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Ready for Regionals

By JAMESANDERSENNews Sports EditorROGERS CITY-On an 85 degree day a few weeks ago, the Rogers City softball team took an unconventional approach to practice.Rather than enjoying the nice weather and practicing outside, the Hurons holed up in the gym. No, the Hurons weren't taking a day off in ...

Tigers look to avenge last season’s loss to Maple City Glen Lake

By JONNY ZAWACKINews Sports WriterHILLMAN - The Hillman baseball team is in familiar territory.For the second year in a row, the Tigers won a district title, earning the right to compete for another regional title. Standing in their way in a regional semifinal game on Saturday is Maple City ...

Alpena Gymnastics holding annual camp next week

Local gymnasts will have a unique opportunity next week.Alpena Gymnasts will host a three-day camp beginning next Thursday and the camp will feature two college gymnasts, Risa Perez and Hub Humphrey. This is the sixth year that college gymnasts have come to Alpena to volunteer with the camp.For ...

Local players earn all-district honors

Several local softball players earned all-district honors following a Division 4 district in Hillman. Rogers City won the district title over Onaway and Rogers City and Onaway advanced to the title game after defeating Hillman and Posen in their respective semifinals.Jenna Hincka and Kayla ...

Women’s Softball

Bud Light picked up two wins against Black Sheep in recent women's softball action, winning 14-5 and 21-3.In the first game, Lynn Talaska had five hits for Bud Light and Mary Schimmel and Cassandra Shaw each had four hits. Kelley Miko, Emily Vivian and Alyssa Griffore each had three hits.Deb ...

Finishing the season strong

UNIVERSITY CENTER-The 2015-2016 track and field season for current Saginaw Valley State University standout Taylor Stepanski was quite remarkable. The former Alpena Wildcat finished with All-American Honors and still has one season left to go and she continues to set the bar high."This year has ...

Alcona’s Schrader signs football LOI with Finlandia University

LINCOLN-Alcona football coach Jason Somers knows the kind of impact a player like Trevor Schrader can have on a team.Now Schrader will get a chance to show he can make an impact at the next level.Schrader, an Alcona senior, signed a letter of intent on Tuesday with Finlandia University and will ...

The streak continues

By JAMESANDERSENNews Sports EditorHILLMAN - When the Rogers City softball team needed a big hit, Sarah Meredith was there to deliver.Meredith's bases-clearing double in the fourth inning broke open a Division 4 district championship game on Saturday and helped propel the Hurons to their fifth ...

Tigers win back-to-back district titles

By JONNY ZAWACKINews Sports WriterHILLMAN - For the second year in a row, the Hillman baseball team won a district title. The Tigers put together two come-from-behind victories over Rogers City and Posen on their home diamond on Saturday to capture the 2016 district crown."When myself and coach ...

Day finishes ninth at state finals

HUDSONVILLE - Mitchell Day came so very close again.The Alpena junior finished ninth in the 3,200 run at the Division 1 track and field state finals on Saturday, crossing the line in 9:17.78. The time sets a new Alpena varsity record in the 3,200 run, but it fell just short of an all-state ...

On to the finals

Mitchell Day knows just how close he was to an all-state performance at last year's track and field state finals.Day wants to leave no doubt this time around.The Alpena junior is one of several local athletes who will compete in the state finals today. Day and teammate Alec LeTourneau will ...

Wildcats lose nailbiter to Marquette; TC West downs Alpena baseball

TRAVERSE CITY-Chelsea Wiggins and Marquette got the better of the Alpena softball team again.Wiggins struck out nine and the Redettes scored a run in the fourth inning to beat the Wildcats 1-0 in a Division 1 district final on Friday in Traverse City.Wiggins and Marquette had previously beaten ...

The postseason has arrived

After exceeding expectations early in the season, the Alpena High baseball team has come back down to earth in the last few weeks.Alpena (18-9-1) dropped its final three conference games of the season, falling apart against Traverse City Central at home and took a beating on the road against ...

Hillman softball team aiming for second straight district title at home

All season long, Hillman softball coach Rich Price has watched his team go through the normal ebbs and flows of the regular season. Now as the postseason looms, Price is hoping his team can play its best softball when it matters most.The Tigers will host a Division 4 district on Saturday and ...

Light Up the Sky Results

PositionTimeBIB #Participant100:21:14.8359331Trenton Montgomery200:21:33.2579240Marco Lanni300:21:54.5539209Tyler Ashley400:22:28.7329302Trevor Zolnierek500:22:48.1869300Robert Zendler600:22:59.3349251David Olsen700:23:07.6019314Steven Grzesiak800:23:31.8699279William ...

Bringing out the competition

LINCOLN-In a showcase of the top track and field athletes in Northeast Michigan, Mara Krupinski, Mitchell Day and Azaiyah Bell proved to be a cut above the rest.The three of them combined for six first place finishes and earned top honors at the 13th annual Alpena News Track and Field Honor ...

Alpena soccer season ends with district loss

It was a disappointing night for the Alpena High girls soccer team as they opened up district play and had its season come to an end with an 8-0 loss to Traverse City West on Tuesday at Wildcat Stadium."It wasn't pretty. I'm a little disappointed because tonight we were not even really ...

Alpena sweeps Boyne City in regular season finale

The Alpena baseball team wrapped up its regular season with a doubleheader sweep of Boyne City on Tuesday.The Wildcats took game one by a score of 8-3. Rhett McDonald started and pitched all six innings to pick up the win. McDonald allowed three runs on six hits and struck out four.At the ...