Sports in brief

VOLLEYBALL

Reed City opens season at Ludington

REED CITY — Reed City opened its volleyball season at the Ludington Invitational on Friday.

"We struggled and didn’t win a match, but we had a lot of kids gone," Coyote coach Don Patterson said. "It’s a little bit of a learning curve."

Reed City fell 25-13, 25-18 to Ludington, 25-16, 25-15 to Shelby, 25-23, 25-13 to Harbor Springs, 25-18, 25-21 to Beaverton and 25-14, 26-24 to Kalamazoo Parchment.

Leaders for the Coyotes included Meghan Borst with 15 kills, three aces, 19 digs and three blocks; Madelynn Brown with four kills, two aces and 27 digs; Sidni Rushford with six kills and seven aces, plus 13 digs and two blocks; Madelin Mora with two kills and two blocks; Alison Duddles with six kills, four digs and four blocks and Jordyn Storch with two kills, five aces and 38 assists and Alexis Van Eck with three kills and 11 digs.

"We had some kids missing and some kids playing out of position," Patterson said. "We improved as the day went on."

Reed City is off until a home tri-meet with Big Rapids and McBain on Aug. 30.

BOYS SOCCER

Reed City falls to McBain NMC

REED CITY — Reed City opened its boys soccer season at McBain Northern Michigan Christian on Saturday.

The Coyotes fell to Benzie Central 8-0 and played in the consolation round against Algoma Christian and lost 8-0.

"Even though we didn’t score goals, we had chances," Reed City coach Doug Emington said. "We have 11 freshmen on our varsity team. They all saw playing time and got some experience. But the teams we played were high-caliber teams. We limited the number of goals scored against us each half we played. Every player on our 21-player squad got in."

Reed City is home Wednesday against Big Rapids.

Pine River falls to Lakeview

LEROY — Anna Lindquist scored in the second half with 14:53 remaining in game for Pine River’s only goal in an 8-1 loss to Lakeview on Monday.

Also for Pine River,  Zac Underhill and Steven Hilkowski had five shots apiece. Collin Jarvis had one shot before leaving the game with injury

Jake Johnson, Caleb Bowman, Jaycees Jarvis and Ethan Underhill all had several steals/blocks defensively. As goalkeepers, Brad Holmes allowed six goals and stopped 10 shots. Caleb Mitchell allowed two goals and stopped eight shots.