Keeping cool is easier said than done

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In the heat of battle tensions can run high, especially for the losing team. Swami recently saw a college basketball game that ended in a brawl with both benches emptying and tempers flaring. Kudos to the referees for sending both benches to the locker room and calling a two-shot technical ...

Missed opportunities

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The Alpena High boys basketball team earned plenty of opportunities to come away with a much needed Big North Conference victory over rival Petoskey on Tuesday. But Alpena was unable to cash in at the free-throw line and mistakes doomed the Wildcats (5-4, 1-3 BNC) as they fell to the Northmen ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Alpena girls top Tawas; Onaway boys get first win

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TAWAS—Jade Schultz scored 19 points, Allie DeRocher added 16—including a 10-of-13 clip from the free throw line—and the Alpena girls basketball team defeated Tawas on Tuesday, 53-43. Alpena (6-4) won for the third time in four games. The Wildcats led 18-11 at halftime and surged ahead ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Big second quarter keys Onaway win

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ONAWAY—Sisters Taylor and Nicole Larson scored 19 and 12 points respectively and the Onaway girls basketball team used a big second quarter to run by Fife Lake Forest Area 57-33 on Monday. Onaway (4-5) led 9-8 after one quarter and then ramped up its defense to take a 36-16 halftime ...

Starting from scratch

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LINCOLN — In the midst of watching last year’s NCAA wrestling tournament, Jeff Dameworth couldn’t resist texting Alcona superintendent Dan O’Connor. “I started texting him in the middle of it and told him, ‘We need to get one,’” Dameworth said. “I was all pumped up and he ...

Answering the call

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Erin Andrews knows what kind of difference maker Jade Schultz can be on the basketball court and she told Schultz before Friday’s contest she was going to have a good game. The senior forward rewarded her coach’s faith and proved to be quite the leader for Alpena. Schultz scored 20 ...