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Onaway, Posen boys both win

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ONAWAY—Keaton Brewer recorded a double-double and the Onaway boys basketball team used a fast start to defeat Inland Lakes 68-58 on Wednesday. Onaway (4-6) led 23-15 after one quarter and pushed its lead out to as many as 16 in the first half. The Cardinals led 33-28 at halftime and 48-41 ...

Swami winding down

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It is either feast or famine when it comes to the final month of high school basketball. For the last two years, Alpena High basketball teams have played the majority of their home games in the months of December and January. But the next two weeks have Swami showing up at the gym for a ...

A total team effort

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LINCOLN — Every coach loves getting a good team effort and on Tuesday night that’s exactly what Alcona coach Toby Suttle got out of his boys basketball team as they defeated Posen by a final score of 60-29 in front of a home crowd at Alcona High School. The Tigers nearly lead from start ...

Alcona gains an edge

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POSEN—Taylor Livingston caught fire at the right time on Monday. The Alcona junior scored 18 of her game-high 24 points in the second half and the Alcona girls basketball team defeated Posen 47-40 at Posen High School. The Tigers (8-7) used their inside duo of Livingston and Brittany ...

Tigers offense too much for Hale in 75-43 win

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HILLMAN — The Hillman girls basketball team continued to light up the scoreboard as the Tigers remained red hot, winning their 12th game in a row by defeating Hale 75-43 on Monday at Hillman High School. “It was nice to get back on our home floor because we haven’t played here for a ...

Oswald at peace with athletic career

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Today, athletes around the nation and around the state, even some local stars, will sign Letters of Intent to further their athletic careers. Many athletes get this chance to further their careers and find collegiate success. Many do not. Others ...

Solid first half helps Alpena beat Gaylord

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GAYLORD—Chris DeRocher scored 28 points, Cam DeCaire added 18 and the Alpena boys basketball team topped Gaylord 61-50 on Monday. Alpena (6-7) led 30-20 at halftime and was helped out by a good start as the Wildcats only outscored Gaylord 31-30 in the second half. Logan Guthrie also ...

Alpena girls basketball team tops Petoskey

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PETOSKEY — The Alpena girls basketball team put together a solid performance on Tuesday night and defeat Big North Conference foe Petoskey 51-39. The Wildcats jumped out to a four point first quarter lead and eventually widened the gap, taking a 28-14 lead into the half. The Northmen ...

Alcona’s Elmer selected as MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award finalist

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Of the 120 finalists that were announced last week for the Michigan High School Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete Awards for the 2016-2017 school year, Alcona’s Keilee Elmer was selected among 23 other girls as a Class C finalist. “I found out last Sunday when my principle contacted my ...

A great time to be a Tiger

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HILLMAN — There are not many schools around the state who have enjoyed as much success as Hillman High School has earned throughout the past several years. The small village of more than 700 people has endured its fair share of triumph and heartbreak recently, but for a community that ...

Wildcats skate to tie with Mona Shores

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CHELSEA—The Alpena High hockey team played a tough game against Muskegon Mona Shores on Saturday, but settled for a 1-1 tie. Aaron Nowak netted Alpena’s only goal with an assist from Lars MacArthur. “We dominated the entire game, but ran into a hot goaltender,” Alpena coach Pete ...

ACC women win third straight game

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FLINT—The Alpena Community College women’s basketball team continued its winning ways on Saturday, defeating Mott 74-63. The Lumberjacks (3-7, 3-3 MCCAA Eastern) have now won three games since starting the season 0-7. “We played a good second half and we played well as a team and ...

Flyers avenge loss to Tri City

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BAY CITY—The Alpena Flyers rebounded from a tough loss on Friday with a convincing win on Saturday, downing the Tri City Icehawks 5-2. Alpena led 3-0 after two periods and held off a charge by the Icehawks in the third period before skating away with the win. Rhett Limback scored twice ...

Getting sweet revenge

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Getting a victory on your home court is always important, but defeating your conference rival only makes the win that much sweeter and that’s exactly what the Alpena boys basketball team did on Friday as the Wildcats finished strong to beat Big North Conference foe Traverse City Central, ...

Hillman ends home stand with convincing win

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HILLMAN—Five games in nine days? No problem for the Hillman boys basketball team. Three games in four days? Piece of cake. If anything, the Tigers have shown the ability to thrive under pressure. Hillman ended a three-game home stand on a winning note on Friday, easily defeating ...

Alpena hockey team edges Marysville 2-1

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CHELSEA—The Alpena High hockey team came up on the winning end of a tight game game with Marysville on Friday during the Chelsea Public School Tournament, topping the Vikings 2-1. Alpena (12-4-1) rallied from a 1-0 deficit in the second period and lit the lamp twice in the middle frame as ...

Flyers suffer frustrating 3-2 loss at Tri City

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BAY CITY — The Alpena Flyers suffered one of their most frustrating defeats of the season as they dominated and controlled much of the game against Tri City, but fell to the Icehawks by a final score of 3-2. Alpena opened the scoring just over three minutes into the game as Mike Thompson ...

Back in the win column

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The Alpena girls basketball team went back to basics to get back in the win column on Thursday. The Wildcats used a scrappy defense effort and strong post play to defeat Ogemaw Heights 40-19 in a non-conference makeup game at Park Arena. The win broke a two-game losing streak for the Wildcats ...

Alpena icers open Chelsea tourney with win

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CHELSEA—Colby Plowman scored twice and the Alpena hockey team opened a three-game stint in the Chelsea Public School Tournament with a 5-1 win over Walled Lake Western on Thursday. Cam Cosbitt, Evan LeTourneau and Lars MacArthur each had a goal for the Wildcats (11-4-1) and Dakota Meyer was ...

Local teams impressed by Jets win streak

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Eric Muszynski remembers well his first reaction to seeing Powers North Central up close. “Everything I remember about them, they looked like a Class A school,” Muszynski said. “They have great balance for a Class D school to have the shooters like they do; the Bilski (Dawson Bilski) ...