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PREP ROUNDUP: Hillman football team improves to 4-0 with win over Au Gres

AU GRES — The Hillman football team continues to roll.

The Tigers put together a strong second half and cruised to a 52-20 win over Au Gres on Thursday to improve to 4-0 on the season.

The teams were tied 20-20 at halftime, but Hillman came out and dominated in the second half, outscoring the Wolverines 32-0 the rest of the way.

“We came out a little sluggish tonight and really turned it on in the second half,” Hillman coach Cody Allen said. “Our offensive and defensive lines made the difference.”

The Tigers were led by running back Caleb Sanders who scored four touchdowns and rushed for 192 yards on 19 carries. Gunner Mellingen had a three yard touchdown run and a 47 yard fumble return for a score. Quarterback Nash Steinke threw a 37 yard touchdown to receiver Isaac Morrison in the win.

VOLLEYBALL

Rogers City 3,

Fairview 0

FAIRVIEW — The Rogers City volleyball team traveled to Fairview on Thursday and swept the Eagles by scores of 25-11, 25-10 and 25-9.

The Hurons were led by Jeffra Dittmar who had five kills and a pair of aces. Makenna Fessler finished with seven kills, Madeline Hardies dished out 15 assists and Alayna Sorget added three kills, two aces and two blocks.

Rogers City improves to 2-2 in North Star League play.

GIRLS GOLF

Alpena has season-best performance

HARBOR SPRINGS–The Alpena High girls golf team turned in its best performance of the year on Thursday, shooting a team score of 472 at Wequetonsing Golf Course in Harbor Springs.

Alpena’s Kennedy Ellis placed ninth overall with a score of 93; Gianna Bolda shot 121; Arlene Dai shot 127; Rebekah Carlson shot 131; Kaiya Little shot 147, and Savannah Servia shot 148.

Traverse City West’s Anci Dy was the tournament medalist with a score of 68, and the Titans were the tournament champions with a score of 340.

SOCCER

Alcona 8, Fairview 2

LINCOLN–The Alcona soccer team just keeps on rolling.

Brett Nelson scored a hat trick and Joel Steiner and Muslim Meiram netted two goals each as the Tigers routed Fairview 8-2 at home on Thursday.

Vincent Mendyka added a single tally for Alcona (6-1), who improved to 4-0 in North Star League play.

Alcona keeper Aidan Wrobel made eight saves.

“It was a good win. (Fairview) is in our league and we had a really good game,” Alcona coach Tim Munro said. “We haven’t been 6-1 in a long time.”