Swami’s dilemma on Wednesday. Swami thought he had his column done for this week, but realized at halftime of the Rutgers/Michigan State game that he hadn’t. In a breaking sweat, he ...

Lumberjacks come up short against Macomb

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WARREN — The Alpena Community College men’s basketball team suffered a tough road loss at macomb Community College on Wednesday, falling by a final score of 98-79. The Lumberjacks played well most of the night, but it was the start of the game that hurt ACC and they just couldn’t ...

Practice pays off

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LINCOLN—Practice paid off for the Alcona boys basketball team on Tuesday. Antavius Mikazes scored 19 points, Pierce Bilbey added 14 points and strong second half play put the Tigers back in the win column as they defeated Tawas 61-50 at Alcona High School. Damion Stewart added 13 points ...

Fleming’s big second half propels Hurons to victory

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ROGERS CITY — Taylor Fleming needed a half to get going, but once she did, she couldn’t be stopped and neither could the rest of the Rogers City girls basketball team. Fleming scored 20 of her game high 24 points in the second half and propelled the Hurons to a 49-30 Senior Night victory ...

Hincka, Freel lead Hurons past Cards

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ROGERS CITY — Rogers City’s duo of Ethan Hincka and Nick Freel provided more than enough offense for the Hurons boys basketball team to cruise to a convincing 53-26 home victory over Whittemore-Prescott on Tuesday at Rogers City High School. Hincka was efficient and couldn’t be slowed ...

Momrik, Sharpe reach milestones for Posen

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FAIRVIEW — Tuesday was a special night for the Posen girls basketball program. With their 52-30 win over Fairview, the Vikings captured their eighth North Star League championship in 12 years and head coach Karl Momrik earned his 200th career coaching victory. “The kids played well ...

Alpena JV hockey wins 2 at home

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The Alpena Boosters U18 JV hockey team improved to 20-1-2 on the season after a pair of wins over Muskegon Mona Shores last weekend at Northern Lights Arena. Entering the weekend, the Boosters had outscored their opponents 117-31 and topped Mona Shores 8-3 and 5-3. In the opener on ...

Officially a Scot

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When Emma Fraser’s Alpena High School playing days are over, two things are guaranteed to happen. First, Fraser will have left her mark at Alpena, going down as one of the best softball players to go through the storied program. Second,Fraser will be ready to continue her playing career ...

Alpena boys earn key BNC win, Oscoda hoops teams make history

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CADILLAC — The Alpena High boys basketball team kept its hopes for a Big North Conference title alive on Monday with a 48-46 road victory at Cadillac. The Wildcats got off to a good start and built a double digit lead in the third quarter. Even then, they had to fend off a late rally from ...

Jacobs disappointed after ACC men lose

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Alpena Community College men’s basketball Mark Jacobs didn’t have much to say after Monday’s game at Park Arena. His team’s performance said enough. Unable to stop their opponent’s hot perimeter shooting, the Lumberjacks were left to play catch up against Lake Superior State’s ...

Nguyen’s big night helps Lumberjacks top Lakers

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Brooke Nguyen’s big night put the ACC women’s basketball team back in the win column. The freshman guard scored 30 points, including six three-pointers to lead the Lumberjacks past Lake Superior State’s JV team 59-31 at Park Arena on Monday. Nguyen drilled a triple for the game’s ...

Big North champions

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After 14 years, the Alpena High hockey team is back on top of the Big North Conference. Saturday’s home finale for Alpena was special as the Wildcats won the BNC for the fourth time in school history and first since the 2004-2005 season by defeating rival Traverse City Central 5-0 at ...