Wildcats play to 4-4 tie with Cadillac

CADILLAC–Despite a big night from Kyle VanDusen, the Alpena High hockey team skated to its second straight tie on Friday, playing Cadillac to a 4-4 draw.

VanDusen scored twice and added two assists for the Wildcats (1-1-2). Alpena led 2-1 after one period and 3-2 after two frames, but couldn’t pull out the win.

Alpena led 4-3 late before the Vikings scored in the last few minutes.

“I didn’t think we were very good. With a young team you’re going to have highs and lows,” Alpena coach Chris Limback said. “Tonight, we played well enough to win, but we didn’t do enough at the end.”

Colby Plowman had a goal and an assist for Alpena. Alex Cosbitt added a goal and Owen Limback had an assist.

Cooper Black and Jimmy Bolanowski combined to make 15 saves for Alpena. Cadillac’s netminder turned aside 24 shots and Limback praised the Vikings’ strong defensive efforts, especially their ability to block shots.

Alpena will play in Traverse City today against the Traverse Bay Reps. Puck drop is scheduled for 2 p.m.

GIRLS

BASKETBALL

Tawas 53, Alcona 27

TAWAS–The Alcona girls basketball team lost to Tawas 53-27 on Friday.

Taylor Livingston scored 10 points for the Tigers, who ran into foul trouble and had trouble stopping Morgan Kinesheski, who had 25 points for Tawas.

Alcona’s JV team lost 44-40.

Mio 64, Atlanta 13

MIO–The Atlanta girls basketball team was dealt a tough loss on Friday, losing to Mio 64-13.

Jordan Kobielus led Atlanta with six points, six rebounds and two blocks. Brianna Webster added 11 rebounds.