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Tigers tripped up

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LINCOLN-The 60th season of Alcona High football got off to a sour start.Despite a furious comeback attempt in the game's closing minutes, earlier mistakes caught up with the Tigers on Friday and ultimately resulted in a 35-30 loss to Tawas."(I'm disappointed with) not so much the scoreboard as ...

Crawfords, Cardinals take it to Pellston in season opener

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ONAWAY - After suffering a bit of let down at the end of last season, the Onaway Cardinals opened the 2016 season firing on all cylinders and looked impressive doing so as they shut out Pellston by a final score of 45-0 on Friday in Onaway."I'm proud of the boys. They have been working real ...

Ossineke hosting annual baseball tournament

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There are many traditions celebrated throughout baseball and this weekend will be no different as Ossineke will be holding its annual summer tournament.This particular tournament started when Gerald Ludwiczak began running the weekend festivities back in 2000. The tournament first took place in ...

A frustrating debut

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Aaron Sims' Alpena coaching debut did not go as planned as his Wildcats were the victim of several costly mistakes throughout the course of Thursday night's season opening loss to Escanaba, as they fell by a final score of 24-8."Escanaba is a tough team, they're big, strong, well coached and ...

Posen rolls in football opener; Hillman loses at Onekama

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FLINT-The Posen football team got a tough test right off the bat on Thursday, but the Vikings were able to persevere for a win.Dylan Schuch had 243 yards on 20 carries for two touchdowns, Darren Dubie added 187 yards on 12 carries for two touchdowns and the Vikings won their season opener 52-32 ...

The wait is over

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A new era will begin for the Alpena High football team tonight.Tonight the Wildcats open their season at home at 7 p.m. against rival Escanaba with new coach Aaron Sims making his sideline debut for Alpena. If the last few meetings between the two teams are any indication, the Wildcats are in ...

Wildcats picked 6th in BNC poll

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The Alpena football team has been picked to finish sixth in the Big North Conference for the 2016 season in the conference's annual media poll.Alpena finished with five points in the poll, which is conducted by the Northern Michigan outlets who cover the conference's six schools.Traverse City ...

Hurons have solid showing at New Lothrop tourney

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NEW LOTHROP - The Rogers City volleyball team traveled to New Lothrop for a tournament last Saturday and put together a competitive weekend.The Hurons were able to defeat Breckenridge 25-16 and 25-17 in their first matchup of the tournament. Rogers City carried the momentum of the game one ...

Time on Swami’s side

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There is always a premonition for every situation. That must have been the story behind Swami starting his column a week early.He thought he had the perfect opening for yet another football season and had material gathered for each of the four games he was going to pick. Swami finished up his ...

Wildcats aiming to turn over new leaf with Sims in charge

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New Alpena High football coach Aaron Sims admits he's approaching his first season with a cautious optimism.That means no bold predictions of playoff berths or declarations of victories over certain opponents. What it does mean however is working hard every day and being competitive on Friday ...

Experienced Tigers looking to run more this season

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LINCOLN-Fans of power football should enjoy watching the Alcona football team this season.The Tigers have long had success running the Power-T offense and as they head into the 2016 season, the Tigers are planning on sticking with what's been successful, albeit with a few new wrinkles."If you ...

Oscoda focused on physical play, strong defense in 2016

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OSCODA-Last year the Oscoda football team made the postseason for the first time in 15 years.New Oscoda coach Mark Whitley wants to see the Owls make the playoffs a lot more often.With a renewed commitment to defense and a focus on daily improvement, the Owls are hoping to make it two years in ...

Huskies hoping more experience leads to wins in 2016

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ATLANTA - Despite the low number of players on this year's roster, the Atlanta Huskies are excited for the challenges that they will face during the upcoming season."We have some returning players on this year's team with some experience and we are looking forward to the season and hopefully we ...

Koenig, Hillman have eyes set on continuing winning ways

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HILLMAN - The goal heading into the 2016 season for the Hillman Tigers is to continue their winning tradition and keep their playoff streak alive. The team knows that they will have their work cut out for them as they will face some very good competition this season."I think we are going to see ...

Cardinals looking to avenge tough ending to 2015 season

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ONAWAY - Despite finishing with a winning record a year ago, the Onaway football team came up just short in securing a playoff berth, dropping two of its last three games.Along with trying to erase the memories of a disappointing end to last season, Onaway may also be without head coach Jim ...

Pietsch, Posen expecting big things in 2016 after playoff run

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POSEN - The Posen Vikings enjoyed their best season a year ago as they turned in a perfect regular season and won a playoff game before suffering a heartbreaking loss to Cedarville in the regional final.With several key players now gone, the Vikings are hoping the increased number of players on ...

Malocha eager to lead Rogers City back to the postseason

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ROGERS CITY-As a high school player, Cory Malocha led the Rogers City football team to the playoffs in the fall of 1991.Twenty five years later, Malocha is hoping to do the same thing, only this time he'll try to do it as the Hurons' head coach.Malocha took over coaching duties after Tim Nagy ...

Alcona soccer team downed by Falcons; Oscoda routs Standish

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WEST BRANCH- The Alcona soccer team ended a busy couple of days with a 9-1 loss against Ogemaw Heights on Tuesday.Jordan Steiner scored Alcona's only goal and keeper Darren Wrobel made 20 saves.On Monday, Alcona lost to Gaylord 3-1 and again Steiner was Alcona's only scorer. Tigers goaltender ...

Onaway takes runner-up honors in Pellston tourney

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PELLSTON - The Onaway volleyball team began the 2016 season off on a strong this weekend with a runner-up finish at a tournament in Pellston.After remaining perfect in pool play, the Cardinals faced Kingsley in the tournament final and took the Stags to three sets, ultimately losing 25-16, 7-25 ...

2016 Nautical Run/Walk Results

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1 mile Run/Walk1. Nate Wood 5:33*2. Josh Brucker 6:073. Leonard Aden 6:15*4. Morgan Baller 6:29*5. Seth Wood 6:316. Isaac Hopp 6:347. Austin Bielas 6:368. Bode Bielas 6:389. Carter Swathwood6:4010. Andy Adams 7:0311. Barrett Bielas 7:34*12. Joel Idalski 7:36*13. Leah Rohrer 7:39*14. Eliza ...