Evart wrestler notches 100th win

Evart's Sam Bailey (top) works on his opponent in a recent match.

Evart's Sam Bailey (top) works on his opponent in a recent match.

Pioneer file photo

EVART – Evart went 4-1 as a team with wins over Ithaca, Muskegon Catholic Central, Pine River B, and Montabella on Saturday. Cole Hopkins went 5-0 and picked up his 100th career win. Sam Bailey went 4-1 along with Riley Ransom. 

“We had some big matches from some of our young guys that really helped our team out,” Evart coach Ben Bryant said. “We are off on Wednesday and don't step back into action until Saturday at Pine River for our conference meet.”

Reed City wrestlers place 13th

GAYLOD – Reed City placed 13th out of 42 teams entered on Saturday at the Northern Michigan Championships in Gaylord.

Bryson Hughes (171) placed third and was 3-1 for the day. Wyatt Spalo (215) placed sixth and was 2-2. Carter Johnson (103) placed sixth at 103 and was 1-2. Elijah Lentz (130) placed seventh and was 3-1. Other wrestlers with two wins were Noah Morgan (189) and Chad Landis (152). Other wrestlers with wins were Hunter Fagon-Moyer (145) and Braedon Ghent (160). 

Reed City on Tuesday is at Montabella. 

Pine River posts 2-3 record

Pine River was 2-3 on Saturday at the Shelby Super Duals. The Bucks beat Grant 51-27 and Shelby 46-33 and lost to Fremont 50-24, Mason County Central 35-33 and Sparta 51-18.

“We continue to fight through roster issues but our kids battled through a tough tournament,” Bucks coach Terry Martin said. “Ryder Holmes had an outstanding day at 5-0 and avenged a loss from earlier in the season. Cayden Mys also had a strong day at 4-1 and dramatically closed the gap on an early season loss. Rogan Nelson continued to show dramatic improvement at 171 and finished the tournament 5-0 as well.

“Thursday we will be in Reed City with Cadillac for a 131 showdown in our last regular season dual of the year. It should be an exciting night along side some action from the youth programs. Saturday we will host the conference tournament at Pine River.”