CROSS COUNTRY Reed City at CSAA meet LAKEVIEW\u2014Chippewa Hills\u2019 girls cross country team had a big day at the Central State Activities Association jamboree on Sept. 10, taking first place honors. In the girls division, the Warriors finished with 40 points, while Big Rapids was third with 90 points. Neither Reed City or Morley Stanwood had enough runners to score as a team. Reed City\u2019s Lindsey Greer (27:24.55) took 32nd. Despite not logging a team score, Reed City got a 16th-place finish from Kris Kellogg (20:13.03) while Matt McGahey came in 25th (20:45.99) and Drake Walker came in 35th (21:34.05). Reed City next travels to Evart on Friday. Evart boys 10th at MSU EVART \u2014 Evart\u2019s boys cross country team was 10th in the bronze division of the Michigan State Spartan Invitational Saturday. The boys were led by Max Hodges who was ninth in 16:51, followed by Santana Scott 52nd in 17:59, Zach Douglas 59th in 18:07, Ryan Tuttle 80th in 18:26, Josh Woods 81st in 18:26, Micah Wetters 144th in 19:31 and Andrew Bengry 195th in 21:22. The Evart girls were in the White Division but did not qualify as a team. Grace Hamilton was 33rd in 20:45, Clairese Clark 105th in 23:08, Brooke Belleville 168th in 24:50 and Stevie Duey 195th in 28:02. Pine River boys second HARRISON \u2014 Pine River boys cross country team took home the runner-up trophy from the Harrison Invitational on Saturday. Five medal winners for the Bucks include Ben Rigling fourth (18:43), Chris Terburgh ninth (19:20), Elliott Vandreumel 13th (19:42), Tony Moore 14th (19:46), and Derek Hartline 22nd (20:32). Pine River girls cross country team battled a very hilly course at the Harrison invitational to finish fourth out of 11 scoring teams. The Montabella Mustangs galloped away with the first-place trophy followed by Highland Conference rival Manton taking the runner up hardware home and with Marion finishing third only two points ahead of the Lady Bucks. Devyn Powell and Cheyanna Rizor paced the Bucks and brought home medals for fourth (22:07) and 11th place (23:42) finishes respectively. Julia Lucas was 31st in 25:32 and Alyssa Geer 32nd in 25:35. BOYS SOCCER Heritage Christian 4, Pine River 2 LEROY \u2014 Cadillac Heritage Christian built a 3-0 halftime lead en route to a 4-2 win over Pine River last Tuesday. Curtis Reito, Jordan Volk, Joel Vredenburg and Aaron Wanner scored goals for Heritage Christian. Ethan Crawford and Cole Gingrich scored for Pine River. Crossroads 6, Pine River 0 BIG RAPIDS \u2014 Crossroads boys soccer team last Thursday picked up a 6-0 victory over Pine River. The Cougars rode a five-goal first half to the win, which pushed CCA\u2019s current winning streak to six games. Pine River coach Jennifer Hoaglund said she was pleased with the way the Bucks held tough the entire game, limiting the Cougars to just one second-half goal. \u201cThey\u2019re continuing to improve,\u201d she said. \u201cWe\u2019re getting stronger and the players are working on different things. It\u2019ll come together.\u201d Hoaglund said the Bucks\u2019 problem this season has been getting off to a slow start to games. \u201cThis team shows up in the first half but we start playing in the second half,\u201d she said. \u201cI\u2019ve just got to figure out the right ingredients or whatever you may say to get them to come out and be competitive in the first half. If we could be competitive in the first half like we are in the second half, we\u2019d likely have a very different record right now.\u201d VOLLEYBALL Pine River wins two on Thursday GLEN LAKE \u2014 Pine River traveled to Glen Lake last Thursday in volleyball action and took two wins: 25-16, 25-18 over the hosts and 25-20, 25-17 over Northport. Alexis Stokely had 18 assists, 10 aces and four kills while Rachel Motzer had 10 aces and four kills and Kassy Nelson contributed six digs and eight kills. \u201cIt\u2019s early in our season, therefore kinks will always show up,\u201d said Pine River coach Jana Dennis. \u201cLast Thursday they showed up multiple times. We were able to pull out some wins but definitely have some work yet to do. Pine River wins Benzie Central Invitational BENZIE \u2014 The Pine River volleyball team took home first-place honors from the Benzie Central Invitational on Saturday. The Bucks picked up victories over Glen Lake (22-20, 21-11, 21-11) and Mason\u00a0County\u00a0Eastern (21-8, 21-5, 21-9) in pool play. In bracket play, Pine River picked up victories over Mason County Central (25-26, 25-14, 14-6) and Ludington (0-25, 25-21, 15-12) before taking down Gaylord in the final (25-17, 25-16). On the day, Michelle Kelsey had 33 kills, 21 digs, eight aces and five blocks while\u00a0Kassy Nelson had 37 kills, 25 digs and nine aces.\u00a0Alexis Stokely had 22 kills, 17 aces, 20 digs and 82 assists and\u00a0Paige Esiline had 13 kills, 14 digs and nine blocks. Pine River (13-6) next plays on Tuesday at home against Lake City. Reed City goes 3-3 at Bay City Central Invite BAY CITY \u2014 The Reed City volleyball team went 3-3 on the day at the Bay City Central Invite on Saturday. The Coyotes opened the day with a loss to Alpena (27-25, 25-20) before bouncing back with a victory over Clio (25-21, 25-19). Reed City followed the win with a loss to Mount Pleasant (25-15, 25-22) before coming back with victories over John Glenn (25-15, 25-17) and Essexville-Garber (25_18, 25-14). The Coyotes\u2019 day came to an end in the silver bracket final with a loss to Clio (25-23, 25-23). Michaela Reed had nine aces, 19 kills, nine blocks and 21 digs for the Coyotes while Alison Schermerhorn tallied two aces, nine kills and 10 digs, Jacolyn Mullins had seven aces, 37 kills, three blocks and 70 digs and Heather Tacey scored six aces, nine kills, 39 digs and 85 assists. Reed City (12-10) returns to action today with a trip to Holton.