Pine River fifth at Marquette Invitational

LEROY — Pine River’s wrestling squad finished fifth out of 20 teams on Saturday in the Marquette Invitational.

“We might have taken fourth place one time in our best year there,” Pine River coach Tim Jones said. “Last year we were seventh. Winning it would be nice. It was a good tournament for us.”

Tony Moore was first at 119, while Nate Park at 103 and Chase Morrison at heavyweight were second, Josh Jackson at 215 and Jordan Stone at 112 were third. Tyler McCurry was fifth at 180 and Jeff Gross sixth at 171.

The Bucks will be at the St. Louis tournament Jan. 3.

“We’ll take five days off to give them (a break) and then get them back on the mat,” Jones said.

Reed City at South Haven

Reed City’s wrestling team competed at the South Haven Invitational on Saturday. The Coyotes lost to South Haven 49-27, defeated Bloomingdale 50-30, defeated Godwin Heights 53-30 and lost to Bangor 50-30.

Derrick Rasor was 4-0 at 152 while going 3-1 were Evan Skiver at 285, Matt McGahey at 125 and Devin Ward 171. Dylan Chrispell was 2-1 at 215.

“We went into the meet a little beat up physically and came out a little more beat up physically,” Reed City coach Roger Steig said. “We’ll use this week to heal up some injuries and we’ll be back at practice next week.”

The Coyotes have a home team meet Jan. 3.

“I think we’ve progressed well to this point,” Steig said. “I’m excited about going into the first of the year. Most of the guys will be at the weights Jan. 1 that they want to be for the rest of the year, Then we’ll get a good look at how we’re going to be.”