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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 ...

Alpena Amateur Athletic Union senior gymnasts compete in last home meet

Alpena Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) senior gymnasts, Cailyn Burrone, Lola Halleck, Grace Samp, Savanna Spangle, and Cecelia Weaver, competed in their very last home meet of their career at the APlex, on Saturday, April 6. The day included both celebrations and tears. Each of the seniors was ...

Alpena High School girls soccer loses at home to Gaylord, 3-2

ALPENA – The Alpena High girls’ soccer team (2-1-1, 0-1 BNC) began its first Big North Conference game at home against Gaylord on Monday. While both teams exchanged the lead a few times each, the Blue Devils pulled away late in the second period to secure the 3-2 win over the ...

Alpena High School golf to see and train new teammates

ALPENA — Ending an incredible 2023 season where the Alpena High boys’ golf team qualified and competed in states, the team is almost entirely different, with an altered level of expectations. Previously, the expectations were sky-high, but only retaining two golfers leaves the ...

Thunder Bay APlex Karate hosts local tournament

Thunder Bay APlex Karate hosted a local tournament. Schools from Sault Saint Marie, St. Clair, Traverse City, Grayling, Chebogan, and few other cities in Michigan came to participate. Tournament events were forms, weapons forms, point sparring and continuous sparring, grappling, summo ...