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One final tune-up

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ROGERS CITY — Over the past several years it has been a luxury for the Alpena High and Rogers City softball teams to play their final games of the regular season as a tune-up before postseason play begins. For more than a decade, both the Wildcats and Hurons have enjoyed their share of ...

Alcona’s Bilbey prepared for busy weekend at state finals

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Lily Bilbey has a busy weekend ahead of her. The Alcona sophomore will compete in four different events during the Division 4 track and field state finals at Baldwin Street Middle School in Hudsonville on Saturday. She’ll compete in the 100 dash, 200 dash, 400 dash and run a leg in the ...

Cardinals split with Farwell on the road

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FARWELL—The Onaway softball team split a doubleheader with Farwell on Wednesday and each team won by a 6-4 score. Onaway (25-6) won the opener 6-4. Calley Selke earned the win after striking out eight. Kennedy Crawford, Breya Domke and Kayla Metty each had two hits for Onaway and Selke ...

Putting on a show

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A record-setting day put Maddy Boyd back in a familiar spot. The Alpena High senior broke two meet records during the 16th annual Alpena News Honor Roll Track and Field Invitational on Tuesday at Thunder Bay Junior High School. Boyd bettered her own meet mark in the 1,600 run crossing the ...

Two for the seniors

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The Alpena High baseball team gave its seniors a winning sendoff on Saturday. The Wildcats rallied for a win in game one and won in a rout in game two, defeating Melvindale 4-3 and 9-0 at Alpena High School on Senior Day in their home finale. “I was real pleased with the day. It’s our ...

Right down the middle

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TOWER—Before the second game of a doubleheader on Friday, Onaway softball coach Jodi Brewbaker had a simple message for her team. “Let’s get this done.” The Cardinals took Brewbaker’s message to heart and bounced back from a rough finish in game one to split a Ski Valley Conference ...

Posen softball team secures Little Dipper division championship

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HALE—The Posen softball team ended its regular season on a satisfying note on Friday. Posen broke open a pair of close games with Hale to clinch the North Star League’s Little Dipper division title after 22-3 and 14-2 wins. Posen (16-8, 7-1 NSL Little Dipper) led 5-3 after three innings ...

Everyone’s a winner

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HILLMAN — A busy week and regular season ended for the Hillman softball team as it split a North Star League doubleheader against Alcona, winning game one 5-4 and falling in the nightcap 13-5. Hillman found itself trailing early in game on as Hailee Gordy doubled home a run in the top of ...

Alcona, Hillman baseball teams split two extra-inning games

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HILLMAN—After watching his team struggle through a doubleheader sweep against Au Gres on Wednesday, Alcona baseball coach Nathan Walker told his players to go back to basics. The strategy paid off for Alcona, who split a North Star League doubleheader with Hillman on Thursday in Hillman. ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Area athletes shine at NSL Championships

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OSCODA — The Hale boys and Rogers City girls track teams took home first place honors at the North Star League Championships on Thursday at Oscoda High School. Hale took first with 132 points followed by Au Gres (119), Whittemore-Prescott (101), Alcona (95.5), Oscoda (66), Posen (45), ...

Offense carries the day

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POSEN—Oscoda’s offense was too much for the Posen softball team to handle on Wednesday. Macy Kellstrom and Lauren D’Nuzio each hit a home run and the Owls defeated Posen in a doubleheader, 9-4 and 15-5 (five innings). The top of the Owls’ lineup did a lot of the damage, but ...

A winning sendoff

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The Alpena High softball team gave its seniors a fitting send-off. The Wildcats swept Petoskey 4-0 and 13-0 (five innings) on Tuesday at home, clinching the Big North Conference title for the ninth consecutive season on Senior Day. The doubleheader sweep gave the Wildcats a perfect 10-0 ...

Schmanski places in top 10 at Alpena Golf Invite

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The Alpena High boys golf team couldn’t have asked for better conditions or a better day to host its annual Alpena Golf Invite as the Wildcats welcomed 16 total teams to River’s Edge Golf Club on Tuesday. Along with Alpena, the other five Big North Conference teams competed—Gaylord, ...

The best in their class

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Chris DeRocher and Maddy Boyd aren’t strangers to success. Throughout their athletic careers at Alpena High School, both DeRocher and Boyd have pushed themselves to become the best they can be and on Monday, the two were recognized for their efforts as they were named 2019 Alpena High ...

Selke throws no-hitter as Onaway stays perfect in SVC play

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ONAWAY—Calley Selke threw a no-hitter and the Onaway softball team kept its perfect record in Ski Valley Conference play on Monday, defeating Johannesburg-Lewiston 5-0 and 11-1 in a doubleheader on its Military Appreciation Night. Selke’s no hitter came in the opener for Onaway (21-4, ...

Becoming Lumberjacks

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The Alpena Community College got a big influx of local talent on Sunday after more than a half dozen local players all inked their letters of intent to play volleyball with the Lumberjacks next season. Those that sized their letters of intent included: Maddie Hincka (Rogers City), Alex ...

Local athletes qualify for Division 4 track finals

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INDIAN RIVER—Northeast Michigan will be well represented at the Division 4 track and field state finals in a couple of weeks. Local athletes shined on a big stage during a Division 4 regional on Friday in Indian River, winning regional championships in 11 different events. In total, 30 ...