Wildcats, Hurons see mixed results in wrestling tri meet

ROGERS CITY–The Alpena and Rogers City wrestling teams had mixed results during a tri meet with Gaylord in Rogers City on Wednesday.Gaylord, the Division 2 state runner-up last season, took two wins on the night. The Blue Devils defeated Alpena 74-3 and topped Rogers City 71-3.

Rogers City defeated Alpena in the night’s last match, 24-12. Due to several voids in each match, both team only wrestled a handful of matches.

Wyatt Romero (215) had a pair of wins for the Wildcats. He topped Gaylord’s Shane Renkiewcz with a late takedown in his opening match and pinned Rogers City’s Dylan Daugherty in 1:47 in his second match.

Mason Bray (145) wrestled twice for Alpena. He lost his first match 8-5 to Gaylord’s Kaden Yokum and was pinned by Rogers City’s Austin Bielas in 1:58 in his second bout.

Alpena’s Heidi Garant (152) lost by technical fall to Gaylord’s Cody Starks in her first bout and was pinned by Rogers City’s Anthony Paull in 38 seconds in her second match.

Alpena’s Matthew Barrett (160) was pinned by Gaylord’s Dimitri Smith in 2:52 in his first match and was pinned by Rogers City’s Clayton Henry in his second match in 1:55.

Noah Connon (285) got a near fall at the end of the first period during his bout with Gaylord’s Aurilius Krumholz, but was ultimately pinned in 4:51. Connon gained a victory over the Hurons after Rogers City voided the 285 bout.

Beilas wrestled Gaylord’s Rico Brown in his first match and was pinned in 1:28. Gaylord also gained a win at 140 pounds when Chayse LaJoie beat Isaac Hein by technical fall late in the third period.

Starks pinned Paull in 1:52, Smith pinned Henry in 2:35 and Daugherty earned a win for the Hurons after beating Ashton Shaltry 8-4 in a 189-pound bout.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Atlanta 66,

Boyne Falls 32

ATLANTA–Don’t look now, but the Atlanta High boys basketball team is off to a 2-0 start.

Aaron Cuzzort scored 26 points, Zach Roux added 12 and the Huskies topped Boyne Falls at home on Wednesday, 66-32, for their first 2-0 start in many years.

“It does (feel good). We haven’t been 2-0 in a long time,” Atlanta coach Kevin Karen said. “It’s really good, morale’s up and practices have been really good.”

Atlanta overcame a slow start to build a 21-10 lead by halftime. The Huskies kept the pedal down in the second half for an easy victory.

“We started off kind of slow, but we started picking it up in the second quarter and came out strong in the second half,” Haren said. “It was good fundamental basketball.”

Atlanta plays at Alcona on Friday.

Inland Lakes 65, Onaway 47

INDIAN RIVER–The Onaway boys basketball team couldn’t overcome a slow start on Wednesday and lost to Indian River Inland Lakes 65-47 in its Ski Valley Conference opener.

Onaway (0-2) fell behind 18-6 after one quarter and 28-14 at halftime. The Cardinals rebounded a little bit in the second half, but the deficit proved to be too much.

“We had trouble putting the ball in the basket. We were getting good looks and we couldn’t get the ball to go,” Onaway coach Eddy Szymoniak said. “We really started to settle in (in the second half). We worked hard. We played great defense. But we missed some easy shots.”

Kevin Pearson paced Onaway with 12 points and five steals. Austin Nash added 11 points and Jager Mix had eight points and 17 rebounds.

Onaway will host Central Lake on Friday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Atlanta 33,

Boyne Falls 32

ATLANTA–Tanaysja Tidwell scored 12 points, Jordan Kobielus added eight points and 13 rebounds and the Atlanta girls basketball team won their first game of the season, holding off Boyne Falls at home to win 33-32 on Wednesday.

Atlanta (1-1) jumped out to an early lead and held off a rally attempt by Boyne Falls to pull out the win.

Tidwell had three assists to go with her 12 points and Marisa Perry added seven points and eight rebounds.

Atlanta plays at Alcona on Friday.