Sports briefs for May 9


The Reed City girls basketball team earned academic all-state status with an overall GPA of 3.75. Jared Holmquist of Reed City earned honors after a 4.0 GPA, which helped the Coyotes take team honors with a 3.53, eighth best in Class B.

The Pine River girls basketball team had the fourth best GPA in Class C with a 3.81. Jamie Justin earned all-state all-academic honors with a 3.82 GPA.


  • Reed City lost two baseball games on Saturday in the Mason County Central Invitational.

“It was a rough day in the field for us,” said Reed City coach Scott Shankel. “We struggled at times.”

Shankel said Sean Woodside and Ryan Willis both had stellar pitching performances.

The losses put Reed City at 9-8 overall. A scheduled doubleheader with Manton at home on Thursday was rained out. The Coyotes hadn’t played since April 27.

“I was happy to get in some games and give the guys some work,” Shankel said.

Reed City is at White Cloud Friday and at Sanford Meridian on Saturday.

  • Evart edged Marion 10-9 in 11 innings on May 2 at Evart. Matt Mishler was 2-for-6 and had a walkoff single in the 11th to win it for Evart. Jarek VanOrder was 2-for-5 with two runs and Tyler Wirth added two RBIs. Preston Boyd picked up the win in relief, going four innings, striking out five and allowing two earned runs. Jake McKinstry was the starter, going seven innings and allowing three earned runs and two walks while fanning two.

The second game was called after two innings because of darkness.

  • Pine River lost 7-0 and 2-0 to Beal City on the road May 1. Lincoln Erickson was the losing pitcher in the first game, allowing three walks and seven hits while fanning 12 batters. Garrett Long had two hits for the Bucks and Tyler Lewis added a double.

Devin Ruppert took the loss in the second game, allowing one earned run and three hits while fanning 12.


  • Evart swept Marion 20-198 and 9-7 on Tuesday, May 1. Dayna Casey had five hits in the first game with two doubles and four RBIs while Dani Gray had a three-run triple and Magdalen Hyde had two hits. Chelsea Bengry had two RBIs. Sam Bressler picked up the pitching win. Bengry had two RBIs.

Bressler was also the winning pitcher in the second game, striking out five batters. Hyde, Casey, Bengry and Bressler had RBI hits.


  •  Reed City’s soccer team lost 4-0 to Manistee on May 2 Desiree Madens-Sedelmaier had three goals and one assist for Manistee.


  • Evart’s track team prevailed at the Lake City Invitational on Friday, taking first out of eight teams with 134 points.

David Zinger, Logan Hammer and Max Hodges went 1-2-3 in the 3,200-meter run. Zinger took second in the 1,600-meter run. The 800-meter relay team of Brady Hasse, Lang, Antonio Militello and Alex Newton were fourth. The 400-meter relay foursome of Austin Grein, Hasse, Newton and Nate Struble took second.

Hasse was fifth in the 300 hurdles at 44.5 seconds.

“Dean Marsh, Austin Grein and Jacob Tea, in the last three meets in the shot put, have throw in the 40s. That has helped us,” said coach Jim Crawford.

  • Evart had a couple of Highland Conference wins on April 30 beating Beal City 132-30 and Marion 124-37.

David Zinger broke the 10-minute mark with a 9:59 in the 3,200-meter run. Logan Hammer and Max Hodges followed with times of 10:21 and 10:27.

Andrew French won the 110 hurdles in 18.33 seconds. The 400 relay team brought its time down to 46.33 seconds. Brady Hasse, Nate Struble, Larry VanBuren and Chapman Long went one-two-three-four in the long jump against Beal City.


  • Evart was at Beal City on April 30 in Highland Conference action to face the host school and Beal City. Jessica Tea had a 28.5 clocking in the 200. Katelyne VanMourik clocked a 5:48 in the mile. The 400-meter relay team clocked a 56-second race. Members of that relay were Tabitha Turley, Tea, VanMourik and Cynthia Brown.

Evart beat Marion by two points for the victory after winning the 1,600-meter relay to end the meet.

  • Evart took first place Saturday at the Lake City Invitational. “It was the first trophy we had won in over 30 years,” said Evart coach Rene Ward. “We beat McBain by five points (115-110).”

Bridget Moore beat her 3,200-meter run personal record by a minute in 13:34 in taking third. Grace Hamilton set a PR with a time of 12 flat for first place. Jessica Tea was first in the high jump at 5 feet. Alexis Pylman was first at 9-0 in the pole vault.

Katelyne VanMourik took first place in the long jump at 15-0 and was first in the 100 meter dash. She was also on the 400-meter relay team that was first in 56.3 seconds. The foursome included Tea, Tabitha Turley and Cynthia Clark. Turley took first place in the hurdles. “She’s a freshman who’s doing pretty good,” Ward said.


  • Reed City was fourth in a CSAA jamboree at Stanton on May 2. The Coyote team score was 377. Ben Schermerhorn had an 87 for Reed City, followed by Kaden Phelps with 94, Matt Kienitz with 97, Spencer Battle 101, Kaleb Carmichael 106 and Josh Hughston 107.

The Coyotes were at Lake City on Friday and shot a 358 to take fifth out of seven teams in the division. The team performance was a 20-stroke improvement. Kienitz shot an 84 while Carmichael and Schemerhorn had 88s, followed by Phelps with 98 and Spencer Battle with 103.

  • The Reed City JV team won a jamboree at the Pines Golf course, hosted by Chippewa Hills. Reed City shot a 195. Owen Rushford shot a 46, followed by Tyler Wright with 49 and Jacob Greene and Colt Slater with 50s. Cameron Leonard followed with a 63 and Justin Daneels shot a 64.