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Still seeing red

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There is no question that the Alpena High girls basketball team’s kryptonite on the basketball court is Marquette. Wednesday’s 56-31 district semifinal loss for the Wildcats marked the third time in the last five years that their season has ended at the hands of the Redettes. Despite ...

Hillman rallies late to win district opener

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HILLMAN — When tournament time comes around, it doesn’t matter whether you win going away or win ugly. All that matters is that you find a way to win. The Hillman girls basketball team found a way on Wednesday. Angelina Hunt scored on a putback with 1:49 remaining and the Tigers went ...

Krajniak’s career night helps Posen survive postseason scare

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HILLMAN — A career night from Riley Krajniak helped the Posen girls basketball team survive an early postseason scare. Krajniak scored a career-high 30 points, including five three-pointers, to help the Vikings defeat Wolverine, 58-50, in a Division 4 district semifinal on Wednesday at ...

Alcona, Oscoda advance to district finals

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WHITTEMORE — Megan Grove scored 19 points and knocked down four clutch free-throws at the end of the game to help her Alcona Tigers defeated Tawas 40-38 in Wednesday’s Division 3 district semifinal contest. “As the old adage goes, it is hard to beat a team three times in a season,” ...

Swami has some spring in his step

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There are plenty of reasons to be happy this time of year. Days are getting longer, daylight savings is coming and spring is just around the corner. It can’t come soon enough for Swami, but there’s still lots of basketball to be played. Girls district play has already begun and boys ...

Getting back on track

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After losing its last three games by a combined four points, the Alpena High boys basketball team was determined to get on back on track Tuesday when it welcomed Bay City Western. After a sluggish opening quarter, the Wildcats started firing on all cylinders and snapped their three-game skid ...

Shut down and out

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As the saying goes “it’s hard to beat a team three times in a year,” this is what the Alpena High hockey team was up against in Saturday’s Division 3 regional semifinal contest. Unfortunately for Alpena, the third time was no charm, in fact it was the complete opposite as the Gaylord ...

Girls playoff basketball tips off tonight

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For some teams, it’s a clean slate; a chance to wash away the struggles of the regular season. For others it’s a chance for redemption; an opportunity to make up for the missed chances of years past. Still for other teams, it’s a chance to finally get going after steamrolling through ...

Vikings by a nose

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Jadon Duncan hit a big shot for the Alpena High boys basketball team on Friday night. Then Tipp Baker hit a bigger one. Baker’s uncontested layup and a last-second miss by the Wildcats on a three-point attempt was enough to give Cadillac a 43-42 overtime victory and a share of conference ...

Wildcats hoping for continued success against Gaylord

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A year ago, Alpena and Gaylord met in a Division 3 regional semifinal contest at the Otsego County Sportsplex in Gaylord. Despite an early Blue Devils goal, the end result saw the Wildcats skating away victorious by a score of 3-1 on Gaylord’s home ice, ending the Blue Devils’ season. ...

Alcona girls basketball team wins regular season finale

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LINCOLN — The Alcona girls basketball team wrapped up its regular season on a positive note, defeating North Star League foe Mio by a final score of 53-36. After holding a 14-10 lead after one quarter, the Tigers held Mio scoreless in the second and broke the game open and held a ...

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 ...