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Back to business

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By JAMESANDERSENNews Sports EditorThe Onaway boys basketball team has already put together a special season after winning its first district title since 1989 on Friday.But as the Cardinals prepare for the program's biggest game in nearly 30 years, they're getting back to business.Onaway (19-4) ...

Local players dot all-NSL hoops teams

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After winning another division title and putting together an undefeated regular season, the Hillman boys basketball team had two players named to the North Star League's first team for the 2015-16 season.Junior Gunnar Libby and senior Dylan Steinke were named to the first team and were joined ...

A long time coming

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WOLVERINE-For just the second time in school history, the Onaway boys basketball team can call itself a district champion.The Cardinals knocked off No. 2 Hillman in a thrilling 58-57 victory on Friday at Wolverine High School to win their first district title since 1989."It's awesome. I've been ...

Thunder Bay Wrecks

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When the Thunder Bay Wrecks hockey program started years ago, the goal was to be able to be competitive with the best teams in the state.After receiving their state playoff draw, the Wrecks would know the results by facing three teams that are ranked in the top six nationally with the Wrecks ...

Hillman, Onaway clash for district championship

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By JONNY ZAWACKINews Sports WriterTonight's class D district championship matchup between the Hillman Tigers and Onaway Cardinals has all the makings of being an action packed game from start to finish.Both teams come into the title game with impressive resumes, as Hillman continues its quest ...

District final bound

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WOLVERINE - For the second consecutive game, the Hillman boys basketball team got off to a near perfect start in the first quarter and ended up cruising to a huge 70-49 victory over Rogers City in a Class D district semifinal on Wednesday at Wolverine High School.Both teams went back and forth ...

Swinson, Tigers top Cardinals in district semis

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TAWAS-Big plays and big shots put the Alcona boys basketball team back in a familiar spot.Nate Swinson scored 27 points and nine different Alcona players scored as the Tigers defeated Whittemore-Prescott 61-55 in a Class C district semifinal on Wednesday.The win puts Alcona (12-9) into the ...

Bolts, Cardinals and Braves to play for district titles on Friday

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MIO-Ben Lubitz had another double-double and the Mio boys basketball team reached the district final for the fourth straight season after a 67-25 win over Atlanta on Wednesday in a Class D district semifinal.Lubitz had 28 points and 14 rebounds for the Thunderbolts (13-9), who will play Au Gres ...

Dordt’s Lewis earns All-America honors

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn.-For the third straight season, Kelsey Lewis is an All-American.The Dordt College junior middle distance runner and Alpena alum earned All-America honors in two events last week during the NAIA National Track and Field Championships in Johnson City, Tenn.On Friday, Lewis won ...

Down to the wire

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By JAMESANDERSENNews Sports EditorPELLSTON-The Posen girls basketball team gave all that it could on Tuesday during a Class D regional semifinal in Pellston.Newberry had just a little more to give.Capitalizing on Posen's foul trouble, the Indians edged the Vikings 58-54 in overtime and advance ...

Repke, Lindenwood ready for ACHA National Championships

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By JAMESANDERSENNews Sports EditorIn just two years, the Lindenwood University-Belleville women's hockey program has come a long wayThe same could be said for Amber Repke.Now Repke and the Lady Lynx are hoping to elevate their program to a higher level.Lindenwood is one of six teams competing ...

Going down fighting

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For the first time in seven years, the Alpena boys basketball team is headed home early.Despite a rally in the third quarter, the Wildcats had trouble keeping up with Gaylord down the stretch and lost to the Blue Devils 58-45 in a Class A district quarterfinal on Monday.The win moves Gaylord to ...

Hillman rolls past Posen in district opener

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WOLVERINE - The Hillman boys basketball team carried the momentum of its first perfect regular season in school history right into its first postseason game of 2016 by blowing out Posen 75-32 on Monday.Hillman (21-0) got off to a near perfect start in the first quarter and was superb on both ...

Mio, Onaway advance to district semifinals

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MIO-Ben Lubitz had a double-double with 40 points and 17 rebounds and the Mio boys basketball team defeated Hale 63-43 in a Class D district quarterfinal on Monday.Lubitz added three blocks and seven steals for the Thunderbolts (12-9), who led 29-12 at the half and 42-23 after three ...

Posen faces tough test vs. Newberry in regionals

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Last time the Posen girls basketball team was in Pellston, the Vikings were celebrating their first ever regional championship.Their latest quest for a second one begins tonight.Posen (21-2) will face Newberry (21-1) at 7:30 p.m. tonight in a Class D regional semifinal in Pellston. It is the ...

Alpena track alums perform well at GLIAC Indoor Championships

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TIFFIN, OH.-Several former Alpena High School track athletes competed at the 2016 GLIAC Indoor Track and Field Championship Track meet held at Tiffin University.Taylor Stepanski (Saginaw Valley State) ran in three events and placed in all of them. Her Distance Medley Relay Team finished third ...

Incident leads to girls basketball resignation in RC

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ROGERS CITY-Rogers City will have a girls basketball team next season, but it remains to be seen who will coach the Hurons from the sideline.Following an incident involving several girls varsity basketball players last weekend, head coach Gary Bisson resigned after three seasons.Junior varsity ...

Nave finishes eighth at state wrestling finals

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AUBURN HILLS-For the second time in his high school career, Onaway's Isaac Nave is an all-state wrestler.Nave finished eighth in Division 4 at 125 pounds during the last day of the individual state finals at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Saturday.Nave was pinned by Mt. Morris-Beecher's Calvin ...

Just like old times

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ROGERS CITY-After a one-year hiatus, the Posen girls basketball team found itself in a familiar spot on Friday.The Vikings are district champions again.Posen got off to a fast start and held off a valiant effort by Rogers City to beat the Hurons 50-24 in a Class D district final at Rogers City ...

Local grapplers struggle at state finals; Tawas tops Alcona

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AUBURN HILLS-After mixed success on the first state of the state finals, things didn't go as well for local wrestlers on the second day of action at the Palace of Auburn Hills.After winning by technical fall in his only bout on Thursday, Onaway's Isaac Nave (125) lost by a narrow margin over ...