Hurons sweep home invitational

ROGERS CITY-The Rogers City baseball team won its home invitational on Saturday, topping Onaway and Posen to take home the hardware.

In its first game, Rogers City (6-1-1) defeated Onaway 11-4. Quintin Kelly earned the win for the Hurons, allowing one hit and striking out eight in six innings. He was also 2-for-2 with three runs scored and an RBI.

Chris Tulgestka was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and Casey Szatkowski was 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Hillman split a pair of games on the day, beating Posen 6-4 and losing to Rogers City 17-2.

Against the Vikings, Kory Henigan earned the win, allowing four runs on five hits with three strikeouts, two walks and three hit batsmen. Kyler Moir earned the save, pitching the final inning and striking out Travis Sharpe for his only strikeout.

Dylan Steinke was 1-for-4 with a triple and two RBI; Jared Juergens was 1-for-3 with an RBI; Trenton Hopp was 2-for-3 with an RBI; Andrew Funk had two hits and Brent Kenyon and Caine Hunt each had a hit.

Hillman lost its second game in four innings and Hopp took the loss. He pitched 1 2/3 innings and allowed seven runs on two hits with one strikeout and four walks.

Juergens, Hopp and Funk each had a hit and Hopp and Moir each had two RBI.

Against Hillman, Justin Saile earned the win for the Hurons, allowing two runs on two hits with four strikeouts.

Kelly was 3-for-3 with four runs scored and an RBI; Saile was 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI and Brendan Koss was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI.


Alpena goes 2-1 in Swartz Creek

SWARTZ CREEK-The Alpena High softball team went 2-1 on Saturday in a four-team tournament in Swartz Creek.

In the opener, Alpena lost to Lakeland 12-10. Mykayla Price had three hits and four RBI and Lizzy Kendziorski had three hits.

In the second game, Alpena beat DeWitt 13-2. Lauren Heath earned the win for the Wildcats and Emma Fraser hit a home run. Jordan Modrzynski added three hits and three RBI.

In the final game, Alpena topped Swartz Creek 11-2. Heath earned the win and Price had four hits. Modrzynski, Fraser, Mary Schimmel and Jessica Marwede each added two hits.

Alpena is 7-4 overall and 3-1 in Big North Conference play. The Wildcats host Traverse City Central on Tuesday.

Hurons edge Hillman for invite title

ROGERS CITY-Thanks to one less defensive run allowed, the Rogers City softball team was able to win its home invitational again.

The Hurons finished with two wins on Saturday, the same number as Hillman and Onaway, but Rogers City got the edge in the tie by allowing the least amount of defensive runs scored, 15 to Hillman’s 16.

Rogers City opened with a 9-0 win over Onaway. Jayna Hance earned the win, allowing three hits and striking out six.

Kayla Rabeau had two hits for the Hurons; Sarah Meredith had two hits and an RBI; Taylor Fleming had a triple and two RBI; Hance had two hits and an RBI; Megan Brege had an RBI and Ally Streich, Saige Wagner, Mary Brege and Hannah Fleming each had a hit.

Jade Galer was 2-for-3 for Onaway as were Kayla Metty and Maddie McLean. Calley Selke pitched six innings, allowing seven earned runs on eight hits with 13 strikeouts and four walks.

Posen fell to 1-6 on the year after going 0-3 on the day.

The Vikings led Hillman 6-2 after five and a half innings in their first game, but the Tigers rallied for five runs, three unearned, to take the win 7-6.

Jenna Hincka was 3-for-3 for Posen with two RBI; Kayla Lenard was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Jolene Reese took the loss, allowing seven runs (three earned) on seven hits with four walks and a strikeout.

Morgan Dove pitched for Hillman, allowing seven hits and striking out three. At the plate, she added a double and a single.

Andrea Taratuta had a single and a double for Hillman; Morgan Armon had two singles and an RBI, Eve LaFleche singled and Briley Tyler had two singles and an RBI.

In the second game, Rogers City beat Posen 9-4. The Hurons jumped out to a 5-0 after three innings and withstood a Posen rally in the fourth inning that cut the lead to 5-4.

The Hurons added three more runs in the fifth inning.

