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Alpena man turns hobby into sport, qualifies for national strongman contest

ALPENA — Jimmy Wright, of Alpena, started his strongman journey just last year with three other workout friends when they discovered a competition in the Detroit area. After attending a handful of strongman contests, Wright won his latest one in Traverse City, qualifying to compete in a ...

Onaway man arrested for criminal sexual conduct

CHEBOYGAN – The Michigan State Police-Gaylord Post has arrested a 47-year-old Onaway man for second-degree criminal sexual conduct and other charges after the man turned himself in to police. The State Police said in a news release Friday that the man came to the Gaylord Post earlier this ...

Wildcats softball team loses both games to Midland Dow in doubleheader

ALPENA — The Alpena High School softball team matched up against a talented Midland Dow team that crushed the ball in both games on Friday. The Wildcats went home with two losses in the doubleheader, 3-13 and 4-16, both of which resulted in a mercy rule. Inconsistencies in the field ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Hillman hires new softball coach

Hillman High School has hired Jason Weiland as head varsity softball coach. Weiland took over for Ken Rundell, who coached varsity softball for seven years finished his career 144-69-2 and was a district and regional Coach of the Year. During Rundell’s tenure, he accumulated three ...

Weekly Fishing Report

NORTHEAST LOWER PENINSULA Alpena: High water caused steelhead to show up in large numbers below the 9th Avenue Dam. Good numbers of fish were caught while drifting spawn and beads and casting small spinners. Pier anglers who casted bright-colored spoons and crankbaits caught a few Atlantic ...