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Rogers City’s Grace Garrison joins Mid Michigan softball program

ALPENA — When high school athletes sign their letters of intent to play collegiate sports, rapport with their new coach is a theme that repeatedly pops up. For Grace Garrison, Mid Michigan College and coach Greg Welch checked that box. Garrison, a Rogers City senior, recently became the ...

Rogers City’s Matt Wilbert signs with ACC

ALPENA — Throughout his high school career, Matt Wilbert established himself as a hard worker, always willing to push himself to improve. That’s just the type of work ethic that Alpena Community College cross country coach Mark Jacobs is looking for. Wilbert became the newest member of ...

Klemens takes over as Alpena Sports Hall of Fame president

ALPENA — Longtime Alpena athletics supporter and Alpena Sports Hall of Fame board member Liz Klemens has been named the Hall of Fame’s new president. Klemens takes over the position after longtime Hall of Fame president Gary Mischley recently announced his retirement from the role after ...

Hillman shut out by Marion in regional final

MARION - Just another day at the office. The Marion Eagles (10-1) secure their second straight regional championship with a resounding 54-0 win over Hillman in Division 2 8-Player football. “Winning that first one was great but being able to repeat this year is an awesome feeling,” ...

Szymanski earns all-state honors

BROOKLYN — The third time was the charm for Madi Szymanski. The Alpena High School senior earned all-state honors at the Lower Peninsula cross country state finals on her third try, finishing 22nd (18:29.24) in the Division 1 girls race at Michigan International Speedway. Her teammates ...

Local runners competing in cross country state finals

ALPENA — For Kaelyn Heath, it still hasn’t sunk in yet. But when she’s surrounded today by dozens of the best runners in the state, what the Alpena High freshman has accomplished will surely become real. She’s competing in the state finals. Heath will be one of four Alpena runners ...