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Miko resigns Alpena girls basketball post

For the past two years, Kelley Miko has been teaching students and the athletes she coaches to follow their dreams. Now Miko is following hers, taking the next steps in her coaching career as well as her education. Miko announced her resignation as head coach of Alpena’s girls varsity ...

Champions are crowned

Winning state titles is starting to become a habit for members of the Alpena Green 12U baseball team. Alpena powered its way to another state championship on Sunday, defeating Alpena Blue 9-0 in the 12U finals of the 2017 Cal Ripken Michigan State Tournament. Sunday’s championship marks ...

Pitching, offense lead Alpena Green to 9U title

Before Sunday’s championship game, Alpena Green 9U baseball manager Eric Hackney told his players to get an early lead and keep pushing forward. Alpena Green did just what Hackney said, defeating Alpena White 18-2 in the 9U final of the 2017 Cal Ripken Michigan State Tournament. “It’s ...

Howard Twp. wins 8U, 10U state championships

Howard Township made sure its trip to Alpena for the 2017 Cal Ripken Baseball Michigan State Tournament was a worthwhile one. Howard Township took home state titles in two divisions on Sunday, during the last day of tournament play, winning both the 8U and 10U state championships. Howard ...

Alpena Blue wins 11U title, finishes 2nd in 12U

Win or lose, the Alpena Blue baseball team was going to walk away a champion this weekend. But even with hardware in hand, the team earned something much more valuable and worthwhile. Alpena Blue fell in the final of the 12U Cal Ripken Michigan State Tournament Sunday, losing to Alpena Green ...

A solid start for Alpena

The Alpena 12U green baseball team got off to a powerful start on Friday Five different players hit home runs as Alpena defeated Howard Township 14-2 by mercy-rule in four innings in its 2017 Cal Ripken Michigan State tournament opener. Jacob Zann, Brady Pagels, Reed Seabase, Ashton Perrin ...

Alpena Green 9U makes quick work of Macomb

The Alpena 9U Green team needed just four innings to make quick work of Macomb Clinton, winning by a score of 17-0. Lucas Dagner took the mound for Alpena and tossed two no-hit innings and struck out five Macomb batters in picking up the victory. Offensively, Alpena erupted for seven runs ...

Brandywine nips Alpena White 9U team 20-18

The Alpena 9U White team suffered a heart-breaking defeat in its first game of the state tournament as they blew a huge lead and fell to Brandywine by a score of 20-18. Brandywine led 2-1 after one inning before runs started coming in bunches for both teams. Alpena was aggressive on the ...

Alpena 8U edges Macomb to open state tournament

The 2017 Cal Ripken Michigan State baseball tournament started with a pair of 8U teams doing battle. Alpena was able to edge Macomb Clinton in the first game of the day by a final score of 3-0. After a scoreless first inning, Alpena scored two runs in the home half of the first inning ...

Rosedale rallies past Alpena White 12U team

In a battle of momentum, the Rosedale 12U baseball team had the final swing on Friday. Buoyed by a four-run fifth inning, Rosedale came out on top in its 2017 Cal Ripken Michigan state tournament opener, defeating Alpena White 8-5. Mykel Golden and Ton-reece Westley each had an RBI double ...

Two-out hitting leads Alpena 10U team to victory

The Alpena 10U baseball team did its best work under pressure on Friday. Alpena cruised past Macomb Clinton 13-1 in four innings during the opening day of the 2017 Cal Ripken Michigan State Tournament. Alpena was helped by an 11-run second inning during which it scored 10 runs with two ...

Big hits, base running help Alpena Blue 12U win tourney opener

Big hits and heads up base running got the Alpena Blue 12U baseball team off to a winning start. Alpena had several big hits, stole several bases and took advantage of several errors to defeat Macomb Clinton 13-3 by mercy-rule in five innings during the first day of pool play on Friday at the ...

Alpena hosting Cal Ripken state tournaments this weekend

Alpena will be the place to be this weekend for youth baseball. Over the next three days, Alpena will host the 2017 Cal Ripken Michigan State Tournament for the 8U, 9U, 10U and 12U divisions with nearly 50 games scheduled between the four divisions. Game begin at 10 a.m today at the Hurons ...

A special opportunity

For most student-athletes pursuing a collegiate career or who are hoping to catch the eye of a college coach, athletes must attend camps during their respective offseason. Usually athletes in northern Michigan will have to travel long distances to these camps in order to be taught by these ...

Showing how it’s done

It’s been less than a month since the high school track and field season ended, but some local athletes are already getting a leg up for next season. Nearly three dozen athletes took part in camp at Alpena High School on Thursday, which focused on pole vaulting and throwing events. Though ...

A chance to learn

For the past several years, Alpena Gymnastics’ annual June camp has given Mia Couture the chance to learn something new. From tumbling to vaulting to working on the uneven bars, Couture and her fellow gymnasts enjoy soaking up lessons during the camp, which features two University of ...

On to Algoma

Kendra Cole was a staple on the Alpena Community College women’s basketball teams over the past two seasons. On Wednesday, Cole signed her Letter of Intent to continue her basketball career with Algoma University. “It’s really exciting. I didn’t necessarily think I was even going ...

Dullys Named 2017 Aliferis Race Honorary Chairs

Active community members and longtime Aliferis Race participants Ken Dully and Marie Gilmet-Dully have been named the honorary race chairs for the 16th Annual Aliferis Memorial Race sponsored by MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena’s Development Council. “We were a little surprised when ...

Local players earn all-state softball honors

After a season which included a North Star League title, district and regional titles and a quarterfinal appearance, the Rogers City softball team had several players chosen for all-state honors by the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association. Pitcher Jayna Hance, shortstop Kayla ...

The hard work continues

School is over and summer break has officially begun. Despite the school year ending, the Alpena football program will be taking few breaks as it continues putting in work to further prepare for the start of the 2017 season, which begins in August. “Over the past 10 months, we have made ...