Athletes honored by North Star League

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ALPENA — The North Star League recently released its all-conference awards for the 2021 fall season, honoring many local athletes. All conference selections are as follows: FOOTBALL Offense Running back — First team: Keagan Bender, Au Gres; Trace Juergens, Atlanta; Second team: Sean ...

Alpena hosts annual Pure North Classic

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ALPENA — More than two years after the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the Alpena AAU competitive gymnastics team is in action and competing again. Alpena hosted the fifth annual Pure North Classic Gymnastics tournament on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. The team now consists of 20 competitors at three ...

ACC volleyball players earn all-conference honors

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ALPENA — Several members of the Alpena Community College volleyball team were recently honored by the Michigan Community College Athletic Association for their play during the 2021 season. Freshman Allie DeRocher was named to the all-Eastern Conference second team as well as the ...

Rogers City’s Matt Wilbert signs with ACC

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ALPENA — Throughout his high school career, Matt Wilbert established himself as a hard worker, always willing to push himself to improve. That’s just the type of work ethic that Alpena Community College cross country coach Mark Jacobs is looking for. Wilbert became the newest member of ...

Klemens takes over as Alpena Sports Hall of Fame president

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ALPENA — Longtime Alpena athletics supporter and Alpena Sports Hall of Fame board member Liz Klemens has been named the Hall of Fame’s new president. Klemens takes over the position after longtime Hall of Fame president Gary Mischley recently announced his retirement from the role after ...