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A first round victory

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Playoff hockey and all the nerves that come with it were on full display Wednesday. Despite the Alpena High hockey team being as close to full strength as it has been all year, it took a while for the Wildcats to shake those first game jitters and settle in. Alpena was tested, but passed ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Onaway boys defeat Bellaire; Fairview girls top RC

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BELLAIRE—Jager Mix scored 18 points, Kevin Pearson added 13 and the Onaway boys basketball team snapped a two-game losing streak with a 50-40 win over Bellaire on Wednesday. Spencer Nash added 10 points and Austin Nash had five for the Cardinals (4-14). Onaway trailed 13-12 after one ...

Swami aims for perfection

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It’s often said that the easiest way to score in basketball is to make free throws. That may be, but Swami disagrees. Do you know how hard it is to stand at the charity stripe by yourself with everyone looking? The pressure is immense, even if it’s something a player practices all the ...

Lumberjacks routed in 2019-20 season finale

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WARREN—The Alpena Community College men’s basketball team ended the 2019-20 season with a thud, losing to Macomb 117-52 on Wednesday. ACC (2-24) fell behind 62-19 at halftime and continued to struggle in the second half. Despite the loss, sophomore Logan Guenther ended his ACC career on ...

Ready to battle

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Resilient. The one word to illustrate the 2019-2020 Alpena High hockey team. A year after one of the best seasons in program history, this year’s group of young Wildcats felt compelled to carry on the winning tradition. The Wildcats found out early on that they weren’t the team from ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Vikings clinch share of Little Dipper title

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POSEN—The Posen girls basketball team wrapped up a share of the North Star League’s Little Dipper division title in dominant fashion on Tuesday, beating Atlanta 74-19. Riley Krajniak scored 13 points and Makayla Kamyszek and Elena Kalbitzer added 13 and 11 points respectively for the ...

An up-and-down night

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The Alpena High girls basketball team took the good with the bad on Monday. The good? A fast start to the second half offensively and defensive adjustments that allowed Alpena to control play. The bad? A slow start where anything that could go wrong did and a halftime deficit that proved ...

Lumberjacks unable to find rhythm, fall in home finale

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Just two days after playing one of its best halves of basketball in recent memory and losing a heartbreaker, the Alpena Community College men’s basketball team seemed to still be dwelling on tough loss and couldn’t find its rhythm in Monday’s 79-57 loss to St. Clair County Community ...

ACC women start slow, drop home finale to Skippers

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A slow start proved to be costly for the Alpena Community College women’s basketball team on Monday. The Lumberjacks honored their six sophomores before the game, but unfortunately for Alpena, only half of them were able to suit up in the home finale as Emma Jore, Shelby Seaver and Kyra ...

A painful defeat

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After playing one of its best halves of basketball in more than five years, the Alpena Community College men’s basketball team surrendered a second half lead and missed a final desperation three at the buzzer to try and send the game to overtime, suffering a heartbreaking 70-67 loss to Delta ...

ACC women play hard, but fade late vs. Delta

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The Alpena Community College women’s basketball team gave everything it had to give on Saturday, but time and a lack of depth worked against the Lumberjacks in a 74-60 loss to Delta at Park Arena.  Kathelyn Englehardt scored 22 points and was the difference-maker in the game for the ...

Learning the hard way

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The Alpena High hockey team couldn’t have asked for a much better test to end the regular season. But the Wildcats were perhaps wishing for a better result by the end of the night. The Wildcats (10-13-2, 6-4 BNC) were once again shorthanded—which has been the story of their season—and ...

Wildcats can’t find a rhythm in loss to Cadillac

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An inability to get into a rhythm cost the Alpena High girls basketball team dearly on Friday. Beset by free throw shooting troubles, struggles to finish at the basket and too many stops and starts, the Wildcats played well in spurts, but not enough to keep up with Cadillac in a 55-35 loss at ...

Not quite enough

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A rally attempt by the Alpena High boys basketball team fell painfully short on Thursday. After rallying from an 11-point deficit to tie the game in the final minute, the Wildcats were left on the losing end of a 47-46 contest against Traverse City West at home. The loss is the third in ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Onaway girls top Joburg to snap skid

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ONAWAY—Breya Domke and Taylor Larson scored 16 points each and the Onaway girls basketball team broke a three-game losing streak on Thursday with a win over Johannesburg-Lewiston, 45-37. Onaway (9-8, 9-6 Ski Valley Conference) trailed 37-30 after three quarters, but surged past the ...

No letting up

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POSEN — Coming off of a thrilling one point win over the then No. 6 ranked team in Division 4, Posen head coach Chris Keller was wary of a let down and preached to his Vikings to worry about the task at hand and take the rest of the season one game at a time. There was absolutely no let ...