CHEBOYGAN-The Alpena girls soccer team had many reasons to celebrate on Tuesday.
Not only did the Wildcats break a three-game losing streak against Cheboygan with a 2-0 win, the Wildcats equaled their win total from last season while dealing the Chiefs their first loss.
Alpena (3-6) took a 1-0 lead in the first three minutes of the game on a goal from Emily Duncan. Alex Przewozniak put the Wildcats up by a pair midway through the second half with an assist going to Katie Brownell.
Alex Przewozniak scored one of Alpena’s two goals in a win over Cheboygan on Tuesday.
"We're really happy because three weeks ago they beat us at our place," Alpena coach Tim Storch said. "Our back line was strong and we brought a level of intensity to the field."
Keeper Emma Strong earned her third shutout of the season and cemented it with three minutes to play with a save on a penalty kick.
Alpena's JV team lost 1-0.
The Wildcats return home on Thursday and host Ogemaw Heights.
Alpena JV 2-3, Cheboygan 3-4
CHEBOYGAN-The Alpena JV softball team dropped two games to Cheboygan on Tuesday, 3-2 and 4-3.
Kara Gehrke pitched the opener, striking out eight and walking three.
Meaghan Kruse was 1-for-3 with a triple and Mary Szatkowski was 2-for-3.
Gehrke fanned seven and walked none in the nightcap.
Rhea Niergarth was 1-for-4 and Kruse was 2-for-4.
Alpena is 10-8 on the year and plays at Rogers City Saturday.
Inland Lakes 2-2
HILLMAN The Tigers softball team beat Inland Lakes 10-2 twice Tuesday in Hillman.
Jensen Tchorzynski pitched in game one, striking out twelve and only giving up one hit. Amanda Kennard had a double, Tchorzynski hit one single. Carissa Herrick went 3-for-4, with a double and 4 RBI. Audrey Julka was good for one hit and two RBI. Arielle Barrie had a hit and Rachel Mayes had two.
Game number two had the same ending. Tchorzynski pitched, giving up three hits but earning ten strikeouts, but was also an offensive powerhouse, going 2-for-3 with a double. Kennard hit a single; Herrick went 3-for-3, hitting a home run, a double, and 2 RBI. Mayes went 2-for-3, hit a home run, and 3 RBI. Alissa Clink had a hit; Julka went 2-for-3 with a home run, a double, and 4 RBI. Barrie and Alissa Jones each had a hit.
The Tigers record is now 19-3 overall, 9-1 in the North Star League. They host Au Gres on Thursday.
Rogers City 9-8,
SAULT STE. MARIE The Rogers City softball team travelled to Sault Tuesday and came back with two wins.
In the first game, Rogers City gave up four runs on five hits, but earned seven strikeouts to earn a 9-4 win. Melissa Pomranke was the winning pitcher and she was relieved by Nikkie Radke after four innings.
Logan Fleming went 4-for-4, had two doubles, and one triple. Not far behind was Brooklyn Idalski who went 4-for-4 and had a double. Cassie Brege had two hits and Courtney Streich, Nikkie LaLonde, and Morgan Hall each had one hit.
LaLonde also had a home run, the first in her career.
In game two, Pomranke started and got the win, but was once again relieved by Radke. The duo have up six runs on ten hits but struck out six in the 8-6 win.
Idalski went 3-for-3, Rebecca Meredith had two hits and a home run, Streich had two hits, a double, and a homer. Fleming hit a double, while both Linnea and Cassie Brege had doubles.
The Hurons record is now 13-2 overall and a spotless 4-0 in the Straits Arena Conference.
They host Onaway on Thursday.
Hilllman 6-2, Inland Lakes 1-1
HILLMAN The Hillman baseball team took two games from Inland Lakes Tuesday.
In a 6-1 win in game one, Jordon VanPamel pitched six innings, giving up only one run on three hits while striking out three batters.
