Wildcats lose to Gaylord in BNC tilt

GAYLORD – The Alpena girls basketball team (3-6 overall, 2-3 BNC) fell to Gaylord on the road 31-23 on Thursday.

“We came out really flat, we were shell shocked and never could recover,” Alpena coach Dan Arsenault said.

Alexis Smith led Wildcats with seven points while Jessica Marwede chipped in with six.

The Alpena junior varsity team lost in overtime to Gaylord 59-56.

Jasman Schultz paced the way with 18 points for the Wildcats while Haley Britton and Shelby Steibert added 16 and 10 points respectively.

Alpena’s freshmen team also fell to the Blue Devils, 31-23.

Alpena hosts Cadillac on Tuesday.

Mio 59,

Whittemore-Prescott 21

MIO- The Mio girls basketball team (6-6) picked up a convincing win over Whittemore-Prescott at home 59-21 on Thursday.

“We had a good, solid night,” Mio coach Travis Brown said.

Leslie Asman led Mio’s offense with 18 points. Brooke Ellis and Katie Lefler added 16 and 12 points respectively while Whitney Kahn ended the night with 10.

The Thunderbolts host Hale on Monday.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Onaway 73,

Gaylord St. Mary 29

ONAWAY-The Onaway boys basketball team made up for several recent close games with a 73-29 blowout over Gaylord St. Mary at home on Thursday.

Joe Sigsby had 26 points, six rebounds and six steals for the Cardinals (7-2, 5-2 Ski Valley), who jumped out to a 26-13 lead after one quarter and never looked back.

Onaway led 51-23 at halftime and 65-26 after three quarters.

“We played well. Everybody on our team scored tonight. It was a great team win and we played well from the opening tip,” Onaway coach Eddy Szymoniak said.

Pat Dunn had 14 points and eight rebounds for Onaway and Cortez Washington had 10 points and seven rebounds.

Onaway plays at Rogers City on Tuesday.

Fairview 46, Posen 29

FAIRVIEW-The Fairview boys basketball team (5-4) earned a win over Posen at home 46-29 on Thursday.

With the Eagles holding only a 21-20 lead at the end of the first half, the rest was a cakewalk holding the Vikings to just nine points the rest of the game.

“Our defense in the second half shut them right down,” Fairview head coach Rick Ebert said.

Austin Handrich led the offense for the Eagles with 20 points.

Travis Sharpe led Posen with nine points.

Fairview hosts Alcona on Tuesday.

WRESTLING

Oscoda loses twice in home quad

OSCODA-The Oscoda wrestling team lost twice during a quad at home on Wednesday. The Owls lost to Whittemore-Prescott 46-36 and Mio 38-33.

Double winners for the Owls were Anthony Johnson and Antonio Raona. Single winners for Oscoda were: Jack Montgomery, Alex Baker, Brian Ouillette, Jon Febish, Alec Poland, Kam Wheeler and Jay Febish.

The Owls will wrestle in Onaway next weekend.

Onaway hosts Dunn Memorial Tourney

ONAWAY-The Onaway wrestling team hosted its annual Dick Dunn Memorial Tournament on Saturday and several wrestlers did well.

Isaac Nave (125) went 5-0 on the day and Joe Traynham (119) went 4-0. Ray Self (130) finished third in his weight class, Jesse Watson was 1-4, Lucas Tollini (171) was second in his weight class after going 1-1 and Elijah Shockley (189) finished second and went 2-1.

“Joe and Isaac were not really tested on the day. The both won their brackets finishing undefeated. Jesse had a nice win in his last match as he reinstates himself in the lineup and Lucas is settling in to his new weight class and making progress every day,” Onaway coach Mark Grant said. “Elijah continues to give more experienced kids a struggle as he uses his strength and athleticism along with what he has learned to grow very quickly in the sport.”

Onaway wrestles at Sanford-Meridian today.