No hitters propel Cardinals past Forest Area; Hillman takes 2 from Tawas

ONAWAY-The Onaway girls softball team dominated a double header against Fife Lake Forest Area on Monday. Onaway won both games 15-0.

In the opener, Onaway’s Calley Selke threw her second career no-hitter and pitched all four innings with ten strikeouts and no hits. She was 2-for-4 at the plate with a double and one run scored.

Kayla Metty was 3-for-3 with two doubles and three runs scored; Jade Galer was 2-for-3 with three runs scored; Kennedy Crawford was 1-for-4 with a run scored; Taylor Ehrke was 2-for-3 with two runs scored; Elena Domke was 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored; Britney Buczkowski was 1-for-3 with a run scored and Elissa Nash was 1-for-3 with two runs scored.

In the nightcap, Crawford took over the pitching duties and threw her first career no-hitter in just three innings with five strikeouts and four walks. She also was 1-for-2 with a run scored.

Galer was 1-for-2 with three runs scored; Metty was 1-for-2 with two runs scored; Selke was 1-for-2 with one run scored and one RBI; Buczkowski was 1-for-2 with three runs scored and an RBI; Alison LaFave was 2-for-2 with three runs scored and three RBI and Lauren Welklin was 1-for-3 with three RBI.

Onaway (9-5, 4-2 Ski Valley) plays in Birch Run on Saturday. The Cardinals’ first game is against Mio at 2 p.m.

Hillman sweeps Braves

HILLMAN-The Hillman softball team continued its winning ways on Monday, taking two close games against Tawas at home.

Hillman won the opener 7-6 and won the second game 9-8.

In the opener, Vanessa Schook earned the win for Hillman, allowing five hits with four walks and six strikeouts. At the plate she had a single, a double, a triple and an RBI.

Morgan Dove added two singles and two RBI for Hillman (11-3); Kalen Tchorzynski had two doubles and an RBI; Jozie Appelgren had a double and an RBI; Morgan Armon had a single and an RBI and Kristen Kenyon singled.

In the second game, Tchorzynski pitched into the fifth inning before being relieved by Schook. Tchorzynski struck out four and allowed seven hits with two walks. Schook struck out two and walked one.

At the plate, Eve LaFleche had two singles; Schook, Briley Tyler and Andrea Taratuta each had a single and an RBI and Dove, Armon, Tchorzynski, Appelgren and Brooke Jones each singled.

Hurons handle Hale

ROGERS CITY-The Rogers City girls softball team mercied Hale 15-0 in both games of a double header on Monday.

In the opener, Taylor Fleming pitched a three inning no-hitter for the Hurons and struck out seven of the nine batters she faced. She also had two hits and a triple at the plate.

Sarah Meredith hit a home run for the Hurons and Hannah Fleming, Kayla Rabeau and Sage Wagner all had two hits, while Amanda Wirgau, Megan Brege, and Erica Peacock all had one.

In the nightcap, Jayna Hance pitched all three innings with eight strikeouts. She had three hits and double at the plate. Hannah Dittmar had three hits, Ally Streich and Wagner had two hits, and Brege, Meredith, Wirgau, and Wagner all had a hit each.

Rogers City (8-6, 5-1 North Star League) plays in Posen on Thursday.

Alpena competes in Michigan Stars Tourney

CLARKSTON – The Alpena softball team traveled to Clarkston for the Michigan Stars Tournament over the weekend that featured 48 teams.

The Wildcats were on a roll before the rain came and ended the weekend early for all teams that were still competing on Sunday.

Alpena opened the weekend with a 5-1 victory over Lakeshore. Lauren Heath was the winning pitcher, striking out nine batters and allowing just four hits.

Offensively, Mykayla Price went three for three with a double and a home run. Lizzy Kendziorski also collected three hits in the game.

The Wildcats earned their second victory, defeating Imlay City by a score of 9-4. Heath started and picked up the win in game two.

Price came up big in the middle stages of the game as the Wildcats trailed by one, but Price delivered with a two-out grand slam to give Alpena the lead for good.

The Wildcats won their third consecutive game, defeating Henry Ford 12-8. Alpena scored 11 runs in the top of the first to open up a huge lead and despite Henry Ford battling back, the Wildcats were able to hold them off and improve to 3-0.

Heath picked up her third win of the weekend. Offensively, Jessica Marwede collected two hits including a home run and Jordan Modrzynski recorded three hits.

Alpena was rolling, but the rain proved to be the only thing that was able to stop the Wildcats, as the tournament was called Sunday due to inclement weather.

“Anytime you can go 3-0 at that tournament is a solid achievement. It’s a shame that the final day was canceled because it look like we were set up to play some good competition and I feel that would have been a good test for our team,” Alpena coach Paul Marwede said.

