Simmons places third at CSAA meet

REED CITY — Reed City’s Ryan Simmons placed third at 112 pounds and Mason Bush placed fourth at 152 pounds as the team placed seventh in Saturday’s Central State Activities Association Gold Division meet.

The team district is Wednesday at Reed City. In the first round, Reed City will wrestle Mason County Central and Big Rapids faces Chippewa Hills. The finals will follow those two matches.

In dual action on Feb. 1, Reed City lost to Pine River but beat Big Rapids 36-33. Jayson Johnson (145) was 2-0 for Reed City. Coyote wrestlers that had a win included Michael Kettner (103), Austin Major (119), Mark White (125), Hunter Brahman (135), Tyler Kerr (171) and Ryan Neal (285).


Evart girls keep busy

EVART — Last week was a busy one for the Evart competitive cheer team. On Monday, Jan. 30, Evart was third at Marion. On Thursday in Marion again, Evart was fifth. The Wildcats were at Brethren on Saturday for an invitational and was fourth.

“It was a pretty good week,” Evart coach Marty Pattee said. “The girls are coming along. I think the judging is getting harder as we head to the districts. They’re trying to make a push to get teams ready for districts. The girls are determined to continue to improve. I’m excited to see what will happen at districts. We have 13 teams at districts (Feb. 18 at Holton).”