Rudyard’s Jerzie Belleville signs to plays 2 sports at ACC

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ALPENA -- Jerzie Belleville was all set to stay in the Upper Peninsula for college. But the draw of Alpena Community College was too big to ignore for the recent Rudyard High School graduate. Belleville became the newest member of ACC’s girls basketball and softball programs on Wednesday ...

Northeast Michigan spring athletes honored

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ALPENA — Several area softball players were recently honored by the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association for the 2021 season. Rogers City’s Karissa Rabeau and Onaway’s Kyli Brewbaker were both named to the Division 4 first team. Hillman’s Nicole Barbeau and Rogers ...

Hillman’s Jones to join Delta softball program

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HILLMAN — After two years away from the softball field, Jessica Jones had no idea what to expect. Regardless, she told herself to just go out and play. “I know it was going to be rough. I hadn’t played since my freshman year and that’s a lot of time,” Jones said. “But I didn’t ...

Alpena’s Austin Bush signs with Olivet

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ALPENA — Whether he’s working out, practicing or in the middle of competition, Austin Bush pushes himself to give 100% in everything he does. That drive to succeed paid big dividends for Bush last season and opened the door for him to compete at the next level. Bush, a recently ...

Local sports heroes: Where are they now?

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This summer, The News reached out to a half-dozen Northeast Michigan sports heroes who've made it big in athletics to find out what they're up to these days. In case you missed it, find all of our stories below: * "Mio scoring champion Jay Smith has done it all in basketball" * "Former ...