WEST BRANCH-The Alpena girls soccer team broke its five-game losing streak in the Big North with a 4-0 shutout win over Ogemaw Heights on Thursday.
Goalie Carley Hoeskema picked up her second shutout of the season and Alex Przewozniak scored all four of Alpena's goals.
Alpena led 3-0 at the half, taking a commanding lead that it held on to for the win.
Przewozniak was assisted on one goal a piece by Tatiana Burcar, Natalie Nowakowski and Sarah Swider.
"It was a good night. We played everybody, they got extensive minutes and it's good to be on the winning side of the ledger again," Alpena coach Tim Storch said.
Alpena is now 4-8 overall and 2-5 in conference play.
Hillman 4-6, Mio 0-2
HILLMAN-The Hillman softball team played Mio on Thursday and won 4-0 in the first game and 6-2 in the second. Jensen Tchorzynski picked up another no-hitter in the first game, striking out 14.
She also went 2-for-3 at the plate as did Morgan Hardies. Taylor Crawford, Arielle Barrie, Kalen Tchorzynski and Courtney Sauer all picked up one hit a piece.
Jensen also pitched the second game, striking out 14 and giving up two runs. She again went 2-for-3.
Barrie, Kalen Tchorzynski, Sauer and Alyssa Abledinger all picked up a hit. Abledinger picked up an RBI double.
Hillman is now 11-3. The Tigers host a Pink Alumni Game at noon on Saturday to raise awareness for breast cancer. They play on Monday at Au Gres.
Arenac Eastern 0-1
POSEN-The Posen softball team had a huge night against Arenac Eastern on Thursday, winning its first game 17-0 in three innings and the second, 16-1, in four.
Ashley Meyers pitched both games. She pitched a no-hitter in the first, struck out seven and walked nobody. One runner reached on an error.
Anna Couture went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs. Danielle Rhode went 3-for-3 with three RBIs. Jenna Hincka had a two-run double while Kayla Lenard had an RBI double.
Posen had 11 total hits with 10 coming in the first inning. Sixteen of their 17 runs came in the first inning.
The second game saw Meyers giving up only two hits and one run with no walks and six strikeouts.
The Vikings picked up 15 total hits with every hitter picking up at least one hit. Abbie Daleka went 2- for-4 with one double and an RBI. Couture went 3-for-3 with three doubles and two RBIs. Hincka went 3-for-3 with one double and three RBIs while Monica Bartz went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Posen is now 12-2 overall and 8-0 in the North Star league. The Vikings play Monday in Hale.
Rogers City 5-8,
ONAWAY-The Rogers City softball team traveled to Onaway for some high octane softball, sweeping Onaway with come-from-behind 5-4 and 8-5 victories.
"It was great to play such highly competitive games against such a big rival and to come out with two wins like that," Rogers City coach Karl Grambau said.
The first game saw Onaway take a 4-1 lead after five innings, before Sarah Meredith hit a solo home run in the sixth inning to narrow the lead to 4-2.
Rogers City then went on a seventh-inning rally with Morgan Hall hitting a double and later coming home on a hit from Cassie Brege. Brege was then driven in by a two-run Logan Fleming home run that won the game.
Fleming had two hits including a single and her homer and three RBIs. Meredith's only hit was her homer. Brege picked up two hits while Hall picked up only a double. Alexa Quaine, Brooklyn Idalski and Nikkie Lalonde all picked up a single.
Quaine was the winning pitcher, pitching four innings and giving up only one hit. Nikki Radke pitched the first three and gave up three hits. They struck out eight total.
Emily Estep pitched the first game for Onaway, giving up two runs, three walks and seven hits while striking out six.
Sam Brasseur was the big hitter for Onaway, going 2-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored. Estep was 1-for-4 with a double while Lexi Szymoniak had an RBI and a double.
Temara Lupu went 1-for-2 and Morganne Badgero went 1-for-4.
"We simply weren't hitting the ball where they weren't," Onaway coach Jodi Brewbaker said.
The second game was another tight one as Onaway took a 2-0 lead in the first. Rogers City went up 3-2 in the second while Onaway took a 5-3 lead they held onto til the seventh.
Rogers City then went on a five-run rally in the seventh to once again come from behind to win. Highlights included a big double from Brege that drove in Quaine while Fleming drove in Brege with another double to take an 8-5 lead.
