Sports briefs


Reed City quad

REED CITY – The Coyotes hosted a quad on Thursday and lost to Fremont 25-19, 23-25, 25-10; fell to Kent City 25-10, 25-14, 25-15 and lost to Cedar Springs 25-15, 25-16, 25-18.

For Reed City, Demi Lodholtz had eight kills, three aces and nine digs; Kyleigh Weck had six kills, five blocks, one assist and five digs, Rachel VanSyckle had 21 assists and seven digs; Katelynn Holmes had 16 kills and 32 digs; Madison Pollaski had four blocks; Christina Malackanich had four kills and eight digs; Rylie Olds had 19 assists and seven digs; Ryle Shafer had 13 digs; Raquel Dubreuil had 17 digs and Heather Vansyckle had three kills, three assists and seven digs.

Pine River 3 Manton 1

LEROY – Pine River won at home Thursday and won 16-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-22.

Emma Whitley had 12 kills, 18 digs and 20 assists. Avery Sumpter had 6 kills and 17 digs; Alicia Lindsay and Sydney Edstrom helped out defensively earning 18 and 12 digs and Lillian Johnson added 9 kills.

“Tonight was a complete team win,” Pine River coach Jana Dennis said. “It was the first time in quite awhile that they had the play to win mentality. Having tonight be senior night made it even better. Our senior class is a great group of humans and we will miss them terribly next year."

Reed City volleyball junior eyes improvement

REED CITY – Junior Raquel Dubreuil and the Reed City volleyball team are hoping to be playing their best as the sport proceeds into the final weeks of the season.

The season started off slow but I know we can pick up our defense and offense,” DeBreuil said early in the season. “We just need to work a little more as a team and talk more.”

It was a slow start as players had to practice outside, under state orders, until early September. They’ve been wearing masks all season and “slowly but surely,” getting used to it, DuBreuil said. “It helped being inside more.”

The biggest transition from JV to varsity, she said, “is the coach is harder on you, which is not a bad thing. It’s changed for me because I play back row. I’ve adjusted. You have to be in your spot.”

Roscommon 3, Pine River 0

LEROY – Pine River lost 26-24, 25-19, 25-12 to host Roscommon on Tuesday, Oct 20.

“We played a great first game tonight but just couldn’t finish,” Pine River coach Jana Dennis said. “After that set we just had too many errors and we lost our aggressiveness. We found ourselves with the mentality of playing not to lose instead of playing to win. We will continue to work hard in practice and focus on the small things.”