×

Local Sports

Coming up short

With all of the pre-game festivities going on during Alpena Community College’s Hoops for Hope night and the men’s basketball team entering Wednesday’s contest against Henry Ford winners of their last two games, the Lumberjacks were plenty motivated. It showed early on as they came out ...

ACC women unable to find rhythm in loss to Hawks

Good luck and fortunes have not been on the side of the Alpena Community College women’s basketball team this season. Not only have the Lumberjacks suffered a handful of heartbreaking defeats, but injuries have started to doom Alpena and the lack of healthy players hurt the Lumberjacks in ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Posen, Hillman girls win ahead of important Thursday matchup

MIO—Makayla Kamyszek scored a career-high 20 points and the Posen girls basketball team moved one step closer to clinching a division title on Wednesday with a 63-44 win over Mio. Elena Kalbitzer added 17 points and Riley Krajniak had nine for the Vikings (13-2, 8-0 North Star League Little ...

Swami still going strong

Swami’s first column first appeared some 36 years ago and he never thought it would still be going today. The idea was the brainchild of a young sports editor named Rodney Hart, who presented it as a preview of four upcoming games; that later turned into also predicting the outcomes. The ...

A marquee victory

POSEN—Sticking to its identity paid off in a big way for the Posen boys basketball team. Wyatt Romel scored on a put-back with seven seconds left and the Vikings scored an upset over Hale on Tuesday, topping the Eagles 47-46 at Posen High School in a hard-fought win. In an up-tempo ...

Morrison, Steinke help Hillman fend off Wolverines

HILLMAN — It’s been a challenging season for the Hillman boys basketball team. Entering Tuesday, the Tigers were in the middle of a seven-game losing steak. Hillman’s last win was over a month ago against the same Au Gres team the Tigers welcomed on Tuesday. Fortunately for Hillman, ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Alpena falls in road game at Western

BAY CITY—The Alpena girls basketball team had trouble keeping pace with Bay City Western on Tuesday and lost 56-42. Alpena (9-6) trailed 20-11 after one quarter, 36-19 at halftime and 46-28 after three quarters. Jade Schultz led Alpena with 15 points and Allie DeRocher had 12. Alpena ...

Krajniak’s career high, Posen’s second half explosion leads to win

HALE — Riley Krajniak scored a career high 29 points and the Posen girls basketball team erupted for 45 points in the second half to defeat Hale on the road, 74-49 on Monday. The Vikings led 29-26 at the half, but made adjustments and found its rhythm in a big way in the final two ...

Working for a win

In a high-scoring game with lots of offense, Tanner Orban’s big day propelled the Alpena High hockey team to another win. Orban tallied a hat trick and added an assist to help the Wildcats skate past Petoskey 7-4 at Northern Lights Arena on Saturday. In a game that saw 11 goals and 79 ...

On a winning track

Hunter Canute scored one for Mom. Canute scored his first goal of the season and Anden Marceau scored on a 2-on-1 in the second period as the Alpena High hockey team stated to a 2-1 Senior Night win over Cadillac on Friday at Northern Lights Arena. During a pre-game speech, Canute’s ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Alpena girls win on the road; Wildcat boys lose

GAYLORD—Jade Schultz scored 21 points and the Alpena High girls basketball team played a solid defensive game to defeat Gaylord 45-31 on Friday. Schultz was 5-of-8 from the free throw line and Allie DeRocher added seven points for the Wildcats (9-5, 4-3 Big North Conference), who pulled ...

Alpena Sports Hall of Fame unveils 2019 inductees

The Alpena Sports Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2019 inductees. The seven selections will be inducted on May 2 during the Hall of Fame’s annual Enshrinement Dinner at the APlex. The Class of 2019 is: ∫ Eric Puls ∫ Bruce Vanderwall ∫ Tom LaVoie and Terry ...

Alpena High’s special day

Alpena High School was forced to reschedule its original plans for National Signing Day on Wednesday due to illness among staff and students in the school. Despite the wait, a dozen students were joined by family, friends, coaches and members of the school as the 12 Wildcat senior athletes ...

Vaulter Bullis picks Navy after year of deliberation

After nearly a year of weighing his options, Gabe Bullis made his college choice official. Bullis, Alpena High School’s senior superstar pole vaulter, announced his intention to attend the United States Naval Academy (Navy) during Alpena’s National Signing Day ceremony on ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Oscoda holds off Hurons with fourth quarter run

ROGERS CITY—Lauren Langley had 19 points, Olivia Toppi added 12 and the Oscoda girls basketball team held off a spirited effort from Rogers City to beat the Hurons 56-34 on Thursday. Oscoda (13-3) led 31-29 after three quarters and finally pulled away from the Hurons (4-12) with a 24-5 run ...

Swami sees a big difference

What a difference a year makes. Last year, Swami was taking up residency at Alpena High in February after snow and icy roads backed up the basketball schedule. This year is completely different. Swami had just one home games this week and plenty of extra time, though that figures to change by ...

Their best effort yet

The Alpena Community College men’s basketball team is enjoying its current homestand. The Lumberjacks put forth their best effort of the season on Wednesday and their efforts were rewarded as Alpena defeated Oakland Community College by a final score of 80-68 at Park Arena to earn its ...

Slow start hurts ACC women in loss to Raiders

Sometimes it’s possible to lose a game in the opening minutes of a game. Thus was the case Wednesday for the Alpena Community College women’s basketball team as they got off to a dreadful start, dealt with some adversity and weren’t unable to overcome a poor start in a 70-51 loss to ...

Alpena High grapplers go 1-1 in pair of home duals

In their only home meet of the season, several members of the Alpena wrestling team had a strong showing on Wednesday in a quad with Pellston, Rogers City and Oscoda. Aiden Chism (189 pounds) and Wyatt Romero (215) each had a pinfall win and Gunnar Spencer (heavyweight), Caleb Bullis (130) ...

A high-scoring affair

Alpena High boys basketball assistant coach Tim Hoes had a simple message for the Wildcats on Tuesday: Play hard and have fun. The Wildcats took that message to heart and responded with one of their best performances of the season. Kelley Stark scored 21 points, Jack Schmanski added 17 and ...