FLINT-The Alpena softball team participated in a tournament in the Flint Kearsley Tournament on Saturday, winning two games and losing one while the last was cancelled due to weather.
There were 12 teams at the tournament and the first two games were done in pool play. The teams were then re-seeded according to their performance for the third and fourth games.
Alpena lost 8-4 against Fenton in their first game. Alex Peters was the losing pitcher. Logan Myers led the team with two hits.
Alpena then won the second game against Imlay City, 3-2 in eight innings. Corinn Gehrke pitched the whole game, giving up nine hits and striking out 10.
As a team, Alpena picked up seven hits with Peters and Kendra Lay grabbing two hits a piece.
The third game against Rapid River saw Alpena winning 6-0. Peters was the winning pitcher, giving up only one hit and striking out eight.
Shannon Kapala picked up two hits.
Alpena is now 13-7 overall and 7-0 in the Big North. They host Cadillac on Tuesday in Big North action.
Posen 11, Oscoda 0, Posen 3, Mio 1 (1 inning)
POSEN-The Stan Wozniak Insurance softball invitational was on Saturday. Mio beat Superior Central 6-3 while Posen beat Oscoda in five innings, 11-0. The winning pitcher was Ashley Meyers 5 who pitched five innings, gave up one hit, one walk and struck out nine.
She also picked up a solo home run in the third. A nine run fifth inning was highlighted by Abbie Delekta hitting a Grand Slam. Deletka went 4-for-4 and picked up four RBI's. Taylor Chojnacki was 2-for-3 with two RBI's while Bev Bednarski was 2-for-3 with one RBI.
Superior Central won the consolation game against Oscoda 12-2. At the end of the first inning in the championship game, Posen was up 3-1 against Mio until the game was suspended due to rain. The game will be replayed on the 20th in Posen.
Posen is now 15-4 overall and 10-0 in the North Star League. They travel to Atlanta on Monday.
Alcona 17, Hale 8,
Alcona 17, AuGres 2
LINCOLN-The Alcona softball team swept their opponents at the Alcona invitational on Saturday, outscoring them by a combined 34-10. Kendra Cole pitched all four innings of the first game and gave up only one hit.
She also went 2-for-4 with a solo home run while Alissa Terpstra went 3-for-4 and picked up a two run homer.
Alcona faced AuGres in the championship game and came up with an even bigger win. Cole was once again the winning pitcher, pitching for four innings and giving up only one hit and striking out four.
She was 3-for-3 with three runs scored. Sam Schopfer was 4-for-4 with three runs scored and one RBI. Cassie Carpenter was 3-for-3, scoring three runs. Marisa Hirschfelt went 3-for-3 with two runs scored and one RBI.
LINCOLN-Alcona golf finished 4th out of 14 teams at the 45th parallel golf tournament held at the Loon Golf Club Sunday. Josh Mead tied for 9th overall with an 83. Walker Kelly shot a 84 while Lucas Weichel shot 86. Finally, Spencer Winningham came in with 91 and Dustin Yokom had 103.
Alpena 448, first in large school division
Alcona 101.5, third in small school division
OGEMAW HEIGHTS- The Alpena girls track team took first place in the Ogemaw-Heights Falcon Invitational on Friday. They beat out four other teams in the large schools division to win.
Christina Kollien picked up a second place win in the 100 dash (13.35) and first place wins in 100 hurdles (15.69) and 300 hurdles (47.98). Jenna Talbot won third place in the 300 hurdles (53.27).
Elaine Lowe snagged a first place finish in both the 1,600 run (5:42.7) and the 3,200 (11:59.1). She also snagged second in the 400 dash (1:06.83). Racheal McDonald picked up second in the 1,600 run (5:49).
The 1,600 relay team (Kollien, McDonald, Talbot and Mikayla Oliver) picked up third place (4:47). The 3,200 relay team (McDonald, Oliver, Lowe and Brooke Burrone) also got third (11:27).
In the field events, Stephanie McNeil got third in shot put (27'11"). Emily Ferguson picked up a first place discus throw (107'1"). Sara Swider snagged second in the high jump (4'9") and in the long jump (14'6"). Taylor Genschaw picked up first in the long (15'1/2").
The Alcona girls team also competed in the Falcon Invitational for small schools division. They won third place with a score of 101.5.
Individual winners for Alcona include a second place win for Karina Cole in the 1,600 run (6:05). Cole also picked up bronze in the 800 run (2:33). Megan Quick had a big day, picking up a first place finish in the 400 dash (1:02) and in the 800 run (2:31). Torie Harmon tied for third in the high jump (4'4"). Sydney Pierce won third place in the 300 hurdles (58.96). Miranda Schalk picked up third in the 200 dash (30.79).
The Alcona 3,200 relay team came in first place with a time of 11:06, nearly two and a half minutes ahead of their nearest competitior. The 1,600 relay team was also able to pick up first (4:31).