The Wildcats are currently 12-4 overall and hold a 3-1 record in the Big North Conference. Alpena will be back in action today when they host Gaylord in a conference tilt.


Onaway dominates Trojans

ONAWAY-Trevor Wregglesworth threw six innings of no-hit ball and the Onaway baseball team took two games from Fife Lake Forest Area on Monday at home.

In the opener, Wregglesworth pitched Onaway to a 6-0 win, allowing three walks with eight strikeouts.

At the plate, Derick Wregglesworth was 2-for-3 with two RBI, two runs scored and two stolen bases; DJ Fenstermaker was 2-for-2 with three runs scored, an RBI and four stolen bases; Zeke Nave scored once and stole three bases.

In the nightcap, Nave pitched a one-hitter as Onaway won 15-0. Nave allowed one hit and struck out nine in four innings.

At the plate, Fenstermaker was 3-for-3 with two doubles, three runs scored, three RBI and three stolen bases; Nick Byrne was 2-for-3 with three runs scored and two stolen bases; Lucas Tollini was 2-for-4 with three RBI and Nave had three RBI.

Onaway is 5-7 overall and 3-3 in Ski Valley Conference play. The Cardinals host Gaylord St. Mary next Monday.

Hillman splits with Tawas

HILLMAN-The Hillman baseball team came oh-so-close to a sweep against Tawas on Monday, but fell a few runs short.

Hillman took the opener of a doubleheader 8-2, but lost the second game 6-5 in seven innings.

In the seventh inning of the nightcap, a pair of errors allowed Tawas to put two runners on and a double steal put runners on second and third with no outs. After an intentional walk to loaded the bases, Hillman got two outs on strikeouts. The next batter worked the count full and drew a bases-loaded walk to send the winning run home.

Bubba Banks threw four innings for Hillman (9-5, 5-1 North Star League) in the second game, allowing four runs on five hits with three walks. Jared Juergens ultimately took the loss, allowing two runs on four hits with three strikeouts and a walk in three innings.

At the plate, Dylan Steinke was 2-for-3 for Hillman and Kyler Moir was 1-for-4 with an RBI. Cam Koenig had a single and two RBI.

In the opener, Kory Henigan was the winning pitcher, allowing two runs on six hits with two strikeouts and four walks in six innings.

Steinke was 4-for-4 and fell a home run short of hitting for the cycle. He also had two RBI. Banks had a single and an RBI and Izac Thompson was 1-for-1 with a walk and two RBI.

Hillman plays at Hale on Thursday.

Rogers City takes 2 from Hale

ROGERS CITY-The Rogers City boys baseball team won both games in a doubleheader on Monday against Hale. The Hurons won the opener 10-0 and the nightcap 5-0.

In the first game, Jacob Hilla pitched all five innings, with seven strikouts, one walk, and four hits for Rogers City.

Brendon Koss was 3-for-4 and Quintin Kelly was 2-for-3 with a run scored.

In the second game, Alex Altman pitched his first no-hitter with no walks and three strikouts. Casey Szatkowski was 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI.

“Alex Altman threw a phenomenal game. He’s a junior, and he threw a no-hit game,” Rogers City baseball coach Matt Bredow said. “Both pitchers did really well. We only had one walk all day between the both of them.”

Rogers City (8-3-1) plays in Posen on Thursday.

Alpena goes 1-2 at Boyne City tournament

BOYNE CITY – The Alpena baseball team went 1-2 at a tournament in Boyne City over the weekend.

Alpena got the weekend started with a huge 17-0 victory over Kingsley. Nick Skiba and Ben Budnik combined to pitch a no-hitter in the game. Skiba tossed the first three innings, striking out seven batters and Budnik finished, pitching the final inning.

Offensively, the Wildcats collected 18 hits in the game, led by Dylan Tucker who went a perfect 4-for-4. Skiba had three hits and both Braedan Werth and Lars MacArthur had two hits apiece.

Alpena lost a heartbreaker in game two, falling to North Muskegon 5-4 on a walkoff hit in the sixth inning. The Wildcats had a 4-3 lead heading into the final inning, but Muskegon was able to come away victorious.

Tucker started the game for Alpena, pitching five innings, allowing seven hits, while fanning five batters. Cam DeCaire suffered the loss. Rhett Limback and Joe Ayala led the Wildcats offensively with two hits apiece.

The tough loss may have affected Alpena in it’s final game, which ended in a 10-4 loss to host Boyne City. Ayala suffered the loss and the Wildcats couldn’t really get much of anything going offensively.

Alpena is currently 8-3-1 overall and will be back in action on Tuesday when it hosts Gaylord for a Big North Conference doubleheader.


