VanDusen nets hat trick as Wildcats rout Reps

TRAVERSE CITY–Kyle VanDusen netted a hat trick and the Alpena High hockey team rebounded from a poor performance on Friday with a 5-0 rout of the Traverse Bay Reps on Saturday.

Jimmy Bolanowski made 13 saves for the shutout and Colby Plowman and Owen Limback had single tallies for the Wildcats (2-1-2) who tied Cadillac 4-4 on Friday.

“It was a great game. We played poorly Friday, played too much individual hockey and I thought (Saturday) we played a great team game.”

Limback scored with 39 seconds left in the first period on a slap shot from the point. Plowman added a shorthanded goal in the second period and VanDusen scored his first goal late in the frame on the power-play.

VanDusen added two more in the final frame. Cody Sumerix assisted on two of VanDusen’s goals and Alex Cosbitt assisted on the last one.

Alpena will play Flint Powers Catholic at a showcase in Gaylord on Friday.



Rogers City 62, Fairview 6

FAIRVIEW–The Rogers City girls basketball team scored early and often on the way to a 62-6 victory over Fairview on Friday in their season opener.

Taylor Fleming had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Hurons, who led 24-2 after one quarter and held the Eagles scoreless in the second and fourth quarters.

Kayla Rabeau had 15 points, seven rebounds and three assists and Karissa Rabeau had five points and six rebounds in her first varsity game.

“It is always nice to win on opening night and everyone received a large chunk of playing time.  In Fairview’s defense they are very young and already had a couple of injuries early in the season which set them back even more,” Rogers City coach Duane Pitts said. “Coach (Marc) Winton has had some nice success over there the last few seasons, so I’m sure that team will continue to improve throughout the season.”

Katelyn Bowers scored all six of Fairview’s points.

Jayna Hance added six points, four assists and two steals for the Hurons and Brooke Daniels had six points and eight rebounds.

Hannah Fleming added five assists.

Rogers City hosts Hale on Tuesday.