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Cooper Black off to stellar start in NAHL career

Some things just never change. For Cooper Black, nothing has changed since the standout netminder graduated from Alpena High School last year. During his senior season as a Wildcat, Black was nearly unsolvable as he put together arguably one of the best seasons for any goaltender in Alpena ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Onaway stays perfect in SVC

GAYLORD—The Onaway volleyball kept its perfect conference record intact on Thursday, defeating Gaylord St. Mary in a Ski Valley Conference match: 25-23, 25-16 and 25-12. “We came out of the gates making too many mistakes, but we seemed to get better as the night went on,” Onaway coach ...

Swami sets the record straight

Swami got quite the surprise last week. Opening up the sports page last Friday, Swami was shocked to read about how he suddenly had another daughter, who’d gotten married no less. His youngest daughter has in fact been married some 16 years and there’s been no extra children added to the ...

A welcome surprise

With a 14-2-1 record and several new program records, the Alpena High boys soccer team is making good on the high expectations it set for the 2019 season. What the Wildcats didn’t expect however is the year Ivo Arvidsson-Ullberg is having. With his speed, quickness, on-field vision and ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Nelson, Meiram lead Alcona to another soccer win

WHITTEMORE—The Alcona soccer team earned an easy North Star League victory on Wednesday, defeating Whittemore-Prescott 8-0. Brett Nelson and Muslim Meiram each scored twice and Alcona (8-4, 5-0 NSL) got goals from six different players in the win. Koedy Berryhill, Tim Jameson, Ryan ...

Staying in the race

When the Alpena High boys soccer team got an early punch in the mouth on Tuesday, Grant Botha was there to deliver multiple knockout blows. The junior midfielder scored a hat trick and helped the Wildcats earn a key 5-2 Big North Conference victory over Petoskey at Park Family Field at Wildcat ...

Tawas makes quick work of Hillman in volleyball sweep

HILLMAN — Tuesday was a quick evening for the Hillman volleyball team as the Tigers were overmatched by a taller Tawas team that attacked the net all night. The Tigers had no answer and struggled to communicate at times. All of this led to Hillman getting swept on its home court by the ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Wildcats fall to West; Domke leads Cards in win

TRAVERSE CITY—The Alpena High volleyball team came out on the losing end against Traverse City West on Tuesday, dropping a Big North Conference match in four sets: 12-25, 25-21, 12-25 and 21-25. Edie Zann had 12 kills and five blocks for Alpena; Emma Dockrill had eight kills and two aces; ...

Senior Night success

On a night where the Alpena High boys soccer team honored its 10 seniors, this group of Wildcats made some history in a 5-0 victory over Alcona (7-4-1) on Monday at Park Family Field at Wildcat Stadium. Not only did Alpena (13-2-1) earn its 13th victory of the season, but the Wildcats also ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Wildcats battle elements in Cheboygan tourney

CHEBOYGAN—The Alpena High girls golf team battled the elements at Cheboygan Golf and Country Club Monday and finished with a team score of 531 during a tournament. Kennedy Ellis led Alpena with a score of 99 and was followed by teammates Gianna Bolda (136); Savannah Servia (152); Caisee ...

Hillman to induct sixth Hall of Fame class

The Hillman High School Hall of Fame will welcome several new members into its ranks on Saturday. Hillman’s sixth annual Hall of Fame class includes a wrestler, a star dual-sport athlete and a softball team that finished state runner-up. This year’s inductees include Tom Kennard, Rick ...

Advantage Wildcats

The Alpena High boys soccer team couldn’t have asked for much more on Saturday. Warm weather, perfect playing conditions, lockdown defense and plenty of scoring all added up in the Wildcats’ favor as they won their annual Huron Shores Tournament at Park Family Field at Wildcat ...

ACC cross country team runs season best in the heat

GRAND RAPIDS — The Alpena Community College cross country team battled both 85 degree temperatures and high humidity and still came out with their best race of their season. Out of 13 Junior College teams competing, the Lumberjacks finished fourth in the JC division at the Knight-Raider ...

Alpena XC team earns 21 medals at Delta

BAY COUNTY — The Alpena High School cross country team raced at Delta Community College Saturday in the Al Kayner Invitational. There were 26 high school teams and over 600 high school racers. The teams represented Alpena High well coming home with 21 individual medals and 1 individual ...

Alpena wins a close one

Don’t look now, but the Alpena football team sits alone atop the Big North Conference. Eli Winter ran for three touchdowns and the Wildcats held off a spirited rally by Cadillac to defeat the Vikings 41-38 at Park Family Field at Wildcat Stadium on Friday. Kelley Stark had a touchdown ...

Shorthanded Tigers get trounced at home by Ogemaw Heights

LINCOLN — Being shorthanded proved costly for the Alcona football team on Friday as the Tigers played host to Ogemaw Heights. The banged up Tigers were on the receiving end of a 48-0 shellacking at the hands of the Falcons at Alcona High School. The only promise Alcona showed was on its ...

Posen handles Atlanta

POSEN — The Posen football team took care of business on Friday as it welcomed Atlanta and earned a convincing 54-14 victory. The Vikings (2-2) took control early and never looked back as they led 46-8 at halftime. Tyler Hincka ran all over the Huskies as he led Posen with 259 yards on 19 ...

Resilient Wildcats

Two nights removed from a disappointing defeat to Big North Conference rival Traverse City West, the Alpena High boys soccer team was forced to quickly regroup, put that loss behind them, focus on Traverse City Central and be resilient doing so. That’s exactly what the Wildcats ...

Wildcats get tough test vs TC West at home

Dean Kowalewsky wasn’t going down without a fight. The Alpena senior dropped his No. 2 singles match against Traverse City West’s Alex Gerling on Thursday (2-6, 3-6), but Kowalewsky made sure Gerling earned the victory. During a match that latest nearly an hour, Kowalewsky pushed Gerling ...

Wildcats ready for clash with Cadillac

Tonight, two teams that were predicted to finish at the bottom of the Big North Conference will take a step closer to proving their doubters wrong. Alpena (1-2, 1-0 BNC) and Cadillac (2-1, 1-0 BNC) were both picked to finish at the bottom of the conference when the Big North Conference ...