LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Alpena boys’ golf team takes 3rd place

The Alpena High School boys’ golf team took third on Thursday at Lost Lake Woods for the Alcona Tigers Invitational. Their final score was 357, while the winner ended with 325. There were eight teams competing in total.

Avery Spicer led the team with an 85.

Junior varsity also competed, shooting their low round of the year: 388.

Keller Skiba and Noah Holben led the team with a pair of 93s.


On Wednesday, Alpena High School’s softball team defeated Tawas in both games of their doubleheader.

Game one ended with an 11-1 Alpena win. Alpena used the long ball to count for eight of their eleven runs in game one.

Laura Poli had a grand slam and Paige Samp chipped in with a three-run homer, and Grace Pratt also had a solo blast.

Samp and Maddie Spomer combined in pitching efforts for Alpena, scattering six hits, walking one, and striking out eight.

Game two wrapped up with the Wildcats taking an 18-3 win.

Samp and Lilly Rospierski handled the pitching duties for Alpena and limited Tawas to four hits while striking out six and allowing two walks.

Alpena knocked out 13 hits, led by Laura Poli who went four for four at the plate, including two doubles and three RBIs. Samp, Ava Rospierski, and Sydney Hitzelberger all added two hits each.

The two wins improved Alpena to 12-11 on the season.

Coach Paul Marwede said, “We have been a very busy team over the last eight calendar days. We have played 14 games, spend a lot of time on the road, and played with a great effort through this stretch. We will take a well deserved break from softball diamond this weekend as the players turn their focus to prom activities and we look at getting back into action next week as we travel to Gaylord on Tuesday and make a road trip to Negaunee and Marquette next weekend.”



Alpena’s softball team also played on Tuesday, taking a win against Petoskey.

In game one, AHS won 20-5. Game two was canceled due to weather.

Alpena scored early and often, scoring six, six, five, and four runs through the first four innings. Petoskey had a big inning of their own, answering with five runs in their half of the second inning to make the score 12-5 after two innings of play.

The Wildcats were led offensively by Sidney Hitzelberger with three hits including a home run and four RBIs. Emilee Modrzejewski also collected three hits and scored three runs.

Paige Samp, Izzy Edmonds, and Maddie Spomer each contributed with two hits each. Samp and Ava Rospierski combined to do the pitching duties for Alpena, with Samp earning the win.


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