Boyd sets new record, Alpena soccer defeats TC Central
CADILLAC — The Alpena track team continued its stellar season in Cadillac on Tuesday.
Maddy Boyd re-broke her record in the 1,600 Run finishing with a time of 5:11.21.
The Alpena girls track team also came away with 22 more personal records on the day.
The Alpena boys track team was victorious, defeating Cadillac 131-32.
First place finishers for the boys were: 100 Run: Kody Bertrand, 11.72; 200 Run: Cooper Bright, 23.94; 400 Run: Bright, 53.9; 800 Run: Josh Smith, 1:58.78; 1,600 Run: Aden Smith, 4:47.16; 3,200 Run: Aden Smith, 10:37.89; 110 Hurdles: Z. Zaborney, 16.3; 300 Hurdles: Zaborney, 42.52; Long Jump: Zaborney, 20-7.75; 400 Relay: Bertrand, Dylan Fleck, Zach Schaedig, Bob Sheldon, 1:39.19; 800 Relay: Bright, Jadon Duncan, Kolton Goebel, Zaborney, 3:39.34; 1,600 Relay: Drew Seabase, Duncan, Aden Smith, Josh Smith, 8:34.06; High Jump: Jake Schiller, 5-6; Pole Vault: Gabe Bullis, 15-6; Shot Put: Eli Winter, 48-6; Discus: Winter, 165-3
TRAVERSE CITY — The Alpena soccer team avenged an early season home loss and years of defeats to Traverse City Central on Tuesday as the Wildcats traveled to TC and defeated the Trojans 3-2.
The Wildcats led 3-0 at halftime and were led by Anna Young who had a pair of goals and an assist. Kennedy Kaiser and Mollie Girard also picked up assists in the win.
Starting goalkeeper Eden Zann left the game due to injury, but Alpena was able to hang on to a win behind solid defense and play in net from Josalyn Bailey.
“We’re obviously very happy with the win. We played good defense and this was just a great program win,” Alpena coach Tim Storch said. “I’m proud of this group of girls and this win is for Alpena and it’s good to beat Traverse City on their own field.”
The Wildcats improve to 9-5-1 overall and 3-3-1 in Big North Conference play.
TRAVERSE CITY — The Alpena JV baseball team earned a doubleheader sweep at Traverse City West of Tuesday, winning by scored of 7-1 and 5-2.
The Wildcats got a pair of strong pitching performances, the first of which came from Travis Weide who tossed a complete seven innings, allowed three hits, three walks and struck out eight batters.
The Wildcats jumped out to an early lead when they scored five runs in the first inning to open the game, all with two outs. Alpena added two more in the fifth.
Offensively, Victor Chen went 2-for-4, Ryan Lee was 2-for-5 and Keegan Hahn went 2-for-3 with a double.
Hahn pitched the nightcap and also went the distance, pitching seven complete innings, allowing four hits and struck out six.
Alpena collected nine hits as a team led by Chen who went 2-for-4. Ashton Perrin and Noah Marquardt each double and Everett Zann came through with a clutch sacrifice bunt with two strikes on him in the sixth inning to advance runners and allow the Wildcats to tack on insurance runs.
Alpena improves to 14-1 overall and 6-0 in conference play.
TRAVERSE CITY — The Alpena baseball and softball programs made it a combined 8-0 against Traverse City on Tuesday and 9-0 if you include the soccer victory.
The Alpena JV softball team defeated West 6-3 and 20-0.
Elysa Kelley picked up the win in game one allowing four hits and striking out four.
Allison Urlaub, Olivia Leland, Hailey Niedzwiecki and Kelley each collected hits for the Wildcats in game one.
Alpena coasted by the Titans in the nightcap.
Urlaub pitched a no-hitter, striking out seven of the 10 batters she faced in the game.
The Wildcats improve to 16-3 overall on the year.
GAYLORD — The Onaway softball team was swinging the hot bat in a doubleheader sweep of Gaylord St. Mary on Tuesday.
The Cardinals defeated the Snowbirds 15-2 and 16-0 to remain a perfect 10-0 in Ski-Valley play.
Calley Selke did it all for the Cardinals in game one, picking up the win on the mound, striking out 14 batters on her way to a win. She also provided a lot of offense as she belted two home runs, collected five RBI and scored four runs. Kylee Brewbaker added a pair of hits and four RBI, Taylor Larson, Kennedy Crawford, Jordan Larson and Brittany Buchkowski each drove in a run in the win.
Game two wasn’t much closer as Crawford started on the mound, tossed a one-hitter and struck out eight in four complete innings.
At the plate, Crawford was a perfect 4-for-4 with a home run, four RBI and three runs scored. Jordan Larson and Taylor Larson each had a pair of hits and a pair of RBI. Jordan Larson scored three times and Taylor Larson added a run. Selke finished her huge night at the plate with a pair of hits and five RBI as she had 10 total on the night.
Onaway improves to 14-2 overall on the season.
JOHANNESBURG — The Posen softball team suffered a pair of losses at Johannesburg-Lewiston on Tuesday, falling by scores of 16-0 and 6-5.
The Vikings were held to just one hit in game one which came off the bat of Riley Krajniak.
Posen held a 5-2 lead in the nightcap, but led the lead slip away as Joburg scored four in the bottom of the sixth to walk off with the win.
Brooke Ciarkowski led Posen in game two going 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored and two RBI. Ava Wesner also had two hits and an RBI. Krajniak added a hit and scored a run, Lizzy Romel had a hit, Makayla Kamyszek chipped in with a run scored and an RBI and Hannah Stone scored a run.