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Swami grew through fatherly advice

Coaches are considered to be father figures and a person a player looks up to. This is the way it was when Swami was growing up and he feels it should be the same now. If a player screws up, then he can expect un-pleasantries to come his or her way. That is it. It is not to downgrade an ...

Alpena Sports Wall of Fame to welcome six new members

Alpena High School will honor six inductees during halftime of Friday’s boys basketball game against Traverse City Central. Liz Klemens, Emily Ferguson, Bryan Neiman, Luke Cordes, Brenna Bourdage and Matt Muszynski make up this years class. Klemens was a member of the varsity cheer team ...

Winning with ease

After suffering a pair of tough Big North Conference losses just over a week ago, the Alpena High boys basketball team has gained some much needed confidence and built some momentum in its last two non-conference games. The Wildcats (7-4) defeated Bay City John Glenn last Thursday and took ...

Posen earns comeback win at Rogers City

ROGERS CITY — Lucas Stone scored 15 of his team high 21 points in the fourth quarter to rally the Posen boys basketball team to a 49-40 comeback victory over Rogers City on Tuesday. The Vikings let a halftime lead slip away in the third quarter and it was the Hurons holding a 32-26 lead ...

Melanie is money

HILLMAN — A slow start nearly spelled disaster for the Hillman girls basketball team on Monday. The Tigers (8-4) were without head coach Jenny Taratuta, due to prior obligations and Hillman started off slow, scoring just two points in the first quarter. The Tigers even trailed by double ...

Team-wide contributions help Vikings top Hurons at home

POSEN—When the Posen girls basketball team executes its game plan on both ends of the floor, the Vikings are pretty hard to stop. That proved true again on Monday as the Vikings used their full-court press to stifle Rogers City en route to a 54-26 win at Posen High School. Makayla ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Oscoda, Alcona girls hoops teams win big

OSCODA—Lauren Langley scored 20 points and the Oscoda girls basketball team rolled past Fairview on Monday, 55-22, at home to improve to 10-3 on the season. Izzy Hulverson and Macy Kellstrom each added 12 points for the Owls, who will host Mio on Thursday. Alcona 52, Hale ...

Lumberjacks fall at St. Clair

PORT HURON —The Alpena Community College women’s basketball team has been on the losing side of a handful of close games this season and Monday’s contest at St. Clair Community College was no different as the Lumberjacks were within striking distance, but was unable to convert late and ...

Alpena turns in solid performance at district skating tourney

Alpena High School figure skaters turned in one of their best performances of the season on Sunday as all 10 members of Alpena’s team earned a medal during the Michigan District 4 high school figure skating tournament on Sunday at Northern Lights Arena. The tournament featured teams from ...

Alpena’s win streak reaches 5

CADILLAC—The Alpena High hockey team keeps on rolling. Anden Marceau scored two goals, giving him six for the weekend and the Wildcats skated past Cadillac 5-0 on Saturday in Cadillac. The win gives Alpena (7-10-2, 4-2 Big North Conference) its fifth straight victory and sixth in its last ...

Lumberjacks fall to Delta

UNIVERSITY CENTER—The Alpena Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams came out on the losing end of matchups with Delta College on Saturday. The ACC women’s team lost to the Pioneers 62-52. Alpena (3-11) kept things close for the first, third and fourth quarters, but Delta ...

The will to win

The Alpena High girls basketball team had plenty to play for on Friday. The Wildcats (7-4, 3-2 BNC) welcomed Big North Conference rival Traverse City Central (2-9, 2-3 Big North Conference) and as if playing a conference foe wasn’t enough motivation, Alpena was hosting its annual Pink Game ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Marceau nets 4 as Alpena downs Petoskey

PETOSKEY—Anden Marceau’s big night kept the Alpena High hockey team’s winning streak alive. Marceau scored four times and the Wildcats held off a couple of brief rallies to defeat Petoskey 5-3 on Friday on the road. The win pushes the Wildcats’ (6-10-2) winning streak to ...

Not so silent Owls

POSEN — Owen Franklin proved why he is one of the top players in the area and the Oscoda boys basketball team continues to live up to its No. 8 ranking in Division 3. Franklin poured in a game high 31 points in the Owls’ 67-37 victory over Posen on Thursday. “Owen is shooting the ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Wildcat finishes strong vs. Bay City John Glenn

BAY CITY—There were no second half slip-ups for the Alpena High boys basketball team this time. Kelley Stark scored 20 points, Jack Schmanski added 15 and the Wildcats used a strong third quarter to run past Bay City John Glenn 58-50 on Thursday. The Wildcats trailed 23-22 at halftime, ...

NLA to host district skating competition

Alpena’s best high school skaters will have a chance to showcase their skills on their home ice this weekend. Nearly a dozen Alpena Wildcat high schoolers will compete in the Michigan High School District 4 Figure Skating Competition #2 Sunday at Northern Lights Arena. The competition ...

Stops and starts

The offensive well went dry one too many times for the Alpena Community College women’s basketball team on Wednesday. A stagnant third quarter—a period in which they were outscored 23-5—proved costly for the Lumberjacks and ultimately led to a 63-51 loss to Schoolcraft at Park ...

ACC men no match for No. 4 Schoolcraft

It’s been a challenging season so far for the Alpena Community College men’s basketball team and Wednesday night presented the Lumberjacks’ biggest challenge to date as they welcomed Schoolcraft. The Ocelots (16-1) showed exactly why they are the No. 4 ranked team in the nation in ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Hurons roll past Au Gres

ROGERS CITY — The Rogers City boys basketball put together another strong North Star League showing on Tuesday as the Hurons once again played well both offensively and defensively as they cruised past Au Gres by a score of 66-31. Nick Freel and J.D. Ellenberger combined for 32 points, ...

Keeping cool is easier said than done

In the heat of battle tensions can run high, especially for the losing team. Swami recently saw a college basketball game that ended in a brawl with both benches emptying and tempers flaring. Kudos to the referees for sending both benches to the locker room and calling a two-shot technical ...