Alpena takes third in TC

TRAVERSE CITY-The Alpena boys golf team had one of its best finishes in years on Monday after the Wildcats finished third in a non-conference event in Traverse City.

Alpena trailed Gaylord and Traverse City West, but finished ahead of teams like Traverse City Central, Ogemaw Heights and Sault Ste. Marie.

Zach Ross and Ben Dault each shot 89 to lead Alpena, Evan LeTourneau shot a 92 and Nate Cosbitt shot a 96. Tommy Hein shot just over 100.

Alpena will be in West Branch on Thursday for a non-conference event.

Alcona competes in Pinconning, Tawas

The Alcona golf team was in action over the weekend, starting at Pinconning on Friday. The team was led by Trevor Clissold and Matt MacMaster who both had a score of 93. The team combined to shoot a total score of 403 as Seth Stelmachowske shot a 103 and Lauren Yokom shot a 114.

The Tigers continued their busy weekend on Saturday at Redhawk in Tawas where the team was led by Hunter Clissold who finished with a score of 89, which earned him 10th place individual honors for the tournament. The team combined for a score of 399 as Trevor Clissold ended with a 95, Stelmachowske shot a 106 and MacMaster ended with a 109.

The team will be back in action on Thursday when they travel to tee off in Ogemaw Heights.


Alcona shines in home meet

LINCOLN-The Alcona track teams took top honors during a home meet with Mio and Hillman on Monday.

Alcona’s boys team finished with 81 points, ahead of Hillman (64) and Mio (8). Alcona’s girls team won with 69 points, ahead of Hillman (48) and Mio (28).

Results are as follows:


Discus- 1. Gabe Cordes, Hillman, 98-0; 2. Jeffrey Schram, Alcona, 92-4; 3. Jacob Schott, Alcona, 85-8; 4. Jordan Mutschler, Hillman, 83-8.

High Jump- 1. Jake Kangas, Hillman, 5-06

Long Jump- 1. Brandon Banks, Hillman, 17-1; 2. Gunner Libby, Hillman, 16-6; 3. Cody Leeseberg, Alcona, 16-5; 4. Pierce Bilbey, Alcona, 15-0.

Pole Vault- 1. Cejay Yoder, Mio, 10-0; 2. Jordan Steiner, Alcona, 8-0.

Shot Put-1. John Sharboneau, Alcona, 31-06.25; 2. Hunter Clark, Alcona, 30-08.37; 3. Jordan Mutschler, Hillman, 30-08.25; 4. Gabe Cordes, Hillman, 30-6.

110m Hurdles- 1. Matthew Hunt, Hillman, 22.80

3200m Relay- 1. Alcona (Elliot Dubuque, Kyle Thum, Jeffrey Schram, Mitchel Havercroft), 10:07.01

100m Dash- 1. William Kolcan, Hillman, 12.54 2. Sheldon Elkie, Hillman, 12.61 3. Jordan Steiner, Alcona, 12.74 4. Dakota Oke, Alcona, 12.741

800m Relay- 1. Alcona (Jordan Steiner, Cody Leeseberg, Mitchel Havercroft, Dakota Oke), 1:40.01 2. Hillman (Sheldon Elkie, Mathew Hunt, Brandon Banks, William Kolcan) 1:40.13

1600m Relay- 1. Kyle Thum, Alcona, 5:06.64 2. Pierce Bilbey, Alcona, 5:42.24 3. Jake Kangas, Hillman, 5:44.56 4. James Payment, Hillman, 6:01.35.

400m Relay- 1. Hillman (Sheldon Elkie, Mathew Hunt, Brandon Banks, William Kolcan), 48.52 2. Alcona (Hunter Sullivan, Hunter Clark, Alex Harmon, Cody Leeseberg), 51.48.

400m Dash-1. Mitchel Havercroft, Alcona, 52.84, 2. Hunter Sullivan, Alcona, 55.85, 3. Elliot Dubuque, Alcona, 56.12 4. Samuel Whitmore, Mio, 58.17.

300m Hurdles- 1. William Kolcan, Hillman, 45.29 2. Sheldon Elkie, Hillman, 45.68 3. Cejay Yoder, MIo, 52.68

800m Run- 1. Jeffrey Schram, Alcona, 2:21.33 2. Kyle Thum, Alcona, 2:27.47 3. Pierce Bilbey, Alcona, 2:52.28 4. Delton Ableidinger, Hillman, 2:52.38

200m Dash- 1. Dakota Oke, Alcona, 25.19 2. Mathew Hunt, Hillman, 25.98 3. Hunter Sullivan, Alcona, 26.00 4. Cody Leeseberg, Alcona 27.43

3200m Run- 1. Brandon Banks, Hillman, 10:42.22 2. Kyle Thum, Alcona, 10:53.45 3. Elliot Dubuque, Alcona, 12:47.71 4. Jake Kangas, Hillman, 12:57.49

1600m Relay- 1. Alcona (Mitchel Havercroft, Jeffrey Schram, Jordan Steiner, Dakota Oke), 3:51.32


Discus- 1. Kassie Holford, Hillman, 85-9; 2. Samantha Schott, Alcona, 61-10; 3. Taylor Murray, Alcona, 61-10; 4. Cheyanne Gardner, Hillman, 58-9.

