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Former Wildcat netminder Black commits to Dartmouth

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Two years ago, Cooper Black was rewriting the record books at Alpena High School. Black was a staple in one of the best seasons in the history of the Wildcat hockey program. Black helped his 2018-2019 Alpena hockey team set the record for most wins in a season, while capturing Big North ...

MHSAA makes plans for fall championships in December

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EAST LANSING (AP) — Michigan high school football championship games would be played after Christmas if the state allows fall sports to resume, officials said Wednesday. Sports and in-person classes are on a three-week break in an effort to control the spread of the coronavirus. Football ...

Alpena soccer players earn BNC honors

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Several Alpena High School soccer players were recognized by the Big North Conference for their play during the 2020 season. Senior Brett Najmowicz earned second team all-conference honors and seniors Mike Clark, Matt Diamond and Joe Williams and junior Abe Brege earned honorable ...

2020 Turkey Trot converted to virtual event

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This year’s 18th Annual Turkey Trot has been converted to a virtual event in compliance with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) new emergency order that enacts a three-week pause targeting indoor and social gatherings and other group activities in an effort to curb ...

Alpena volleyball team presents season awards

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The Alpena High School volleyball team recently presented their team awards. Allie DeRocher, middle, was awarded the Top Offensive Player Award. She led the team in kills and blocks. Jade Gray, right, was awarded the Playmaker Award and Top Server Award. Jade served with a 95% accuracy. Kate ...

MHSAA suspends fall, winter sports for 3 weeks

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The Michigan High School Athletic Association announced Sunday the suspension of fall sports tournaments as well as all winter practices and competitions scheduled to start over the next three weeks. The announcement was made in accordance with an executive order issued by the Michigan ...

Alpena runners compete at Meet of Champions

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FREELAND—A pair of Alpena High School runners got to test themselves against some of the best runners in the state again, at the Michigan Meet of Champions on Saturday in Freeland. Hayden Allen qualified to run the Elite Tier 2 race at the meet and finished 68th (18:12). Madi Szymanski ...

Alpena Equestrian Team brings home regional, district titles

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The Alpena Equestrian team had 11 riders on it this season. As a team, they were part of the Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association. This year’s team consisted of several first-year riders, but the team was nonetheless able to have a successful season. Being a part of the MIHA ...

Hurons should be proud of hard work

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More than two months ago, Jesse Fenstermaker had one of his worst days as a coach. Amid an ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Fenstermaker stood before his Rogers City football team and delivered some bad news: the Hurons wouldn’t be playing football this fall. “It was one of the worst days ...

Alpena coach up for national award

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Alpena High School cheerleading coach Angel Howard is one of 16 coaches from 13 states, who is vying for the title of 2020 Greatmats National Cheer Coach of the Year. The award is part of Greatmats’ sixth annual National Award Series, which honors instructors, coaches and trainers who have ...

Local runners compete at XC finals

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BROOKLYN—Alpena High junior Madi Szymanski wrapped up her season on a strong note. Szymanski finished 41st overall in the Division 1 girls cross country state finals on Friday at Michigan International Speedway. Szymanski crossed the line in 19:20.53, finishing 22nd in her ...

Salisbury, Eagles fly past Hillman in regional semifinal

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MARION—Marion had revenge on its mind entering Friday’s Division 2 8-Player regional semifinal playoff game. Friday’s contest featured a rematch of a first round playoff matchup from a year ago. Last year, Hillman played host to Marion in a game that featured frigid conditions and a ...

Onaway captures third straight district championship

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HILLMAN—For the third year in a row, Onaway is a district champion. The Cardinals claimed their third consecutive title by defeating Hillman in the district championship for the second year in a row. They swept the host Tigers 25-17, 25-19 and 25-17 on Thursday. “We got more to give, but ...

Szymanski hoping to earn all-state honors at finals

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If all goes according to plan on Friday, Madi Szymanski will put a cherry on top of an already impressive season. Szymanski, an Alpena High School junior, will compete in the Division 1 cross country state finals today at Michigan International Speedway. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the race ...

Hillman looking to slow Marion in regional playoff game

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The Hillman football team hasn’t necessarily been very flashy this season. But the Tigers certainly have found a way to get the job done when it counts. Buoyed by a ball-control offense, the Tigers are hoping to use their grind-it-out style to keep their season alive tonight when they ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Hillman wins playoff opener over Atlanta

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ATLANTA—The Hillman football team began its 2020 postseason with a dominant win and an important victory over one of its biggest rivals. Jeff Klein ran for 301 yards and three scores on 33 carries to lead the Tigers past Atlanta, 54-22, in a Division 2 8-Player district matchup on ...

Injuries, turnovers plague Posen in playoff opening loss to Hale

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For the first part of Posen’s Division 2 eight-man playoff opener at Hale, things couldn’t have gone much better. An early defensive stop and quick touchdown gave the Vikings the early lead, but an injury to a key player and three costly turnovers proved fatal, as they suffered a 72-8 ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Szymanski headed to XC finals

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SAGINAW — Madi Szymanski is headed to the state finals. The Alpena High junior finished third at a Division 2 regional, crossing the line in 19:19.85, to punch her ticket to Friday’s final at Michigan International Speedway while also earning all-region honors. Szymanski was one of ...

ACC finishes strong XC season

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LANSING — The Alpena Community College men’s cross country team finished its outstanding season Saturday at the MCCAA/NJCAA Regional Championships held in Lansing. The Lumberjacks did not know what to expect for the race, while having to run without their number-three runner, Musa ...

Wildcats’ season ends with blowout loss at Midland

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MIDLAND—The Alpena High football team was blessed with an opportunity to get a taste of postseason football, something the Wildcats haven’t experienced in nearly two decades. With that opportunity came an uphill challenge as Alpena drew a first round playoff matchup against the undefeated ...