Sports briefs


Morley Stanwood 2, Pine River 0

Pine River was 0-3 at Central Montcalm on Saturday. The scores were 25-23, 25-16 to Central Montcalm, 25-21, 27-25 to Grant and 25-17, 25-19 to Morley Stanwood.

Emma Whitley earned 14 kills, 38 digs and 12 assists; Avery Sumpter had 14 kills and 28 digs and Lillian Johnson earned 10 kills and 30 digs.

“We hoped to finish the regular season on a winning note but unfortunately that wasn’t the case,” Dennis said. “We worked hard all day but just got in some rugs throughout. Hopefully we can make the tweaks necessary and play to our potential next week in districts.”

Pine River 0-2

MCBAIN -- Pine River lost to McBain 25-20, 25-13 and to Lake City 25-23, 26-24 on Thursday.

"We had to make some adjustments tonight and it just took us too long to find a rhythm," Pine River coach Jana Dennis said. "We ended better than we began but definitely need to play at a higher level next week in districts. We have a quad on Saturday and then district semis next week. We did serve very aggressive which is always part of our game plan. Now we just need to complete the other parts of our plan."


Beaverton 35, Pine River 0

BEAVERTON -- Pine River's season ended with this playoff loss to Beaverton on Friday;

The Bucks are 1-6. Beaverton is 6-1.

Pine River lost its last six games.

“We have struggled down the stretch hoping to pick up some momentum with a couple extra guys we will have available,” Buck coach Terry Martin said prior to the game. “We have to be physical and make secure tackles in defense. Arm tackles won’t bring down any of their backs.”