Sports News in Brief
Division 3 regionals
TRAVERSE CITY — The Pine River and Reed City cross country teams ran in the Division 3 regional at Grand Traverse Resort on Saturday, with Pine River’s Ben Rigling earning a trip to the state final, after finishing 13th (17:27.12) in the boys race.
The Pine River boys finished fifth as a team with 141 point, while Reed City didn’t log a team score.
For the Bucks, Derek Hartline followed Rigling in 20th (18:05.55), while Jordan Stone came in 28th (18:31.43), Tony Moore finished 35th (18:57.96) and Mark Geer was 45th (19:10.51).
Reed City’s Matt McGahey placed 51st (19:35.23) and Trent Willard was 100th (26:17.25).
Pine River placed ninth in the girls competition (196 points), while Reed City was 12th (335 points).
Cheyanna Rizor paced the Bucks by finishing 22nd (21:16.64), followed by Olivia Thompson in 32nd (21:52.16), Holly Bailor in 40th (22:23.83), Julia Lucas in 47th (23:10.21) and Alyssa Geer in 55th (23:37.77).
For the Coyotes, Joelynn Gamble-Brown finished 45th (22:41.75), followed by Lindsey Greer in 69th (25:09.72), Hana Ondrus in 72nd (25:49.96), Lindsey Kienitz in 74th (25:55.36) and Ashley Andres in 75th (26:15.83).
Rigling will now move on to the state final, at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn on Saturday.
Reed City at Central Montcalm
TRAVERSE CITY — Reed City’s runners competed at the preregional race Oct. 20 at Central Montcalm.
For the boys, Matt Magahey was ninth in 19:40.91 and Trent Willard 39th in 26:49.54. The girls were fourth out of five teams. Joelynn Gamble-Brown was third in 22:39.56, Lindsey Greer 12th in 25:04.18, Lindsey Kienitz 22nd in 26:16.6, Emily Nardone 23rd in 26:24.15, McKenzie Cornelius 26th in 26:53.80 and Ashley Andres 27th in 26:59.48.
Soccer players honored
REED CITY — Reed City soccer players Quinton Kichak and Jacob Swales have earned all-district honors for this season. Kichak also was CSAA honorable mention.
Kichak, a junior forward, scored 16 goals for the season. “Last year he had six goals and this year 16,” Coach Betty Kichak said. “He improved his game from last year. Next year, we can hope for just as good or better.”
Swales, a senior attacking mid, had five goals.
“From last year to this year, he improved his game very strong,” Kichak said. “He was all-around a very strong player.”
Reed City 1-2
STANTON — Reed City’s volleyball team was 1-2 in a quad at Central Montcalm Monday night. The Coyotes lost to Central Montcalm 25-6, 28-26, defeated Ionia 25-21, 15-25, 15-13 and lost to Ithaca 25-17, 16-25, 15-9.
Allison Schermerhorn had four aces, 17 kills and 48 digs; Hannah Price had five aces and 48 digs; Liza Emington had three aces, four kills, one block and 30 assists; Jordyn Storch added two aces, 18 digs and 30 assists; Brenna Westhoff added three kills and one block; Megan Donley had 12 kills and one block, and Ally Yarger had 13 kills, three blocks and 25 digs.
“After a slow start, we played very solid defense,” Reed City coach Don Patterson said. “Alison Schermerhorn and Hanna Price played tremendous defense for us. The passing game was sound and offensively we looked good for stretches. We still continue to improve as we close in on district play (next week at Chippewa Hills).”