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Alpena hockey team earns signature win against Midland Dow

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SAULT STE. MARIE — The first half of the season has been challenging for the Alpena High hockey team. The Wildcats had just one win entering Saturday’s matchup against the No. 9 ranked Midland Dow Chargers and were coming off of a disappointing 7-1 loss to Plymouth the night before. A ...

Alpena boys basketball team stays unbeaten with win at Escanaba

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ESCANABA — Friday’s game for the Alpena High boys basketball team was a test. The Wildcats made the long trip north to Escanaba for their first game of the new year after an extended layoff. Nothing came easy, but Alpena remained unbeaten as they edged the Eskymos 47-46 to improve to ...

A successful sibling bond

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Hillman has a rich tradition of athletics. Part of Hillman’s success begins in youth sports and has carried on until the athletes reach the junior high and high school levels. So many can be praised for the reason Hillman has seen success from high school all the way down to the youth ...

Swami still has memories

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Swami always contends being on a team is an accomplishment, in it’s own right. Playing might be limited, but years after the memories are still there. Isn’t that what playing sports is all about? It isn’t how many goals you scored, how many baskets made, or touchdowns scored. The lasting ...

Gentry, USA win Gold Medal

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The United States U18 women’s hockey team defeated Canada 2-1 in overtime on Thursday to capture the Gold Medal. The Vladimir Dzurilla Arena in Bratislava hosted the world’s top-two teams and they didn’t disappoint. Kiara Zanon scored the game-winning goal 16:52 into overtime on a ...

Gentry scores as Team USA advances to finals

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Bratislava, Slovakia—Emma Gentry is on the board. The Alpena native lit the lamp at the 12:47 mark of the second period scoring the final goal in Team USA’s 3-0 win over Russia on Wednesday in the semifinals of the U-18 Women’s World Championship. Gentry crashed the crease and ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Alpena grapplers compete in TC

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TRAVERSE CITY—The Alpena High wrestling team competed last Saturday in the Traverse City West Holiday Wrestling Invitational. Cameron Kubbe (285) placed fifth after pinning two of his opponents and falling by technical fall 15-3 in another match to the No. 2 seed. Wyatt Romero broke even, ...

Alpena’s All-Decade Teams

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Football Josh Campbell; Austin Leeck; Tom Dihle; Jordan Ferguson; Logan Guthrie; Eli Winter; Jordan Schultz; Tyler Erickson; Zac Cramer; Brad Styma; Alex Arch. Hockey Cooper Black; Kyle VanDusen; Owen Limback; Dean Schmanski; Nick Esch. Boys Basketball Tyler Pintar; Chris DeRocher; ...

All-Area All-Decade Selections

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FOOTBALL ALPENA Josh Campbell; Austin Leeck; Tom Dihle; Jordan Ferguson; Logan Guthrie; Eli Winter; Jordan Schultz; Tyler Erickson; Zac Cramer; Brad Styma; Alex Arch. ALCONA Brock Franklin; Cody Franklin; Garrette Norling; Josh Mead; Nathan Fettes; Devon Mills; Brock Lavergne; Alex ...

All-Decade Girls Basketball Team

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∫ Korynn Hincka, Posen A four-time Alpena News Player of the Year, who played as an eighth grader and graduated as Posen’s all-time leading scorer and the leading scorer in the North Star League. Selected Class D all-state three times and led Posen to a quarterfinal appearance as a senior ...

All-Decade Boys Basketball Team

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∫ Chris DeRocher, Alpena A two-time Alpena News Player of the Year and three-time Alpena News selection who was a four-year starter and graduated as Alpena’s all-time scoring leader, breaking a record that stood since 1972. Twice voted Alpena’s team MVP and Offensive MVP while averaging ...

All-Decade Football Team

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∫ Josh Campbell, Alpena The 2010 Alpena News Player of the Year who passed for 1,870 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior, earning second team all-Big North honors and setting Alpena passing records. ∫ Brock Franklin, Alcona The 2016 Alpena News Player of the Year, who put together a ...

The thrill of competition

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Rodney Hart has no idea how or why it started. But a crazy idea he hatched more than 30 years ago to increase interest in college football bowl games with readers of The Alpena News took hold immediately and continues to be an annual tradition in many households. Started in 1989, Hart’s ...

Late penalties doom Wildcats in loss to Escanaba

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Kyle Krutina was in the right spot at the right time for the Escanaba hockey team on Saturday. Krutina buried a rebound with his team shorthanded early in the third period to give the Eskymos enough cushion to skate to a 4-3 win over Alpena at Northern Lights Arena on the second day of ...

The wheels come off

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After 40 minutes of solid play, the wheels came off suddenly and quickly for the Alpena High School hockey team on Friday. Steven Miller scored twice and Howell scored six third period goals to skate by the Wildcats 7-1 at Northern Lights Arena on the first day of the Holiday ...

Gentry, USA off to 2-0 start at U18 World Championship

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BRATISLAVA, Slovakia—Emma Gentry and the United States U18 women’s hockey team is off to a great start at the IIHF U-18 Women’s World Championship. Team USA edged Russia 1-0 on Friday in pool play and defeated Finland 4-1 on Thursday. A late goal from Ella Huber gave the Americans the ...

Picking up the pace

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If there was any doubt heading into this season as to whether or not the Alpena High boys basketball team would take a step back after losing a handful of key players off of last years team, the Wildcats put that question to rest on Friday as they faced their first Big North Conference test of ...

Wildcats end 2019 with victory over TC West

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TRAVERSE CITY — The Alpena High girls basketball team traveled to Traverse City on Thursday in search of a big momentum boost to end the year and the Wildcats came away with a 37-36 victory over their Big North Conference rival TC West Titans. “It’s a good win going into the break. We ...

Swami wishes continued success for local hoopsters

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In years past, Swami has always waited until the last minute to finish his Christmas shopping. Guess what? He’s done early this year and he did it all himself. After all, Christmas gifts are about the thought put into it and not the money. The All-Knowing-One has put a lot of thought into ...