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Ben Henry eager to lead Alpena High hockey program

ALPENA — Ben Henry has always had an itch to coach. So when he was faced with two choices this fall, play hockey overseas or begin his coaching career in his hometown, the choice wasn’t hard. Henry’s coaching career starts tonight when he leads the Alpena High School hockey team ...

DeRocher steps back into head coaching role with ACC

ALPENA — Cindy DeRocher is going back to school this season. Years after she stepped away from coaching, DeRocher is back on the sideline, ready to lead the Alpena Community College women’s basketball team. “It has been (a few years). It’s fun. I still enjoy the student-athletes as ...

Athletes honored by North Star League

ALPENA — The North Star League recently released its all-conference awards for the 2021 fall season, honoring many local athletes. All conference selections are as follows: FOOTBALL Offense Running back — First team: Keagan Bender, Au Gres; Trace Juergens, Atlanta; Second team: Sean ...

Alpena hosts annual Pure North Classic

ALPENA — More than two years after the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the Alpena AAU competitive gymnastics team is in action and competing again. Alpena hosted the fifth annual Pure North Classic Gymnastics tournament on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. The team now consists of 20 competitors at three ...

ACC volleyball players earn all-conference honors

ALPENA — Several members of the Alpena Community College volleyball team were recently honored by the Michigan Community College Athletic Association for their play during the 2021 season. Freshman Allie DeRocher was named to the all-Eastern Conference second team as well as the ...