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Tearing it up on the diamond

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Though Jensen and Kalen Tchorzynski are at different points in their collegiate careers, the sisters are sharing similar success at the next level. Jensen is a junior and after two stellar seasons at Delta Community College, she took her talents to Illinois and signed with the University of ...

Hillman’s mistakes help Hurons sweep key NSL doubleheader

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ROGERS CITY — If playing shorthanded wasn’t bad enough for the Hillman baseball team, the Tigers hurt themselves even more by committing several mistakes and were swept in an important North Star League doubleheader on Thursday in Rogers City, falling to the Hurons 4-3 and 5-0. “I told ...

Trojans mercy Alpena; Onaway blanks Joburg

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TRAVERSE CITY—The Alpena girls soccer team lost to Traverse City Central by mercy rule, 8-0 on Thursday. Traverse City led 2-0 early in the first half, but with ten minutes to go the Trojans picked up their pace. Traverse City scored six goals in the next fifteen minutes. The mercy came ...

Taming the Titans

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The Alpena High track teams overcame windy, chilly conditions on Wednesday to top Traverse City West in a Big North Conference dual meet at Alpena High School. Alpena’s boys team defeated West 93-67 and Alpena’s girls team defeated the Titans 85 1/2 to 73 1/2. Josh Smith and Trevor ...

Growing pains continue

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It has been a challenging season for the Alpena girls soccer team, especially in Big North Conference play. The Wildcats were in search of their first conference win on Tuesday, but suffered some tough luck in a 4-1 loss to Petoskey at Wildcat Stadium. “It was a fun game. The girls ...

Wildcats improving despite loss to Titans

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Alpena tennis coach Charlie Giordano had a good feeling about Yuka Yamato on Tuesday. Before her three singles match on Tuesday, Giordano joked with Yamato that she was going to win for the second straight day, something Giordano admitted doesn’t happen very often. “I was joking with ...

Home runs power Alpena to wins

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GAYLORD—Home runs powered the Alpena High softball team to a pair of wins over Gaylord on Tuesday. Alpena won 13-1 in the opener and beat the Blue Devils 14-4 (five innings) in the second game. Jasmyn Schultz and Jessica Marwede hit back-to-back home runs in the seventh inning to lead ...

Wildcats show some fight

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Battling the elements, the Alpena girls tennis team showed a fair amount of fight on Monday against Cadillac in a Big North Conference tilt, but the Vikings ultimately got the better of the Wildcats and won 6-2. "Without a doubt, we were right there with them most of the day," Alpena coach ...

Yankees beat Cubs 5-4 in 18 innings

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CHICAGO (AP) — Aaron Hicks slid across home plate, hopped up and flexed his arms in jubilation. No Monday morning blues for Hicks and the New York Yankees. Hicks scored on Starlin Castro’s grounder in the 18th inning, and the rolling Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 in the majors’ ...

Tigers, Hurons battle to split NSL doubleheader

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LINCOLN — Monday’s baseball doubleheader between two of the North Star League’s top teams lived up to the expectations with two down-to-the-wire games as both Alcona and Rogers City battled and eventually split a doubleheader with the Hurons taking game one 10-8 and the Tigers holding on ...

Rogers City bats catch fire in sweep of Alcona

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LINCOLN — Coming into the season with high expectations, the Rogers City softball team has still been searching for one break out game that could get it going. The Hurons broke out on Monday, sweeping Alcona in a North Star League doubleheader, winning by scores of 20-6 and 24-4. After ...

Welcome to the Hall

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Mike Cadarette, Ryan Krueger, Jerry LeTourneau, Jack Discher and Dick Spencer achieved great things, whether it was on the field playing or coaching over the course of their careers. On Saturday, all five took their rightful place in the Alpena Sports Hall of Fame as part of the 2016 class ...

Errors doom Wildcats again vs. Norsemen

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It was the sort of deja vu the Alpena baseball team wasn’t hoping to experience again. Porous defense. A lack of hitting. Momentum-crushing errors. Added up, it spelled defeat for the Wildcats as they settled for runner-up honors at their annual MacKenzie Invitational on Saturday ...

Alpena JV softball team wins home tournament

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Winning has been contagious for the Alpena JV softball team as they dominated the competition during the teams annual home tournament on Saturday. The Wildcats went a perfect 3-0 to capture the title, beating Cheboygan 16-0, Ogemaw-Heights 28-3 and Rogers City 21-5. “It was just fun to ...

The learning continues

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Just a day before its annual MacKenzie Invitational, the Alpena baseball team faced a tough test on Friday against the always talented Grosse Pointe North Norsemen. Alpena came in on a bit of a hot streak and Grosse Pointe came in with a 12-4 record. The two teams played sloppy defense ...

Alpena boys finish second at BC Western Invitational

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AUBURN—The Alpena boys track team had an impressive showing on Friday at the Bay City Western Invitational, finishing second out of 14 teams. Alpena finished with 188 points, behind Bay City Western (198) and ahead of Frankenmuth (164), Midland Dow (151) and Midland (128) among other ...

Alpena honors versatility

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The Alpena Sports Hall of Fame has welcomed many multi-sport stars into its ranks through the years and each of them has their own unique story. On Saturday, Ryan Krueger will get to tell his story. After a stellar career in three sports at Alpena High School, which included all-state ...

Alpena unable to keep up with Titans in loss

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At one point Jaelyn Dobrowolski looked like she might become a star on the soccer field at Alpena High School. But instead of wearing green and white, Dobrowolski moved to Traverse City to put on the green and gold for the Titans at Traverse City West. On Thursday, Dobrowolski showed she has ...