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Two big victories

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The Alpena baseball team was tested by conference rival Gaylord on Tuesday, but came away with two one-run victories against the Blue Devils to remain undefeated in Big North Conference play."It was clutch to come away with two one-run wins. Each team took advantage of mistakes and I was just ...

Team effort leads Alpena softball past Gaylord

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A total team effort carried the Alpena High softball team to success on Tuesday.Nearly every player on Alpena's roster got a hit in the Wildcats' two Big North Conference wins over Gaylord and every player had an RBI or scored a run.Added all up it equaled two wins over the Blue Devils; Alpena ...

Alpena girls soccer falls to rival TC West

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The Alpena girls soccer team put together a valiant effort against a strong Traverse City West team on Tuesday, but eventually ran out of gas late and fell to the Titans by a final score of 4-1."We had a lead, but gave up a goal late in the half, which is never good, but the positives it was ...

Wildcats improve despite loss to Trojans

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The Alpena girls tennis team had a rough outing at home against Traverse City Central on Tuesday, losing to the Trojans 8-0.Despite the loss, Alpena coach Charlie Giordano said there was evidence of improvement."The girls did not play scared, they played with their heads high and tried to play ...

Two to the Tigers

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LINCOLN-The Alcona baseball team had its work cut out for it on Monday in a North Star League doubleheader against Posen.But at the end of the night, the Tigers were able to walk away with two wins. Alcona beat Posen 6-1 in the first game and held off a rally by the Vikings in the nightcap to ...

Posen sweeps NSL doubleheader at Alcona

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LINCOLN - It was a long day on the diamond as the Posen softball team traveled to Alcona for a North Star League tilt. The Vikings were able to come away with a doubleheader sweep thanks in large part to their offensive outburst.Posen was victorious in game one, defeating the Tigers by a score ...

Honor Roll Invite returns for 13th year

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Another winter has come and gone and the weather looks like it's finally starting to warm up in Northeast Michigan.For local track and field athletes, the cold start to the spring season has made things uncomfortable for the first several meets of the year, but the warmer weather should allow ...

Honoring a contributor

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By JONNY ZAWACKINews Sports WriterAs an athletic and community contributor who gave back to help others, Dave Karschnick Sr. is thrilled to accept his place in the Alpena Sports Hall of Fame."I feel very good about it. It's nice to go in with a few of my good friends. I have so many memories ...

Tigers defeat Cardinals to win Booster Tourney

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By JAMESANDERSENNews Sports EditorHILLMAN-Hillman softball coach Rich Price knows his team has plenty of talent this season.But Price also knows his team is a work in progress, especially early in the season and the Tigers showed on Saturday they still have some work to do to maximize their ...

Hillman baseball takes third in home invite

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By JONNY ZAWACKINews Sports WriterHILLMAN - After succeeding early season expectations, the Hillman baseball team was tested over the weekend in their annual home tournament."It was a nice two games against good competition and when you get to play good competition and play them close that ...

ACC softball team splits doubleheader against Henry Ford

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By JONNY ZAWACKINews Sports WriterThe Alpena Community College softball team picked up their first two wins of the season over the weekend against Henry Ford. The teams split a doubleheader on Saturday, with Alpena winning game one by a score of 6-3, but dropped the second game 13-8. The two ...

Ben makes his choice

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When it came time to decide where to continue his baseball career, Ben Matteson wanted a place he was familiar with.The Alpena High senior found such a place at Northland College and he made his choice official on Friday when he signed a Letter of Intent to play baseball with the ...

Delta takes 2 games from ACC softball

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The Alpena Community College softball team came achingly close to earning its first win of the season on Friday, but Delta managed to stay a few steps ahead of the Lumberjacks.The Pioneers throttled ACC 23-1 in five innings in the first game of a doubleheader and edged the Lumberjacks 5-3 in ...

Hillman boys, Alcona girls lead small schools at W-P track meet

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WHITTEMORE-The Hillman boys track team took first place in the small school division during a meet at Whittemore-Prescott on Friday.Hillman finished with 150 points ahead of Hale (134); Alcona (118); Rogers City (82); Mio (34); Posen (28) and Skeels (18).Top finishers for Hillman were: Billy ...

TBJH Track

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The Thunder Bay Junior High boys track team defeated Gaylord on Thursday, 77-60.Individual first place winners for Alpena were: Avery Burrone in the 3,200 run (12:31.2); Drew Seabase in the 1,600 run (5:11.77); Matt Fesler in the 100 dash (12.93) and 70 dash (9.30); Jadon Duncan in the 400 dash ...

Second half struggles

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By JONNY ZAWACKINews Sports WriterIn what was a physical battle for much of the night, the Alpena girls soccer team struggled in the second half of Thursday nights game against the visiting Cheboygan Chiefs and eventually suffered defeat, losing by a final score of 4-1."It was a very ...

Alpena girls tennis team falls to Harbor Springs

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By JONNY ZAWACKINews Sports WriterThe Alpena girls tennis team suffered a tough defeat on Thursday, falling to Harbor Springs 1-7. The Wildcats knew they had their work cut out for them in this one as they took on a very good Harbor Springs team that tends to be a solid team each year."Even ...

Alpena baseball team earns one win at Sault Ste. Marie

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SAULT STE. MARIE - The Alpena boys baseball team won the first game in a doubleheader and tied the second against Sault St. Marie. Alpena won 8-6 in the first game and tied 8-8.In the opener, Ben McDonald pitched four and two thirds innings, and gave up six runs on three hits. Cam DeCaire took ...

A clean sweep

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Recent scores have indicated how much the Alpena girls tennis team continues to improve and the Wildcats took a huge step in the right direction, defeating Grayling 8-0 on Wednesday at Alpena High School.Both schools featured young teams out on the courts as Grayling graduated a handful of kids ...