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PREP ROUNDUP: Alpena baseball, softball teams lose to Titans

SOFTBALL Alpena drops 2 to West TRAVERSE CITY—The Alpena softball team dropped a pair of Big North Conference games against Traverse City West on Tuesday, losing 5-0 and 3-2. In the opener, Keely Dahl struck out seven in the first three innings for Alpena (5-8) and Elysa Kelley and ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Alpena girls tennis team wins Boyne City Invitational

GIRLS TENNIS Alpena wins Boyne City Invitational BOYNE CITY—The Alpena girls tennis team won all its flights on Monday en route to winning the Boyne City Invitational. The field of teams included Boyne City, Charlevoix, Elk Rapids, Grayling, East Jordan and two Petoskey JV ...

Alpena baseball team wins Mackenzie Invite at home

ALPENA — The Alpena baseball team came out a winner on Saturday in its annual Mackenzie Invitational. Alpena opened the day with a 12-2 victory over Sault Ste. Marie and followed up with a 6-4 win over Ogemaw Heights. Travis Weide swung a hot bat for Alpena in the opener, finishing with ...

Alpena’s Mike Clark signs Letter of Intent to play soccer at Olivet

ALPENA — In all his years of coaching, Tim Storch hasn’t seen too many players who work as hard as Mike Clark. For two seasons, Clark has been willing to do it all for the Alpena High School, putting in extra time in practice, leading by example on the field and doing it all with a real ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Alpena’s Szymanski sets record in 800 run

TRACK AND FIELD Szymanski wins 800 run at BCW Invite BAY CITY — Alpena junior Madi Szymanski continued her hot start to season, winning the 800 run at the Bay City Western Invitational on Friday. Szymanski, who broke Alpena’s school record in the 1,600 run (5:11.09) on Wednesday, ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Alpena girls soccer team ties Trojans

GIRLS SOCCER Alpena 2, TC Central 2 ALPENA — The Alpena girls soccer team rallied from a 2-0 halftime deficit Thursday to tie the Trojans in a Big North Conference contest. Nicole Johnson scored to make it 2-1 with 25 minutes left and Reese Wisniewski buried a penalty kick in the last two ...

Alpena competes in track dual with TC West

TRACK AND FIELD TC West tops Alpena TRAVERSE CITY—Traverse City West took top honors in a dual with Alpena on Wednesday. The Titans topped Alpena 132.99 to 17 on the boys side and 107.99 to 33 on the girls side. Top finishers for Alpena included: BOYS 400 Run—5. Hunter ...

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Alcona dominates home track meet

TRACK AND FIELD Alcona wins home meet LINCOLN — Alcona took top honors during a three-team meet at home Tuesday. Alcona’s boys team finished with 233 points to beat Whittemore-Prescott and Oscoda; Alcona girls team finished with 220 points. Collectively, Alcona won 28 events on the ...

Alcona softball wins twinbill

SOFTBALL Alcona takes 2 from Atlanta LINCOLN — The Alcona softball team took a pair of games from Atlanta on Monday, 11-0 and 14-6. In the opener, Alcona (5-3) scored four runs in the first inning and added on to its lead from there. Liz Henderson and Makala Mendyka had three hits and ...

ACC softball extends winning streak to 7

ALPENA -- The Alpena Community College softball team’s winning streak hit seven games on Saturday, thanks to a lot of offense. The Lumberjacks pounded out 26 hits between two games -- including four home runs -- en route to beating Mott 8-7 and 10-6. ACC (15-18) is 15-7 since April 1 and ...

ACC softball wins big vs. Mott

ALPENA—The Alpena Community College softball team continued to roll on Friday, topping Mott 9-1 and 17-5 in a pair of five-inning victories. The wins give the Lumberjacks (13-18) five consecutive victories and eight in their last 10 games. ACC used a five-run fourth inning to power by the ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Big innings propel Alpena, Hillman softball teams to wins

ALPENA — A pair of big innings propelled the Alpena softball team to victory over Cheboygan on Thursday. Alpena won a doubleheader 9-2 and 12-1. In the opener, Alpena trailed 2-1 early, but responded with a six-run third inning to take control. Alpena finished with nine hits and Elysa ...

Allen, DeRocher named head coaches for ACC basketball teams

ALPENA — Both Alpena Community College basketball teams will have new head coaches next season. The school announced on Thursday that Bobby Allen and Cindy DeRocher have been named head coaches for the ACC men’s and women’s basketball program’s respectively. The moves come after Mark ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Wildcats host track meet; Lumberjacks win 2

ALPENA — The Alpena High School boys and girls track teams finished second and third respectively during a home tri-meet on Wednesday at Thunder Bay Junior High School. Alpena’s boys team had 64.5 points, behind Petoskey (70) and ahead of Sault Ste. Marie (34.5). Alpena’s girls team ...

Alpena wrestlers honored by Big North Conference

ALPENA—After a solid season under first-year coach Matt Kowalski, the Alpena High wrestling team had four wrestlers recently honored by the Big North Conference. Austin Bush, Declan Genova and Cameron Kubbe all earned first team all-conference honors and Mason Bray was named to the second ...

Alpena Sports Hall of Fame banquet canceled

For the second straight year, the Alpena Sports Hall of Fame has canceled its annual banquet and enshrinement dinner due to ongoing coronavirus concerns. The new date for the banquet, per Hall of Fame president Gary Mischley, is May 7, 2022. The Hall of Fame board met last Wednesday and ...

Menfield is top D-3 player; Oscoda’s Franklin, Hess honored

By BRENDAN SAVAGE The Flint Journal Flint Beecher has turned into a factory for outstanding point guards. Keyon Menifield is the latest model to come off the assembly line. The latest wave of the production started with Monte Morris, who plays for the Denver Nuggets, in 2013. It ...