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Alpena girls track team wins SVSU?Invitational

April 13, 2012
The Alpena News

SAGINAW - Emily McAnsh had two firsts, one second and ran on a third-place relay team to help the Alpena girls track team take second out of 14 teams at the Saginaw Valley State Invitational on Friday.

McAnsh won the 100 (13.32), 200 (27.49), was second in the 400 (1:02.66) and joined Paige Stepanski, Ellie Siegert and Taylor Stepanski on the third place 1,600 relay (4:21.59).

Emily Ferguson had the Wildcats' other win, taking the discus (103-11).

DeWitt won the meet with 155 points, followed by the Wildcats with 111. Midland was third (89), followed by Holly (56), Mount Pleasant (48) and Bay City Western (41) to round out the top six.

Other point scorers for Alpena were:

Taylor Genschaw, fifth in the long jump (15-0); Victoria Guzman, tied for third in the pole vault (7-6); Sarah Swider, sixth in the high jump (4-8); Elaine Lowe, third in the 3,200 (12:12.85) and fourth in the 1,600 (5:35.18); Taylor Stepanski, second in the 800 (2:24.27); Kelsey Lewis, fourth in the 800 (2:29.79); Paige Stepanski, fourth in the 300 hurdles (51.23); Christina Kollien, eighth in the 300 hurdles (53.99) and second in the 100 hurdles (17.44); and Rachael McDonald, sixth in the 1,600 (5:54.35).

In relays, the 400 relay of Courtney Holmes, Kollien, Siegert and Genschaw were sixth (56.92); the 800 relay of Guzman, Kristie McNeil, Kollien and Angelica Patterson took sixth (2:01.56); and the 3,200 relay of Amanda Dort, Lewis, Paige Stepanski and Taylor Stepanski was second (10:12.27).


Alpena fourth at SVSU

SAGINAW - Ashton Dever scored points in three different individual events and also helped a point-scoring relay team as the Alpena boys track team took fourth out of 12 teams on Friday at the Saginaw Valley State Invitational.

Dever was fifth in the 100 (11.9), fifth in the 200 (24.61), third in the long jump (20-4) and ran with the fifth place 1,600 relay that included Travis Lacross, Aaron Keyes and Drew Shields (3:41.37).

Other multiple-event scorers for the Wildcats included Andrew Sumerix, who was sixth in the 110 hurdles (17.1) and second in the high jump (6-0); Ethan Siegert, who was third in the discus (144-4) and fifth in the shot put (42-8); and Tom Dihle, who was sixth in the discus (127-5) and eighth in the shot put (39-9 3/4).

Saginaw Heritage won the meet with 134 points, followed by Bay City Western (130), Midland (85), Alpena (67), Saginaw Swan Valley (59), Holly (55) and Mount Pleasant (43).

Other point scorers for Alpena included Jared LaBarge, eighth in the 1,600 (4:48.66); Lacross, fifth in the 400 (54.46); Ethan Crowell, sixth in the 3,200 (10:24.02); Jacob Benson, eighth in the 3,200 (10:37.39); and Aaron Golbeck, fourth in the pole vault (11-0).

Alpena's 3,200 relay team of Benson, Crowell, LaBarge and Lacross was fifth (8:33.2); the 800 relay team of Ben Manning, Keyes, Shields and Wyatt Boboltz was sixth (1:37.67); and the 400 relay team of Golbeck, Shields, Keyes and Sumerix was fifth (46.58).


Bay City Western 8-2, Alpena 1-6

AUBURN - Alpena scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to give the Wildcats a 6-2 win over host Bay City Western in the second game of a softball doubleheader on Friday.

Alpena (1-1) dropped the first game 8-2.

Western held a 2-1 lead heading into the sixth inning, but Alpena came up with a big inning to get its first win of the year.

Alex Peters had a double and a triple, Kelli Stevens had two hits, Claire Coopes-Meske had a triple among two hits and Brenna Bourdage ripped a three-run triple in the sixth.

In the first game Laura Lewis, Peters and Corinn Gehrke all saw pitching action. Stevens went 3-for-4 to lead the Alpena offense.


Posen 7-7, Bridgeport 6-4

BRIDGEPORT - Posen's baseball team picked up its first two wins of the season on Friday, sweeping two from host Bridgeport, 7-6 and 7-4.

Matthew Wisniewski had the game-winning RBI on a groundout to give the Vikings the win in Game 1. Nick Hinkca went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Jerome Ciarkowski also was 2-for-3.

Nathan Lenard got the win, pitching five inning and allowing six hits, one earned run and striking out nine. Ciarkowski got the save, allowing one hit and striking out one in one inning.

Ciarkowski got the win in the second game, throwing four innings of one-hit ball. He walked three and fanned three. Brandon Dietz came on and worked the last two innings, with one hit, two strikeouts and three walks.

Lenard doubled and Ciarkowski had two RBIs for the Vikings (2-2).



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