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News Photo by James Andersen Alpena’s Eli Gosselin (3) runs behind the net with the puck while Petoskey’s Ethan Decker is out hunting in the first phase of a game on Tuesday at Northern Lights Arena. Alpena won 4-2 and Gosselin was one of seven Alpena seniors who were honored in the senior night.

ALPENA – The Alpena High ice hockey team saved their best game of the season for Senior Night and defeated Petoskey 4-2 on Tuesday in the Northern Lights Arena.

James Kuhl, Anden Marceau, Brody Thompson and Ben Nowak each had a single record for the Wildcats (3-9-1), who defeated the Northmen 3-1 in the final frame.

“We played hockey today. We played games, we competed, and we played our best game of the year. “ Alpena trainer Chris Limback said. “I’m really proud of the kids and grateful to Petoskey for filling out this game on such short notice.”

Thompson knotted the game early in the third half, burying a rebound after a shot by Evan Kraenzlein. Nowak gave Alpena the lead in the middle of the frame and Marceau lit the lamp in the final minutes for Alpena’s bottom line.

“We had to learn how to win (early in the year). We missed that. “ Said Limback. “Tonight we were ready to do the little things that don’t always show up in the papers or at the high points.”

Kuhl’s record came in the second half and brought the game to a 1-1 finish.

Before the game, Alpena honored his seven seniors – Nowak, Kraenzlein, Mitch Agius, Eli Gosselin, Gabbie Smith, Blaise Keller and Collin Lightfoot.

Five seniors – Nowak, Kraenzlein, Agius, Lightfoot and Keller – were members of the team in 2019 when the Wildcats won a regional championship.

“Any university team will say that they live and die from their high school students. When they shop, things get easier and the underclassmen want to follow suit. “ Said Limback.

Alpena will end the regular season this weekend with two games in Traverse City. Alpena will play against Traverse City West on Friday and Traverse City Central on Saturday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Hale 34, Atlanta 24

ATLANTA – Abbey LaPorte had seven points and Shaelynne Lance had six for the Huskies (1-7), who were between 18 and 12 at halftime and couldn’t make up the difference in the second half on Tuesday.

“You played hard. They played really well as a team tonight and we really worked on that. to play together as a team “ Atlanta coach Morgan Hardies said.

Atlanta plays for Hillman on Friday.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Rogers City 40, Hillman 39

ROGERS CITY – Matt Newhouse scored 13 points, Nick Freel added 10 and the Hurons parted Hillman Tuesday after Hillman missed a last-second shot after being very lucky in the basket.

Trenton Taratuta had 16 points for Hillman (7-6) and Dawson Ableidinger with 11 points.

After four of the last five games on the road, Hillman returns home on Friday to host Atlanta.

Rogers City plays in Poznan on Friday.

Poznan 82, Whittemore-Prescott 8

POSEN – Lucas Stone hit a career high of 35 points as the Vikings North Star League (9-1, 8-0) built a 41-3 lead at halftime and crossed from there on Tuesday.

Chase Dubie added 19 points for Poznan and Ethan Soik had 11.

“We always focus on getting better and better, but we play basketball consistently.” Posing trainer Chris Keller said. “We were just trying to focus on things that we know we had to do on the track as we approached the playoffs.”

Poznan welcomes Rogers City on Friday.

Oscoda 62, Mancelona 47

MANCELONA – Owen Franklin scored 20 points, Drew Hess added 17 and Michael Gepfrey had 11 for the Owls who improved to 13-0 with a win on Monday.

Oscoda receives Tawas on Friday.

WOMEN’S BASKET BALL

Mid Michigan 68, Alpena 30

HARRISON – A slow start cost the Alpena Community College women’s basketball team a 68:30 loss to Mid Michigan on Tuesday.

Alpena (0: 6) scored a 14-point and 15-rebound attempt from Jade Schultz, but fought early and had to catch up in the second half.

“We played better in the second half and the girls really ruined their press.” ACC trainer Bobby Allen said. “We just have to keep getting better in practice and that will show in the games.”

ACC will host on Friday at 5:30 p.m. Delta.

MEN’S BASKET BALL

Mid Michigan 104, Alpena 61

HARRISON-Parker Neu had 20 points for the men’s basketball team at Alpena Community College (1-5), which lost to Mid Michigan (104-61) on Tuesday.

“We were sluggish the whole game. Mid had a lot more energy tonight and it showed. They attacked the boards and we played with flat feet. “ ACC trainer Mark Jacobs said. “We”I’ll get some rest tomorrow and be ready to play good basketball at home on Friday. “

Kelley Stark added 12 for the loggers who line up Delta at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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