Sports News in Brief

REED CITY SPORTSMAN CLUB

WEEK 5 TRAP SHOOTING

Jack Adrianse III 24, Dan Sorden 24, Bill Yost 24, Kathy Yost 24, Chris Lockhart 24

Mark Curtiss 23, Brian Erickson 23, Paul Hittle 23, Ken Polaski, Jr. 22, Randy Rice 22

WEEK 5 SKEET 

Troy VanSycle 25, Brian Erickson 24, Ken Polaski, Jr. 23, Jack Adrianse III 22, Mike Adrianse 22, Matt Sorden 22, Howie Lodholtz 22.

COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL

HOLMQUIST SHINES

KALAMAZOO — Trine’s men’s basketball team enjoyed a 84-68 victory over Kalamazoo in MIAA-action Saturday afternoon at Anderson Athletic Center.

The Thunder shot 65.2 percent from the field. The effort was the second-best shooting percentage by a Trine team since the school went to Division III. Leading the way for the Thunder was former Reed City standout Jared Holmquist. who scored a career-high 25 points on 9-of-10 shooting. Holmquist averaged 22.5 points on 76 percent shooting in two games last week. Trine is 13-8 overall and moved into third-place in the MIAA with a 6-4 league record.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

PINE RIVER 58, McBAIN NMC 43

McBAIN — The Pine River girls basketball team earned a 58-43 victory over McBain Northern Michigan Christian Tuesday, Feb. 4.

The Bucks (10-3, 7-2 Highland) were led by Kassy Nelson, who scored 16 points while also hauling in 10 rebounds and blocking four shots. Julie Justin had 16 points, six assists and four steals and Michelle Kelsey recorded 11 points and four assists for Pine River.

WRESTLING

PINE RIVER 56, MANTON 18

LEROY — Pine River improved to 25-2 with a 56-18 victory over Manton in the Division 4 district finals Thursday night. Manton beat Forest Area 48-23 in the semifinal round. Pine River had a bye.

Winners for the Bucks were Nate Park at 103, Jordan Stone at 112, Tony Moore at 119, Robert Ragatzki at 125, Elliott VanDreumel at 130, Darwin Dean at 135, Kyle Nixon at 145, Jeff Gross at 160, Tyler McCurry 189, Dominic Garcia 215 and Cody Morrison at heavyweight.

The Bucks are home next Wednesday in the team regionals, which are at 6 p.m.

The first-round opponent will be Hesperia.

“We know we’re right in the hunt,” said Bucks coach Tim Jones. “All your swing matches, you have to win those. I think we might be a little underestimated. If we go with a little bit of energy in the gym, I think we’re right there.

“The kids are positive about it. We’re looking to get in there and get a regional win.”

Pine River qualifiers

HESPERIA — Pine River will be sending 11 wrestlers to the Division 4 individual regionals this Saturday at Rogers City. The Bucks qualified that many by placing in the top four at individual districts Saturday at Hesperia.

Tony Moore was first at 112 and Kyle Nixon first at 145 to lead the Bucks’ attack. Adam Langworthy at 171 and Jordan Stone at 112 took seconds.

Robert Ragatzki at 119, Elliott VanDreumel at 125, Jeff Gross at 160 Tyler McCurry at 189 and Dominic Garcia at 215 were third. Nathan Park at 103 and Chase Morrison at 215 were fourth.