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Showing them the ropes

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The Alpena Community College softball team began its three-day summer camp on Wednesday. The camp consists of infield, outfield, pitching and catching drills before ending with hitting lessons. The camp began at 10 am and runs until 5 pm and will be similar for the next two days."We're trying ...

Mens Softball

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Miller/Eagles swept an Alpena Men's Softball League regular season finale against Sportspage/Bedrock. Miller/Eagles was victorious in game one, winning by a score of 13-9.Tim Alexander led the way for Miller/Eagles with three hits, two of which were home runs. Craig Knechtel, Jason Barbeau, ...

Alpena 15U All-Star baseball team ready for regional tournament

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The Alpena 15U All-Star baseball team is preparing for the regional tournament which will begin today in Crown Point, Indiana.After capturing a state championship, the team is completely focused on the next challenge they face and it's the team is familiar with."This is by far our best shot to ...

Making an impact

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Former Alpena High School standout Blaise Glennie starred as a three-sport athlete during his time as a Wildcat. Growing up in Alpena, Glennie made an impact on the football field, basketball court and baseball diamond while proudly wearing the green and white. He went on to continue his ...

Alpena hockey teams victorious in annual summer tournament

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After spending the past few months enjoying the summer heat, the Alpena High School hockey team took the ice on Friday for their annual summer tournament.Two Alpena teams were split up and competed on Friday against visiting Cheboygan and Ann Arbor Pioneer. The Alpena green team held on to ...

Alpena 13U and 16U action starts today

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The Alpena 13U and 16U teams will be in action starting today with games against Macomb Clinton Valley. The games will take place at the Alpena High School varsity baseball field, with a $5 gate fee.The weekend games between both Alpena and Macomb will be a best of three format, with a single ...

One for the books

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From the first time he stepped between the posts, Alcona soccer coach Tim Munro knew Conner McCoy was a special athlete."He was a big, tall, athletic kid and he wanted to play goal," Munro said. "He's a good kid and he works hard."Playing goalie is sometimes a thankless job in that a goalie can ...

Sharpe to join Mott baseball team

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From the time he began playing Little League baseball, Travis Sharpe told all who would listen that he wanted to play baseball as long as he could.After a stellar high school career at Posen, Sharpe will continue playing baseball at the next level after he signed a letter of intent with Mott ...

Hockey, softball tournaments being held this weekend

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The regular season is more than a few months away, but the Alpena High hockey team will see some action this weekend during the 2016 Summer Memorial High School Hockey Tournament at Northern Lights Arena.Games will start today and run through Sunday with each of the six teams entered playing ...

Reaching higher

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As one of the top basketball players in Northeast Michigan, Hillman's Gunnar Libby was recently selected to take part in Michigan's annual Reaching Higher showcase."It's an honor to be selected for this event and to be considered to be on the same level as all these other guys that will be ...

AHSBR All-Star teams ready for states

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One of the many joys of summer for kids and parents is being able to spend countless hours at the ball field. Many kids around the area have worked hard throughout the spring and summer months, competing for their Alpena Huron Shore Babe Ruth league and travel teams in hopes of getting to this ...

Hitzelberger family chosen as chairs for 15th annual Aliferis race

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MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena has named Dr. Bill and Jen Hitzelberger and family as this year's honorary race chairs for the Development Council's 15th annual Aliferis Memorial Race.Dr. Hitzelberger, Jen, and their four children, Hunter, Sydney, Olivia and Tucker, have been running the race ...

Alpena Senior Citizens Center hosting golf scramble on July 16

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For the third straight year, the Alpena Senior Citizens Center is hosting the 501 River Classic to raise money for a good cause.The event, which is an 18-hole, four-person golf scramble will take place at Alpena Golf Club on July 16 with a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start. Its purpose is to raise money ...