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Getting back on track

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Know your role and execute well.That's the mentality the Alpena High football team is taking as it looks to break a two-game losing streak tonight against Bay City John Glenn.Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Wildcat Stadium.Alpena (2-3) has shown some flashes of consistency over the last two ...

Wildcats tie TC Central on the road

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TRAVERSE CITY-After a less than stellar performance on Wednesday, the Alpena boys soccer team bounced back on Thursday, playing Traverse City Central to a 1-1 tie.Evan LeTourneau scored 15 minutes into the game for Alpena (9-5-2, 2-4-1 Big North) with an assist from Kyle Supiran. The Wildcats ...

Anderson and Flyers ready for season opener tonight

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Russ Anderson is familiar with the Alpena Flyers program, but tonight he'll step into a new position as he makes his head coaching debut when Alpena opens the regular season against the Ironwood Yoopers at Northern Lights Arena."It's always exciting stepping into the head coaching role. I think ...

Tigers, Hurons feeling confident after wins

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By JAMESANDERSENNews Sports EditorAfter losing their first three games of the season, members of the Hillman football team decided it was time for a team meeting.The Tigers had been outscored 114-32 in those three games, battled some injuries and played some bad football. Even worse, their ...

Swami living on the edge

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It has been said Swami likes to live on the edge. The edge came back to bite him over the weekend. Over the past couple of weeks his Buick Enclave needed new tires. He thought he could make it at least one more week, before an alignment and new skins could be put on.Luck ran out on Sunday ...

Just good enough to win

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Despite coming away with a 2-1 victory over Tawas on Wednesday at Wildcat Stadium, there wasn't too much to for the Alpena High boys soccer team brag about after the game."If it was possible to be totally disgusted after winning a game, I'm disgusted because we played terrible," Storch said. ...

Milligan sets all-time assists mark at Albion

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ALBION - Despite a 3-0 loss to St. Mary's College, the highlight of the Albion College volleyball team's night on Wednesday came when senior-and former Alpena Wildcat- Ami Milligan dished out 20 assists to become Albion's all-time leader at Kresge Gymnasium.Milligan came into the match 12 ...

Hillman ready to welcome 3rd HOF class

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For the past two years, Hillman High School has honored some of its athletic greats with induction into the Hillman High School Sports Hall of Fame.Hillman will welcome its third class on Saturday during an induction ceremony at 2 p.m. at the high school."I think we've got an outstanding class ...

Local playoff race will be exciting to watch

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We've passed the halfway point of the 2016 football season and many area teams have experienced a similar start to the season as four teams have a record of 2-3 and need to make the most of the rest of the year: Alpena, Hillman, Rogers City and Posen. Oscoda and Onaway are 3-2. Atlanta is 0-5 ...

Wildcats come up short vs. Northmen

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PETOSKEY-The Alpena boys soccer team came up just short of victory on Tuesday, losing to Petoskey 2-1.Tommy Hein scored for the Wildcats with an assist from Kyle Supiran to cut the lead to 2-1 with 24 minutes left in the game. Alpena pressed the rest of the way, but couldn't net the ...

Tawas girls, Standish boys XC teams win at Oscoda Invitational

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OSCODA-The Tawas' girls and Standish boys cross country teams took top honors at Thursday's Oscoda Invitational.Standish won the boys race with 38 points, followed by Hale (56), Fairview (72), Rogers City (97), Tawas (98), Oscoda (130) and Alcona (130).Fairview's Tylor Ross won the race ...

Running for good cause

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It was a near perfect morning in Alpena for more than 500 people who participated in the city's first ever Tunnel to Towers 5K Run/Walk on Saturday.The event honored the 343 first responders that lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001 and the event all came together because of the smart home that ...

Wildcats win third straight Huron Shores title

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One of the Alpena High boys soccer team's goals every year is to be the best team in Northeast Michigan.For the last two years at the Huron Shores Invitational, the Wildcats have been able to make that claim. They made it three years in a row on Saturday, going 3-0 to win the tournament title ...

Nowhere to run

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Friday night was a learning experience for the Alpena High football team as the Wildcats struggled in a 43-14 loss to Traverse City West.One of the premier teams in the Big North Conference, West had their way with the Wildcats for much of the night."It is definitely one of those learning ...

Karsten throws 6 TDs as Hurons top Owls

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ROGERS CITY-A strong performance on both sides of the ball came at the right time for the Rogers City football team.Senior quarterback Caleb Karsten threw six touchdowns passes, the Hurons defense recovered six fumbles and Rogers City dominated Oscoda during a 62-34 win on Friday at Gilpin ...

Alpena Jets

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The 7th grade Alpena Jets began their season Wednesday afternoon with a win over the Petoskey Northmen 12-0. The offense scored on the first offensive play of the game on a 65 yard touchdown pass from Ryan Voltz to Cooper Bright. The Jets' next score came on a five yard run from Bryce LaFave ...