Sports News in Brief


Reed City girls third

BIG RAPIDS — The Reed City girls finished in third on Sept. 9 in a Central State Activities Association meet at Big Rapids with 96 points as they were led by Joelynn Gamble-Brown’s seventh-place finish (23:17.58). McKenzie Cornelius crossed the line in 15th (24:37.46), Emily Nardone finished in 25th (26:13.92), Lindsey Greer took 29th (26:41.09) and Lindsey Kienitz finished in 31st with a time of 27:54.93. 

“I’m pretty happy with everything. For the girls, it’s nice to have as many runners as I have this year,” Reed City coach Brad Smith said. “It’s good to see and we have some young runners that are doing well and we had a couple improve their times and we keep getting stronger and stronger.”

On the boys side, Reed City had two runners compete, with Matt McGahey taking 26th (20:30.25) and Trent Willard taking 56th (29:00.37). 

”Those guys are doing great,” Smith said. “Individually they’re going to perform where they’re going to perform. Matt is a pretty strong runner. He’s been good and has run for me for four years. Then Trent is a first-year runner and he’s just looking to compete and get conditioned for wrestling.”


Pine River boys second

HARRISON — Pine River’s boys cross country team took home the runner-up trophy at the Harrison Invitational on Saturday. Ben Rigling was sixth in 18:56, Derek Hartline 10th in 19:20, Jordan Stone 19th in 20:14 and Tony Moore 26th in 20:56.

The girls were fourth in the meet. Cheyanna Rizor was fourth in 22:36, Olivia Thompson eighth in 23:20 and Julia Lucas 24th in 25:38. Pine River runs at McBain on Tuesday.


Pine River goes 2-0 in Manistee

MANISTEE — The Pine River volleyball team traveled to Manistee on  Sept. 9, and went 2-0 against Manistee and Pentwater. 

The Bucks beat Manistee, 25-12, 25-8, before defeating Pentwater, 25-21, 25-17. 

Morgan Sumpter had 16 assists, while Jenna Johnson dished out 10. Tailor Charles led the team with 11 digs while Brittany Davis had seven kills and Kyla Johnson tallied seven aces. 

The Bucks (8-5-1) return to action on Saturday for their home tournament. 


Chippewas blank Bucks

MANISTEE — The Pine River boys soccer team suffered an 8-0 loss to Manistee on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

Manistee held a 37-5 advantage in shots on goal while Douglass Connor made 13 saves for the Bucks.

Pine River is next scheduled to host Houghton Lake on Friday.