Ty Jones went 1-for-3, had a double, and two runs. Jordon VanPamel went 1-for-2 and had two runs. Michael Klein, Mason VanPamel, and Caleb Zimmer each had one hit.
The second game was closer, but Hillman sqeaked out with a 2-1 win.
Mason VanPamel pitched six innings, giving up only one run on four hits, striking out nine, and walking two. Offensively he went 1-for-2, had one run, and one RBI.
Jordan VanPamel and Kyle Henigan each had one hit.
Onaway 6-7, JoBurg 13-3
JOHANNESBURG-The Onaway baseball team handed Johannesburg-Lewiston its first Ski Valley Conference loss on Monday during a baseball doubleheader. Onaway lost the first game 13-6 and won the second game 7-3.
In the opener, Onaway (4-5 overall, 4-5 SV) broke a school record for stolen bases in a game with 10. Andrew Perry was 2-for-3 with a run scored two stolen bases and Aaron LaLonde was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two stolen bases.
Christian Tollini earned his first win of the season for Onaway in the nightcap. Tollini allowed three runs on four hits with five strikeouts in six innings.
At the plate, Andrew Prow was 3-for-3 with three RBI and a stolen base. LaLonde was 3-for-4 with three stolen bases, a run scored and an RBI.
TRACK AND FIELD
Fairview does well at home meet
FAIRVIEW-Fairview's track teams ruled the day at the Fairview Invitational on Tuesday as the boys team took first place and the girls team took second place.
The Eagles' boys team finished first with 116.50 points, ahead of Au Gres and Onaway and took five firsts.
Earning firsts for Fairview were: Josh Eising in the high jump (6-2) and the 400 dash (53.83); Kason Willobee in the pole vault (11-3); David Haskin in the 1600 run (4:50) and the 3200 run (10:39).
Other top finishers for Fairview were: Brian Eaves in the pole vault (8-6); the 3200 relay team (3rd, 9:09); Drew Helcher in the 110 hurdles (4th, 18.64); the 800 relay team (4th, 1:40.45); the 400 relay team (5th, 49.86); Randy McKenzie in the 400 (58.07); Haskin in the 800 run (3rd, 2:10.39); Eising in the 200 (4th, 23.98) and the 1600 relay team (2nd, 3:45).
Grant Price won the discus for Mio (148-6) and was second in the shot put (44-0).
The Thunderbolts also won in the 3200 relay (8:58.12) and the 400 relay (46.73);
Other top finishers for Mio were: Price in the long jump (4th, 18-11); the 800 relay team (3rd, 1:39); Robert Thomson in the 3200 run (4th, 11:04); and Chris Leach in the 3200 run (11:12).
Adam Bess won the 100 for Onaway (11:54) and the 200 (23.09) and the Cardinals also won the 800 relay (1:37.14).
Other finishers for Onaway included: Bess in the long jump (2nd, 19-8); Joe O'Bradovich in the high jump (tied for 4th, 5-6) and the 300 hurdles (5th, 45.47); the 3200 relay team (4th, 9:11); Kyle Moreau in the 1600 run (4:58) and the 800 run (2:09.16); the 400 relay team (48.74); Bryer McGinn in the 200 (23.8);
Devon Dean won the 110 hurdles for Hillman (16.31), Jacob Burger won the 300 hurdles (43.51) and the 1600 relay team also won (3:41).
Other placers for Hillman were: Austin Soik in the discus (4th, 112-8); Joshua Reinbold in the high jump (tied for second, 5-8); the 3200 relay team (2nd, 9:01); Alexander Cheek in the 110 hurdles (17.95); and the 400 relay team (tied for fifth, 49.86).
Top finishers for Alcona were: Jared Hiles in the shot put (5th, 36-10); Eric Hampton in the long jump (3rd, 19-0 1/2); Kyle Good in the 110 hurdles (5th, 19.19); Aaron Ritchie in the 100 dash (5th, 11.93); the 800 relay team (5th, 1:40.58); the 400 relay team (2nd, 48.10); and the 1600 relay team (4th, 3:57).
