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Alpena girls soccer team picks up huge victory over Gaylord

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GAYLORD — The Alpena High girls soccer team picked up a monumental win for its program on Tuesday by defeating Gaylord 2-1. The Blue Devils entered as the top team in the Big North Conference, but it was the visiting Wildcats who built a two-goal lead early and held on to earn their first ...

A good day of ball

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ROGERS CITY — Through its first four games of the regular season, the Rogers City baseball team has proven it can hit. The Hurons improved to 4-0 on the season after sweeping North Star League rival Hillman 12-4 and 11-1 in a doubleheader on Monday at Schalk Field in Rogers City, “We ...

Big innings key Hurons’ sweep of Tigers

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ROGERS CITY—The Rogers City softball team did a good job taking advantage of opportunities on Monday. Kyrsten Altman and Taylor Fleming each hit a home run and the Hurons used one big inning in each game to overtake Hillman for a pair of 8-1 victories during a doubleheader in Rogers ...

Onaway softball dominates Forest Area in SVC opener

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ONAWAY—Kennedy Crawford threw a perfect game, Calley Selke threw a no-hitter and the Onaway softball team got its conference slate off to a dominating start on Monday, topping Forest Area 10-0 (five innings) and 15-0 (three innings) in its Ski Valley Conference opener. Crawford’s perfect ...

Christopherson to make history with Hall of Fame induction

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In more than 40 years of running, Wayne Christopherson’s resume has produced a lot of firsts. On May 4, he’ll add another one to the list. With his induction into the Alpena Sports Hall of Fame, Christopherson will become the first marathoner to be enshrined. He’ll be inducted as part ...

Mott holds Lumberjacks’ offense in check during triple-header

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The Alpena Community College softball team made plenty of contact at the plate on Saturday, but struggled to generate offense. Held in check by Mott’s defense, the Lumberjacks were limited to five runs on eight hits across three games, dropping a triple-header against the Bears at Alpena ...

Hurons, Cards compete in Holton tournament

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HOLTON—The Rogers City softball team got a tough early season test on Saturday, going 2-1 at a tournament in Holton. In a six-team field, five of six teams competed are currently ranked among the top 10 in Division 4. The teams competing included No. 3 Rogers City, No. 4 Holton, No. 6 ...

Local hoops stars honored by BCAM, Free Press

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Several local girls basketball players recently were honored by the Detroit Free Press after the paper announced its all-state girls basketball teams on Sunday. Oscoda’s Lauren Langley and Rogers City’s Taylor Fleming earned the highest honors and were both named to the Division 3 second ...

Changing with the times

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For 47 years, the Alpena Boosters Club has been the backbone of sports in Alpena. The club is a non-profit organization and plays an important role in sports around Alpena County, raising money and donating it to provide local athletes with opportunities. For over 40 years, the club has ...

Lumberjacks drop home opener to Mott

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Some familiar faces took the field at Alpena High School on Friday as the Alpena Community College softball team welcomed Mott Community College for the Lumberjacks’ home opener. Former area standouts and current Mott Bears, Lizzy Kendziorski and Kayla Rabeau propelled Mott to a 7-2 victory ...

Local hoopsters honored by Freep

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Several local boys basketball players recently were honored by the Detroit Free Press after the paper announced its all-state basketball teams earlier this week. Alpena’s Chris DeRocher earned the highest nod after he was named to the Division 1 third team. DeRocher—the two-time ...

Failure to capitalize

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A steady rain and sloppy field conditions didn’t stop two Big North Conference foes from lighting up the scoreboard on Thursday at Wildcat Stadium. The Alpena High girls soccer team opened up BNC play at home against Traverse City Central on Thursday and were on the receiving end of a 6-4 ...

Wildcats stay competitive despite loss to Vikings

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Every time it takes the court, the Alpena High girls tennis team plays with the goal of making its opponent work, whether the Wildcats win or lose. The Wildcats made good on that goal on Thursday at the APlex in Alpena, losing 6-2, but making Cadillac work for every point it won. The ...

Alpena boys finish second at Swayze Relays

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MIDLAND—The Alpena boys track team turned in another solid finish on Thursday, finishing second at the Swayze Relays. First place finishers for the Alpena boys were: 2-Mile Relay: Drew Seabase, Jadon Duncan, Aden Smith, Josh Smith, 8:39.62 4-Mile Relay: Aden Smith, Josh Smith, Seabase, ...

Garant headed to Hall of Fame after record-setting career

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Rachel (Gebauer) Garant seemed to have the Midas touch during her athletic career. From setting softball records as a pitcher to winning conference and regional championships in track and field to earning all-state honors on the basketball court, Garant cut an impressive path through Alpena ...

Wildcats back to .500 after routing Chiefs

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CHEBOYGAN—The Alpena High baseball team won two different ways on Wednesday, routing Cheboygan and then beating the Chiefs close for 17-2 and 2-1 wins in a non-conference doubleheader. In the nightcap, Alpena (3-3) scratched across two runs in the top of the sixth inning and held off a ...

Ready for a reset

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The Alpena High girls soccer team opened its season on a solid note last week with two wins in its first three games. Despite that start, the Wildcats showed on Tuesday they still have some work to do after a 2-0 loss to Boyne City at Wildcat Stadium. Inanna Hauger and Jordan Noble each ...

Coming up with a plan

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It’s been over 50 years since Alpena High School opened its doors. Since 1967, thousands of students have walked through hallways, entered classrooms, changed in locker rooms, trained in the weight room and competed inside the gymnasium. Like many aging establishments, over time, small ...

Hurons open with sweep of Tawas

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TAWAS — The Rogers City baseball team opened its season in strong fashion as the Hurons traveled to Tawas and swept the Braves, winning game one 10-5 and finishing the day with a 22-2 victory. Isaac Hein picked up the win on the mound, tossing five innings, allowing five hits and struck out ...