LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: AHS baseball now 19-10

On Tuesday, the Alpena High School baseball team competed at Gaylord, losing 5-3 and 5-4.

In game one, Kaleb Donjakowski was on the hill for Alpena. Donjakwoski gave up six hits, striking out eight, and walked three. Tucker Bright was two for three at the plate. Jake Zann, Jon Rensberry, and Jase Kollen all drove in RBIs.

In game two, Caleb McEwen, Zann, and Bright all had two hits at the plate today. McEwen was on the mound, giving up three hits, one walk, and struck out 10.

Executing plays defensively and getting timely hits hurt the Wildcats in the conference doubleheader.

On Thursday, the Wildcats traveled to Ogemaw and won one and lost one.

The first game wrapped up with an Alpena win, 9-0.

Michael Kreis was 2-3 on the day at the plate. Owen Kaiser, Bright, Gabe Glawe, Donjakowski, Rensberry, and Kreis all had RBIs. Zann took the win, pitching six innings, striking out five, and walking one.

Game two saw an AHS loss, with a final score of 3-2.

Pitching was strong on both sides in the second game and the Wildcats could not capitalize on having runners in scoring position.

The game wrapped up in extra innings.

After these games, their record sits at 19-10.


On Thursday, the Alpena girls’ soccer team lost to Petoskey, who are ranked eighth in the state, with a final score of 5-0.

The Wildcats found some possession throughout the match along with some scoring opportunities but unfortunately were unable to capitalize on their chances.

Petoskey got two quick goals into the later part of the first half and were able to take advantages of a set-piece opportunity along with a couple of distance shots in the second half.

This game set their record at 7-9-1.


On Friday, the Alpena High School boys golf team competed at Alpena Golf Club, taking a score of 362.

The team’s home Big North Conference saw the Wildcats place sixth of ten varsity teams.

Friday’s winner took a score of 298.

Avery Spicer and Kaleb Werth led the team with a pair of 87s.

AHS fielded two JV teams as well, shooting 385 and 466. Hayden Schultz led both teams, shooting a tenth-place 90.

Alpena plays again on Monday at Midland Country Club.


On Friday, the Alpena softball team lost a doubleheader to Negaunee.

Game one wrapped up with a 5-4 final and game two saw a 4-2 final, both favoring Negaunee.

Lilly Rospierski led the team with two hits in game one and Ava Rospierski led the Wildcats in game two with two hits, including a triple.

Paige Samp and Lilly Rospierski handled the pitching duties for Alpena.

“It’s never fun to lose, but playing competitive games where every play, every at bats is important help as grow as a team and helps us prepare for the state tournament,” Alpena coach Paul Marwede said. “We battled, and played hard. We just came up a little short.”

Saturday’s games saw two wins from Alpena against Marquette in a doubleheader.

Game one ended 11-1 favoring Alpena.

The Wildcats chipped away to build a 3-0 lead through innings and added eight runs in the fifth inning to take the win.

Samp pitched for Alpena, allowing four hits and striking out 10.

Maddie Spomer, Samp, and Sydnery Hitzelberger each had two hits, with Hitzelberger contributing a grand slam.

Game two saw an even bigger lead from Alpena with a final of 21-3.

Alpena bats knocked out 15 hits, including home runs from Emilee Modrzejewksi, Ava Rospierski, and Lexie McDonald. Izzy Edmonds and Spomer pitched for Alpena, with Edmonds earning the win.


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