Alpena boys track team takes second in Midland

MIDLAND–The Alpena boys track team had a solid day at the Graves Relays on Friday in Midland, finishing second out of five teams.

Traverse City Central won the meet with 100 points, followed by Alpena (74), Midland Dow (63), Midland (57) and Traverse City West (16).

“Second place in this meet is very good,” Alpena coach Bob Bennett said. “I’m very proud of our guys.”

Top finishers for Alpena included: the four-mile relay team of Mitchell Day, Aidan Day, Aden Smith and Josh Smith (1st place); the same quartet took first in the middle-distance relay and second in the 3,200 relay.

The sprint medley relay team of Kody Bertrand, Gabriel Gereau, Hunter Tolsdorph and Jadon Duncan took second place and the 800 relay team of Wade Roznowski, Levi Goebel, Alex Arch and Logan Guthrie took second place.

The 1,600 relay team of Duncan, Tolsdorph, Guthrie and Goebel took third place. The sprint hurdles team of Truman Vaughn, Hayden Goebel, Zach Zaborney and Brad Thompson took third place. The intermediate hurdles team of Zaborney, Thompson and Hayden Goebel took fourth place.

The long jump team of Duncan, Guthrie and Gereau took second place and the high jump team of Zach Zaborney, Caleb Zaborney and Levi Goebel took third place. The pole vault team of Alec LeTourneau, Gabe Bullis and Josiah Matuzak took first place.

In the throws, the shot put team of Trevor Roznowski, Randy Udell, Garrett Beaulieu and George Pilarski took fourth place and the discus team of Roznowski, Udell and Barrett Jones took fifth place.

Alpena hosts Gaylord on Wednesday.


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MAPLE CITY–The Alpena girls soccer team never stopped competing on Friday.

Down three starters and a sub, the Wildcats rallied from three deficits to play Maple City Glen Lake to a 4-4 tie.

Anna Young scored her second goal with 1:30 left to tie the game

“There are good ties and there are bad teams. Today was a good tie because we were playing with three starters and a sub and came back four times,” Alpena coach Tim Storch said.

Alpena (3-0-1) trailed 2-1 at halftime and got goals from Mollie Girard and Macy Dickinson in addition to Young’s two-goal night.

Kourtney Jones assisted on Young’s game-tying goal and Young and Kennedy Kaiser also had assists in the game.

“I’m real proud of the girls. It’s hard to come back four times and I don’t think I’ve ever had a team do that,” Storch said. “Kudos to them for working hard.”

Alpena hosts Traverse City Central at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.


Mio sweeps Atlanta

ATLANTA–The Atlanta baseball team dropped a North Star League doubleheader against Mio on Friday, losing 8-5 and 13-1.

The Huskies play Monday at Whittemore-Prescott.


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ATLANTA–The Atlanta softball team lost a pair of games in a North Star League doubleheader against Mio, losing 18-1 (four innings) and 12-7.

Dezyrae Cohoon had three stolen bases for the Huskies and Tiffany Juergens was one of Atlanta’s top defensive players.


Alpena splits with Howell

HOWELL–The Alpena JV softball team split a doubleheader against Howell’s varsity B-squad on Friday.

Alpena won the opener 14-10 in seven innings and lost the nightcap 6-4 in six innings.

Lilly Lewis pitched Alpena (5-1) to a win in the opener, throwing a complete game. Riley Alexander went 3-for-5 with a double, Kali Spomer was 2-for-4 and Rachel McDonald added a double.

Spomer started the second game for Alpena, pitching the first two innings before Maddy Saddler came on in relief for the final four innings.

Kortney Dunn had a two-run home run for the Wildcats and McDonald, Dayna LaBell and Natalie Jaskolski all added singles.

Alpena will play in an eight-team tournament in Flushing today. Alpena will play Marine City at 8 a.m., Lake Fenton at 11:30 a.m. and Farwell at 2 p.m.


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