PICKFORD-The Rogers City baseball team (7-11, 2-6 Straits Area) picked up a doubleheader sweep, 8-0 and 11-10 against Pickford on Wednesday, including an opening game win that saw Paul Wilbert pitch a no-hitter.
Wilbert pitched the entire game and struck out 14 batters.
Jake Malocha went 2-for-3, picking up two RBIs. Evan Lamb went 2-for-4 and Quintin Kelly went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer.
The second game was closer, with three different Rogers City pitchers throwing two innings apiece. Lamb gave up five runs off three hits and struck out two. Kelly gave up five runs on four hits with three strikeouts. Wilbert came in for the last two innings and struck out five.
Clay Nadolsky led the Hurons offensively, going 3-for-3, which included a walk-off single in the bottom of the sixth inning. Casey Szatkowski went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and Colton Fessler went 3-for-3.
Rogers City travels to Whittemore-Prescott today.
Alpena JV 13-7,
RUDYARD-The Alpena JV baseball team split in a doubleheader with Rudyard on Wednesday, winning the first game 13-3 and losing the second game 8-7
Alpena (14-3) led 7-6 headed into the last inning of the nightcap, but a few errors and a suicide squeeze enabled the Bulldogs to come away with the win.
Brad Styma took the loss for Alpena, allowing three hits and striking out 12 in 5 1/3 innings. Joe Ayala pitched in relief.
Dylan Tucker was 2-for-2.
Ryan Cadarette earned the win for Alpena and had a big day at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a grand slam. On the mound, he allowed three runs on four hits with eight strikeouts and three walks in six innings.
Ben Mattison was 2-for-4 and Alpena scattered three other hits.
Alpena plays at Cheboygan on Monday.
Rogers City 16-20, Pickford 1-1
PICKFORD-Rogers City softball (17-4, 7-1 Straits Area) continues to win big and took a doubleheader from Pickford 16-1 and 20-1 on Wednesday.
Brooklyn Idalski pitched the first game, giving up one run on three hits with eight strikeouts. She also picked up a hit.
Logan Fleming led offensively with two hits and four RBIs. Batters that picked up a single hit included Nikkie LaLonde, Jessica Butera, Morgan Hall, Holly Dittmar, Rachel Chojnacki, Brenna Hincka and Sarah Meredith.
The second game saw three different pitchers for Rogers City: Alexa Quaine, Fleming and Nikki Radke all pitched a single inning. They combined to give up one run, two hits and struck out four.
LaLonde led offensively with three hits and a double. Quaine wasn't far behind with two hits including a double. Courtney Streich picked up two hits. Fleming, Meredith, Idalski, Dittmar, Hincka, Chojnacki and Rebecca Meredith all picked up a single hit.
Rogers City travels to Whittemore-Prescott today.
The Hurons picked up a pair of wins against Newberry,12-0 and 13-1, on Tuesday.
Radke and Idalski pitched two innings a piece, giving up five hits and striking out two. Idalski also picked up a hit.
Fleming led offensively with two hits including a triple and three RBIs. Quaine picked up two hits including a triple and Rebecca Meredith had two hits including a double. Cassie Brege got a hit while LaLonde, Butera and Dittmar all hit singles.
In the second game, Quaine pitched four innings, giving up one run on three hits while striking out five. She also hit a double.
Hall hit a solo home run while Streich snagged a triple. Fleming, Dittmar, Meredith, Idalski and Chojnacki all picked up a hit.
Alcona finishes 2nd in Tawas
TAWAS-The Alcona boys golf team finished second in a Huron Shores Conference match at the Redhawk Golf Course in Tawas on Tuesday, finishing with a team score of 334.
Lucas Weichel led the Tigers with a 79, Walker Kelly shot an 80, Josh Mead finished with an 82, Dustin Yokom shot a 93, Spencer Winningham posted a 103 and Jacob Riggs also shot a 103.
Thunder Bay finishes 2nd in Grayling
GRAYLING-The Thunder Bay Junior High boys track competed in Grayling on Tuesday and took second place with 122 1/2 points, just behind Gaylord which had 137.
Mitchell Day took firsts in the 800 (2:15.74) and 3200 runs (10:25.84) for Thunder Bay. Day reset his own school record in the 3200 run.
Other firsts went to: Evan LeTourneau in the 70 dash (9.33); Trevor Roznowski in the shot put (37-2 1/4); Alec LeTourneau in the pole vault (9-6) and the 400 relay team which included Mike Clark, Evan LeTourneau and Alec LeTourneau (52.61).
Second-place finishes for Thunder Bay went to: Isaac Cross in the 1600 run (5:18.23) and the 3200 run (11:06.55); Spencer Kraft in the 55 hurdles (10.23); Alex Arch in the 400 dash (1:00.12); Jake Lanier in the 70 dash (9.44); Alec LeTourneau in the 200 dash (27.21); Thommy Hein in the pole vault (7-0); the 800 relay team of Arch, Clark, Evan LeTourneau and Bennett Speaks (1:49.86); and the 3200 relay team of Cross, Day, Hunter Tolsdorf and Dallin Toth (10:12.81).
Taking third for Thunder Bay were: Clark in the 70 dash (9.58); Kelton Schleuter in the 200 dash (28.13); Schlueter and Jacob Vought in the long jump (15-3 1/2) and the 1600 relay team of Speaks, Tolsdorf, Toth and Christian Szatkowski (4:44.63).
Other point winners for Thunder Bay were: Kraft (4th, 34.69) and Hein in the 200 hurdles (6th, 35.73); Szatkowski in the shot put (4th, 33-1 1/2); Arch in the high jump (4th, 4-10); Garrett Fessler in the 55 hurdles (T5, 10.74); Tolsdorf in the 800 run (6th, 2:34.64) and Lanier in the 100 dash (5th, 13.38).
Thunder Bay will compete today in Hillman.