SPORTS NEWS IN BRIEF

BOYS SOCCER

Gladwin 11, Pine River 0

GLADWIN — Gladwin scored six goals in the first 18 minutes of the game Thursday and then scored another five before the half.

Pine River had three shots on goal with two from Jake Johnson. Goalkeeper Brad Holmes had 23 saves.

Reed City games

REED CITY— Reed City’s soccer team fell 6-1 at Newaygo on Monday in Central State Activities Association action.

Quinton Kichak scored for Reed City, which plays at Hart on Thursday. Last Wednesday, the Coyotes lost in CSAA action to Tri County 10-2. Kichak scored both goals.

The Coyotes played in a tournament at Hart Saturday and lost 4-1 to the Pirates with Hunter Morrison scoring for Reed City. The Coyotes defeated Kent City 4-2 with two goals from Kichak, and one apiece for Morrison and Brandon Wirth.

For third place, Reed City lost 4-2 to Pentwater with two goals from Kichak.

Reed City is 2-12.

“As of late, I’m very happy with them,” Reed City coach Cody Jacobs said. “We’re showing improvement we need to make. We’re into the second half of conference play on a good note.”

CROSS COUNTRY

Reed City

REED CITY — Reed City’s girls cross country team was sixth with 144 points in a Central State Activities Association Gold Division race at Big Rapids on Sept. 22. Joelynn Gamble-Brown led Reed City with a 26th-place finish (25:50.07). Catherine Kettner was 32nd (26:09.29), McKenzie Cornelius 51st (27:46.54) and Lindsey Kienitz 52nd (27:52.86). Hana Ondrus was 71st (31:23.07), Haley Duchene 74th (31:59.53) and Devin Willard 78th (34:19.62).

Brett Walker was 52nd for Reed City boys (25:42.33).

Highland Conference

MARION — Evart won the first Highland Conference boys race of the season on Sept. 22. The Wildcats had a 29 points, McBain was second with 52.

For Evart, Santana Scott was first (17:29.44), Josh Woods third (17:57.25), Nathan Woods fourth (18:13.34), Andrew Bengry seventh (19:19.12) and Micah Wetters 14th (19:42.65).

Beal City was first at 35 and Evart second at 71 for the girls.

Clairese Clark of Evart was seventh (23:05.34), Sarah Nelson ninth (23:45.09), Brooke Belleville 13th (24:20.62), Mara VanOrder 14th (24:31.56) and Arianna Mooney 28th (26:04.47).

The Pine River girls finished fifth. Olivia Thompson finished 11th (24:08.94), Kelsi Charles 19th (25:02.12), Holly Bailor 23rd (25:14.53), and Rachel DePew 32nd (26:50.69).

The Pine River boys were sixth. Derek Hartline led the charge with an eighth place finish (19:21). Mark Geer was 19th (20:28.34). Ira Waters was 34th (21:50.50), Robbie Steele 42nd (23:22.38) and Sam Pentces 46th (24:01.75).

VOLLEYBALL

Pine River at Manton

LEROY — Pine River’s volleyball team competed at the Manton Invitational on Saturday. The Bucks split with McBain 16-25, 25-19, split with Roscommon 20-25, 26-24, split with Harrison 25-21, 23-25 and swept Evart 25-7, 25-15.

For Pine River, Kyla Johnson had 18 kills, 44 digs and four blocks; Julie Justin had 12 kills and 26 digs; KayLee Goodman had 12 kills and 30 digs; Logan Powell had 49 assists and 19 digs and Tailor Charles added 24 digs.

“We played some real good volleyball, but struggled with keeping our intensity at a constant level,” Pine River coach Jana Dennis said. “The girls continue to work hard at coming together as a team and we look forward to how we’ll play on Tuesday. Our defense was real good this weekend so our focus needs to be fixing some of the little stuff that went wrong.”

The Bucks are 8-15-7.