High Jump-1. Alexa Marques, Hillman, 4-6.

Long Jump-1. Sarah Sweet, Alcona, 13-9; 2. Madison Swift, Hillman, 13-0.50; 3. Alexis Mutschler, Hillman, 13-0; 4. Brooke Schultz, Alcona, 12-5.

Pole Vault- 1. Brooke Schultz, Alcona, 7-6; 2. Raychel Smith, Mio, 6-8.50.

Shot Put- 1. Kassie Holford, Hillman, 27-3.50; 2. Raychel Smith, Mio, 24-3.25; 3. Samantha Schott, Alcona, 23-3.25; 4. Cheyanne Gardner, Hillman, 21-10.25.

100m Hurdles- 1. Madison Swift, Hillman, 22.27.

3200m Relay-1. Alcona (Torie Harmon, Harlie Fafond, Caitlin Sorenson, Faith Wallenmaier), 12:40.11.

100m Dash- 1. Anna Callendar, Hillman, 14.61 2. Danielle Smart, Mio, 14.80 3. Haley Fisher, Mio, 15.09 4. Kameesha Fuqua, Alcona, 15.54.

800m Relay-1. Hillman (Alexis Mutschler, Chelsea Moulton, Alexa Marques, Anna Callender), 2:05.34 2. Alcona (Kameesha Fuqua, Taylor Murray, Sarah Sweet, Brooke Schultz), 2:08.04.

1600m Run-1. Harlie Fafond, Alcona, 6:54.15 2. Kaitlyn Carlson, Mio, 7:28.00.

400m Relay- 1. Mio (Haley Fisher, Halie Haskin, Sophia Cross, Danielle Smart), 59.07 2. Alcona (Katy Edwards, Kameesha Fuqua, Faith Wallenmaier, Taylor Murray), 59.75 3. Hillman (Madison Swift, Alexa Marques, Chelsea Moulton, Alexis Mutschler).

400m Dash- 1. Torie Harmon, Alcona, 1:02.70 2. Sophia Cross, Mio, 1:14.30 3. Alexa Marques, Hillman, 1:15.33 4. Danielle Smart, Mio, 1:16.28.

300m Low Hurdles-1. Madison Swift, Hillman, 1:03.31.

800m Run- 1. Torie Harmon, Alcona, 2:42.87 2. Harlie Fafond, Alcona, 3:03.90 3. Alexis Mutschler, Hillman, 3:05.22 4. Halie Haskin, Mio, 3:12.24.

200m Dash- 1. Kameesha Fuqua, Alcona, 31.73 2. Faith Wallenmaier, Alcona, 32.60 3. Chelsea Moulton, Hillman, 33.83 4. Taylor Duprey, Mio, 36.88.

3200m Run-1. Harlie Fafond, Alcona, 16:13.48 2. Samantha Schott, Alcona, 22:20.24

1600m Relay-1. Alcona (Torie Harmon, Sarah Sweet, Caitlin Sorenson, Brooke Schultz), 4:58.27 2. Mio (Taylor Duprey, Raychel Smith, Sarah Brown, Halie Haskin), 5:40.91.


Alpena goes 1-2-1 in weekend games

LAKE ORION – The Alpena JV softball team was in action over the weekend and they started with a tough 10-9 defeat on Friday against Lake Orion.

Kady Gehrke suffered the loss in the first game. Offensively, the Wildcats were led by Kortney Dunn who had two hits in the game and Kali Spomer collected a hit.

Alpena was able to bounce in the second game, winning by a score of 10-3. Lilly Lewis earned the win and was backed up offensively by Dunn and Jamie Modrzynski who both went 2-for-3 in the game.

On Saturday, the Wildcats tied the first game with Swartz Creek by a score of 3-for-3 in eight innings. Gehrke turned in a superb performance on the mound, striking out 10 batters, while allowing just three hits.

Tara Myers led the way offensively going 2-for-4.

The Wildcats ended their weekend losing to Waterford-Kettering by a score of 6-1. Lewis toed the rubber and suffered the loss.

Offensively, Dunn and Natalie Jaskolski each collected a hit.

Alpena currently holds a 16-2-1 overall record and will be back in action on Tuesday when it travels to Gaylord.