Prep Roundup (9-23-13)

TAWAS-The Posen volleyball team picked up a win against Tawas in five sets on Monday, 25-18, 20-25, 20-25, 25-23 and 15-12.

“The girls lost their communication in the second and third sets. They regained it in the fourth and fifth and upped their intensity,” Posen coach Michelle Mulka said.

The Tawas JV team picked up a win, 25-8 and 25-17.

Posen travels to Hale on Thursday.


Alpena takes four top-5 finishes at Petoskey Invite

PETOSKEY-The Alpena boys and girls cross country teams came away with four top-5 finishes despite some slower times at the Petoskey Invite on Saturday.

“We had great running weather, but the course was extremely muddy; about 800m of their race was run through mud with a knee-deep mud pit,” Alpena coach Joy Bullis said. “But we talked about how their effort was reflected in their place. Ninth and 10th graders were separated from the 11th and 12th graders to let the underclassmen shine and they did.”

Alpena’s 9/10 boys team took first place out of 14 teams, beating Traverse City Central. Mitchell Day (1st), Issac Cross (2nd) and Ryan Wirgau (8th) all finished in the top-10 and medaled for Alpena. Other finishers for Alpena were: Kolin Ghidoni (17th), Dallon Toth (30th), Jacob Lewis (31st) and Garrett McHarg (59th).

Alpena’s 9/10 girls team took fifth, behind first-place Traverse City St. Francis. Taylor Kunath medaled for Alpena after finishing 15th. Other finishers for Alpena were: Alayna Nugent (16th), Leah Centala (29th), Lauren Heath (30th), Daisy Kilgore (53rd) and Olivia Custer (55th).

In the boys 11/12 race, Alpena finished second out of 14 teams behind Charlevoix. RJ Centala (7th), Clay Jacobs (12th) and Nevin McHarg (13th) all medaled for the Wildcats. Other finishers for Alpena included: John Smith (19th), Tellis Donajkowski (25th), Ben Diamond (32nd) and Bailey Barr (50th).

Alpena’s 11/12 girls team took third out of 13 teams behind first-place Harbor Springs. Hannah MacDonald (12th) and Mikayla Oliver (15th) were Alpena’s two medalers. Other finishers for Alpena were Jenna Talbot (17th), Dorothea Gottschall (19th), Sarah Honeycutt (26th) and Ashley Krawczak (44th).