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Jeremiah Bullis will be occupied in the coming weeks.

On Friday during a Division 4 regional at Inland Lakes High School, the junior from Alcona High School had a masterful performance, winning the 100-meter sprint (11.41 seconds), 200-meter dash (23.08 seconds), and pole vault (11-3) and helping Alcona win the 800 relay with Sawyer Seminoff, William Liebler, and Cole Upper (1:35.04).

On June 3, Bullis will have the opportunity to compete in all four disciplines at the Division 4 state finals.

At Friday’s meet, Bullis was one of several local athletes who qualified for the finals. Athletes qualify for the finals by placing in the top two of their event or by achieving a predetermined distance or time.

Upper qualified in the 110 hurdles with a time of 17.24 seconds, and Onaway’s Jadin Mix qualified in the 300 hurdles with a time of 42.72 seconds.

Logan Zuchowski of Alcona won the discus (123-1), while Xavier Santiago of Onaway won the high jump (6-7).

On the girls’ side, Madilyn Crull of Onaway was a trifecta victor. She won the 100-meter sprint (13.20 seconds), the 200-meter dash (27.60 seconds), and the high jump (5-0). Crull also qualified for the finals in the long jump, finishing second (15-4) to qualify.

Addi Beatty of Alcona placed second in both sprints to qualify with times of 13.39 seconds and 27.71 seconds, respectively.

Kelsey Hansen of Alcona qualified in three events, winning the long jump (15-8) and placing second in the shot put (35-10) and discus (114-8).

Lillie Rocco of Posen also qualified for the finals by placing second in the high jump behind Crull with a mark of 4-10.

At a Division 1 regional in Midland, Julian Stevens was the only state qualifier for Alpena, qualifying for the 200-meter sprint with a personal best time of 22.29 seconds.

Quinn Kelly in the 400 dash (5th, 51.78), John Kurowski in the 800 run (5th, 4:32.74), Elijah Allen in the 300 hurdles (5th, 41.53), and the boys 3,200 relay team of Allen, Kelly, Kurowski, and Hunter Hitzelberger (5th, 8:17.68) rounded out Alpena’s top five performances for the day.


Hillman breaks with Johannesburg

Friday, the Hillman baseball team divided a non-conference doubleheader with Johannesburg-Lewiston, winning 11-1 in the first game and losing 11-4 in the second.

In the opening game, Hillman (20-9) led 9-0 after two innings and never looked back. Trenton Taratuta surrendered one run on three hits, with one walk and eleven strikeouts.

Evan Crane had two hits and one RBI, while Taratuta, AJ Jones, and Braylon Firman each had two hits and two RBI.

Joburg scored six runs in the third inning of the second game to break the deadlock and maintain its lead. Hillman scored three runs in the final two innings, but was unable to continue its comeback.

Taratuta, Jones, and Firman each had a hit and an RBI at the plate.

Today Hillman performs at Houghton Lake.

By Sanjh

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