Local Sports

AHSBR All-Star teams ready for states

One of the many joys of summer for kids and parents is being able to spend countless hours at the ball field. Many kids around the area have worked hard throughout the spring and summer months, competing for their Alpena Huron Shore Babe Ruth league and travel teams in hopes of getting to this ...

Hitzelberger family chosen as chairs for 15th annual Aliferis race

MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena has named Dr. Bill and Jen Hitzelberger and family as this year's honorary race chairs for the Development Council's 15th annual Aliferis Memorial Race.Dr. Hitzelberger, Jen, and their four children, Hunter, Sydney, Olivia and Tucker, have been running the race ...

Alpena Senior Citizens Center hosting golf scramble on July 16

For the third straight year, the Alpena Senior Citizens Center is hosting the 501 River Classic to raise money for a good cause.The event, which is an 18-hole, four-person golf scramble will take place at Alpena Golf Club on July 16 with a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start. Its purpose is to raise money ...

Women’s Softball

Budlight defeated Black Sleep in a recent women's softball doubleheader.In the first game, Budlight won 16-9. Christin Sobeck led Budlight with four hits, including a home run; Ashley Simpson had a double among three hits and Sarah Meredith had three hits. Emily Vivian and Anna Himmick (2) each ...

Former Wildcat earns national coaching honor

Former Alpena High School gymnastics standout, John Cunningham recently received a National Coach of the Year award in Louisville, Kentucky.Cunningham was selected by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) as National Coach of the Year.Eight finalists in 20 different ...

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 ...