Top finishers for Posen were: David Kerr in the 100 (4th, 11:92); and Warren Beach in the 1600 run (2nd, 4:52.57).
Top finishers for Rogers City were: Joe Sobeck in the 1600 run (4th, 4:54.55) and the 3200 run (3rd, 11:00); Andrew Freel in the 400 dash (4th, 57.14).
The Fairview girls finished in second place with 94 points.
The Eagles came in first in the 800 meter relay (1:58).
Other top finishers for Fairview include Ashley Simrau in the shot put (4th, 29-02); Alex Tomes in the discus (4th, 82-04); Joanna Sarkozi in the long jump (3rd, 15-06.10); Johnna Weidbrauk(4th, 15-06); Kaitlyn Cleaves in the pole vault (3rd, 6-06); the team came in fourth in the 3200 meter relay (11:35); Johnna Weidbrauk in the 100 hurdles (2nd, 18.73); Julianna Gualer in the 100 hurdles (4th, 14.84); Johnna Weidbrauk in the 100 dash (5th, 14:17); 400 relay (3rd, 57.84); Jaelynn Handrich in the 400 dash (3rd, 1:07); Juliana Gualer in the 300 hurdles (4th, 54.60); Joanna Sarkozi in the 200 dash (4th, 28.73); Haley Lanczak in the 3200 run (5th, 13:56); and 1600 relay (3rd, 4:37.45)
Posen came in third with 81 points.
Valerie Mangei came in first in the long jump (16-01) and first in the 100 hurdles (18.17) and Korynn Hincka came in first in the high jump (5-01.10) and the 400 dash (1:05).
Other top finishers for Posen included: Mangei in the high jump (5th, 4-06.01); Hincka in the 1600 run (2nd, 5:51); Mangei in the 300 hurdles (2nd, 52.80); and Hincka in the 800 run (4th, 2:46.20).
The Rogers City girls came in fifth with 50 points, and had no first place finishes.
Top finishers included: Lexi Rushing in the shot put (5th, 28-10); Raelyn Hoeft in the 100 dash (4th, 14.08) ; a team finish in the 800 relay (2nd, 2:00.16); Raelyn Hoeft in the 400 dash (2nd, 1:05); Bailey Andrzejewski in the 400 dash (5th, 1:10.69); and Victoria Bullock, Amber Wirgau, Bailey Andrzejewski, and Raelyn Hoeft in the 1600 relay (2nd, 4:37.03)
Alcona finished seventh with Megan Quick earning first-place finish in the 200 dash (27.13) and Megan Quick, Nicole Smith, Ashley Smith, and Karina Cole came in first in the 1600 relay (4:34).
Their top finishers were: Megan Quick, Nicole Smith, Nicole Smith, and Karina Cole in the 3200 relay (2nd, 11:08); Megan Quick in the 100 dash (2nd, 13:82); Nicole Quick, Betsy Smith, Miranda Schalk, and Nicole Smith in the 800 relay (5th, 2:01); and Nicole Quick, Betsy Smith, Miranda Schalk, and Ashley Smith in the 400 relay (4th, 57.93).
With 33 points, Hillman came in eighth. Their top finishers included Mickaila Smith in the discus (3rd, 88-03); Grace Buck in the high jump (4th, 4-08); Karena Tracey in the 100 dash (3rd, 14.03) and the 200 dash (3rd, 28.73); and the team came in fourth in the 1600 relay (4:38).
Onaway earned a first-place finish in the 400 relay (57.13).
Other top finishers included: the 3200 relay (5th, 11:57); 800 relay (4th, 2:00.87)
Mio had 16.50 points to take tenth place. The only top five placing was the 400 relay (2nd, 57.51).