Hurons, Eagles win NSL XC races in RC

ROGERS CITY–The Rogers City girls and Hale boys cross country teams took top honors at a North Star League Jamboree in Rogers City on Tuesday.

Rogers City’s girls team finished with 19 points, ahead of Fairview (55), Alcona (69) and Oscoda (72).

Morgan Baller and Jenna Kuznicki took first and second place for the Hurons, finishing in 22:39 and 24:16 respectively. Linnea Hentkowski (4th, 25:46), Kylie LaFleche (26:26) and Cheyenne Bober (27:54) also finished in the top 10 for the Hurons.

Addison Goy took third for Fairview (25:02) and Paige Jenkins (8th, 27:59) and Aby Degrammont (9th, 28:30) also finished in the top 10.

Alicia Bishop was Alcona’s top finisher, taking sixth (27:02).

Hale’s boys team won with 36 points, finishing ahead of Fairview (49), Whittemore-Prescott (85), Oscoda (91), Rogers City (122) and Alcona (195).

Fairview’s Tylor Ross won the boys race (17:20) and was joined by teammates Andrew Hager (4th, 18:35) and Durius Oaks (9th, 19:14) in the top 10.

Phil Grambau was Rogers City’s top finisher (12th, 20:37) and his teammate Duncan Ross took 19th (22:06).

Cody Leesberg (33rd, 24:16) was Alcona’s top finisher.

FOOTBALL

Alpena JV 44,

TC Central 44 JV 44

TRAVERSE CITY–The Alpena JV football team rallied to a 44-44 tie with Traverse City Central in a Big North Conference game on Thursday in Traverse City.

Gabe Bullis’ nine-yard touchdown run with 2:19 left tied the game, erasing a short-lived Central lead. Nicholas Foley’s eight-yard touchdown run with 3:03 left gave Central a 44-48 lead with 3:03 left before the Wildcats (2-4-1) answered back.

Both teams played to a 30-30 tie after three quarters and Central took the lead with 8:08 after a 34-yard run from Nathan Pataky and a successful conversion. Alpena answered back with a 33-yard touchdown run from Alec Zielaskowski and a conversion run by Eli Winter.

Central (2-4-1) led 14-8 after one quarter and 30-14 at halftime. A pair of touchdown runs by Mitch Stachnik gave Central a first-quarter lead, but a two-yard touchdown scamper and conversion from Winter with 16.4 seconds left closed the gap to six.

The Trojans took control in the second quarter as Stachnik found Luke Morrison for a 14-yard touchdown pass and Foley had a four-yard touchdown run. Winter scored again on a seven-yard run before halftime to make it 30-14.

Alpena began to rally back in the third quarter, scoring twice. Zielaskowski scored on a 60-yard run with 5:04 left and Charlie Williams added the conversion. Winter scored again on a two-yard run and added a conversion with 6.4 seconds left.

In total yardage, Alpena outgained Central 450-441.