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Local teams impressed by Jets win streak

Eric Muszynski remembers well his first reaction to seeing Powers North Central up close. “Everything I remember about them, they looked like a Class A school,” Muszynski said. “They have great balance for a Class D school to have the shooters like they do; the Bilski (Dawson Bilski) ...

Swami keeping pretty busy

Schedules are just like promises: they’re meant to be broken. A scheduler’s nightmare is basketball schedules. Icy roads are the main culprits and to make it to the end of January with only a handful of cancellations isn’t bad. The only bad thing is the make up dates along with the ...

A tough way to end

Despite the big improvement from the last time that the Alpena boys basketball team played Sault Ste. Marie, the Wildcats were again on the losing end in a matchup against the Blue Devils as they suffered a heartbreaking 49-48 defeat on Wednesday at Alpena High School. “I thought it was a ...

Hillman gets back to having fun in latest win

Twenty four hours made a big difference for the Hillman boys basketball team. After a less-than-solid victory on Tuesday, Hillman coach Eric Muszynski reminded his team what makes Hillman’s program so successful: having fun and playing loose. The Tigers took Muszynski’s message to heart ...

Slow start hurts ACC in loss to Henry Ford

DEARBORN—A slow start doomed the Alpena Community College men's basketball team's chance for victory on Wednesday and the Lumberjacks lost 96-67 to Henry Ford. "We started off slow, couldn't get into the game and turned the ball over," Alpena assistant coach Bobby Allen said. "We had some ...

Not enough to win

Margot Woughter proved too tough for the Alpena girls basketball team to stop on Tuesday. The Traverse City Central point guard torched the Wildcats for 33 points and helped the Trojans to a 62-46 win at Alpena High School. The Wildcats (6-3, 2-2 Big North) stayed with Central early on, but ...

Hillman defeats Au Gres despite slow start

HILLMAN — Slow starts at home have started becoming a trend for the Hillman boys basketball team. Fortunately the Tigers are able to pick it up as the game gets going which was the case Tuesday as the Tigers were pushed to limit, but held on to beat Au Gres 62-55 to run their North Star ...

Late shot sends Fairview past Alcona

FAIRVIEW—Drake Willobee hit a buzzer beater to send the Fairview boys basketball team past Alcona on Tuesday, 55-53. After leading the whole game, the Eagles (8-2) found themselves tied with the Tigers and they got the ball back with 30 seconds left. Fairview ran the clock down before ...

Protecting the paint

LINCOLN — One of the strengths of the Alcona girls basketball team is its ability to control and score in the post. The Tigers showcased that strength and earned a 35-31 victory over Fairview on Monday at Alcona High School. “We thought we could get what we wanted out of the post ...

Five to be inducted into Alpena Sports Hall of Fame

Ryan Krueger, Jack Discher, Mike Cadarette, Jerry LeTourneau and Dick Spencer accomplished a great many things in their athletic careers. But perhaps just as important as their feats, the five of them were respected for their athletic prowess and were the type of people others looked up to ...

Hillman continues win streak; Posen tops Owls

AU GRES—The Hillman girls basketball continued its winning streak on Monday with a 52-33 win over Au Gres. Hillman (10-1, 8-0 North Star League) led 17-10 after one quarter and pulled away further in the second quarter with a 12-4 run in the second quarter for a 29-14 lead at ...

Lady Lumberjacks win second straight game

The Alpena Community College women’s basketball team has been taking games down to the wire as of late. But close or not, it’s paying off for the Lumberjacks. ACC took things wire-to-wire again on Saturday and held off Oakland for a 59-56 victory at Park Arena. The win was ACC’s ...

Oakland’s depth too much for Lumberjacks

The Alpena Community College men’s basketball team found out on Saturday that Oakland is as good as advertised. The seventh-ranked Raiders powered past the Lumberjacks 119-70 at Park Arena, seemingly scoring at will and showing off the full talent of their roster. Eleven different players ...

Alpena’s Roznowski a finalist for MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award

On Friday, 120 finalists for the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Scholar-Athlete Awards for the 2016-2017 school year were announced. Of the 120 finalists across all classes, Alpena High School senior Trevor Roznowski was selected among 23 other Class A boys as a ...

Flyers fall just short in high scoring game against Motor City

The Alpena Flyers ended a busy three game weekend with a 8-7 loss against the Motor City Hawks on Sunday. In what was a high scoring affair, the Flyers wasted no time putting the puck in the net as they score 36 seconds into the game on a goal from Rhett Limback on assists from Nic Baranyai ...

Woods XC team continues to excel

SAGINAW — The Woods Track Club continued to excel in the High School indoor track scene. At Saturday’s meet at SVSU, Trevor Roznowski qualified for the state meet in the shot put with a throw of 47.07, while Levi Goebel, Drew Seabase, Aden Smith and Josh Smith qualified in both the ...

Alpena hockey team defeats Tri-Valley 6-1

MIDLAND — The Alpena hockey team traveled to take on the Saginaw Tri-valley Titans on Saturday and came away with a dominant 6-1 victory. The Wildcats controlled play the entire way in what ended up being a chippy game. Lars MacArthur led Alpena with two goals in the game. Colby Plowman, ...

Alpena Sports Hall of Fame to hold annual press night

Tonight will mark the 34th annual Alpena Sports Hall of Fame press night at 6:30 pm at the Alpena Boosters Club in Alpena. The event will feature the announcement of the inductees for the 2017 Alpena Sports Hall of Fame who will then be honored at the annual Alpena Sports Hall of Fame banquet ...

Tough loss to swallow

The Alpena girls basketball team came into Friday night’s game against Cadillac atop the Big North Conference standings, but the Wildcats suffered a tough 47-42 loss on their home court. “It was a tough game and it’s always tough to lose at home. We want to win a conference title and ...

Tigers top Hurons in battle of NSL unbeatens

HILLMAN—Hillman girls basketball coach John Kuzewski has talked often this season about his team’s balance and how any player can step up when called upon. The Tigers showed on Friday why their balance makes them a force to be reckoned with as they rolled past Rogers City 58-37 at Hillman ...