Sports news in brief


Pine River 66, Traverse City St. Francis 52

TRAVERSE CITY — Pine River varsity boys basketball improved to a 4-2 overall record after downing Traverse City St. Francis on Jan. 13. The Bucks were led by Mitchell McDonald, who had 13 points, and Greg Park, who finished with 12 points.

Grant 61, Reed City 47

GRANT — The Coyotes varsity boys basketball dropped an away contest to Grant 61-47 (Jan. 13) falling to a 2-4 record, 1-2 in conference. Reed City was led in points by Mykel Dillard with 15 and Andre Jones with 12.

Pine River 65, Marion 15

MARION — Pine River prevailed with a 50-point win on Thursday on the road. Everyone scored for the Bucks. Lukas Sizemore and Greg Park had 10 and nine points respectively.


Grant 40, Reed City 38 

REED CITY— The Reed City girls varsity basketball lost to Grant (Jan. 13) and fell to an 0-8 start for the season. Reed City’s leading scorers were Brenna Westoff with 12 points and Hannah Price with 10 points.


EVART — Evart’s competitive cheer team was seventh at the Farwell Invitational on Saturday.

“We had a good first round,” Evart coach Marty Pattee said. “We made some mistakes in the third round that dropped us down. I was happy with our improvement the first two rounds.”

Evart has a meet Wednesday at Marion and Saturday at Harrison.


Moore gets 100th win

LEROY — Pine River’s wrestling team was 3-2 at the Forest Hills Eastern Invitational on Saturday. Tony Moore notched his 100th win during one of the matches.

Pine River lost to Whitehall 39-31, defeated Coopersville 72-10, fell to Forest Hills Central 37-31, topped Zeeland East 70-6 and beat Okemos 73-5.

The Bucks had one undefeated wrestler with Nate Park at 103 pounds, Going 4-1 were Jordan Stone at 112, Gerald Beemer at heavyweight, Josh Jackson at 215 and Tony Moore at 125.

Last Wednesday, the Bucks were at Manistee. They beat Kingsley 76-3 and Manistee 72-3.

“The big thing about this weekend was Whitehall is ranked in Division 3,” Bucks coach Tim Jones said. “It came down to the last match. Forest Hills Central is a strong Division I team and again it came down to the last match. Both of those matches were strong performances for us.”

Pine River is ranked No. 8 in Division 4.

This week, Pine River is at Mancelona for a double dual Wednesday and at Mio Saturday.