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Alpena girls track takes 14 firsts in dual win over Petoskey

April 23, 2012
The Alpena News

PETOSKEY-The Alpena girls track team took 14 firsts en route to beating Petoskey in a dual meet on Monday 127-35.

Emily McAnsh took three firsts, topping the field in the high jump (4-10), 400 (1:02.35), 200 (27.29) and was part of the winning 1600 relay team (4:22) with Kelsey Lewis, Paige Stepanski and Taylor Stepanski.

Taylor Stepanski won the 1600 (5:32.9), the 800 (2:28.1) and was part of the winning 3200 relay team (10:35) with Lewis, Racheal McDonald and Amanda Dort.

Christina Kollien won the 100 hurdles (16.58) and won the 800 relay (2:01.7) with Victoria Guzman, Ellie Seigert and Kristie McNeil.

Other first place finishers for Alpena were: Paige Stepanski in the 300 hurdles (47.81); Guzman in the pole vault (8-0); Emily Ferguson in the discus (102-7); Racheal McDonald in the 3200 run (13:07); and the 400 relay team of Ferguson, Anjelica Patterson, Kircey Hauser and Amy McNeil (56.84).

Second place finishers for Alpena were: Sarah Swider in the high jump (4-8); Kristie McNeil in the pole vault (6-6); Paige Stepanski in the 100 hurdles (16.87); Emily Duncan in the 100 (13.45) and 400 (1:08.2); Elaine Lowe in the 1600 (6:11) and 3200 (13:32); Lewis in the 800 (2:33.5); and Amy McNeil in the discus (88-11).

Bess breaks Onaway record

BELLAIRE-Adam Bess broke a school record and the Onaway boys track team finished third at the Bellaire Invitational on Monday.

Bess broke an 11-year old school record in the 100, finishing first at 10:87. Bess also won the 200 (23:06) and was part of the winning 800 relay team (1:38.4). Bess also finished second in the long jump (19-0 1/2).

Other placers for Onaway were: Joe O'Bradovich, first in the high jump (5-6) and sixth in the 300 hurdles (47.1); the 3200 relay team finished fourth (9:29); the 400 relay team was third (50.24); Kyle Moreau was fourth in the 800 (2:13); the 1600 relay team was sixth; Joe Traynham was sixth in the 3200; and Bryer McGinn was second in the 200 (23:09).

For the Onaway girls: Madison Nash was sixth in the discus (71-11) and Shelby Wologast was sixth in the 100 (13.44).


Onaway 1-8,

Gaylord St. Mary 0-1

ONAWAY-The Onaway softball team improved to 8-0 on the season and 8-0 in the Ski Valley Conference after sweeping Gaylord St. Mary in a softball doubleheader on Monday.

The Cardinals won the first game 1-0 in 11 innings after international tiebreaker rules put Sam Freel on second base to start Onaway's half of the inning and Megan Estep hit an RBI double to score her.

Emily Estep had a masterful performance on the mound, pitching a no-hitter. She struck out 24 of the 35 batters she faced while allowing just one walk.

Megan Estep was 2-for-5 and Molly Cleaver, Temara Lupu and Freel each had a hit.

Onaway won the second game 8-1, behind another solid outing from Emily Estep, who allowed one run, two walks, five hits and struck out 11.

Megan Estep was 2-for-4; Sam Brasseur was 1-for-4 and Cleaver, Lupu, Faith Chapman and Lexi Szymoniak all went 1-for-2 with Szymoniak contributing a two-run double.

Onaway plays Thursday against Forest Area.

Hillman 22-15,

Atlanta 0-0

ATLANTA-The Hillman softball team made short work of Atlanta on Monday, sweeping the Huskies 22-0 (four innings) and 15-0 (four innings).

Jensen Tchozynski earned the win for the Tigers (8-0, 8-0 North Star League) in the opener, allowing one hit while striking out eight in three innings before Amanda Kennard pitched an inning in relief.

Hillman had 21 hits for the game.

Kennard had two hits and three RBI; Rachel Mayes was 3-for-3 with a home run; Arielle Barrie had two hits and three RBI; Tchorzynski was 4-for-4; Kourtney Boldrey had a triple; Audrey Julka had two hits including a home run and two RBI; Alissa Jones was 3-for-4; Alissa Clink had two hits and Carissa Herrick and Taylor Crawford each had a hit.

Tchorzynski threw a no-hitter in the second game, striking out seven.

Mayes had two hits including a home run and three RBI; Tchorzynski, Boldrey, Clink and Kennard each had two hits.



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