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Momentum swings hurt Lumberjacks in home loss

The Alpena Community College volleyball team was caught between swings in momentum on Saturday. The Lumberjacks played well in spurts, but when they lost momentum it proved costly and ultimately resulted in a pair of conference losses to St. Clair at Park Arena. St Clair won the first match ...

Lumberjack cross country team runs strong at Oakland Invitational

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — In their first all Junior College team meet of the season, the Alpena Community College cross country team hoped to get a grasp on what their competition would look like when they run at Regionals in two weeks. As the old saying goes “sometime the best laid plans go ...

When it rains, it pours

For a quarter and a half, the Alpena High football team was able to feed on the energy of its homecoming crowd and controlled the early stages of Friday’s key Big North Conference football game. Unfortunately the Wildcats (3-4, 2-2 BNC), suffered a few tough breaks and unraveled in the ...

Hillman secures playoff berth after win over Pellston

HILLMAN—The Hillman football team’s playoff streak will continue for a 14th straight season. Caleb Sanders scored a pair of touchdowns to help the Tigers romp past Pellston 38-14 at Hillman High School and secure a playoff berth with their sixth win this season. On a night when rainy ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Vikings win big over Pats

ST. HELEN — The Posen football team traveled to take on Charlton Heston on Friday and despite difficult playing conditions due to Friday’s rain fall, the Vikings came away with a dominant 44-8 victory. The weather could not slow down Posen running back Tyler Hincka who continues to shine ...

An opening statement

The Alpena High soccer program has come a long way since head coach Tim Storch took over in 2011. The Wildcats are enjoying one of their best seasons in team history and on Thursday, Storch and his group of Wildcats achieved another milestone as Alpena won its first postseason game under ...

Wildcats eyeing homecoming victory over TC Central

The Alpena High football team is in unfamiliar territory heading into tonight’s crucial Week 7 matchup against Big North Conference rival Traverse City Central. Not only is there an added motivation because of homecoming festivities, but the stakes are even higher and the Wildcats (3-3, ...

Lilly Lewis joins ACC softball team

Former Alpena High School Wildcat Lilly Lewis became the newest member of the Alpena Community College Lumberjacks softball team as she signed her National Letter of Intent on Thursday at ACC’s Park Arena. Lewis is lefty specialist, having spent most of her high school career coming out of ...

Swami doing double duty

The fear of the unknown can make your blood pressure rise. There’s a reason Swami does a lot of research for his column every week. This week, Swami had to do extra research, not just for his column but also because of some refrigerator issues. It involved research, research and more research ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Hurons sweep Hillman at home

ROGERS CITY — The Rogers City volleyball team played host to Hillman on Thursday and swept the Tigers in a North Star League matchup, winning by scores of 25-23, 25-19 and 25-16. The Hurons were led by Brooke Saile who finished with 12 digs, 10 kills and three aces. Kristin Brege dished out ...

Continuing to grow as a team

ROGERS CITY — Heading into Tuesday’s North Star League matchup, the Rogers City volleyball team had set some goals in their game against Au Gres. The Hurons achieved their goals and looked solid doing so as they swept the Wolverines by scores of 25-18, 25-15 and 25-20 at Rogers City High ...

Alpena girls golf team shoots season best at regionals

MIDLAND — The Alpena High girls golf team competed in regionals at Currie West Golf Club in Midland on Tuesday. The Wildcats finished in stellar fashion as they shot a season low 472. Kennedy Ellis shot 81; Gianna Bolda shot 111; Mykenzie Klimczak shot 145; Kaiya Little shot 170 and Bekah ...

Putting up a fight

Faced with one of its toughest matchups of the season, the Alpena Community College volleyball team didn’t back down. The Lumberjacks were swept in two matches against Mott on Monday at Park Arena, but in a matchup against the top team in the Michigan Community College Athletic ...

ACC XC team continues to improve

LANSING — In each meet that the Alpena Community College cross country team has run, the Lumberjacks have improved their times. On Friday, at the Lansing CC Invitational, the team not only improved, but each runner ran either a season or career best. “Going into to the meet, I ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Wildcats win in regular season finale

TRAVERSE CITY — The Alpena boys soccer team finished regular season play on a positive note, defeating rival Traverse City Central 2-1 on Monday. The Wildcats wasted little time taking an early lead when Ivo Arvidsson-Ullberg found the back of the net two minutes into the game on an assist ...

Strong running game leads Hillman in rout

HILLMAN—The Hillman football team ran over, under and through Bellaire’s defense on the way to a dominant 60-14 on Saturday at Hillman High School. Sean Henigan ran for 183 yards and four touchdowns on 10 carries and a banged-up Tigers squad ran for 542 rushing yards in the win, ...

A sweet victory

ROGERS CITY—With his Rogers City football team trailing by two with less than 10 minutes to play, Jesse Fenstermaker’s message to his team was simple. Don’t give up. The Hurons heeded their coach’s advice, kept playing and went the clock hit zeroes, they had a hard-fought win to show ...

Wildcats score late to defeat Marquette 28-25

By RYAN SPITZA Marquette Journal MARQUETTE — Heartbreak is something all teams, players and fans will deal with every now and again. The Marquette Senior High School football team experienced heartbreak on Friday, unable to complete a late rally as the Redmen fell to Alpena 28-25 on ...

Mistakes hurt Posen in road loss to Mio

MIO — Coming into Friday’s game, the Posen football team had turned its season around and won its past three games, but the Vikings made a handful of mistakes that proved costly as Posen (3-3) fell to Mio (5-1) by a final score of 46-26. Tyler Hincka had another solid day on the ground as ...

Coming up just short

As if Alpena High School wasn’t filled with enough emotion on Thursday night as the Wildcat volleyball team played host to their annual Pink Game, welcoming BNC foe Traverse City Central and the two rivals provided even more emotion and excited throughout the night, but in the end Alpena was ...