Alpena boys soccer team falls to Traverse City Central

TRAVERSE CITY — The Alpena soccer team put together a much better effort this time around against Traverse City Central, but the result was the same, a 4-1 loss on Thursday in Traverse City.

The Wildcats had a great scoring chance early on a free kick to take the lead, but had a shot go just over top of the net.

Traverse City made the most of its opportunities in the first half as they scored twice to take a two goal lead, but Alpena responded before the half ended on a goal by Aidan Day.

The second half belonged to the Trojans as they score two more times and held Alpena scoreless to come away with the victory.

“The effort was good tonight. It was completely opposite than the first time we played them at home,” Alpena coach Tim Storch said. “At times we outplayed them, but unfortunately the score didn’t show that. We just need to keep working hard and putting in the effort and good things will come.”

The Wildcats fall to 9-8-1 overall on the season and are 1-6 in Big North Conference play.

Alpena will be back in action on Monday when they travel to Gaylord.

The Alpena JV soccer team also fell to the Trojans on Thursday, losing by a final score of 2-1.

Alpena’s lone goal came off the foot of Kolton Goebel. The Wildcats fall to 2-5-2 overall on the season.

BOYS TENNIS

Traverse City Central 7,

Alpena 0

TRAVERSE CITY — The Alpena tennis team was on the receiving end of a 7-0 loss at Traverse City Central on Thursday.

Hayden McNamara defeated Alec Paulsell at No. 1 singles by scores of 6-1 and 6-0. Matt Henkel downed Nehemiah Rao at No. 2 singles, 6-0 and 6-0. James Turner defeated Josh Pokorzynski at No. 3 singles, 6-0 and 6-0.

In doubles action, Chase Berden and Joe Michno defeated Garrett Dickey and Logan Pinger at No. 1 doubles by scored of 6-1 and 6-2. Miguel ferraro and Nick Hains beat Kevin Cook and Ashwin Chhapamohan at No. 2 doubles by scores of 6-0 and 6-2. Austin Schultz and Nick Sommerfield shut out Dean Kowalesky and Hunter O’Neil at No. 3 doubles, 6-0 and 6-0. Kevin Lyon and Tristan Ringsmuth defeated Harrison Butch and Brett Bonifas by scores of 6-1 and 6-0.

VOLLEYBALL

Rogers City 3,

Atlanta 0

ATLANTA — The Atlanta volleyball team was swept on its home court on Thursday, losing to Rogers City by scored of 25-3, 25-23 and 25-21.

The Huskies were led by Dezyrae Cohoon who had five kills and four aces. Nicole Gerrie added six digs, four kills and three aces. Tanaysja Tidwell chipped in with 14 digs.

Atlanta falls to 0-6 overall on the year and will be back in action on Tuesday when it hosts Alcona.

Alcona 3, Oscoda 0

The Alcona volleyball team defeated Oscoda in three sets on Thursday, winning 25-21, 25-22 and 30-28.

Taylor Livingston had eight kills and six aces for Alcona and Lily Sager had seven kills and six aces.  Raegen Eller had eight digs.