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Wildcats unable to slow down Petoskey in 42 point drubbing

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The Alpena High boys basketball team opened its season against the same Petoskey team it welcomed on Thursday. The Wildcats (2-6, 1-5 BNC) lost by 16 in that initial contest and Thursday proved to be nothing like that first game of the year, but not in a way that was favorable for the ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Posen stays perfect in NSL play

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BOYS BASKETBALL Posen 77, Fairview 49 FAIRVIEW—Ethan Soik scored 23 points, Lucas Stone added 18 and the Vikings (5-1, 5-0 NSL) remained perfect in North Star League Little Dipper play with a win over the Eagles. Posen led 50-27 at halftime, got important contributions from bench players ...

Wildcats struggle late in BNC loss to Vikings

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A missed shot. A turnover at a bad time. A missed defensive assignment. A wide-open bucket for the other team. It all adds up over the course of a ball game and for the Alpena High girls basketball team, it added up a 49-32 loss to Cadillac on Tuesday. Alpena (3-5, 1-4 Big North Conference) ...

Lumberjacks stumble in second half, fall to Mott

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For one half of basketball, the Alpena Community College men’s basketball team pushed the No. 10 ranked Mott Community College Bears to the limit. Unfortunately, one half does not make a whole and the Lumberjacks (0-2) failed to keep up in the second half as they suffered a 79-62 loss to ...

ACC women unable to slow down Mott in loss

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The Alpena Community College women’s basketball entered Tuesday’s home opener coming off of a season opening loss in which turnovers were a major issue. Alpena was unable to clean up those mistakes and it cost the Lumberjacks dearly in a 70-37 blowout loss to Mott Community College at ...

Rogers City breezes by Whittemore in lopsided road win

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WHITTEMORE--With a long bus ride ahead of them, the Rogers City boys basketball team apparently didn’t want to be in Whittemore-Prescott any longer than it had to be Tuesday. The Hurons (3-3 overall, 2-2 NSL Big Dipper) had their way with the Cardinals, erupting for 50 first half points ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Cadillac tops Alpena; Posen holds off Hillman

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BOYS BASKETBALL Cadillac 48, Alpena 37 CADILLAC—Keegan Hahn scored 17 points and Cooper Bright added 12 for the Wildcats (2-5), who kept pace with the Vikings in the first half, but struggled in the second on Tuesday. Cadillac led 26-23 at halftime and outscored Alpena 16-6 in the third ...

Wildcats win second straight with victory over Ogemaw Heights

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The Alpena High girls basketball team ended last week with a crucial conference victory and the Wildcats (3-4) began a new week with a 48-24 victory over Ogemaw Heights (2-3) on Monday. Alpena is slowly beginning to put a frustrating start to the season behind them as the Wildcats have now ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Atlanta girls earn first win

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Atlanta 48, Au Gres 22 Abbey LaPorte scored 16 points for the Huskies and Tanaysja Tidwell had 11 as Atlanta (1-4) avenged a five-point loss to Au Gres earlier this season to give Morgan Hardies her first win as Atlanta’s coach. “We have played Au Gres once already in our second ...

Defense leads the way in Alcona girls blowout win over Tawas

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LINCOLN--When the Alcona girls basketball team played at Tawas roughly two weeks ago, the Lady Tigers let the Lady Braves stay close for much of the first half. There were no such complications Monday, as host Alcona scored the first 14 points of the game and never looked back, picking up a ...

Weary Wildcats lose twice at home on Saturday

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ALPENA—A good start turned into a nightmarish finish for the Alpena High School hockey team on Saturday. Up 3-0 on the Bay City Wolves after one period, the Wildcats watched their lead slowly disappear and watched Bay City pull ahead. At the end of the night, it meant an 8-5 loss at ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Alpena beats Sault Ste. Marie in OT

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BOYS BASKETBALL Alpena 62, Sault Ste. Marie 51, OT Cooper Bright had 30 points, including 10 straight free throws in overtime to help Alpena (2-4) finish a busy week on a high note. Tied 48-48 at the end of regulation, Alpena took over the game and outscored Sault 14-3. Tucker Bright and ...

Alpena no match for Trojans, suffers blowout loss at home

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Undermanned and overwhelmed. That’s exactly what the Alpena High hockey team was in Friday’s 9-1 home loss to Big North Conference rival Traverse City Central. After suffering another disappointing conference loss earlier in the week, the Wildcats were once again shorthanded and welcomed ...

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Hillman hoops teams top Atlanta

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GIRLS BASKETBALL Hillman 46, Atlanta 12 Nicole Barbeau scored 15 points and Kailey Brumbelow added nine for the Tigers (3-2), who were playing their second game in as many nights and rebounded from a Thursday loss to Cedarville. ""We came out flat, but we bounced back for a nice win," ...

Fourth quarter struggles cost Alpena in loss to TC Central

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ALPENA—There was no fourth quarter magic this time for the Alpena boys basketball team. Only a few days removed from a win over Gaylord—a game in which they outscored the opposition 21-13 in the fourth quarter—the Wildcats couldn’t match that same energy on Thursday. A early fourth ...