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PREP ROUNDUP: Wildcats routed by West

TRAVERSE CITY–The Alpena High boys soccer team had another rough Big North Conference contest on Thursday, losing to Traverse City West by mercy rule, 8-0.

West scored its last goal with 25 minutes to play and got goals from six different players.

Alpena (8-11-1, 1-8 BNC) has been outscored 48-6 in conference games this season.

Alpena plays at Alcona on Saturday at noon. The Wildcats will play at Traverse City Central on Monday before returning home to host Cadillac in district play on Thursday.

VOLLEYBALL

Gaylord St. Mary 3, Hillman 2

The Hillman volleyball team went the distance with Gaylord St. Mary on Thursday, but came up just shy of victory.

Hillman lost 25-20, 19-25, 19-25, 25-23 and 13-15.

Julia Taratuta had 38 digs, two assists and three kills for Hillman; Davi Stewart had 11 digs; Melanie Morrison had four kills, an assist, an ace and 27 digs; Emalie Lis had five kills and three digs; Emma Libby had 14 aces, 16 assists, 13 digs and a kill; Jessie Jones had three aces, nine digs and three kills; and Angelina Hunt had 14 kills and seven digs.

Onaway drops 2 in tri

The Onaway volleyball team played well on Thursday, despite losses to Cheboygan and Sault Ste. Marie in a tri.

Onaway lost to Sault, 21-25, 20-25 and lost to Cheboygan, 21-25, 24-26.

“We played pretty well.We had a high percentage serving, but we had too many attack errors to get the win,” Onaway coach Steve Watson said. “Macie Decker had her best night hitting. We need to get her more swings as we go forward. It really opens up the opponent’s defense when we can attack from the right side with consistency.”

Breya Domke led Onaway with 15 kills and had four aces and 15 digs; Decker had five kills and seven digs; Cloe Ehrke had two kills, 28 assists and 23 digs; Nicole Larson had eight kills, two aces and 17 digs; and Aubrey Benson had six kills and six digs.

CROSS COUNTRY

Alpena wins races in Tawas

TAWAS–The Alpena High cross country teams took top honors during races at Tawas Creek Gold Course on Wednesday.

Alpena competed against Tawas, Alcona and Standish Sterling.

Alpena’s boys team won with a perfect score of 15. Standish finished second with a score of 50.

Alpena placed the top seven runners: Hayden Allen, Jacob Kochanski, Hunter Hitzelberger, Elijah Allen, Brendan Stepaniak, Blake MacDonald and Ben Poli.

Stepaniak ran a career-best time of 18:45 and Ben Poli ran a season-best time of 19:27.

Alpena’s girls team won with 23 points and Tawas finished second with 48 points.

Madi Szymanski won the race with a time of 20:07. Freshman Emma Dickins ran a career best time of 21:38 and was a close third behind Tawas’ Aaliyah Cotas.

Alpena rounded out its score with Grace Mitchell finishing fourth, freshman Cailyn Burrone finishing ninth and freshman Samantha Zolneirek finishing 10th.

Dickins, Zolneirek, Alison Borowski, Olivia Goodrich and Veronica Zaborney all ran season best times for the Wildcats.

FOOTBALL

Portland St. Patrick 42, Hillman 6

PORTLAND–The Hillman football team had a rough day last Saturday, losing on the road to Portland St. Patrick 42-6.

St. Patrick led 30-0 at halftime

London Achatz’s one-yard touchdown in the third quarter was all the scoring Hillman could muster as the Tigers had trouble slowing St. Patrick’s playmakers.

Hillman (1-2) is scheduled to play Posen on Friday.

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