The Alpena soccer team took a 1-0 lead early in Thursday's game against Cadillac, but watched the Vikings come back to win, 3-1 in a Big North game at Alpena High School.
Katie Brownell scored the first goal for Alpena (4-9) and led for most of the first half before Cadlliac tied the game just before halftime.
The Vikings added a goal three minutes into the second half and then another with eight minutes to play.
Emily Duncan gave Alpena its second goal of the night with less than five minutes left as the Wildcats had numerous scoring chances but had trouble converting them.
The Wildcat softball team earned two important Big North wins over Gaylord Thursday night to imprive their record to 8-0 in the Big North and 15-5 overall.
In the first game, Alpena held off a furious comeback attempt by Gaylord, but held on to win 12-6. Alpena took a 4-0 lead in the first inning and then scored seven more in the fourth on six hits in a row.
Laura Lewis was the winning pitcher, pitching the first four innings and was later relieved by Alex Peters and Corinn Gehrke.
Claire Coopes-Meske went 2-for-2, Abbie MacArthur hit a triple, and Peters had two hits.
The Wildcats took an easy 17-1 win in the second game. Lewis started the game for Alpena and was later relieved by Gehrke.
Alpena's scoring started off slow, not scoring at all in the first and then only one in the second, but the girls made up for it scoring eight runs in the fourth inning and five in the fifth.
Gaylord's lone run came in the third inning.
Rhianna Adams had three hits, Kelli Stevens had a triple and Logan Myers and Peters each had two hits.
ONAWAY The Onaway softball team swept Bellaire Thursday at home.
Emily Estep was the winning pitcher in the first game, a 10-0 mercy. Estep gave up only one hit and struck out twelve.
Sam Brasseur went 2-for-3, Molly Cleaver went 1-for-2, hitting a double that earned the tenth run and Tamara Lupu went 1-for-3, had a double, and two RBIs.
Devin Bristley and Sam Freel each had a hit.
Emily Estep was also the winning pitcher in the second game. She struck out nine, gave up two walks, and no earned runs in the five-inning 14-1 win.
Brasseur went 2-for-3 and hit three RBIs, Bristley went 1-for-3 and hit a double and Faith Chapman, Megan Estep, and Brooke Szymoniak each had a hit.
The Cardinals' record is now 13-1 overall, 12-0 in the Ski Valley Conference. Their next game is Saturday at the Petoskey Tournament. Game times are 11:00, 2:00, and 5:15.
Oscoda 5-17, Alcona 4-4
OSCODA The Alcona softball team dropped both games of its doubleheader in Oscoda Thursday.
In a 5-4 loss in game one, Nicole Wilt went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Tiffany Younk went 1-for-3 and had one RBI.
The second game ended with a score of 17-4 in favor of Oscoda?
Marisa Hirschfelt went 2-for-3, Wilt went 2-for-3 with one RBI and one stolen base and Rachel Hefferon went 1-for-3 with three RBIs and two singles.
Rogers 7-4, Mio 1-2
ROGERS CITY The Rogers City softball team took two wins from Mio Thursday at home.
In game one's 7-1 win, Melissa Pomranke pitched seven innings giving up one run and three hits while striking out nine batters.
The Hurons totaled 13 hits for the game. Logan Fleming tallied two, Nikkie LaLonde had three including a triple, Pomranke earned two hits including a double, Linnea Brege also had two hits. Courtney Streich and Brooklyn Idaleski each had one hit and Cassie Brege and Rebecca Meredith each tallied a hit.
The Hurons took the second game by a score of 4-2. Nicole Radke pitched the first 5 1/3 innings, giving up two runs off of nine hits and striking out four.
Pomranke got the save, by striking out three.
The team only totaled six hits in the second game: Fleming had two, Meredith had a hit and an RBI, Morgan Hall and Idaleski each had a hit and Cassie Brege hit a double and an RBI.
The Hurons record is now 19-3 and they will travel to Newberry on Tuesday.
Alpena JV 17-12, Gaylord 2-2
GAYLORD- The Wildcat JV baseball team swept Gaylord Thursday.
In game one, Alpena took a 17-2 win. Tyler Pintar pitched the first three innings, striking out six and giving up one walk.
Chris Modrzynski closed, pitching the final two and striking out three.
Andy Marwede went 3-for-3, Caleb Myers went 2-for-4, and Modrzynski went 2-for-4.
Alpena took a 12-2 win in the second game with Myers earning the win on the mound. Myers pitched three innings, giving up only one hit and striking out six.
Ryan Cadarette pitched the final two, giving up only one hit.
Jay Dutcher went 2-for-3 with a triple. Zach Barlow went 3-for-3, and Myers and Brad Styma each had a triple.
The Wildcats record is now 14-6.
Rogers City 1-0, Mio 3-8
ROGERS CITYRogers City dropped both games of a doubleheader against Mio Thursday at home.
Paul Wilbert pitched all eight innings in the 3-1 game one loss. He gave up all three runs on five hits, but walked none while striking out eight Mio batters.
Austin Brege went 2-for-3.
The second game ended in an 8-0 loss for the Hurons.
Chad Karsten, Lance Schaedig, and Wilbert each had a hit.
Brege pitched the all six innings in the second game, giving up eight runs on ten hits while striking out five.
TRACK AND FIELD
McGinn breaks record for Onaway
INDIAN RIVER Bryer McGinn broke an Onaway High School record and came in first in the 200 dash (22.92) on Thursday at a meet in Indian River.
Other Onaway first place finishes included Kyle Moreau in the 1600 run (4:55.92), McGinn in the 400 dash (55.72), Moreau in the 800 run (2:10.59), and Joe O'Bradovich in the high jump (6-0), and the 800 relay team of Bess, McGinn, Moreau, and Dane Rasper (1:36.25).
Taking second were: Joe Trayham in the 3200 (11:33), Bess in the 200 dash (23.04), O'Bradovich in the 300 hurdles (46.09), and the 400 relay team (47.71).
The 1600 relay team came in third.
Shelby Wolgast took second in the 200 dash for the Onaway girls, the 3200 relay team took third and Hannah Materna took third in the 3200 run.
Onaway will run Monday at Central Lake.