Evart girls defeat MCC

McKenzie Kimball goes up for the block.
McKenzie Kimball goes up for the block.

VOLLEYBALL

Evart 3, Manistee Catholic Central 1

EVART — Evart’s volleyball team won at Manistee Catholic Central on Thursday 25-19, 12-25, 26-24, 25-15.

McKenzie Kimball served four aces whie Cyana Dellar had four blocks and Livia Hopkins six kills, followed by Dellar with four. Kimball had 10 assists.

“We had a slow start but came together as a team,” Evart coach Katie Nostrant said, “especially in the last two sets. They play their best when they find that unity.”

Evart was at Lake City on Tuesday will be at Baldwin on Thursday.

Pine River wins in three sets

MANTON — The Bucks overcame Manton 17-25, 25-21,25-19,20-25,15-13 on Oct. 10 on the road.

“Tonight was a definite show of resilience,” head coach Jana Dennis said. I knew coming in that this would be a battle and a battle it was. We came into this game a little sluggish after playing in a tourney on Saturday and playing Clare last night. We worked the kinks out in game one and then started to get things together as the games went on.

“Tonight was a sure testament to the mental toughness this team has and their ability to make the ball better. In the end, we came away with a great Highland Conference win.”

Pine River (18-18-4, 4-1) hosted Marion on Tuesday.

SOCCER

Pine River 4, Burt Lake 1

LEROY — All the scoring was in the second half on Oct. 10 in a three-goal Pine River win.

It was senior night and Pine River recognized Morgan Edstrom who had four blocks and Chiarra Santamaria, an exchange student.

Omar Aguilar scored two goals and Caleb Bowman and Hunter Poe had one apiece.

Aguillar had five shots, while Ethan Underhill and Poe had three apiece.

Jake Johnson had 12 blocks and Tyler Lindquist nine blocks

“The kids played well as a team,” Pine River coach Jenny Hoaglund said. “We are seeing improvement and growth that we have been striving for all season.”