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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 ∫ THE ALPENA NEWS
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By CHRIS DOBROWOLSKI News Sports Editor
Alpena and Cadillac exchanged a pair of penalty kicks in the second half of Tuesday’s soccer match at Wildcat Stadium. Unfortunately for Alpena, the penalty kick Cadillac converted was the difference in a 2-1 Viking victory. Justin Nowland booted his shot in the 21st minute of the second half into the lower right-hand corner past diving Alpena keeper Doug King, putting the Vikings ahead for good. Cadillac (5-2-3) was awarded the kick after a player was tripped up in the box. Alpena (4-4) had tied the game 10 minutes earlier when Alex Doubek drilled a shot home. He took the kick after Alpena’s Gabe Wikaryasz took a shot to the stomach by Cadillac goalie Josh Thomas. The penalty kicks were part of a physical second half where one yellow card was issued to Alpena’s Tom Lorenz and a red card could have been given to News Photo by Chris Dobrowolski Thomas for picking Wikaryasz up and Alpena’s Tom Lorenz (15) and Cadillac’s Brian Loughmiller fight for a loose ball near the dropping him to the ground with four minutes left in the game after Wikaryasz sideline during Tuesday’s soccer game at Wildcat Stadium.
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Posen drops first league match in two years MIO —The Posen volleyball team lost in straight sets to Mio Tuesday night, losing 13-25, 1925, 19-25. It was the Vikings first North Star League loss since 2008. Tracy Mulka had four aces and four kills for the Vikings and Lindsey Bartz had four kills. Onaway 3, Inland Lakes 0 INDIAN RIVER — The Onaway volleyball team had 36 kills and only 12 errors in taking three games from host Inland Lakes in a Ski Valley Conference matchup on
Tuesday. Onaway won 25-16, 27-25, 2516. Brooke Szymoniak led the way for the Cardinals with 10 kills. She also added two aces and seven digs. Deanna DeMaestri chipped in with
nine kills, six aces, 11 digs and one block. Mariah Ehrke came up with five kills and 23 digs. Megan Estep had four kills, six aces, 26 assists and six digs, while Katie Robins had 10 digs. The Cardinals host Grayling today. Rogers City 3, Alcona 0 LINCOLN — The Rogers City volleyball team swept host Alcona in three games on Tuesday, 25-23, 25-14, 25-17, in a match at Alcona High School. CROSS COUNTRY
Hillman wins in three
Alpena boys sixth, girls fourth at Bullock Creek The Alpena High School cross country team did well at the Midland Bullock Creek Lancer Invitational on Saturday. The boys team finished sixth out of nine teams. The Wildcats’ top nine finishers all came in at under 19 minutes. Jacob Benson was the top finisher for the Alpena boys, placing 23rd at 17:52. Travis LaCross was 24th at 17:56. Alex Guzman was 26th at 18:04. The girls team finished fourth out of 10 teams. Taylor Stepanski
led the Alpena girls, finishing 5th at 20:00. Abby MacArthur was 12th at 20:29. Kelsey Lewis was 20th at 21:08. Other finishers for the boys were: John Owens (33rd, 18:16), R.J. Centala (36th, 18:19), Nathan LaBarge (45th, 18:30) and Jared LaBarge (47th, 18:34). Other finishers for the girls were: Racheal McDonald (21st, 21:14), Samara Donajkowski (22nd, 21:27), Emily McAnsh (32nd, 22:39) and Hannah MacDonald (36th, 22:42).
