Local Sports

Mastering their skills

There was a different feeling during the annual Alpena gymnastics camp held at the APlex. The three day event started Thursday and the camp had a great turnout that featured kids from various age groups and a handful of experienced coaches and instructors helping out."This camp is a very ...

Local teams honored with NSL selections

After a run to the Division 4 quarterfinals, the Rogers City softball team led local teams in North Star League all-conference selections for the 2016 seasons.Catcher Sarah Meredith and infielders Hannah Fleming and Kayla Rabeau earned first team all-conference selections and pitcher Jayna ...

Alpena softball earns BNC, district, regional honors

The Alpena softball team also had several players honored for the 2016 season.After winning a conference title for the fifth year in a row, four players were named to the first team-pitcher Lauren Heath, infielder Mary Schimmel, utility player Makayla Price and outfielder Jordan Modrzynski. ...

Rogers City can be proud, even in defeat

TRAVERSE CITY-The disappointment and shock hung heavy in the air as the Rogers City softball team watched Inland Lakes players mob each other at home plate in celebration.Despite all its best efforts, despite a valiant comeback attempt, there was Inland Lakes celebrating a Division 4 softball ...

A stinging defeat

TRAVERSE CITY-Indian River Inland Lakes got the better of the Rogers City softball team again.But boy did the Hurons go down fighting.Rogers City rallied from an 8-0 deficit and fought back to make it 8-7 before falling to the Bulldogs in a Division 4 quarterfinal on Tuesday in Traverse ...

Hurons ready for rematch with Bulldogs

ROGERS CITY-The disappointing ending to last season still resonates with the Rogers City softball team.There were too many swings at bad pitches, too many strikeouts and in the end, too few runs scored during a 4-1 loss to Indian River Inland Lakes in a Division 4 regional final."I think we ...

Mastering the course

History was made a little less than two weeks ago as Tate Skiba of Alpena broke a longstanding, 30-year-old record at Lee's Miniature Golf on June 2.Skiba shot an unbelievable score of 32 on the 18-hole course to beat the previous record of 34 set by John Readie back in 1986."It was a great ...

Getting the job done

LAKE LEELANAU-Ally Streich delivered the first punch and Hannah Fleming delivered the knockout blow.Together the two of them delivered another regional championship to the Rogers City softball team.Streich's bases-clearing double and Fleming's two-run home run gave the Hurons enough offense to ...

Hillman baseball falls in regional title game

MAPLE CITY- For the second consecutive year, the Hillman baseball team suffered defeat in the regional championship game.After winning a classic against Maple City Glen Lake in the regional semifinal, the Tigers fell in the regional final to Gaylord St. Mary, 15-4.The Tigers were able to avenge ...

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 ...