Wildcats’ season ends with blowout loss at Midland

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MIDLAND—The Alpena High football team was blessed with an opportunity to get a taste of postseason football, something the Wildcats haven’t experienced in nearly two decades. With that opportunity came an uphill challenge as Alpena drew a first round playoff matchup against the undefeated ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Alcona falls to Johannesburg

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JOHANNESBURG—The Alcona football team’s stay in the postseason was a short one as the Tigers lost 49-16 to Johannesburg-Lewiston in a Division 8 predistrict game on Friday. Gavin Walker led Alcona’s offense with 177 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries. Walker also led ...

Alpena ready for playoff challenge against Midland

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A long wait to return to the postseason ends for Alpena tonight. It’s been 16 years since the Alpena High Football team has played in a postseason game. Despite Alpena’s 16th straight losing season, this group of Wildcats will travel to Midland tonight and run onto the field for a first ...

Swami is short on words

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This is a different postseason with everyone making the playoffs, so Swami isn’t going to waste words and will get right to the picks: ALPENA (0-6) at MIDLAND (6-0)—7 p.m. Friday—The Wildcats get somewhat of a break, not having to face Traverse City Central for a second time. Instead ...

Hurons won’t travel for playoff game

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Rogers City High School athletic director Karl Grambau and superintendent Nick Hein met with football coach Jesse Fenstermaker on Thursday and made the call that the Hurons will not play travel to Iron Mountain for a Division 8 playoff game originally scheduled for Saturday. Due to Dicksinson ...

Youngsters welcome the return of gymnastics classes

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The enthusiasm within Alpena Gymnastics is hard to miss these days. The program’s numbers are down slightly and safety protocols have increased, but there’s still plenty of excitement from the nearly 200 youth gymnasts participating. That’s just what Alpena Gymnastics founder Buffy ...