By JAMES ANDERSEN
game with a pair of aces and the Tigers quickly built a nice lead, thanks to aces from HILLMAN — The Hillman volleyball Abby Olree, Alissa Clink and another ace team defeated Fairview in straight games from Julka, to take the game 25-14. The Eagles were behind the entire game and got to Tuesday night. within two points early on in Junior Audrey Julka led the the game, but were never close way for the Tigers with six kills after that. and six aces. Hillman served Clink had five assists and the ball well most of the night, Morgan Allen had four digs for earning several points when Hillman. Fairview misplayed a number The Tigers won the third of the Tigers’ serves. game 25-19 in a game that saw Hillman coach Erin Flema lot of back and forth action as ing was pleased to see the team neither team could quite take doing well on serves. The team advantage of the other teams’ has been working on jump Hillman 3, mistakes. Fairview took an serves in practice and she was Fairview 0 early 4-1 lead, but Hillman glad to see some of that work quickly tied the game and took coming through in the game. “Yesterday we did (work on serves), es- the lead thanks to a kill from Jensen pecially the jump serves that the girls have Tchorzynski and three good serves from been working toward. All of Audrey’s ace libero Amanda Kennard. Even as Hillman took a small lead in the serves tonight were jump serves, and that’s something that they saw last year and that third game, Fairview was able to keep it was one of their individual goals, something close, thanks to Hillman hitting the net on a few serves or hitting balls out of bounds. that they’re working for,” she said. Hillman got off to a fast start, taking the Late in the game, the Eagles scored four first game 25-15. Julka opened the second straight points to make the score, 20-17, but News Sports Writer
Bush forfeits 2005 Heisman By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer
NEW YORK — Reggie Bush took the unprecedented step of giving back his Heisman Trophy on Tuesday, saying the scandal over improper benefits while he was a star running back at Southern California should not stain “the dignity of this award.” The New Orleans Saints’ star won the Heisman — symbol of the best player in college football — in 2005. Returning the trophy has no practical effect on Bush since he’s already in the pros and a member of a Super Bowl championship team. However, it is the first time in the award’s 75-year history that a player has forfeited it. USC was hit with heavy sanctions by the NCAA this summer after it determined Bush and his family had re-
ceived hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts from two fledgling Californiabased marketing agents. The NCAA ruled that Bush was ineligible for the 2005 season, which opened the possibility that the Heisman Trophy Trust would take back the award. One of the few guidelines given to Heisman Trophy voters is that a player must be in compliance with NCAA rules to be eligible for the award. “The persistent media speculation regarding allegations dating back to my years at USC has been both painful and distracting,” Bush said in a statement released through the Saints. “In no way should the storm around these allegations reflect in any way on the dignity of this award, nor on any other institutions or individuals. “For the rest of my days,
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Hillman sophomore outside hitter Kourtney Boldrey, second from right, plays the ball during Thursday night’s game against Fairview. The Tigers beat the Eagles in straight games. the Tigers went on 5-2 run to end the game, more focused against the Vikings. thanks in part to some Fairview miscues. “Our intensity level, it definitely has to Hillman will travel to Posen on Thursday step up and the communication on the court and Fleming is looking for her squad to be is going to be key on Thursday,” she said.
Rangers win sixth straight game
Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush of the University of Southern California smiles while posing for photos after a news conference in New York. Bush said Tuesday that he is forfeiting his Heisman Trophy. I will continue to strive to York, said it was considerdemonstrate through my ac- ing what to do about Bush, tions and words that I was who won in a landslide vote deserving of the confidence over Texas quarterback placed in me by the Heis- Vince Young. The trust met Tuesday; it man Trophy Trust.” Shortly after USC was had no comment. Whether sanctioned, the eight-memBush, see page 3B ber trust, based in New
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — David Murphy had a homer upheld on replay to help the Texas Rangers win their sixth straight game with an 11-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Murphy led off the fourth against Jeremy Bonderman with his 10th homer, but had to wait a few minutes before it was official. His high drive to right field sailed near the foul pole, with the ball finally glancing off the facing of the second deck. Tigers manager Jim Leyland argued that the ball was foul, but he was overruled after the umpires went to video review. Murphy had three hits and extended his career-best hitting streak to 12 games. Texas maintained momentum from a three-game weekend sweep of the New York Yankees, increasing its lead in the AL West to nine games over second-place Oakland.
Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera, left, tosses his bat after striking out as Texas Rangers catcher Matt Treanor applies the tag in the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday in Arlington, Texas.