Sports briefs for June 27

SOCCER

LEROY – Pine River has a new boys soccer skipper with Jenny Hoaglund of Cadillac, who has coached in the American Youth Soccer Organization.

She replaces Eric Gebhard, who stepped down at the end of last season but will remain as boys track coach. Pine River does not have a girls program although some females do participate with the fall boys squad.

“I saw the position was available and I applied for it,” Hoaglund said. “After the interview, they offered it to me.”

Hoaglund does investments and budgeting for a financial services company. When she attended Cadillac High School, she played on the boys team.

“I’m hoping to put on a soccer camp,” Hoaglund said. “I want to get in there and get acquainted with the kids and their style of ball. I want to see the program grow.”

Pine River’s teams have struggled for wins in recent seasons and Hoaglund is looking to build a program.

“I anticipate staying in the program and building it,” she said. “They haven’t had a lot of success but it won’t change overnight. It will take a lot of time and effort not only on my part but on the players part. We have to learn to build together.”

GOLF

BALDWIN – The Big Star Lake Association is having its 2012 member four-person best ball scramble at 8:30 a.m. July 7 at Marquette Trails Golf Course. At least one person from each team must be an association member.

There will be first, second and third-place team prizes and random team finishes. There will be individual prizes for closest to the pin and longest drive.

For more information, go to www.bigstarlake.com.