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A painful defeat

After playing one of its best halves of basketball in more than five years, the Alpena Community College men’s basketball team surrendered a second half lead and missed a final desperation three at the buzzer to try and send the game to overtime, suffering a heartbreaking 70-67 loss to Delta ...

ACC women play hard, but fade late vs. Delta

The Alpena Community College women’s basketball team gave everything it had to give on Saturday, but time and a lack of depth worked against the Lumberjacks in a 74-60 loss to Delta at Park Arena.  Kathelyn Englehardt scored 22 points and was the difference-maker in the game for the ...

Learning the hard way

The Alpena High hockey team couldn’t have asked for a much better test to end the regular season. But the Wildcats were perhaps wishing for a better result by the end of the night. The Wildcats (10-13-2, 6-4 BNC) were once again shorthanded—which has been the story of their season—and ...

Wildcats can’t find a rhythm in loss to Cadillac

An inability to get into a rhythm cost the Alpena High girls basketball team dearly on Friday. Beset by free throw shooting troubles, struggles to finish at the basket and too many stops and starts, the Wildcats played well in spurts, but not enough to keep up with Cadillac in a 55-35 loss at ...

Lumberjacks earn Academic All-American honors for 5th straight year

One for the thumb. The Alpena Community College cross country team was recognized Friday as the team was named Academic All-American Team for the fifth consecutive year. The eight Lumberjacks that made up the 2019-2020 roster this past Fall included Caleb Burger, Tylor Ross, Duncan Ross, ...