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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: ACC softball wins 3 of 4 in weekend games

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BASEBALL Alpena drops 2 to Mt. Pleasant MT. PLEASANT — The Alpena High baseball team took a pair of losses over the weekend to Mt. Pleasant, losing 8-2 and 12-1 on the road. Travis Weide took the loss for Alpena in game one and Alex Cadarette and Cam Potter accounted for both of Alpena’s ...

Regional champion Alpena hockey team stars on and off the ice

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ALPENA — Despite the season being over, the Alpena High hockey team and two of their players are still assisting without being on the ice. Fresh off a regional championship season, the Wildcats, with the help of Alpena sports supporter Doug Field of Falcon Consumables and Vulcan Systems, ...

Alcona pauses spring sports

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Alcona Community Schools announced on Wednesday a pause on athletic competition due to the continued spread of COVID-19 within the school district. Athletics will be on pause at Alcona until April 19 when competition against other schools can resume. Practices will return on April 12, if and ...

Alpena men’s and women’s basketball lose to Schoolcraft

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Schoolcraft 75, Alpena 33 LIVONIA — The Lumberjacks (1-12) got off to a slow start on Friday and couldn’t catch up. At press time, no further information was available. MEN’S BASKETBALL Schoolcraft 77, Alpena 74 LIVONIA — The Lumberjacks (2-11) battled back ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Alpena grapplers compete at state finals

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GRAND RAPIDS — Three Alpena wrestlers competed in the Division 2 state finals on Friday at Van Andel Arena, but weren’t able to bring home all-state honors. Mason Bray (160) was pinned in his first match and then lost by technical fall in the consolation bracket. Austin Bush (125) won his ...

Alpena High grapplers headed to D-2 state finals

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ALPENA — Just go out and wrestle. Through all the pauses and uncertainty and scheduling changes brought on by the pandemic, Alpena High senior Austin Bush has kept this simple mantra in mind each time he goes to the mat. It’s paid off well so far. The 125-pounder is 18-2 this season, ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Oscoda falls in boys hoops regional final

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BOYS BASKETBALL Iron Mountain 63, Oscoda 52 SAULT STE. MARIE — The Owls were handed their first loss and saw their season end in a Division 3 regional final. Oscoda (20-1) led 29-22 at halftime after a solid shooting performance in the second quarter. The Owls kept the lead until the ...

Panthers runners-up in LCAHL championship

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The Alpena Panthers PeeWee AA hockey team finished runner-up over the March 19-21 weekend of the LCAHL championships. The team defeated Kalamazoo Friday, 2-0. Trevor Worth started the scoring with an assist from Sam Bastow and Owen Mischeloney finished the scoring with an assist from Trevor ...

All-North Star League hoops teams selected

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The North Star League recently announced its all-league basketball teams for the 2021 season. The teams are as follows: GIRLS BASKETBALL Big Dipper 1st team Macy Kellstrom, Oscoda; Izzy Hulverson, Oscoda; Karissa Rabeau, Rogers City, Lily Bilbey, Alcona; Mio Whipkey, Oscoda; Kelsey ...

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: St. Clair tops Lumberjacks

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL St. Clair 75, Alpena 47 ALPENA — A fourth quarter run by the Skippers proved to be the biggest difference in what was a close contest early on on Tuesday. Alpena (1-11) trailed 15-8 after one quarter, 37-29 at halftime. Jade Schultz poured in 21 points for Alpena and ...

Storch serves as assistant to Florida high school state champion

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ALPENA — Even during the offseason, Tim Storch can’t keep away from the soccer field for too long. Recently retired from his role as Alpena High athletic director and with plenty of time on his hands in Florida during the winter, Storch decided to do what he’s done for more than three ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Posen, Alcona girls fall in hoops regionals

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GIRLS BASKETBALL Mackinaw City 78, Posen 50 PELLSTON — Madison Smith had 23 points and Marlie Postula added 21 to lead the Comets past the Vikings (15-2) in a Division 4 regional semifinal. Posen trailed by just four after one quarter, but struggled defensively and was outscored 20-6 in ...

Cardinals top Hillman, capture first district title since 2016

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ONAWAY — It was physical, it was feisty, and it got downright ugly at times. But at the end of the night — no matter how it looked — the Onaway Cardinals just wanted to be the last ones standing. Thanks to a remarkably resilient performance, the Cardinals (13-3) pulled away late for a ...

Vikings defeat Onaway for 2nd straight district title

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WOLVERINE — Patience and second half improvement paved the way to more district gold for the Posen girls basketball team. Ella Szatkowski scored 21 points and Makayla Kamyszek added nine as Posen rebounded from an up-and-down first half to defeat Onaway 44-29 in a Division 4 district final ...

Alcona routs Cardinals for first district title since 2018

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WHITTEMORE — At end of a crazy week, the Alcona girls basketball team was left standing as a district champion. Kelsey Hansen scored 15 points, Lily Bilbey added 10 and Karen Sharboneau had seven as the Tigers defeated Whittemore-Prescott 49-23 on Friday in a Division 3 district ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Alpena hockey team falls in quarterfinal

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HOCKEY Calumet 6, Alpena 0 MARQUETTE — The Wildcats came up empty-handed in a Division 3 quarterfinal Wednesday, falling behind 2-0 after one period and 4-0 after two frames. Alpena (5-12-1) took an early timeout halfway through the opening period and Calumet connected on the ...