Sports briefs


Chippewa Hills 3, Reed City 2

REMUS – Chippewa Hills’ volleyball team won a five-set thriller against Central State Activities Association Gold division foe Reed City on Tuesday.

The Warriors lost the first game 25-20, won the second 25-23, lost the third 26-24 and won the next two 25-15, 15-12.

For Reed City, Demi Lodholtz had nine kills, four blocks and one dig; Kyleigh Weck had 18 kills, one ace, five blocks, one assist and four digs; MaKena Hill had eight kills and 14 digs; Rachael VanSyckle had two kills, three aces 29 assists and 19 digs; Katelynn Holmes had 10 kills, two aces, one block, one assist and 37 digs; Kendall Henry had two kill and two digs; Rylie Shafer had 25 digs; Elizabeth Cockrell had three kills and eight digs and Rylie Olds had 13 assists and six digs.

“I thought we played pretty well overall,” Reed City coach Don Patterson said. “I thought Chip served really well tonight. Kyleigh and Demi bothered them with our blocks but they really worked hard defensively.”

Chippewa Hills coach Hali Williams couldn’t have been happier.

“We had some very hard fought games,” Warrior coach Hali Williams said. “Both us and Reed City got down pretty far in a couple sets and were both able to come back to have good competition to finish the games. We have been working on our mental game and that really showed tonight to come back from a first-set loss and play such close games to finish it off.

“Kassie Yuncker finished two sets with multiple serves in a row. To begin with, with a first home conference game, we were just not into the game, but as we went we finally started to calm down and play the game we know how to play. I am very happy with the outcome and being able to come off a loss and pull out the win.”


Pine River 3, Roscommon 2

LEROY – Pine River’s boys soccer team won a league match on Thursday at home.

The Bucks scored 3:15 into the game on a goal by Lynn Belvin on a corner shot. In the second half, Hoon Yang scored off a breakaway with 11:30 to play. Lukas Fisher scored off a penalty kick with 8:33 left to play.

Daniel Leydet had 15 saves in goal.

“It’s been over 10 years since we beat Roscommon,” Pine River coach David Fischer said. “That was a big accomplishment for us. Our defense was doing a great job as usual, pulling them offsides and stopping goals. It was an all-around good game, probably the best we had all year.”