HARBOR SPRINGS-The Alpena High boys tennis team had a great day in Harbor Springs on Saturday, earning a split with Harbor Springs and a sweep over Boyne City.
Number one singles player Abram Purol lost to Harbor Springs 3-6, 3-6, and beat Boyne 6-2, 6-1; Second singles player Andre Gagnon lost to Harbor Springs 3-6, 3-6, and beat Boyne 7-5, 6-4; Greg Kucharek at third singles lost 6-2, 2-6, 7-10 to Harbor Springs and beat Boyne 6-0, 6-3; Aaron Decaire at fourth singles lost to Harbor Springs 6-3, 6-4 and won by forfeit to Boyne.
The first doubles team of Noah Barney-Steinke and Samyak Harsh beat Harbor Springs 6-3, 6-0 and boyne 6-0, 6-1; The second doubles team of Xander Goren and Wyatt Hannna beat Harbor Springs 6-3, 6-4 and Boyne 6-3, 6-1;The third doubles team of Parker Wedge and Ben Goren took Harbor Springs 6-4, 0-6, 10-8, and beat Boyne 6-0. 6-1 and Patrick Connon and David Resnick at fourth doubles beat Harbor Springs 6-1, 6-4 and won by forfeit to Boyne.
Alpena finishes third in Big North
GAYLORD-Kelsey Diamond was named to the Big North All-Conference team and the Alpena girls golf team finished third out of four teams at the Big North Conference finals in Gaylord on Friday for a third-place finish in the conference.
Courtney Dye of Traverse City Central was the top overall finisher and had an average score of 75.6 as the Trojans won the meet with a score of 336.
Traverse City West was second at 372, Alpena was third with 433 and Petoskey was fourth with 437.
Diamond was ninth with an average of 95.4.
Regionals are Oct. 11 in Flint.
The Alpena High School JV football team played to a 26-26 tie with Cheboygan on Thursday, bringing its record to 4-1-1 on the year.
The Wildcats overcame more than 10 penalties to score the tying touchdown with 14 seconds left in the game when Tyler Pintar hit Dylan Hoes for a touchdown. Alpena failed to score on the two-point conversion.
Ben Manning led Alpena on the ground with more 150 yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns, including one that went for 75-yards.
Pintar threw two touchdowns and more than 200 yards, hooking up with Hoes on both scores. Josh Bell also came up with several big catches.
"Penalties were really the difference on offense taking away numerous big plays and putting us in some real tough situations but the kids really battled all night and deserved to win but it wasn't to be," Alpena coach John Pintar said.
Defensively, the team was led by Brandon Hauff, Bell and Manning.