Sports News in Brief
Reed City Sportsman’s Club Winter League
Top scores for week 1:
SKEET: Howie Lodholtz 25/25; Troy VanSyckle 25/25; Ken Pollaski, Jr. 24/25; Dan Sorden 23/25; Jack Adrianse III 22/25; Al Remus 22/25; Dick Nethers 22/25; Brian Erickson 22/25; Mike Adrianse 21/25; Paul Hittle 21/25; John Ashcraft 21/25; Mark Pitzer 21/25
TRAP: Kathy Yost 25/25; Randy Rice 24/25; Brian Erickson 24/25; Bill Yost 23/25; Don Aldrich 23/25; Mark Curtis 23/25; Jack Adrianse III 23/25; Gordon Paine 23/25; Matt Sorden 23/25; Dick Nethers 23/25; Jack Boden 23/25.
Reed City 34, Chippewa Hills 29
REED CITY — The Reed City girls basketball team picked up its third win of the season on Thursday night in a 34-29 victory over Chippewa Hills.
The Coyotes (3-5, 3-3 CSAA) were led in scoring by Natalie Westhoff, who dropped 10 on the night along with five steals. Alaina Woodard added eight points and five steals and Mackenzie Switzer had five points and five rebounds. Karah Hensel had three assists, three steals and nine rebounds for the Coyotes.
The Warriors were led by Kayla Boone’s 11 points and netted seven points from Hannah Guy.
“We worked extremely hard (Thursday),” Reed City coach Brian Koopman said. “We were physical and got after it. We played defense very well holding (Chippewa Hills) to just 29 points even though our offense struggled shooting. The girls played very hard (Thursday).”
Crossroads 50, Evart 30
BIG RAPIDS — Crossroads Charter Academy picked up a lopsided 50-30 win over Evart on Monday to improve to 7-1 on the season.
The Cougars were up 33-11 at half time and never looked back.
The Cougars were led by Malory Carlson who had 22 points, 11 rebounds, five steals and four assists. Kaitlyn Reed contributed eight points and four rebounds while Aubrey Angell added five steals in a winning effort.
Evart was led by Mara VanOrder’s 14 points and six points from Tabitha Turley.
The Wildcats fall to 0-8 on the season and play McBain on Thursday while Crossroads will play Wednesday night at Walkerville.
Pine River 81, Brethren 32
LEROY — Pine River improved to 7-2 overall on Monday night with an 81-32 non-league victory over Brethren in girls basketball action.
Pine River led 17-6 after the first quarter, 29-18 at halftime and 60-23 after three quarters.
Kassy Nelson had 18 points and nine steals for Pine River while Julie Justin added 17 points and six steals, and Michelle Kelsey had 16 points and seven assists. Kierra Justin had 10 points and six rebounds and Cheyanna Rizor added 10 boards.
Sarah Costello had 13 points for Brethren.
Pine River is at Beal City on Thursday.
Marion 32, Evart 21
MARION — The Evart girls fell to 0-7 on Friday night as they lost to Marion 32-21 in Highland conference action.
Evart was led by Mara VanOrder who scored almost half of her team’s points with 10 on the night. Tabitha Turley had six points for Evart as well as the Wildcats fell to the Eagles.
Pine River 71, Marion 39
LEROY — The Pine River Bucks stayed undefeated on Thursday night as they picked up a 71-39 Highland conference win over Marion.
The Bucks were led by Brandon Hoaglund’s 22 points and got 20 points and eight rebounds from Skyler Nelson on six threes in a winning effort. Greg Park and Lucas Harris both pulled down eight boards for the Bucks as Brandon Fulks dished out six assists. Mitchell McDonald and Hoaglund both had five assists and Park had four steals on the night.
“We got out to a slow start and didn’t shoot well, especially Skyler Nelson who’s been hot for us lately,” Pine River coach Brian Goodenow said. “I pulled him over and told him the only one that matters is the next one and things got better.
“Hoaglund led us as always on both ends of the floor, playing D on their best player and still dropping big points. He’s a big energy giver,” he continued. “Honestly though, I’m most proud of my bench (Thursday). They performed very well. I’m extremely pleased with how we did (Thursday).”
Pine River improves to 5-0 overall and 3-0 in the Highland Conference.
Pine River was scheduled to play at Northern Michigan Christian on Tuesday of this week. Friday, the Bucks are at Lake City.
Lake City 63, Evart 44
LAKE CITY — Lake City handed Evart its first boys basketball loss of the season Thursday night 63-44.
Lake City started off to a 20-4 lead and was still up 29-19 at halftime.
Evart cut the gap to four points in the third quarter but made a couple of critical mistakes and couldn’t overtake the Trojans.
Drew Marion led the winners with 22 points.
Derek Bowen scored 10 points and Jared Pattee had nine for Evart.
The Wildcats incurred foul problems early in the game to their big players, Chris Garner and Tre Dreyer.
The Wildcats are 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the Highland.
Although the Wildcats had scrimmages last week, this was their first game from after the break.
Pine River 2-0
LAKE CITY — Pine River’s wrestling team was 2-0 with Mid-Michigan Conference wins last Wednesday at Lake City. The Bucks defeated Lake City 84-0 and Manton 69-8.
Going 2-0 for the Bucks were Nate Park at 103, Jordan Stone at 112, Tony Moore at 119, Robert Ragatzki at 125, Elliot VanDreumel at 130, Darwin Dean at 135, Ben Rigling at 145, Kyle Nixon at 152, Joe Rigling at 160, Adam Langworthy at 171, Tyler McCurry at 189 and Chase Morrison at heavyweight.
This week, Pine River is at Benzie Central with Frankfort on Wednesday and at Forest Hills Eastern on Saturday.