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Alcona advances to district soccer final

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SAGINAW-Jordan Steiner scored another hat trick and the Alcona soccer team breezed past Saginaw Arts and Sciences 6-0 in a Division 4 district semifinal on Wednesday.Alcona got single goals from Jake Gallagher, Brendan Nelson and Josh Kilbourn.The win advances Alcona to Friday's district final ...

The voice of Alcona

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LINCOLN - For nearly five decades, his voice has been unmistakable, almost a familiar comfort at Alcona High School. He has welcomed fans to scores of games, pointed out alumni young and old in crowds and shown school pride by reciting facts about its athletic history.Now after 49 years, Don ...

Posen struggles in loss to Thunderbolts

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POSEN-Posen volleyball coach Laurie Maynard didn't have much to say Tuesday after the her team finished a North Star League match against Mio.The Vikings' play said more than enough.After a competitive first set, the Vikings struggled the rest of the night and dropped the match to the ...

Onaway tops Mancelona on Senior Night

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ONAWAY - The Onaway volleyball team celebrated Senior Night on Tuesday with a 3-1 victory over Ski-Valley Conference rival Mancelona, 25-22, 26-24, 28-30 and 25-22.Despite the victory, it was not the kind of performance that Onaway coach Steve Watson wanted to see from his team this late in the ...

Hillman, Alcona, RC earn volleyball sweeps

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ATLANTA-The Hillman volleyball team made quick work of Atlanta on Tuesday, topping the Huskies 25-6, 25-8 and 25-13.Lyndsey Ryba had seven kills for Hillman, Whitni Reid and Savana Chambers each had five kills and Andrea Taratuta had five aces.Hillman hosts Au Gres on Thursday.Alcona 3, ...

Lumberjacks finish regular season in style

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MUSKEGON - In its final meet of the regular season, the Alpena Community College Cross-Country team continued to peak at the perfect time for regionals.Racing at the Jayhawk Invitational in Muskegon, all nine Lumberjack runners hit season bests, while seven had lifetime best times. The average ...

Weary Wildcats

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A promising start on Monday ultimately ended in disappointment for the Alpena High volleyball team.Fatigue caught up with the Wildcats and they dropped a Big North Conference match to Gaylord in four sets 27-25, 19-25,14-25, 23-25 during their annual Pink Game at Alpena High School.After ...

Steiner leads Alcona to district soccer win

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SAGINAW-Jordan Steiner netted a hat trick, Conner McCoy made 35 saves and the Alcona soccer team edged past Saginaw Nouvel on Monday 3-2 to open district play.The win moves the Tigers to a semifinal matchup against either Saginaw Arts and Sciences or Whittemore-Prescott on Wednesday.GIRLS ...

Flyers win one, lose two in latest homestand

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After winning two of three in their first series of the season, the Alpena Flyers returned to the ice this weekend and dropped two of three to the Decatur Blaze.Alpena won the opener on Friday 4-1 and lost 9-4 on Saturday and 3-2 on Sunday in a shootout.Alpena (3-2-1) came out firing on Friday ...

DeCaire falls in first round of D2 tennis state tournament

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HOLLAND - Alpena's Cam DeCaire fell in the first round of the Division II state tournament held at Hope College over the weekend.After successfully qualifying at last weekend's regional tournament, DeCaire lost his first round match to Max Stallings from Grosse Pointe North 6-0, 6-0."Cam played ...

Another tough defeat

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Despite playing in front of a homecoming crowd on Friday at Wildcat Stadium, the Alpena football team was unable to come up with big stops when it needed to and fell to Petoskey by a final score of 34-20."We battled all night, but again there is just small things that make a big difference for ...

Alcona uses strong running game to roll past Lake City

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LINCOLN-It might be banged up and take its fair share of punishment, but the Alcona football team showed Friday it still has plenty of fight left.Brock Franklin rushed for four touchdowns and 302 yards on 34 carries and the Tigers rolled past Lake City 60-28 at Alcona High School.The Tigers ...

Hillman shut out by Whittemore-Prescott; Posen topples Pellston

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WHITTEMORE - The Hillman football team saw its four game winning streak come to a rough ending on Friday as the Tigers were shut out 38-0 against Whittemore-Prescott."On offense we couldn't get anything started and on defense we couldn't stop anything," Hillman coach Bill Koenig said. "It was ...

Fulfilling a dream

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After putting together one of the best regional tournaments that Alpena tennis coach Charlie Giordano has ever been apart of, the focus for Giordano and senior Cam DeCaire now turns to the Division 2 state tournament which begins at Hope College today."It is just the second time that I can ...

Alpena cheerleader to attempt world record

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The stage will be set for Alpena High School cheerleader Maya Frank tonight as she will be attempting to break a world record in front of a homecoming crowd during halftime of the Alpena-Petoskey football game at Wildcat Stadium.Frank will be attempting to set two new world records tonight as ...

Wildcats aiming for homecoming win tonight

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When Aaron Sims took over as Alpena High's football coach, he did so with a vision of turning the Wildcats into a fundamentally sound team that would beat teams with a relentless ground attack.Tonight Sims will face off against the very program he's trying to emulate as the Wildcats host ...

Tommy Hein sets two records as Wildcats top Owls

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OSCODA-Tommy Hein scored twice, set two school records and the Alpena boys soccer team ended the regular season with a 9-1 win over Oscoda on Thursday.Hein also tallied three assists in Alpena's win to set new school marks for assists in a season (16) and career assists (31).Evan LeTourneau ...

Swami hoping for the best

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The marathon is just about over and a lot of football has been played. Only one team from the area has punched a playoff ticket, quite the change from the first five weeks when it appeared to the All-Knowing-One there could have been as many as five teams making it.The wins have been few and ...

Alpena’s Heath ready for challenge of Division 2 golf finals

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Lizzy Heath entered the girls golf season with two goals in mind: shoot a round under 90 and earn all-conference honors.Heath managed to do both this season, but she accomplished an even bigger goal in the process.Heath became the second female golfer from Alpena to qualify for the state finals ...

Alpena edged by Trojans in 5 sets

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TRAVERSE CITY-The Alpena volleyball team went wire-to-wire with Traverse City Central on Wednesday and fell just short of victory.Alpena lost 16-25, 25-23, 21-25, 25-22, 13-15."(That was) the best I have seen them play all year. Chemistry and communication were great tonight. Our passing was ...