Hannah Fleming earned the win for Rogers City, allowing four runs on six hits with 10 strikeouts. Meredith had four hits and three RBI; Hannah Fleming had two hits and two RBI; Taylor Fleming had two hits and an RBI; Hannah Dittmar had two hits; Megan Brege had a hit and an RBI and Streich had a hit.

“It was good to have all four teams playing and it was a good day for softball,” Rogers City coach Karl Grambau said.

Arianne Chojnacki pitched the first three innings for Posen and took the loss after allowing five runs on eight hits with three walks and a strikeout. Reese pitched the final four innings and allowed four runs on six hits with three walks and two strikeouts.

Hincka was 3-for-4 with a double and a triple, Taylor Roznowski had an RBI double and Lenard singled for Posen.

Posen rallied again in its last game against Onaway, but ultimately fell 13-7.

Onaway led 5-0 early and later 6-2 before Posen scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to make it 6-5. A six-run sixth inning sealed the win for the Cardinals however.

Reese pitched the first two innings for Posen and then the final 2 1/3 innings, allowing 11 runs (seven earned) on seven hits with six walks and two strikeouts. Hincka pitched the middle 2 2/3 innings and allowed two runs on two hits with three walks.

Hincka was 4-for-4 with a double and two RBI; Lenard was 2-for-5 with an RBI and Emily Robins was 2-for-3.

Elissa Nash earned the win for Onaway (3-5, 0-2 Ski Valley), allowing five runs on eight hits with two strikeouts and two walks in 4 2/3 innings. Selke earned the save over the final 3 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on four hits with seven strikeouts and two walks.

Jade Galer was 2-for-3 with two RBI and three runs scored; Metty was 1-for-3 with an RBI; Selke was 1-for-3 with a run scored; McLean was 1-for-5; Elena Domke was 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI; Kennedy Crawford was 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored; Alison LaFave was 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored.

The Tigers lost to Onaway 6-5 in their second game. Kalen Tchorzynski allowed five hits and struck out nine for Hillman.

Hillman led early 3-0, but Onaway answered back in the bottom of the second with a grand slam from Galer. Hillman tied the game in the seventh and scored again in the top of the eighth to take the lead.

In the bottom of the eighth, Metty doubled to score Galer and tie the game and Selke hit the game-winning single to score Metty for the win.

“It was rough at the beginning. The girls came back and competed,” Onaway coach Jodi Brewbaker said. “Jade’s home run kind of sparked the team.”

At the plate, Tchorzynski had two singles; Kristen Kenyon and LaFleche each had a double; Vanessa Schook had a single and an RBI and Dove had a triple and a single.

Galer was 1-for-4 with four RBI and two runs scored; Metty was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored; Selke was 1-for-4 with an RBI; Domke was 1-for-3 and Crawford was 1-for-3.

Crawford earned the win, allowing four earned runs on eight hits with five strikeouts and three walks.

In their last game, the Tigers defeated Rogers City 11-4. Schook pitched a complete game, allowing five hits with eight strikeouts. At the plate she added a home run, a double and two RBI.

Dove, Tyler and Jozie Appelgren each had two singles and an RBI; Tchorzynski doubled; Armon had a double, a triple and three RBI; Olivia Smith had two singles and two RBI; LaFleche had two singles and Alison Samp had a single.

Hance took the loss for Rogers City, allowing 10 runs on nine hits with one strikeout.

Hannah Fleming hit three home runs and went back-to-back with Rabeau in the seventh inning.

Meredith and Megan Brege each had a hit.


Alpena splits with All Saints

UNIVERSITY CENTER-The Alpena High girls tennis team turned in a solid performance on Friday, splitting with Bay City All Saints 4-4.

Winners for Alpena included Alivia Bowers at one singles 6-3, 6-3; the one doubles team of Emily Kozlowski and Katherine Sharp, 6-1, 6-1; Jordan Sengenberger and Macy Cosbitt at two doubles, 6-4, 6-4 and Priya Pokorzynski and Taylor Belanger at four doubles, 6-2, 7-5.

Kaitlyn Schultz at two singles lost a tough match, 6-4, 4-6, 4-10. At three doubles, Angela Salacata and Brynna Smith had a good match, but lost 4-6, 4-6. At five doubles, Marissa Centala and Breanne Kieliszewski won 6-2, 7-5.


