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Wildcats honored by Big North Conference

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ALPENA — Several Alpena High School athletes were recently honored for by the Big North Conference for their achievements during the 2021 winter season. In girls basketball, Allie DeRocher earned first team all-conference honors. DeRocher averaged 10.3 points and 5.9 rebounds per game this ...

Hillman baseball team tops Alcona

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BASEBALL Hillman tops Alcona LINCOLN — Hillman earned a pair of 9-5 victories over Alcona on Monday. In Game 1, AJ Jones earned the win for Hillman (3-1) in relief, allowing one earned run on one hit with three walks and three strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings. Zak Kazyaka was 1-for-3 with ...

Posen’s Szatkowski earns second team all-state honors

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By BRIAN CALLOWAY Lansing State Journal Mia Riley felt like there was plenty to prove. After COVID-19 limited her opportunities last summer to catch the eyes of college coaches on the AAU circuit, Riley was focused on making the most of her opportunities on the court for the Fowler girls ...

Three Lumberjacks honored for 2021 season

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ALPENA — Three members of the Alpena Community College women’s basketball team were recently honored for their play during the 2021 season. Freshman Jade Schultz (Alpena) earned second team all-conference honors and was named the co-defensive player in the Michigan Community College ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Posen, Hillman softball teams win

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SOFTBALL Posen takes 2 from Mio POSEN—The Vikings improved to 3-1 on Monday with a pair of wins over Mio, 9-3 and 8-3. In the opener, Posen pounded out 11 hits and built a 6-0 lead after two innings. Hailey Styma, Shelby Donajkowski and Ava Wesner each had two hits for Posen. Faith ...

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: ACC softball takes 3 of 4 from St. Clair

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ALPENA — The Alpena Community College softball team took three out of four games at home this weekend against St. Clair. ACC dropped a close game, 8-7, to open the weekend, but responded with wins of 6-0, 13-2 and 17-6. The Lumberjacks led 6-5 late in their first game on Saturday, but the ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Szymanski wins 2 events for Alpena

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TRACK AND FIELD Szymanski wins 2 events for Alpena FLINT— Madi Szymanski showed no signs of rust at Friday’s Shake Off the Rust Invitational, winning both the 800 (2:31.58) and 1,600 (5:25.16) runs. Szymanski was also part of Alpena’s 1,600 relay team that finished fourth, with ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Alpena softball tops Saginaw Swan Valley

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SOFTBALL Alpena takes 2 from Swan Valley SAGINAW — The Wildcats started the season with a pair of wins, topping Saginaw Swan Valley 11-4 and 9-4 on Wednesday. In the opener, Elysa Kelley pitched a complete game for the Wildcats, allowing seven hits, walking one and striking out ...

Mark Jacobs resigns as ACC men’s basketball coach

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ALPENA — The Alpena Community College men’s basketball team will have a new leader on the sidelines next season. ACC announced Tuesday that Mark Jacobs has resigned as men’s basketball coach after four seasons. Jacobs’ decision comes after taking on a new role for his job, which ...

Three ACC players earn all-conference honors

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Three Alpena Community College men’s basketball players recently earned all-conference honors for their play during the 2021 season. Sophomore forward Chris DeRocher earned first team all-conference honors and was named the co-Defensive Player of the Year. DeRocher averaged 13.6 points per ...

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: ACC softball wins 3 of 4 in weekend games

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BASEBALL Alpena drops 2 to Mt. Pleasant MT. PLEASANT — The Alpena High baseball team took a pair of losses over the weekend to Mt. Pleasant, losing 8-2 and 12-1 on the road. Travis Weide took the loss for Alpena in game one and Alex Cadarette and Cam Potter accounted for both of Alpena’s ...

Regional champion Alpena hockey team stars on and off the ice

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ALPENA — Despite the season being over, the Alpena High hockey team and two of their players are still assisting without being on the ice. Fresh off a regional championship season, the Wildcats, with the help of Alpena sports supporter Doug Field of Falcon Consumables and Vulcan Systems, ...

Alcona pauses spring sports

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Alcona Community Schools announced on Wednesday a pause on athletic competition due to the continued spread of COVID-19 within the school district. Athletics will be on pause at Alcona until April 19 when competition against other schools can resume. Practices will return on April 12, if and ...

Alpena men’s and women’s basketball lose to Schoolcraft

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Schoolcraft 75, Alpena 33 LIVONIA — The Lumberjacks (1-12) got off to a slow start on Friday and couldn’t catch up. At press time, no further information was available. MEN’S BASKETBALL Schoolcraft 77, Alpena 74 LIVONIA — The Lumberjacks (2-11) battled back ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Alpena grapplers compete at state finals

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GRAND RAPIDS — Three Alpena wrestlers competed in the Division 2 state finals on Friday at Van Andel Arena, but weren’t able to bring home all-state honors. Mason Bray (160) was pinned in his first match and then lost by technical fall in the consolation bracket. Austin Bush (125) won his ...

Alpena High grapplers headed to D-2 state finals

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ALPENA — Just go out and wrestle. Through all the pauses and uncertainty and scheduling changes brought on by the pandemic, Alpena High senior Austin Bush has kept this simple mantra in mind each time he goes to the mat. It’s paid off well so far. The 125-pounder is 18-2 this season, ...