WEST BRANCH-The Alpena High School volleyball had a strong night offensively and scored a Big North Conference win over Ogemaw Heights on Wednesday, winning 25-16, 25-17 and 27-25.
Brenna Bourdage led Alpena with 15 kills and four aces; Ami Milligan had 28 assists and three aces; Taylor Genschaw had seven kills and three aces; Logan Myers added seven kills; Emma Strong chipped in with five kills and Alie Sherwin added 13 digs.
Alpena coach Melissa Doubek was pleased with Alpena's ability to run its offense to great affect the entire night.
Members of the Alpena High School JV cross country team are pictured with their medals from a meet in Oscoda on Wednesday. Pictured left to right are: JD Niergarth, Ryan Wirgau and Kolin Ghidoni; back: Clay Jacobs, Natalie Nowakowski, Lauren Heath and Brooke Burrone.
"We had a great day of practice yesterday. Ami was studying a lot of jump passes and the girls did a good job of running a lot of quick offenses tonight," Doubek said.
Alpena takes the court again on Monday when it hosts Traverse City Central.
The Wildcats' JV team lost to Ogemaw 25-17, 14-25 and 19-25. Mary Schimmel had eight kills and Allison Heise added seven aces.
Alpena's freshmen team scored a win over the Falcons, winning 25-8, 22-25 and 25-11.
WHITTEMORE-Jared Steiner had a goal and six assists as the Alcona High School soccer team topped Whittemore-Prescott 8-0 on Wednesday in a Huron Shores Conference game.
Alcona is 7-2 overall and 3-1 in conference play. The Tigers will play at Alpena today at 5 p.m.
Alpena JV team competes in Oscoda
OSCODA-The Alpena High School JV cross country teams both finished behind Rogers City at a meet in Oscoda Wednesday.
Clay Jacobs ran a career-best time of 18:45 to lead the Alpena boys team, which finished with 41 points, behind the Hurons' 37.
Other finishers for the Alpena boys were: Kolin Ghidoni (19:07), Ryan Wirgau (19:14), Jacob Niergarth (19:23) and Bailey Barr (21:14).
Brooke Burrone ran a season best time of 23:18 to lead the Alpena girls team, who finished with 62 points while Rogers City had 29.
Other finishers for the Alpena girls were: Lauren Heath (24:47), Natalie Nowakowski (24:53), Etta Kowalewsky (26:29) and Sarah Honeycutt (29:06).