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TRACK

Evart boys take first place

EVART — Evart boys track team scored 78 points on April 26 at Manton in a three-team Highland Conference meet.

Evart had 78, followed by Manton with 54 and Pine River with 31.

For the Wildcats, taking firsts were Cody Pritchard in the 100 meters (13.49), and 200 meters (24.57), Santana Scott in the 800 meters (2:07.42) 1,600 meters (4;49.70) and 3,200 meters (10:40.52), Micah Wetters in the 110 hurdles (18.06), and Zach Parshall in the high jump (6-2).

Taking second places were, Kyle Stokes in the 200 meters (24.872), Josh Woods in the 400 meters (55.43), and 800 meters (2:11.33), Nathan Woods in the 1,600-meters (4:49.70) and 3,200 meters (11:07.74), Micah Wetters in the 300 meters (46.19) hurdles, Dillon Danley in the discus (107-3) and Zolan Long in the pole vault (8-6)

In the girls meet, Manton had 84, followed by Pine River with 50 and Evart with 29.

For Evart, Brooke Belleville won the 100 meters (13.86) and Belleville was second in the 200 meters (28.84), Sarah Nelson was second in the 1,600 meters (6:05.86) and third in the 3,200 meters (14:08.95), Arianna Mooney was second in the 100-meter hurdles (20.21) and third in the 300 hurdles (1:00.55), Allyssa Witbeck was second (4-8) in the high jump and third in the pole vault (7-0), and Macey Wallace was second in the long jump (13-8).

SOFTBALL

Pine River 19, Marion 2

LEROY — Pine River’s softball team swept Marion 19-2 and 10-7 in Highland Conference action on April 26.

The Bucks outhit Marion 14-0 in a three-inning first game. Hannah Hill and Taylor Warner had two hits apiece. Warner and Kyle Johnson both had three RBI. Jenna Johnson, Hill, and Alexis Bennett had two RBI apiece. Bennett was the winning pitcher. She struck out five, didn’t give up a hit and allowed nine walks.

“Alexis Bennett did a good job keeping batters on their toes in the first game and our defense bought us a few outs,” Bucks coach Laura Mumby said.

It was a tighter second game with the Bucks prevailing 10-7. Marion fired out to a 4-0 lead but Pine River scored three runs in the first, three in the second and fourth in the fourth.

Chelsey Terburgh, KayLee Goodman and Ally Stokely had two hits apiece. Kourtney Brock pitched the first four innings and Dana Hill went the final three. Johnson had three RBIs.

“(Marion) had it out for us in the second game but we rallied to stay on top,” Mumby said.

Pine River is home with Mesick on Thursday and has its home tournament on Saturday.