SPORTS NEWS IN BRIEF

CROSS COUNTRY

Evart wins boys meet

WEST BRANCH — Evart’s boys cross country team took first place in its division and third overall on Saturday at the Ogemaw Heights Invitational.

In the overall standings, Midland was first at 37, followed by Mount Pleasant (76) and Evart (78).

Santana Scott was first (16:09.05) while Josh Woods was ninth (17:31.57), Nathan Woods 14th (17:55.13), Andrew Bengry 21st (18:15.52), Alex Hamilton 35th (19:01.88), Jacob Quist 41st (19:34.22), Nick Niles 50th (20:03.13), Tanner Ryan 69th (20:47.10) and David Green 86th (22:05.23).

“Andrew Bengry is our fourth guy and is hitting PRs consistently and improving dramatically,” Evart coach Kevin Mills said. “It will make a huge difference at state.”

The Evart girls didn’t run.

Evart runs Saturday at the Chippewa Hills Invitational.

Pine River at Traverse City

TRAVERSE CITY — Pine River was eighth among 13 teams at the Traverse City Invitational on Saturday. Derek Hartline was 15th (18:36.27), Mark Geer 24th (19:02.3), Ira Waters 56th (20:36.51) and Sam Pentces 75th (21:34.61). The girls didn’t have a scoring team. Kelsi Charles was 24th (22:54.92).

VOLLEYBALL

Central Montcalm 3, Reed City 0

Ithaca 2, Reed City 0

STANTON — Reed City faced Central Montcalm in Central State Activities Association Gold Division action Tuesday nightl, Oct. 13, and also played Ithaca in a non-league battle.

Reed City lost to Central Montcalm in the best of five, 25-19, 25-7, 25-17 and fell to Ithaca in the best of three, 25-10, 20-25, 25-18.

For the Coyotes, Megan Donley contributed eight kills, four aces, 19 digs; Meghan Borst had five kills, seven digs and two blocks; Hanna Price contributed 31 digs and a kill; Liza Emington totaled 16 digs and 15 assists; Jordyn Storch had nine assists and 10 digs; Sidni Rushford contributed six kills and one ace; Ally Yarger had four kills, three aces and 25 digs; and Alyssa Olds had 25 digs.

“We struggled in our serving game,” Reed City coach Don Patterson said. “We’re gaining a little bit with our offense. But at the same time, it’s coming with a few more unforced errors. We struggled in a couple of games when we didn’t serve as well as we have been and committed a few more unforced errors as well.”

Reed City is 10-24-2 and played at Chippewa Hills on Tuesday afternoon. It was a special time for a Breast Cancer Awareness emphasis, Patterson noted.

SOCCER

Benzie Central 6, Reed City 1

REED CITY  — Reed City’s season ended with this Division 3 district loss to Benzie Central on Monday. Quinton Kichak scored Reed City’s only goal.

“We played well and it was 1-0 (Benzie) at halftime,” Reed City coach Cody Jacobs said. “We were in a good spot. But in the second half, they had a few more opportune spots than we did and made the most of it.”

Leland 13, Pine River 0

LEROY — Pine River’s season ended with this loss to Leland in Division 4 first-round action on Monday. Brad Holmes and Steven Hilkowski took turns in goal for Pine River. Holmes stopped 12 shots while allowing 10 goals. Hilkowski stopped five while allowing three.

Forest Area 5 Pine River 3 

LEROY — Pine River lost this game Friday in overtime. Anna Lindquist had two goals. Zac Underhill had one goal. Brad Holmes stopped 23 shots. Jenna Johnson and Caleb Bouman had 12 block/intercepts on defense.

Lakeview 6, Reed City 2

LAKEVIEW —  Hunter Morrison and Brandon Wirth scored goals for Reed City in this Central State Activities Association game that ended the regular season on Oct. 13.