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Wildcats rally comes up short vs. Petoskey

ALPENA — The Alpena High football team came up short against Petoskey on Friday. The Wildcats lost 24-20, dropping to 1-4 on the season. Trailing by four late in the game, Alpena’s bid for its first Big North Conference win of the year was ultimately stopped. With 2:03 left, Alpena got ...

ACC XC team has strong showing at Kirtland

GRAYLING — The ACC cross country team took a huge step towards its season goals on Friday night. The Lumberjacks took advantage of the near-perfect running conditions at Kirtland College Firebird Invitational held at Hanson Hills in Grayling to continue to drop times. Five of the seven ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Alpena High XC teams finish fourth in Petoskey

CROSS COUNTRY Alpena results from Petoskey Invitational on Sept. 24 Alpena’s girls team finished fourth. Emma Dickins led Alpena’s girls team with a fifth-place finish (20:01), she was followed by Izzy Szymanski (12th, 21:30), Amelia Roznowski (17th, 22:31), Alison Borowski (21st, ...

Baseball card collecting a lifelong passion for Don Franklin

HARRISVILLE — Stashed away in boxes and binders, tucked away in tubs and situated on shelves throughout Don Franklin’s house is decades worth of baseball history. Franklin, 80, is a lifelong baseball fan and a lifelong collector of baseball cards. By his own estimation, he’s got between ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Petoskey rallies to beat Alpena

Alpena’s Kaleb Donajkowski scored three touchdowns on runs of 5, 63, and 2 yards for Alpena in a 24-20 loss to Petoskey on Friday at Park Family Field at Wildcat Stadium. Petoskey took the lead late in the third quarter and never relinquished it. A last-second pass by Alpena was caught in the ...

Wildcats aiming for better start vs. Petoskey at home

ALPENA — With just 32 points over its first four games, offense has been hard for the Alpena High football team to come by. But slow starts have also been a thorn in the Wildcats’ side. Alpena (1-3) has scored just seven points in the first quarter this season and, too often, it has had ...