Sports

A few steps behind

Local Sports

Sault Ste. Marie’s defensive pressure got the better of the Alpena girls basketball team on Tuesday. Ashtyn Bell scored 10 points, Melina Robertson added nine and the Blue Devils used their defense to overtake Alpena 47-28 during a game at Alpena High School. Sault brought the pressure ...

Vikings unable to hang onto lead, fall to Whittemore-Prescott

Local Sports

POSEN — For the first half of Tuesday’s North Star League opener against Whittemore-Prescott, the Posen girls basketball team was in control and looked to have shaken off the rust from a season-opening loss on Monday. Unfortunately for the Vikings, they made mistakes down the stretch, ...

Storey named 8-player football Player of Year

Local Sports

BAY CITY (AP) — Even break time is no time to rest for Jimmy Storey. He’s an all-go, all-the-time kind of athlete. “His motor doesn’t stop. Even on water breaks, he sprints to the water and back — and that’s not an exaggeration,” Pickford coach Josh Rader said. “Sometimes I ...

Harrison named Division 7-8 Player of Year

Local Sports

FLINT (AP) — Aidan Harrison grew up in Flushing and spent his first three years of high school there playing football, basketball and running track. But Harrison always wanted to play football at nearby New Lothrop, a smaller school about 10 miles west of Flushing. His parents went to New ...

Starting off slow

Local Sports

POSEN — A dreadful first quarter put the Posen girls basketball team in a hole early on Monday and the Vikings were unable to dig their way out of it. Posen battled from start to finish, but dropped its season opener to Pickford, losing by a final score of 61-45. The inability to rebound ...

Alcona girls cruise to win in season opener

Local Sports

LINCOLN—The Alcona girls basketball team got the start it was hoping for on Monday. Senior Hailee Gordy and junior Megan Grove each scored 16 points and the Tigers overwhelmed Au Gres en route to a 58-17 win in their 2018-19 season opener at Alcona High School. Alcona (1-0) raced out to a ...

Fourth quarter free throws help Alcona get past Wolverines

Local Sports

LINCOLN—Free throws were a pain in the neck for the Alcona boys basketball team in its season opener on Saturday. On Monday, they turned out to be just what the Tigers needed. Alcona went 8-of-12 from the charity stripe and pushed past Au Gres in the fourth quarter, topping the Wolverines ...

Hillman boys drop season opener; Hurons improve to 2-0

Local Sports

HILLMAN — The defending North Star League champion Hillman Tigers opened their season on Monday and came up short in a hard-fought battle against Oscoda, losing by a final score of 53-47. The Tigers fell behind early and faced a 19-4 deficit early in the game, but stormed back and cut the ...

Beat the Geek returns

Local Sports

The bowl slate has been set for the college football season and readers of The Alpena News know what that means: the annual Beat the Geek contest is back. Fill out an entry form and return it to The News by Dec. 24. All mailed entries must be postmarked by Dec. 24. This year’s form is the ...

Wildcats still undefeated with 4-2 win over Petoskey

Local Sports

PETOSKEY - Alpena’s five-game shutout streak may have ended on Saturday, but the Wildcats were still feeling good after a 4-2 win over Big North Conference rival Petoskey. Alpena’s shutout streak ended early in the first period when the Northmen put a puck past Wildcat goaltender Cooper ...

Free-throw shooting hurts Lumberjacks in loss to GRCC

Local Sports

It was an uncharacteristic Saturday night for the Alpena Community College men’s basketball team. Generally, the Lumberjacks are usually a strong free-throw shooting team, but on Saturday, Alpena had an off night from the charity stripe, going 2-10 from the line down the stretch and lost a ...

ACC women unable to get going in loss to Raiders

Local Sports

The Alpena Community College women’s basketball team couldn’t quite find the extra gear it needed on Saturday. The Lumberjacks kept things close, but couldn’t match Grand Rapids’ offensive output down the stretch and lost 65-46 at Park Arena. Hallee Breimayer scored 19 points and ...

Never in doubt: Fast start paces Posen in win over Cardinals

Local Sports

POSEN—Jeremy Misiak did a little bit of everything for the Posen boys basketball team on Friday. The senior recorded a triple-double—scoring 23 points, grabbing 10 rebounds and nabbing 10 steals—to help the Vikings rout Onaway 77-42 in a game at Posen High School. Twenty hours after ...

Wildcats earn 5th consecutive shutout victory

Local Sports

CADILLAC — For the fifth time in as many games, the Alpena hockey team earned a shutout victory. Cooper Black and the Wildcats extended their shutout streak to five games, having not allowed a goal to the first 15 periods to begin the 2018-2019 season. Alpena continued the shutout streak ...

Vikings fall in season opener

Local Sports

POSEN — Thursday’s season opener didn’t end the way the Posen boys basketball team wanted it to, but there the Vikings showed a lot of fight and a ton of improvement as a program, but ultimately fell to Cedarville by a final score of 62-47. You could tell it was the first game of the ...

Ready for a rematch

Local Sports

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — As soon as Tua Tagovailoa let go of the pass, the one that ended the national championship game in the blink of an eye, Georgia has wanted another shot at Alabama. Oh sure, the Bulldogs tried to play it cool. They insisted that it didn’t do any good to dwell on such a ...

Wildcats roll in first road game of the year

Local Sports

SAULT STE. MARIE — Playing its second game in as many nights, the Alpena boys basketball team took care of business. The Wildcats traveled to Sault Ste. Marie for their first road game of the year and came away with a lopsided victory, defeating the Blue Devils 62-20 on Wednesday. “It ...

Owls top Pinconning in season opener

Local Sports

OSCODA—Owen Franklin scored 24 points, Brayden Mallak added 23 and the Oscoda boys basketball team won its season opener on Tuesday, defeating Pinconning 77-69 at home. Gabe Kellstrom added 13 for Oscoda, Devin Thomas had seven, Chance Kruse had four and Gavin Lueck had two. The Owls ...

2018-19 Boys Basketball Previews

Local Sports

Alpena Last season: 9-11; lost to Marquette in district quarterfinals Key Players: Chris DeRocher, senior; Aidan Goike, senior; Bruz Copping, senior; Colin Donajkowski, senior; Kayden Wisniewski, senior. Coach John Pintar: "I'm excited for our season. We have a really solid group of guys ...