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Answering the call

Erin Andrews knows what kind of difference maker Jade Schultz can be on the basketball court and she told Schultz before Friday’s contest she was going to have a good game. The senior forward rewarded her coach’s faith and proved to be quite the leader for Alpena. Schultz scored 20 ...

Special K’s: Krajniak, Kalbitzer lead Vikings past Hillman

POSEN — There’s just something different about a Posen-Hillman girls basketball rivalry. Every time the two sides meet up, the atmosphere changes and the intensity level rises on the court, on the sidelines and even in the stands. Friday’s contest between two undefeated North Star ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Alpena hockey team tops Gaylord

GAYLORD—The Alpena High hockey team continues to gain momentum. Tanner Orban scored twice, Matt Thompson had a goal and two assists and the Wildcats defeated Gaylord 4-2 on Friday to win for the fourth time in five games. Tied 2-2 in the third period, Alpena (5-10-2) got a pair of goals ...

Zawacki takes top honors in Beat the Geek contest

At the end of another thrilling and entertaining college football bowl season, John Zawacki has earned the title of the area’s best college football prognosticator. After checking through more than 400 entries for this year’s Beat the Geek contest, Zawacki was the only player to correctly ...

Vikings hang on

HILLMAN — The little things continue to haunt the Hillman boys basketball team. The Tigers’ (3-4, 3-2 NSL-Little Dipper) inability to rebound and lack of offense once again hurt them in Thursday’s 51-42 loss against North Star League-Little Dipper division rival Posen. Despite the ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Owls roll past Cards to improve to 7-0

OSCODA—The Oscoda boys basketball team continues to roll. Owen Franklin scored 32 points and Gavin Lueck added 20 as the Owls dominated Whittemore-Prescott 99-34 on Thursday at home. Michael Gepfrey added 13 points for Oscoda (7-0) and Itsuto Mantani added nine. Dana Thorson led ...

The improvement continues

The continued growth and improvement from the Alpena High hockey team was on full display Wednesday. Despite Alpena being shorthanded and missing eight players, the Wildcats (4-10-2, 1-2 BNC) proved just how much they have improved as a team by defeating Big North Conference rival Gaylord ...

Swami has a surprised look

Growing up Swami looked forward to surprises, now the All-Knowing-One knows that those surprises is going to cost him. The week from hell is over, there is still the reminisce of waiting on the bill for the heat, and that of getting the Buick back from the transmission shop, then receiving that ...

ACC women victorious at Henry Ford

DEARBORN — Teamwork paid off in a big way for the Alpena Community College women’s basketball team on Wednesday. Brooke Nguyen scored 17 points and four different Lumberjacks finished in double figures as ACC defeated Henry Ford 77-61 to break a two-game losing streak. Mollie Girard and ...

Posen stays hot with win against Hale

POSEN — Tenacious defense and fast paced offense has been the recipe for recent success for the Posen girls basketball team and the trends continue on Wednesday as the Vikings blew out Hale by a final score of 57-13. Posen got off to a fast start and never looked back. “Our press worked ...

Bringing home the gold

At just 17 years old, Emma Gentry already has a pretty impressive hockey resume. From playing on elite downstate teams to participating in top tier hockey camps to catching the eye of college coaches, the Alpena native’s skill and hard work has allowed her to rack up a stellar list of ...

Rogers City shuts down Hillman in convincing victory

ROGERS CITY — The Rogers City boys basketball team has made it a point to play strong defensively. The Hurons played host to Hillman on Tuesday and the Tigers entered the contest struggling to score consistently. A good defensive team against a poor offensive team spelled disaster for the ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Four reach double figures in Alpena win

SAULT STE. MARIE—Kelley Stark scored 16 points, Jadon Duncan added 15 and four members of the Alpena High boys basketball team finished in double figures as the Wildcats defeated Sault Ste. Marie 72-48 on Tuesday. Jack Schmanski had 12 points and Jordan Schultz added 10 for the Wildcats ...

Challenge accepted

HILLMAN—The Hillman girls basketball team got a little more than it bargained for on Monday, but at the end of the night the Tigers were able to walk away with another win. Bailey Schook scored 23 points and led a strong defensive effort in the second half as the Tigers held off a challenge ...

Ball movement key in Vikings’ victory

POSEN — The Posen girls basketball team has displayed its ability to move up and down the floor, spread the ball around, create easy baskets offensively and wreak havoc on defense thanks to an athletic group. On Monday, the Vikings showcased all of these skills in a convincing 65-40 win ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Oscoda boys blow out fifth-ranked Hale in NSL contest

OSCODA — The Hale boys basketball team entered Monday 6-0 and ranked No. 5 in Division 4 when the first poll of the season was released. Oscoda on the other hand was unranked in Division 3, but a No. 5 ranking did not scare aware the Owls, it only seemed to motivate them as Oscoda handled ...

A night of frustrating finishes

Once again the Alpena Community College women’s basketball team showed its continued improvement, but unfortunately Saturday’s end result was one the Lumberjacks are all too familiar with. The Lumberjacks led Bay College for much of the game, but Alpena struggled late, turning the ball ...

First half struggles cost ACC men in loss

The Alpena Community College men’s basketball team matched Bay College nearly stat for stat in Saturday’s contest at Park Arena.  Unfortunately for the Lumberjacks, Bay College did everything just a little better.  Hampered by an inability to finish at the basket and unable to hit ...

Signs of improvement

HILLMAN — After a frustrating loss earlier in the week, the Hillman girls basketball team was determined to get back on track Friday when the Tigers resumed North Star League play. Hillman did just that as it made quick work of Au Gres, blowing out the Wolverines 56-14 at Hillman High ...

PREP ROUNDUP—Wildcats fall to Kingsford in OT

TRAVERSE CITY — The Alpena High hockey team suffered a tough defeat on Friday in the finale of the Bay Reps Showcase in Traverse City. The Wildcats put together a solid two days of hockey, but finished on the losing end of an overtime defeat as Alpena fell to Kingsford by a final of ...