Alpena earns 2 wins in home quad

News Photo by Jonny Zawacki Alpena's Wyatt Romero (top) attempts to pin his Rogers City opponent during a 189-pound match on Wednseday at Alpena High School. Romero was one of several Wildcats to earn a victory over the Hurons during the teams quad against Rogers City, Gaylord and Forest Area.

The Alpena High wrestling team opened the season with a pair of wins on Wednesday during a home quad.

Alpena earned wins against Rogers City (42-30) and Fife Lake Forest Area (42-30). Gaylord also competed in the quad.

Wyatt Romero (189 pounds) earned a pin against the Hurons and Nate Harbson (215), Noah Connon (285), Kilee Fender (103), Dominique Agar (140), Izaack Patterson (145) and Josiah Matuzak (160) all earned wins.

Brady Oliver (152) earned a pin against Forest Area and Darrin Lucaroni (171), Connon (285), Fender (103), Rose Cornelius (130), Noah Carstens (135) and Patterson (145) all earned wins.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Atlanta 58,

Boyne Falls 19

BOYNE FALLS–The Atlanta boys basketball team got off to a fast start on Wednesday and kept plugging along to earn its first win of the season after defeating Boyne Falls 58-19.

Atlanta (1-1) led 24-5 after one quarter and 53-7 at halftime.

Austin Corbin and Reece Wood paced Atlanta with 12 points each.

“Our intensity (was) key. We started off good defensively. We have a half-court trap that we run and we were able to create turnovers and get some easy shots,” Atlanta coach Kevin Haren said.

Atlanta hosts Hillman on Friday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Boyne Falls 39, Atlanta 37

BOYNE FALLS–The Atlanta girls basketball team came up just shy of victory on Wednesday, falling to Boyne Falls 39-37.

Jaycee Berndt had 10 points and six assists for the Huskies (0-2) and Jordan Kobelius had 22 points, six rebounds and four blocks.

“It was a nail biter. In the first half we got caught out of position on defense,” Atlanta coach Jeremy Kobelius said. “We cleaned it up in the second half, but that (slow start) made the difference.”

Atlanta hosts Hillman on Friday.