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Sims eager to get started with Wildcats

Aaron Sims knows the recent history of the Alpena High football program and he knows it's going to be his job to turn the Wildcats into a winner.But the Wildcats' new football coach isn't making any bold predictions as he settles into his new role. More than anything he expects his players to ...

Alpena taps Aaron Sims to take over football program

After a long wait, the Alpena High School football team has their new head coach. Aaron Sims will lead the Wildcats onto the field during the 2016 season."I am excited about it," Sims said. "I'm looking forward to getting up to the area with my family. I'm familiar with the area because of my ...

From Wildcats to Lumberjacks

As members of the Alpena High School basketball team, Nick Skiba and Dylan Tucker were entrusted to make the offense hum and put their teammates in position to be successful.Now the duo will team up again at the next levelSkiba and Tucker will join the Alpena Community College men's basketball ...

Furthering her career

No matter where she has played throughout her softball career, the results have been the same for Jensen Tchorzynski.The former Hillman Tiger put together an incredible high school career which allowed her to take her talents to the next level, where she spent two years pitching for Delta ...

Men’s Softball

The Evo9x Young Guns swept a doubleheader against 19th Hole on Friday. Evo9x took game one by a final of 18-9. Evo9x led by three heading into the top of the seventh inning where they broke it open scoring nine runs on four home runs. Mason Vanpamel led Evo offensively collecting three hits, ...

Local players earn all-state softball honors

Sarah Meredith, Jenna Hincka and Kayla Lenard ended their high school softball careers on a high note.The three of them were among several players to earn all-state honors for the 2016 season from the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association.Hincka, Posen's starting shortstop, batted ...

Putting in the work

After a successful first season as co-head coaches of the Alpena High varsity girls basketball team, Kelley Miko and Steve McCourt are anxious to see that success continue this winter.To make that happen though, both coaches know the importance of offseason workouts and the Alpena program hit ...

Building for the future

School is out, summer is upon us and many kids have been spending their time in the Alpena High School gyms, participating in the annual summer camp.The four day camp began on Monday and will finish up tomorrow. It has been a yearly tradition for Alpena boys basketball head coach John Pintar as ...

Mastering their skills

There was a different feeling during the annual Alpena gymnastics camp held at the APlex. The three day event started Thursday and the camp had a great turnout that featured kids from various age groups and a handful of experienced coaches and instructors helping out."This camp is a very ...

Local teams honored with NSL selections

After a run to the Division 4 quarterfinals, the Rogers City softball team led local teams in North Star League all-conference selections for the 2016 seasons.Catcher Sarah Meredith and infielders Hannah Fleming and Kayla Rabeau earned first team all-conference selections and pitcher Jayna ...

Alpena softball earns BNC, district, regional honors

The Alpena softball team also had several players honored for the 2016 season.After winning a conference title for the fifth year in a row, four players were named to the first team-pitcher Lauren Heath, infielder Mary Schimmel, utility player Makayla Price and outfielder Jordan Modrzynski. ...

Rogers City can be proud, even in defeat

TRAVERSE CITY-The disappointment and shock hung heavy in the air as the Rogers City softball team watched Inland Lakes players mob each other at home plate in celebration.Despite all its best efforts, despite a valiant comeback attempt, there was Inland Lakes celebrating a Division 4 softball ...

A stinging defeat

TRAVERSE CITY-Indian River Inland Lakes got the better of the Rogers City softball team again.But boy did the Hurons go down fighting.Rogers City rallied from an 8-0 deficit and fought back to make it 8-7 before falling to the Bulldogs in a Division 4 quarterfinal on Tuesday in Traverse ...

Hurons ready for rematch with Bulldogs

ROGERS CITY-The disappointing ending to last season still resonates with the Rogers City softball team.There were too many swings at bad pitches, too many strikeouts and in the end, too few runs scored during a 4-1 loss to Indian River Inland Lakes in a Division 4 regional final."I think we ...

Mastering the course

History was made a little less than two weeks ago as Tate Skiba of Alpena broke a longstanding, 30-year-old record at Lee's Miniature Golf on June 2.Skiba shot an unbelievable score of 32 on the 18-hole course to beat the previous record of 34 set by John Readie back in 1986."It was a great ...

Getting the job done

LAKE LEELANAU-Ally Streich delivered the first punch and Hannah Fleming delivered the knockout blow.Together the two of them delivered another regional championship to the Rogers City softball team.Streich's bases-clearing double and Fleming's two-run home run gave the Hurons enough offense to ...

Hillman baseball falls in regional title game

MAPLE CITY- For the second consecutive year, the Hillman baseball team suffered defeat in the regional championship game.After winning a classic against Maple City Glen Lake in the regional semifinal, the Tigers fell in the regional final to Gaylord St. Mary, 15-4.The Tigers were able to avenge ...

Ready for Regionals

By JAMESANDERSENNews Sports EditorROGERS CITY-On an 85 degree day a few weeks ago, the Rogers City softball team took an unconventional approach to practice.Rather than enjoying the nice weather and practicing outside, the Hurons holed up in the gym. No, the Hurons weren't taking a day off in ...

Tigers look to avenge last season’s loss to Maple City Glen Lake

By JONNY ZAWACKINews Sports WriterHILLMAN - The Hillman baseball team is in familiar territory.For the second year in a row, the Tigers won a district title, earning the right to compete for another regional title. Standing in their way in a regional semifinal game on Saturday is Maple City ...

Alpena Gymnastics holding annual camp next week

Local gymnasts will have a unique opportunity next week.Alpena Gymnasts will host a three-day camp beginning next Thursday and the camp will feature two college gymnasts, Risa Perez and Hub Humphrey. This is the sixth year that college gymnasts have come to Alpena to volunteer with the camp.For ...