Sports briefs



Evart ran at Roscommon on Oct. 6 against Manton and the host school.

For the boys, Roscommon was first (29), Manton second (35) and Evart third (74).

For Evart, Kinkade Dubreuil was fourth (18:16.88), Arthur Aube 18th (22:11.15), Angelus Hoffman 20th (22:18.25) and Jeffery Junker 21st (22:28.28)

Girls scores were Roscommon 22, Manton 38 and Evart 71.

Sophia Scott was seventh (23:49.66), Brianna Cass 13th (25:20.22), Rilee Clark 14th (25:22.28), Emma Hubbard 18th (27:25.08) and Kyleigh Burhans 19th (28:20.5) for Evart.

Pine River

Pine River hosted Houghton Lake and NMC in a league meet in Tuesday.

Pine River boys beat NMC 16-47. Houghton Lake did not have a full team. The Bucks took the top four spots with Jayce Methner 18:22.55), Philip Rigling (18:50.44), Logan Churchill (19:01.44) and Landyn Cool (19:24.44).

Pine River had the only full girls team and had the top two finishers with Elizabeth Rigling (23:35.65) and Hailey Wanstead (23:52.11).


Pine River 1-1

LEROY -- Pine River hosted to Clare and Kalkaska on Monday and went 1-1. Pine River lost to Clare 25-16, 25-18 and beat Kalkaska 28-26,18-25,16-14.

"We are continuing to grow as a team," Pine River Jana Dennis said. "These are the times where we need to keep building our mental toughness. This team is in every game. Our resilience continues to grow. We just keep reminding ourselves that it’s not about the wins and losses. Those will happen but it’s about the little moments. We work for those moments."

Evart volleyball

EVART – Evart’s volleyball team played at Beal City on Tuesday and will be at home against Pine River on Thursday.

Evart is on a two-game win streak. It won at Chippewa Hills on Oct. 2 and against Mc Bain Northern Michigan Christian on Oct. 6 for a 3-2 Highland Conference match.

“We won our first conference match so that was great,” Evart coach Amanda Brown said.

Evart won games 1, 4 and 5.

“They were good matches,” Brown said. “They were fun to watch.”

Kara Henry led in blocks and had eight kills. Addy Gray had four aces and served 27 points and had seven kills, plus 20 digs. Deanna Conklin had 16 assists. Skylor Baumgardner had 12 assists, plus nine kills, three aces and a block.

“It was a good night of volleyball,” Brown said. “They worked hard and didn’t give up.”

Central Montcalm 3, Reed City 0

REED CITY – The Coyotes lost at home 27-25, 25-23, 25-17 in Central State Activities Gold action on Tuesday.

For Reed City, Demi Lodholtz had six kills, two aces and eight digs; Kyleigh Weck had two kills, five blocks and two digs; MaKena Hill had one kill, two blocks and three digs; Madison Stellini had nine assists and four digs; Katelynn Holmes had nine kills and 17 digs; Madison Pollaski had two digs; Christina Malackanich had four kills, two aces, two blocks and five digs; Rylie Olds had 12 assists and seven digs; Riley Shaffer had 13 digs, Elizabeth Cockrell 15 digs and one ace; Raquel DuBreuil 12 digs and Heather VanSyckle had four digs, one kill and one ace.

McBain 3, Pine River 0

LEROY -- Pine River hosted McBain on Tuesday (Oct. 6)and lost 25-15, 27-25, 25-23.

“We were in every one of the games tonight but we struggled with finishing,” Bucks coach Jana Dennis said. “Right now we are inconsistent in our communication and that’s causing indecisiveness on the court. Focusing on more consistent communication is vital.”


Lakeview 9, Reed City 1

Reed City was mercied with 10:16 to go in the second half in Thursdays CSAA second-round match.

“Parker Benedict started the scoring eight minutes in and Lakeview turned it on scoring the next nine,” Reed City coach Chris Maddox said. “Jordon Lofquist had 18 saves in the net.”

Grant 6, Reed City 4

Parker Benedict and Aiden Mieras each scored two, with Aiden Mieras and Ayden Eccles each registering an assist in Reed City’s home loss on Saturday in a CSAA tournament game. Jordon Lofquist recorded 12 saves. Benedict added one of his goals with a penalty kick late in game.

“Overall we played a little flat today,” Reed City coach Chris Maddox said. “Down 4-1 at half, we just couldn’t overcome our mistakes. Ayden Eccles stepped up and played huge minutes for us today in the mid. He was a good burst for us today.”

Reed City is at home on Wednesday vs. Hart at 5:30 p.m. for the opening round of districts.