Titans beat Alpena soccer in district semis

TRAVERSE CITY-The Alpena girls soccer team gave Traverse City West all it could handle during a Division 1 district semifinal on Thursday, but eventually the Titans were simply too much to handle.

Alpena trailed 1-0 after 30 minutes, but West tallied three goals in the final ten minutes of the first half and went on to win 8-0.

“I’m proud of the effort our girls gave. We played hard and the first 30 minutes was a great effort on our part to hang with one of the best teams in the state,” Alpena coach Tim Storch said. “I’m disappointed for the seniors, but hopeful for the future and the girls we’ll have returning.”

Alpena finished the year with a 4-14-2 record.

SOFTBALL

Posen 6-10,

Sault Ste. Marie 15-0

POSEN-The Posen softball team ended the regular season with a split against Sault Ste. Marie on Thursday. The Vikings lost the opener 15-6 and won the nightcap 10-0 in five innings.

In the opener, Taylor Chojnacki took the loss after allowing 14 hits, five earned runs and six walks with one strikeout.

At the plate, Hunter Kasubowski was 2-for-2 with two RBIs; Kayla Lenard was 2-for-4 with an RBI and Akari Takesato was 3-for-3 with a double.

In the nightcap, Ashley Meyers pitched a complete game for the Vikings (27-4), allowing four hits and two walks with eight strikeouts.

At the plate, every Posen starter had at least one hit. Meyers was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI and Brandi Chojnacki was 3-for-3 with a double, a triple and an RBI. Takesato and Sam Lenard added two hits each.

Posen will play Rogers City at 10 a.m. on Saturday in a district semifinal at Johannesburg-Lewiston.