PREP ROUNDUP: Wildcat golfers place sixth

The Alpena High School boys golf team places sixth out of 10 varsity teams competing Friday at the Alpena Golf Club in the team’s home Big North Conference meet.

The Wildcats shot a 362, Coach Tate Skiba said. The winning team shot a 298.

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

Two junior varsity teams played Friday, as well, shooting 385 and 466. Hayden Schultz led both teams, shooting a tenth-place 90.

The team plays again on Monday at Midland Country Club.


The Alpena High School girls soccer team lost to Petoskey 5-0 on Thursday in Petoskey, dropping the team’s record to 7-9-1.

Coach Gregg Supiran said Petoskey is the eighth-ranked team in the state.

The Wildcats found some possession throughout the match, along with some scoring opportunities, but 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 advantage of a set piece opportunity, along with a couple of distance shots in the second half.


The Alpena High School baseball team topped Ogema by a score of 9-0 in the first game of a doubleheader on Thursday in Ogema, but lost the second game 3-2.

The Wildcats record stands at 19-10.

Coach Eric Mackenzie said that, in the first game, Michael Kreis was two-for-three at the plate. Owen Kaiser, Tucker Bright, Gabe Glawe, Kaleb Donjakowski, Jon Rensberry and Michael Kreis all had RBIs. Jake Zann took the win, pitching six innings, striking out five and walking one.

In game two, pitching was strong on both sides, but the Wildcats could not capitalize on having runners in scoring position. The game was won in extra innings


The Alpena High School baseball team fell to Gaylord in both games of a doubleheader on Tuesday by scores of 5-3 and 5-4, dropping the team’s record to 18-9.

Coach Eric Mackenzie said that, in one game, Kaleb Donjakowski was on the hill for Alpena, giving up six hits, striking out eight, and walking three. Tucker Bright was two-for-three at the plate. Jake Zann, Jon Rensberry and Jase Kollen all drove in RBIs.

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

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


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