Alpena takes fourth at Swayze Relays

MIDLAND-The Alpena girls track team took fourth at the Swayze Relays on Friday in Midland, finishing with 41 points.

Alpena’s shot put relay team of Dakota Prevo, Caitlin Davis, Sydnie Skomp and Faith Weide took first place with a total distance of 119-8. Alpena’s co-ed relay team took second place (15:32.89).

The Wildcats took third place in the pole vault (12-6) and the shot put-400 relay (1:08.48).

Alpena took fourth place in the 100 hurdles (1:18.90); 6,400 relay (62); the 3,200 relay (11:16.43); middle distance (7:45.40); 800 relay (2:07.50) and 1,600 relay (5:01.57). The Wildcats took fifth place in the sprint medley (2:10.28); 400 relay (59.69) and 300 hurdles (2:51.47).

Alpena will host a meet at home at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

Posen hosts K of C Relays

POSEN-Fairview took top honors at the K of C Relays in Posen last Friday.

The Eagles finished with 80 points, ahead of Hillman (68), Rogers City (56), Posen (50) and Hale (26).

Gold winners for Posen were: Izaiah Hincka, Levi Romel, Kelsey Jakubcin and Brianna Krajniak in the shot put and Karim Khan, Lindsey Randall, Florian Singler, Kayla Flewelling and coach Chris Keller in the coaches relay.

Silvwe winners were: Laura Cordes, Max Schulz, Sam Freske and Dru Hincka in the 3,200 relay and Karim Khan, Max Schulz, Kayla Flewelling and Cheyenne Felax in the high jump.

Bronze winners for Posen were: Kayla Flewelling, Levi Romel, Faith Romel and Singler in the shuttle hurdles; Khan, Singler, Randall and Tali Rokicki in the long jump; Randall, Levi Romel, Faith Romel and Khan in the 400 relay and Schulz, Rokicki, Izaiah Hincka and Cordes in the 400-200-200-400 Relay.

Hale won the junior high meet, defeating Posen (60); Fairview (46), Hilman (22) and Atlanta (10).

Gold winners for Posen were Katherine Tweedie, Sophie Romel, Gabe Jakubcin and John King in the shot put; Elizabeth Romel, John King, Makayla Kamysiak and Chase Dubie in the shuttle hurdles; Elizabeth Romel, Tyler Hincka, Kamysiak and Eyan Hincka in the 3,200 Relay and Chase Dubie, Elizabeth Romel, Dakota Frederick, Abbie Schellie and coach Keller in the coaches relay.

Silver winners for Posen were: Eyan Hincka and Tyler Hincka in the high jump; Katherine Tweedie, Ben Calhoun, Leah Themel and Dakota Frederick in the 400 Relay; Jacob Calhoun, Themel, Gabe Jakubcin and Schellie in the 800 Relay; Eyan Hincka, Brooke Rocco, Tyler Hincka and Kamysiak in the 400-200-200-400 Relay and Schellie, Rocco, Ben Calhoun and Dubie in the long jump.


Alpena wins tourney in Waterford

WATERFORD-The Alpena JV softball team stayed perfect on the season after winning a four-team tournament at Waterford Mott on Saturday.

In the opener, Alpena trounced Troy 26-3 in four innings. Kady Gehrke pitched the first two innings for Alpena (11-0) and struck out two. Lilly Lewis pitched the final two innings and struck out two and walked two.

Riley Alexander was 3-for-5 with two doubles and Dayna LaBell was 2-for-4.

In the second game, Alpena rallied back to beat Waterford Kettering 11-6 in seven innings.

Alpena trailed 6-5 after six innings and exploded for six runs in the top of the seventh for the win, getting big hits from Maia Haske, Tara Myers and Kortney Dunn among others.

Gehrke pitched, striking out three and walking three. At the plate, Myers was 2-for-2 with a triple and a single; Dunn was 2-for-4 with a triple and a single and Haske was 1-for-3 with a double.

In the final game, Alpena toppled Mott 18-3 in four innings. The Wildcats had previously earned two wins over Mott on Friday.

Lewis earned the win for Alpena, striking out five, walking three and allowing three hits.

Jaime Modrzynski was 2-for-4 with a double for Alpena, Breanna Domrase was 2-for-4 with a double and a single and Natalie Jaskolski singled.

Alpena plays at Traverse City Central on Tuesday.