SAGINAW-The Alpena cross country team competed in the Saginaw Heritage Invitational on Saturday. The boys team came in fourth of out nine teams with 114 points. Saginaw Heritage had 33 points, Midland 70 and Dow 107. 173 runners compete in the event.
Mitchell Day was top finisher for the Alpena boys at 15th (17:34) followed closely by 17th place Eli Martin (17:38). Tellis Donajkowski came in 25th (17:56), followed by RJ Centala at 28th (18:04) and Issac Cross at 29th (18:04). Ryan Wirgau was 36th (18:16) while Nevin McHarg was 43rd (18:36).
The girls team had 262 points. Ann Arbor was first with 58, Dow was second with 79 while Midland was third with 89. There were 182 runners in the event.
Leah Centala was the top finisher for the Alpena girls at 45th (23:01). Freshman Alayna Nugent came in at 50th place (23:18) followed closely by 54th Brooke Burrone (23:32). Jenna Talbot was only two seconds behind Burrone (23:34) to pick up 55th. Hannah McDonald was the next finisher for the girls at 58th (24:04). Taylor Kunath was 59th (24:16) while Lauren Heath was 61st (25:14).
The Alpena Cross country team also had their second Big North run on Tuesday. The boy's team placed second in the meet, with a point total of 62. Traverse City Central bested them with 18 points. Petoskey was third with 108 while Cadillac had 115.
"The Wildcats had a team to focus on (and) this would be their highest finish in the conference I can remember," head coach Joy Bullis said.
The girls team came in fourth with a total of 170 points. Central had 15 points, Traverse City West had 74 and Cadillac had 84.
"The girls team is young, inexperienced and suffering some minor injuries. They still continue to show their toughness as they persevere through races," Bullis said.
Posen, 1st place in Mackinaw Invitational
MACKINAW CITY-The Posen volleyball tream traveled to the Mackinaw Invitational on Saturday and picked up a championship win.
In pool play, they beat Wolverine 15-5 in one set but lost the next 15-13. Then, they beat Northern Michigan Christian Academy 16-14 in the first but lost 15-10 in the second. The Vikings then swept Maplewood Baptist 15-13 and 15-12 but split a pair with DeTour 15-11 and 15-13.
In Bracket Play, they faced Alanson and swept them in two sets 25-15 and 25-21. In the semi-finals, they took on Cardinal Mooney, who hadn't lost a set all day. The Vikings won the first set 25-21, lost the second 25-8 and won the third 15-13.
They faced DeTour in the finals. Posen won the first set 26-24, lost the second 25-23 and won the match and the tournament with a 15-7 third set win.
Korynn Hincka was voted Tournament MVp. She picked up 41 kills and eight blocks. Elizabeth mulka had nine kills. Mercedes Kowalski had 71 assists and nine aces. Ashley Meyers led the Vikings defensively with 23 digs and 14 aces. Kayla Lenard had 22 digs and five aces.
Mio 31, Rogers City 6
ROGERS City-Mio picked up their fifth win in a row on Friday, holding the Hurons to six points in the third quarter.
Mio started out with 12 points in the first and snagged another 13 in the second to go up 25-0 at the half. They scored one last time to go up 31-6 in the third. Nobody scored in the fourth.
Bryson Devers lead on the ground with 116 yards in 17 carries. Cody Wilson had one eight yard run.
Quarterback Brad Rhoads threw 13 completes out of 20, picking up 156 yards and two passing touchdowns. Seth Thomey had yards 76 yards off of five catches, Colton McGregor had 46 yards off of four catches while Devers picked up 21 yarsd off of three.
The Thunderbols are now 5-1. They face AuGres-Sims on Friday. The Hurons are 3-3 and face Whittemore-Prescott on Friday.