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TB Schooners open season at Oscoda Invitational

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The Thunder Bay Schooners swim team opened their season earlier this month by attending the Oscoda Invitational and bringing home ten gold medals. Alex Winfield, 11, won first place in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 33.64, the 50 yard butterfly with a time of 52.85 and the 50 yard ...

2018 Alpena News 11-Player Football Team

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During the ups-and-downs of the 2018 high school football season, Logan Guthrie was Mr. Consistent. Having established himself as a big time playmaker for the Alpena Wildcats over the previous two seasons, Guthrie took his game to another level during his senior season. As Alpena's back field ...

2018 All-Alpena News 8-Player Football Team

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The 2018 season marked the start of a new era for the Hillman football team. The Tigers ushered in their first season of eight-player football and continued to do what they've done for many years: win lots of football games. With a team full of exciting athletes, Hillman showcased its talent ...

On to the next level

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Not many athletes can say they’ve had a high school career like Taylor Fleming. Fleming has been a three sport standout at Rogers City High School and been a four year varsity starter in volleyball, basketball and softball. For Fleming, it is her love and passion for the game of ...

Wildcats cap off successful opening weekend

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BLOOMFIELD HILLS — After starting the season off with a win on Friday, the Alpena hockey team put together another solid performance on Saturday and skated away with a 4-0 victory against Lake Orion at the Detroit Skating Arena. The Wildcats started the game a little sluggish, but starting ...

Wildcats open season with victory

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ROCHESTER HILLS — The Alpena hockey team couldn’t have asked for a much better start to its season as they kicked off the 2018-2019 season with a 2-0 win against Stony Creek at the Onyx Ice Arena in Rochester Hills on Friday. The Wildcats put together a complete performance all around for ...

ACC men, women suffer road losses at GRCC

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GRAND RAPIDS — The Alpena Community College women’s basketball team nearly put together an incredible comeback on Friday, but in the end, suffered a tough 64-57 loss to Grand Rapids Community College at Aquinas College. The Lumberjacks trailed by 19 in the third quarter, but Alpena ...

Among the nation’s best

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The best season cross country season in Alpena High School history has come and gone, but a trio of runners are still ready to compete and challenge themselves among the top runners in the country. Seniors Maddy Boyd, Aden Smith and Josh Smith will be representing Alpena as they each ...

Several Wildcats earn BNC honors for 2018 football season

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The Alpena football team recently held its end of the year awards banquet. During the ceremony, several Wildcats were honored for their efforts during the 2018 season including teams awards and Big North Conference recognition. Logan Guthrie took home a handful of awards, including first ...

Onaway’s season ends with quarterfinal loss to Carney-Nadeau

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MANISTIQUE — At the beginning of the season, Onaway had a goal set to get to Battle Creek for the first time since 2014. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, their quest for another final four appearance came up just short as Onaway lost a heartbreaking five set match to Carney-Nadeau, 22-25, ...

North Star League announces all-league teams for fall sports

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After finishing the 2018 season with 8-2 records, the Oscoda and Rogers City football teams each several players earned all-conference honors after the North Star League all-league teams were recently announced. The league also announced its selections for the all-league volleyball, cross ...

It feels good to finally win one

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For about the last 20 years I have had the privilege to be involved in The Alpena News expert picks in the paper and go head-to-head with our sports department to pick the winners of high school, college and NFL games. It is something I have enjoyed and always looked forward to. Success has ...

Local football players named to MWC and 8-Man NSL teams

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Many local football players were honored after the Midwest Central 8-Man Football Conference recently released its all-conference lists. The all-conference picks were seperated by division. Additionally, an all-North Star League team was announced for the five North Star League schools who ...

Alpena’s Aidan Day named top BNC soccer player

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Alpena senior Aidan Day was named the top boys soccer player in the Big North Conference for the 2018 season. Day finished the season with 34 points (23 goals and 11 assists) and set a new career goal record for Alpena. In his career, Day also set the single-game record for goals. In ...

Ready for a challenge

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The ‘Sweet 16’ are left in the Division 4 volleyball playoffs. For the Onaway volleyball team, their postseason journey has been real sweet as the Cardinals have put together four stellar performances in each of its four postseason matches. Onaway is a perfect 12-0 in sets so far in the ...

No trouble at all: Onaway dominates Pickford in regional semifinal

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MACKINAW CITY—The regional stage wasn’t too big for the Onaway volleyball team as the Cardinals put together a near perfect performance on Tuesday and earned their fourth sweep in as many matches this postseason, defeating Pickford 25-19, 25-12 and 25-8 at Mackinaw City High School in a ...