SPORTS NEWS IN BRIEF

BOYS SOCCER

Reed City 1-2

KALKASKA — Reed City’s soccer team was 1-2 at the Kalkaska Invitational on Saturday.

Reed City beat Pine River 5-1 with two goals apiece from Lorenz Hoernel and Brandon Wirth and one by Ty Brocker. Reed City lost 6-1 to Kingsley with Hoernel scoring the lone goal. He also scored in an 8-2 loss to Kalkaska. Ethan Maddox also scored.

“We did better than the previous week at our tournament when we didn’t score any goals,” Reed City coach Doug Emington said. “This weekend we had eight goals.”

Hoernel had four goals on Saturday.

Big Rapids 9, Reed City 1

REED CITY — Freshman Ethan Maddox scored for the Coyotes (1-3, 0-1 CSAA) in a 9-1 league loss to Big Rapids on Aug. 24. Big Rapids led 4-0 at halftime.

“This year we are playing with 12 freshmen on the team,” Reed City coach Doug Emington said. “We’re young, we’re working hard and having fun. We’re trying to take baby steps.”

Buckley 6, Pine River 0

LEROY — Pine River lost to Buckley on Thursday 6-0. Jake Johnson, Anna Lindquist and Zac Underhill each had a shot on goal

Bradley Holmes was keeper the entire game. In the first half, he had 10 saves and allowed four goals. In the second half, he had 12 saves and allowed two goals.

Caleb Bowman and Jake Johnson had a dozen blocks and steals, while Lindquist had seven, and Jayce Jarvis Underhill, and Steven Hilkowski had six.

“The team is improving,” Pine River coach Jenny Hoaglund said. “Upperclassman are working harder and underclassman are starting to become more comfortable and everyone is working together better.”

Pine River was 0-3 at the Kalkaska Invitational on Saturday.

VOLLEYBALL

Pine River girls 2-1

LEROY — Pine River hosted a quad on Thursday and went 2-1.

Pine River beat Clare 25-20, 25-16; lost to East Jordan 25-17, 25-22 and topped Kalkaska 25-11, 25-16.

For the Bucks, KayLee Goodman had 14 kills, three blocks and 10 digs; Julie Justin had eight kills and 14 digs; Maddie Martin added six kills and Logan Powell had 32 assists.

“I think that we made improvements from (the previous week),” Pine River coach Jana Dennis said. “We have real good chemistry and just need to focus on how we can use the chemistry to benefit us the most. The hard work and dedication they are giving in practice will continue to show through improvements during competition. I’m very excited to be on this path with these girls and see their successes as the season goes on.”

Pine River is 2-3-3.

Pine River 1-2-1 at Kingsley

LEROY — Pine River was 1-2-1 at Kingsley on Saturday.

The Bucks defeated Central Lake 25-17, 25-9, lost to Elk Rapids 27-26, 25-22 and split with Benzie Central 27-25, 15-25.

Pine River then entered bracket play and lost to Grand Traverse Academy 25-21, 27-25. KayLee Goodman led the team 17 kills, 17 digs, 10 aces and four blocks;

Julie Justin added 13 kills and 34 digs; Logan Powell had 47 assists and 10 digs and Hannah Hill added 18 digs.

“Our day did not go how we had thought or wanted it to go. We simply made too many errors across the board,” Pine River coach Jana Dennis said. “Finding yourself in a hole is a tough place to be. The girls showed resilience and fought back but we just can’t keep trying to dig out. Being more effective at the net will help. The girls played with a lot of heart and had numerous long rallies but unfortunately we didn’t come out on the winning end of many which didn’t help with our momentum. Back in the gym, we keep going to keep working on the small stuff.”

Pine River is 3-5-4.