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Alpena Community College welcomed a new student-athlete on Wednesday as Alexis Trombley signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her athletic career for the Lumberjacks. Trombley signed on to become a member of the ACC volleyball team and also committed to play softball for the ...

Hurons seize opportunity

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PETOSKEY—Throughout the postseason, different members of the Rogers City softball team have made big plays at key times to keep the Hurons’ season alive. On Tuesday, it was Karissa Rabeau’s turn. The sophomore outfielder lined a two-run double up the middle in the top of the sixth ...

Copping, Goike to continue baseball careers at Delta College

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For the past three years, Bruz Copping and Aidan Goike have been staples in the Alpena High baseball program. Both Copping and Goike made the varsity team as sophomores and started the past three years, playing key roles for the Wildcats during a successful three years on the ...

A familiar foe

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The Rogers City softball team’s quest to return to East Lansing will follow a familiar path this season. For the second straight season, the Hurons (26-8) will play Rudyard in a Division 4 quarterfinal on Tuesday at Petoskey High School. Game time is scheduled for 2 p.m. The winner will ...

Four in a row

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EAST JORDAN — Brooke Saile picked the perfect time to hit her first career home run. The Rogers City junior’s two-run shot to center field in the fourth inning gave the Hurons the spark they needed on the way to a 7-0 victory over Onaway in a Division 4 regional final at East Jordan High ...

Alpena rallies in semifinal, falls in regional title game

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SAGINAW — Saturday’s Division 1 regional championship day for the Alpena softball team was filled with emotion. The Wildcats rallied back to defeat Grand Blanc in the regional semifinal game 3-2, but got shut out in the title game as Bay City Western defeated the Wildcats 6-0 at Saginaw ...

Time to step it up

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As exciting as district play was last week, the competition will intensify during the regional tournament on Saturday. Of the three local softball teams that remain in the playoffs, two—Alpena and Rogers City— are ready to defend regional championships. The other—Onaway—is looking ...

Shining bright on the diamond

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Playing a collegiate sport as a freshman has its challenges and can be intimidating. The time commitment it takes to earn playing time may seem a bit overwhelming at times from the hours put in at practice, to the weight room, to games and balancing academics. Lyndsey Ryba is used to ...

Mistakes cost Tigers in regional baseball loss

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MIO—Mistakes caught up to the Alcona baseball team at the wrong time on Wednesday. The Tigers committed four errors during a Division 4 regional semifinal against Marlette and ultimately paid for their mistakes in an 8-4 loss at Mio High School. Alcona (15-16) briefly led in the fourth ...

Sims steps down as Alpena football coach

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After three seasons, Alpena High football coach Aaron Sims has decided to move on. Aaron Sims made the decision on Tuesday and ends his Alpena tenure with a 7-20 record. “The decision for me really came down to doing what’s best for our family. There were opportunities that opened up ...

Softball districts made for exciting weekend

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After his team rallied to win an eighth consecutive district title on Saturday afternoon, Rogers City softball coach Karl Grambau joked that the Hurons had saved him a trip to the hospital and money for a stress test. You couldn’t blame him for thinking that. After two of the most tightly ...

Hurons find a way

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ATLANTA—The Rogers City softball team has made winning district championships look effortless for the last several years, but the Hurons’ latest district triumph proved to be anything but easy. After a uncharacteristically quiet day at the plate, the Hurons finally woke up in the ninth ...

Alpena’s Winter, Bullis win championships at D-1 finals

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EAST KENTWOOD — For the first time since 1997, Alpena High School has a state track champion. Eli Winter broke his own school discus record to win a state title and Gabe Bullis paced the field in the pole vault to give the Wildcats a pair of state champions during the Division 1 finals ...

Hillman, Rogers City fall to Joburg in district play

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ATLANTA — Two teams’ postseason woes continued on Saturday as the Hillman and Rogers City baseball teams were both on the receiving end of a loss to Johannesburg-Lewiston during Division 4 district play in Atlanta as Joburg shut out Rogers City 8-0 in the first game of the day and held onto ...

The sweetest feeling

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GAYLORD—Eight years of waiting is over for the Onaway softball team. Calley Selke hit a game-tying three-run home run, pitched a gem in relief and Taylor Larson delivered a game-winning, two-run single with two outs in the sixth inning to help the Cardinals knock off Indian River Inland ...

Alcona High baseball team wins district championship in Mio

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MIO—Early offense carried the Alcona baseball team back to a district championship. The Tigers scored eight runs in the third inning of Friday’s Division 4 district final and went on to defeat Au Gres 13-3 to win their first district since 2017. Both teams scored a run in the first ...

The hunt for hardware begins

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With all of the confidence and talent that many of the area baseball teams possess, district tournament over the next few days should see a lot of competitive games. Teams such as Alpena, Hillman, Alcona and Rogers City are looking to avenge previous district defeats, while teams like Mio and ...

Area softball teams eyeing for deep postseason runs

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With the regular season complete, area softball teams are ready to begin what they hope will be long and successful postseason runs. For teams like Alpena, Rogers City and Onaway, anything less than a district championship and appearance in a regional championship game would likely be a ...

Alpena vaulter Myers looking to finish strong at state finals

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Patience and persistence have carried a long way Karli Myers during her high school career. On Saturday she’s hoping those traits along with her talent will carry her to the awards podium. Myers will be one of three Alpena pole vaulters competing at the Division 1 state finals at East ...