CEDARVILLE-Posen had the chance to take out perennial eight-man troublemakers Cedarville on Thursday, but in spite of taking a quick 32-6 lead, fell 42-40 to last year's eight-man state runner up.
"They're a powerhouse, definitely, but you don't want that consolation prize of 'doing well' against a hard team. The boys want to win, and want to be able to finish up those tough games," Posen coach Wayne Karsten said.
Posen was led offensively by Nick Hincka, who had 205 yards on 37 carries and two touchdowns. Brandon Dietz had 94 yards on 19 carries and two touchdowns. Hincka and Kyle Kopf led defensively with 10 and seven tackles, respectively.
Dietz scored Posen's first touchdown on a seven yard run, while Kopf picked up the two point. Hincka ran for a 14 yard touchdown, with Nathan Mulka picking up a two point conversion pass. Travis Sharpe then ran for an 80 yard kick off return touchdown, with Hincka picking up the two. Hincka also scored Posen's last touchdown for two quarters with a 57 yard run, with Sharpe picking up the two pointers.
This gave Posen a 32-6 lead in the third, but Cedarville caught up to Posen, and in spite of a one yard Dietz touchdown run and Hincka two pointer in the fourth, couldn't put the game away for the win.
Posen travels to Rapid River on Thursday.
Inland Lakes 14,
INDIAN RIVER-Onaway dropped its first game of the season and coach Jim Cleaver's debut, in a tight 14-7 loss to Inland Lakes on Thursday.
Onaway scored first and got the extra point. Inland Lakes then scored and missed a two pointer. Late in the fourth, the Bulldogs picked up a second touchdown and a two pointer for the win.
Onaway hosts Rogers City next Friday.
Traverse City West 4, Alpena 0
TRAVERSE CITY-The Alpena boys soccer team (1-4, 0-2 Big North) lost on Thursday, this time against Traverse City West, 4-0
In spite of the loss, coach Tim Storch saw some improvement.
"It was a much better effort. It was 1-0 for three quarters of a game. They played tough, and they had a goal called back, but I saw some fatigue set in, and they gave up three goals in the last 20 minutes. It's definitely a big improvement over our last lackluster effort," Storch said.
Alpena hosts Traverse City Central on Tuesday.
Alpena finishes 3rd in Up North Invite
TRAVERSE CITY- The Alpena boys tennis team took third at the Up North Invite on Thursday, an event hosted by Traverse City Central. The Wildcats placed behind Traverse City West in second place, and winners Traverse City Central. Alpena beat Petoskey and Cadillac, while a junior varsity all-star team came in at sixth.
This is Alpena's best finish in the Up North Invite, as the Wildcats have never finished above fifth in the past. Number one singles Abram Purol placed third, as did number two singles Andre Gagnon, number three singles Aaron Decaire and number four singles Gregory Kucharek.
Number one doubles Samyak Harsh and Noah Barney-Steinke placed third, as did number two doubles Wyatt Hanna and Ben Goren. Number three doubles John Chen and David Resnick placed fourth.
Alpena JV wins home invitational
The Alpena J.V. volleyball team captured first place in a home volleyball invitational Thursday.
After placing first in pool play, the Wildcats moved on to defeat Au Gres in the championship match 25-13 and 25-11.
Leading the offense for Alpena were Brianna Clark, Macy Cosbitt and Lindsey Moggie with 11 kills apiece.
Top servers were Elise Leeck with 25 points and nine aces, Allison Heise with 35 points and 16 Aces and Lindsey Moggie with 31 points. Mary Schimmel and Chloe Ferguson earned seven assists each.
Rogers City wins Silver Pool in North Lothrup Tournament
ROGERS CITY-Fresh off winning a tournament last weekend, the Rogers City volleyball team (7-4) won the Silver Pool in the New Lothrup Tournament on Thursday, winning three out of five sets.
In pool play, the Hurons lost to Beverton in three games, 19-25, 25-19 and 10-15. New Lothrup beat the Hurons 25-14 and 25-17. Rogers City then won its third set in pool play, 25-14 and 25-9.
The Hurons then took out Morrice 25-19 and 25-18 and then Laingsburg 25-15 and 25-14.
Cassie Brege led her team defensively with 84 assists and 61 digs. Jena Tulgetske had eight blocks and 26 kills. Sarah Meredith had 29 kills, Megan Quaine had 58 digs and Courtney Streich had 45 digs and nine aces.
Rogers City hosts a home tournament on Saturday, September 7th.