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ACC women start slow, drop home finale to Skippers

A slow start proved to be costly for the Alpena Community College women’s basketball team on Monday. The Lumberjacks honored their six sophomores before the game, but unfortunately for Alpena, only half of them were able to suit up in the home finale as Emma Jore, Shelby Seaver and Kyra ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Onaway avenges loss to Posen; Atlanta girls top Boyne Falls

POSEN—The Onaway girls basketball team learned from prior mistakes on Monday. Taylor Larson scored 17 points, Breya Domke added 10 and the Cardinals defeated Posen 41-36 on the road. Nicole Larson and Jillian Chaskey added four points each for the Cardinals (10-8), who were previously ...

A painful defeat

After playing one of its best halves of basketball in more than five years, the Alpena Community College men’s basketball team surrendered a second half lead and missed a final desperation three at the buzzer to try and send the game to overtime, suffering a heartbreaking 70-67 loss to Delta ...

ACC women play hard, but fade late vs. Delta

The Alpena Community College women’s basketball team gave everything it had to give on Saturday, but time and a lack of depth worked against the Lumberjacks in a 74-60 loss to Delta at Park Arena.  Kathelyn Englehardt scored 22 points and was the difference-maker in the game for the ...

Learning the hard way

The Alpena High hockey team couldn’t have asked for a much better test to end the regular season. But the Wildcats were perhaps wishing for a better result by the end of the night. The Wildcats (10-13-2, 6-4 BNC) were once again shorthanded—which has been the story of their season—and ...

Wildcats can’t find a rhythm in loss to Cadillac

An inability to get into a rhythm cost the Alpena High girls basketball team dearly on Friday. Beset by free throw shooting troubles, struggles to finish at the basket and too many stops and starts, the Wildcats played well in spurts, but not enough to keep up with Cadillac in a 55-35 loss at ...

Lumberjacks earn Academic All-American honors for 5th straight year

One for the thumb. The Alpena Community College cross country team was recognized Friday as the team was named Academic All-American Team for the fifth consecutive year. The eight Lumberjacks that made up the 2019-2020 roster this past Fall included Caleb Burger, Tylor Ross, Duncan Ross, ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Hurons hang on to defeat Hillman; Alcona defeats Atlanta

HILLMAN — After a 31 point Rogers City victory over Hillman earlier in the season, Friday’s matchup didn’t come as easy for the Hurons, but they were still able to prevail, edging Hillman 44-38. Rogers City held a one point lead after one quarter and led 20-19 at the half. A big ...

Not quite enough

A rally attempt by the Alpena High boys basketball team fell painfully short on Thursday. After rallying from an 11-point deficit to tie the game in the final minute, the Wildcats were left on the losing end of a 47-46 contest against Traverse City West at home. The loss is the third in ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Onaway girls top Joburg to snap skid

ONAWAY—Breya Domke and Taylor Larson scored 16 points each and the Onaway girls basketball team broke a three-game losing streak on Thursday with a win over Johannesburg-Lewiston, 45-37. Onaway (9-8, 9-6 Ski Valley Conference) trailed 37-30 after three quarters, but surged past the ...

No letting up

POSEN — Coming off of a thrilling one point win over the then No. 6 ranked team in Division 4, Posen head coach Chris Keller was wary of a let down and preached to his Vikings to worry about the task at hand and take the rest of the season one game at a time. There was absolutely no let ...

Life throws Swami a curve ball

Life is a constant test to see how individuals react. Last Thursday, Swami arrived early for the girls games at Alpena High, everything was in perfect order, so he thought. Running the clock down before the start of the junior varsity game, he noticed a two minute clock appearing on the screen. ...

ACC schooled by the Ocelots

LIVONIA — Wednesday marked another tough night for the Alpena Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams as the Lumberjacks were on the receiving end of a pair of blowout losses on the road. The men struggled and fell by a score of 103-62. “Schoolcraft is one of the top ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Oscoda stays perfect, Hurons snap skid

OSCODA — The Oscoda boys basketball team ran its regular season winning streak to 38 consecutive games. The Owls remained unbeated on Thursday with a convincing 78-32 shellacking of Hillman and improved to 16-0 on the year. Owen Franklin led all scorers with 25 points on the night to lead ...

An inspired effort

The Alpena Community College men’s basketball team knew it faced a tall order trying to beat Mott on Monday at home. But boy did the Lumberjacks sure try. Two days after being routed by 40 against the Bears and after they trailed by 28 at halftime on Monday, the Lumberjacks played an ...

Lumberjacks unable to keep pace with Mott

Just two days removed from playing Mott Community College, the Alpena Community College women’s basketball team didn’t have much time to get healthier or figure out a way to slow down the Bears the second time around. The result: Monday’s matchup was much of the same as Alpena was unable ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Wildcats stunned by Ogemaw; Romero advances to regionals

WEST BRANCH — A game that was supposed to be a tune-up or confidence-booster on Monday for the Alpena High boys basketball team turned into anything but that. With the Wildcats welcoming rival Traverse City West on Thursday, Alpena may have looked too far ahead and was caught off guard as ...

Alpena hockey team shuts out Midland

MIDLAND — The Alpena high hockey team regrouped after a difficult loss to Big North Conference rival Traverse City West in their annual Purple Game on Friday night by traveling to Midland and shutting out the Chemics 2-0 to get back into the win column. Blaise Keller broke a scoreless tie ...

ACC on receiving end of blowout losses at Mott

FLINT — Down to just six players, the Alpena Community College women’s basketball team was in a tough spot and were on the unfortunate end of a 110-56 loss to Mott Community College on Saturday. Injuries have taken its toll on the Lumberjacks as Alpena fell behind early and couldn’t ...