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14U Vulcans finish 7th at Class B Eastern National Tournament

The 14U Moran Iron Works Vulcans traveled to York, PA last week for the Amateur Softball Association Class B Eastern National Tournament where they finished seventh out of 32 teams. The team and family members were driven by team members grandparent on a rented charter bus. A major portion of ...

A strong showing

With conference play just around the corner for several area volleyball teams, four programs battled it out in a quad on Wednesday at Alpena High School.Rogers City, Cheboygan, Tawas and the host Alpena were among the teams in action. Each team got a chance to play each other in a best of three ...

Swami values football’s lessons

Swami never knows where he'll get information for his next column. This time it came quickly and was more then enough for several columns. The best story was in Boyne City where The All-Knowing-One witnessed the Pee Wee practice of his grandson Reese Bey.Swami was sitting on a picnic table ...

Local players ready to begin season with Flyers

The Alpena Flyers recently announced that five roster spots will be filled with local players for the 2016-17 season. Nic Baranyai, Rhett Limback, Ryan Spencer, Noah VanDussen and Trevor Mcconnell have all signed and are eager to start the season with the Flyers.Baranyai is a veteran defenseman ...

Alpena 15U team comes up short in Regional tournament

The Alpena 15U baseball team recently competed in the Ohio Valley Babe Ruth Regional Championship in Crown Point, Indiana.Alpena opened the tournament against Highland Park, Illinois. Alpena scored one run in the second inning off of a single by Anthony Berg and had multiple chances throughout ...

Continuing to improve

When Tim Storch arrived in Alpena in 2011, he arrived with the goal of transforming the local soccer landscape to allow Alpena compete with the rest of the state.What he found to start with was a program that was lacking in numbers and ability."When I first got here, the TBSA (Thunder Bay ...

Showing them the ropes

The Alpena Community College softball team began its three-day summer camp on Wednesday. The camp consists of infield, outfield, pitching and catching drills before ending with hitting lessons. The camp began at 10 am and runs until 5 pm and will be similar for the next two days."We're trying ...

Julie Byarski to take over as Atlanta High School athletic director

Julie Byarski knows what kind of positive impact athletics can have on a small town school and community.Now Byarski is hoping to bring that kind of enthusiasm to Atlanta.Byarski will take over as athletic director for Atlanta High School in the fall and was welcomed during an Atlanta Community ...

Mens Softball

Miller/Eagles swept an Alpena Men's Softball League regular season finale against Sportspage/Bedrock. Miller/Eagles was victorious in game one, winning by a score of 13-9.Tim Alexander led the way for Miller/Eagles with three hits, two of which were home runs. Craig Knechtel, Jason Barbeau, ...

Alpena 15U All-Star baseball team ready for regional tournament

The Alpena 15U All-Star baseball team is preparing for the regional tournament which will begin today in Crown Point, Indiana.After capturing a state championship, the team is completely focused on the next challenge they face and it's the team is familiar with."This is by far our best shot to ...

Making an impact

Former Alpena High School standout Blaise Glennie starred as a three-sport athlete during his time as a Wildcat. Growing up in Alpena, Glennie made an impact on the football field, basketball court and baseball diamond while proudly wearing the green and white. He went on to continue his ...

Alpena hockey teams victorious in annual summer tournament

After spending the past few months enjoying the summer heat, the Alpena High School hockey team took the ice on Friday for their annual summer tournament.Two Alpena teams were split up and competed on Friday against visiting Cheboygan and Ann Arbor Pioneer. The Alpena green team held on to ...

Alpena 13U and 16U action starts today

The Alpena 13U and 16U teams will be in action starting today with games against Macomb Clinton Valley. The games will take place at the Alpena High School varsity baseball field, with a $5 gate fee.The weekend games between both Alpena and Macomb will be a best of three format, with a single ...

One for the books

From the first time he stepped between the posts, Alcona soccer coach Tim Munro knew Conner McCoy was a special athlete."He was a big, tall, athletic kid and he wanted to play goal," Munro said. "He's a good kid and he works hard."Playing goalie is sometimes a thankless job in that a goalie can ...

Sharpe to join Mott baseball team

From the time he began playing Little League baseball, Travis Sharpe told all who would listen that he wanted to play baseball as long as he could.After a stellar high school career at Posen, Sharpe will continue playing baseball at the next level after he signed a letter of intent with Mott ...