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Alpena hockey team suffers 3-2 loss at Cheboygan

CHEBOYGAN — After ending 2016 on a hot streak, the Alpena hockey team suffered a tough 3-2 loss against Cheboygan in its first game of the new year on Wednesday night. The Wildcats opened the scoring in the first period as Lars MacArthur found the back of the net on an assist from Nick Esch ...

Alcona earns hard fought win over Tawas

LINCOLN — Executing late was the story that led the Alcona girls basketball team to a hard fought victory over a talented Tawas team on Tuesday. The Tigers made adjustments and came up big late to earn their third consecutive victory with a 56-47 win over Tawas at Alcona High ...

Swami gets in the swing

Everyone knows what a new year brings. Or should Swami say, they know what to expect. Some might say snow, cold weather or combination of both, but the truth of the matter, it brings about a difficult time from students through the work force. The difficult time comes about in the form of a ...

Wildcats struggle late in loss to Trojans

TRAVERSE CITY — The Alpena basketball team was on the receiving end of a 56-40 Big North Conference defeat to the rival Traverse City Central Trojans on Tuesday night. “We started off decent in the first quarter, but after that we struggled on the offensive end and let down ...

Alpena gymnasts headed to Lowell for meet next weekend

News Photo by James Andersen Members of the Alpena Gymnastics program will be competing in a meet in Lowell next Saturday. Members of Alpena's Level 3, Level 4, excel silver and excel gold groups will compete with about 20 local gymnasts taking part. This will be the group's first ...

Making a statement

POSEN—For the second time this season, the Hillman girls basketball team got the better of its rival Posen, defeating the Vikings on their home court, 64-37, on Monday at Posen High School. The Tigers took advantage of Posen’s lack of experience, sweeping the regular season series against ...

Milligan reflects on record breaking collegiate career at Albion

Just a few months ago, Ami Milligan finished a record-setting career at Albion College. Milligan is a former Alpena High School volleyball standout and played under then head coach Melissa Doubek. A solid high school career led her to making the decision to attend Albion College where she ...

The Alpena News Top 10 of 2016

No. 1—Mitchell Day’s senior cross country season Throughout his career at Alpena High, success bred more success for cross country runner Mitchell Day. In 2016, Day finished his high school career on several high notes and furthered cemented his place as one of Alpena's greatest ...

The Alpena News Top 10 of 2016

No. 6 Tunnel to Towers race takes place in Alpena Earlier this year, WATZ reporter Sharon Cole got hold of a letter from the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. The foundation was asking for donations for its Building for America's Bravest program, but the letter led Cole to ...

Alpena boys basketball team falls to Blue Devils

SAULT STE. MARIE—A slow start hurt the Alpena boys basketball team's chances to win on Thursday as the Wildcats lost 56-49 to Sault Ste. Marie. Alpena (2-4) trailed 13-9 after the first quarter and 23-18 at halftime. Alpena outscored the Blue Devils 31-23 in the second half, but the ...

Alpena wrestling team earns second place at Rogers City

ROGERS CITY — The Alpena wrestling team continues to show improvement under new head coach Matt Hepburn. Despite being low on numbers in certain weight classes, Hepburn and assistant coaches Mike and Gabe Howard look to have the Wildcats heading in the right direction. On Tuesday Alpena ...

A new challenge

As a young girl, Alissa Terpstra listened to her father Terry talk passionately about the 16 years he spent playing rugby. She told herself some day it would be cool if she ever got the chance to play. More than 1,000 miles away from Lincoln, the Alcona High School alum got that chance. As ...

Cruising to victory

HILLMAN — After dropping its first game of the season, the Hillman girls basketball team has been on a roll ever since. The Tigers won their third consecutive game on Thursday night, defeating Rudyard by a final score of 59-37 to end 2016 on a positive note. “It was a good game and I ...

Taking it on the chin

Four days after experiencing the highs of victory, the Alpena boys basketball team felt the stinging disappointment of defeat. The Wildcats took it on the chin Tuesday, losing to Petoskey 73-40 at Alpena High School as Petoskey got out off to a fast start and didn’t look back. The ...

Unable to hang on

For the second time in a week, Alpena high school was host to a double overtime thriller. This time it was the Alpena girls basketball team, but unfortunately the Wildcats ran out of gas late and suffered a tough defeat, losing to Sault Ste. Marie by a final score of 59-50 on Wednesday ...

Wildcats end 2016 with victory over Petoskey

The Alpena hockey team put the finishing touches on 2016 and remained red hot with a 7-3 victory over Big North Conference rival Petoskey on Tuesday at Northern Lights Arena. “We played two periods of fantastic hockey. All three lines put a lot of pressure in the offensive zone. We talked ...

Alpena Flyers finish with 3-1 record at junior hockey showcase

WEST DUNDEE, IL — The Alpena Flyers completed a four day junior hockey showcase on Wednesday. Alpena went 3-1 and ended with a 8-2 victory over the West Sound Warriors on Wednesday morning at Leafs Ice Centre. The Flyers came out firing early on Wednesday as Finley O’Shea scored two goals ...

Muszynski reaches milestone as Tigers win

RUDYARD—A balanced effort kept the Hillman boys basketball team undefeated on Tuesday. Brandon Banks scored 18 points, Gunnar Libby had 14 and Andrew Funk chipped in with 12 as the Tigers held off a late charge from Rudyard to defeat the Bulldogs 64-46. The win was also the 200th career ...

Alpena wrestling team earns split at Onaway

ONAWAY — The Alpena wrestling team continued its season on Wednesday splitting with Onaway and Mio in Onaway. The Wildcats topped Onaway in dramatic fashion as Emry Zarins won via pin in the last matchto lift Alpena to victory 36-30. The Wildcats had some tough luck in a 42-42 defeat ...

Alcona, Oscoda playing in Auburn Hills today

Growing up, many members of the Alcona boys basketball team cheered on the Detroit Pistons. This afternoon, the Tigers will get the unique experience of playing on the same floor as their boyhood idols. Alcona will play Oscoda (1-3) at 1 p.m. today at the Palace of Auburn Hills before the ...