Brege picked up three hits, two doubles and one RBI. Rebecca Meredith picked up two hits including a double in the seventh. Fleming also picked up two hits including a double.
Sarah Meredith picked up one hit as did Alexa Quaine.
The winning pitcher was Brooklyn Idalski who took over for Alexa Quaine to pitch the last five innings, shutting down Onaway.
Lupu pitched the first four innings for Onaway, giving up three runs and three hits. Estep came in for the last three, giving up five runs and six hits.
Lupu went a perfect 3-for-3, hitting a double and knocking in two. Megan Estep went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Badgero went 1-for-3 while Emily Estep had a double.
Rogers City and Onaway face each other again on Saturday in the Birch Run Tournament. They play at noon with Onaway starting at 10 against Frankenmouth and Rogers City playing Birch Run.
Hillman 4-5, Mio 11-4
HILLMAN-The Hillman baseball team split two with Mio, losing the first 11-4 after giving up nine runs in the sixth and winning the second 5-4.
Ty Jones pitched all six innings for Hillman in the opener, giving up 11 runs, 15 hits and striking out four.
Hillman led 4-2 before the critical sixth inning.
Mike Klein went 1-for-4 including a double and picked up one RBI. Mason VanPamel went 2-for-3 and scored while David Julka went 2-for-3 with two RBI's in the first game.
Kyle Hennigan came in for Hillman in the second game and had another strong night. He struck out six, walked none and gave up only four runs on seven hits.
Trenton Hopp went 3-for-3 and picked up two RBIs. VanPamel went 1-for-2 and had the game-winning RBI single in the sixth inning.
Hale 20-2, Fairview 5-2
HALE-The Hale baseball team picked up its first win of the season in a split with Fairview that saw them win 20-5 in the first and lose 3-2 in the second.
Hale's winning pitcher was Ryan Richardson. He pitched three innings, gave up two runs, one hit while striking out eight and giving up three walks.
Jamie Balbaugh picked up a home run, a double and two RBI's. Travis Pript picked up a three run triple and knocked in six RBI's.
Fairview was able to top Hale in the second game in a much closer 3-2 game. Pript was the losing pitcher, pitching 2 1/3 innings and gave up four runs, six walks and two hits. He struck out three.
Baulbaugh, Pript, Hunter Boylan, Kaydeon Reine and Brandon Boylan all picked up one hit apiece.
Hale is now 1-11 and 1-5 in the North Star League. They play on Saturday in the Kalkaska Tournament.
Rogers 0-9, Onaway 5-1
ONAWAY-The Onaway Cardinals baseball team hosted Rogers City on Thursday and split two games, winning the first 5-0 and losing the second 9-1.
Paul Wilbert picked up the loss for Rogers City in the opener, pitching five innings, giving up five unearned runs, five hits and struck out six.
The second game was for Rogers City as Evan Lamb came in for the win. He pitched all six innings, giving up only one run and three hits while striking out 10.
"It's all about refocusing mentally and coming out with a better approach in the second," Rogers City coach Wayne Karsten said.
Quentin Kelly went 2-for-4 and picked up a two run homer. Casey Szatkowski went 3-for-3, picked up two doubles and drove in three. Colton Fessler went 2-for-3 while Alex Andrzejewski went 2-for-4.
Rogers City is now 3-3. The Hurons play in the Birch Run invitational on Saturday.
Posen 6-5, Arenac-Eastern 5-11
POSEN-The Posen baseball team split a pair of games with Arenac Eastern on Thursday, staging a solid come from behind 6-5 victory in the first while falling 11-5 in the second.
Travis Sharpe was the winning pitcher for Posen, giving up eight hits, five runs, two earned, walking none and striking out nine.
Sharpe went 3-for-4 at the plate, picking up three doubles and the game winning RBI with a double in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Posen trailed 5-4 in the bottom of the sixth with two outs when a batter stole home from third to tie the game at five before Sharpe picked up the winning RBI.
Adam Pieczynski went 2-for-3.
The second game saw Sharpe go 2-for-3 with two doubles while Matt Delekta was the losing pitcher for Posen.
Posen is now 3-6 and 2-5 in the North Star League. The Vikings play in Hale on Monday.