Prep Roundup (10-10-13)

FLUSHING-The Alpena boys tennis team picked up an historic third place finish in a Division 2 regional and senior No. 1 singles Abram Purol qualified for the state finals.

It was the Wildcats best showing in regionals as a team.

Three of Alpena’s teams made it to the regional championship: Purol was second, No. 2 singles Andre Gagnon was second and No. 1 doubles Samyak Harsh and Noah Barney-Steinke were regional champions.

As a team Alpena earned eight points, two short of making it to the state finals as a team.

“I’m extremely proud of the boys. They’ve made a lot of progress over the last four years. The first time they came, we were done by noon. This year, we were one of the last teams on the court,” Alpena coach Charlie Giordano said.

Although the Wildcats won’t be attending the state finals as a team, Purol will be going as an individual. He will play in the state finals on Friday the 17th and Saturday the 18th.


Rogers City 3,

Alcona 0

LINCOLN-The Rogers City volleyball team (20-7-1, 6-0 North Star League) swept Alcona in three sets on Thursday, 25-14, 25-11 and 25-14.

“Our girls were fill of energy tonight. They were covering their hitters, backing up defenders, keeping their hits in bounds and just talking really well tonight,” Rogers City coach Jackie Quaine said.

Jena Tulgetske led Rogers City with seven kills, three blocks and five aces. Cassidy Purgiel had six kills and six aces. Alexa Quaine led defensively with 12 digs while Cassie Brege had 10 kills and 17 assists.

Katelyn Nelson had 10 assists for Alcona, Karina Cole had eight kills and Sam Zerbst had nine digs.

The Hurons play in the Suttons Bay Tournament on Saturday and Alcona plays at Tawas on Monday.


Oscoda 3, Standish 2

STANDISH-The Oscoda soccer team won its final match of the regular season on Thursday night, downing Standish 3-2.

The match was knotted at two when time ran out and the teams went to a shootout. Oscoda sent four seniors to the penalty spot and they all converted. The Panthers scored on the first penalty kick, but missed the next two.

Jarred Little, Ricky Riddle, Eric Dennis and Dakota Ward scored for the Owls. Dennis and Kyle Charters each scored in regulation. Ward and Shawn Merrick were each awarded an assist. Brad Curley made 12 saves in the game.

Oscoda, 12-8, visits Tawas Monday at 5 p.m. to start the first round of playoffs.