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REED CITY -- Reed City won the Silver Bracket of the Cadillac Invitational on Thursday.

Reed City was 1-2 in pool play.

“We had a tough pool,” said Reed City coach Don Patterson. “The kids played better as the day went on.”

Reed City lost to McBain 25-18, 13-25, 15-12 and beat Roscommon 25-178, 22-25 15-10 and lost to Calumet 25-17, 25-13. Reed City beat Grand Rapids Creston 25-7, 25-11. The Coyotes also beat Belding 25-27, 25-17, 15-11, and Pellston 25-17. 22-25, 15-8.

For Reed City, Jacolyn Mullins had 41 kills and 7 aces, plus 49 digs while Alana Woodard had 12 kills and six blocks, Emma Lockhart contributed 15 kills. Michaela Reed totaled 71 digs, 14 kills and four blocks, Natalie Westhoff added 23 kills and three blocks while Heather Tacey had 16 aces and 101 assists, Kalee Hensel had 67 digs and six aces, Brittani Yarger had nine aces and Kayla Davis contributed seven kills.

Reed City is 6-4 and plays home Tuesday against Big Rapids.

“I thought we played better as the day went on,” Patterson said. “Kaylee and Emma played solid defense.”


LAKEVIEW -- The Reed City boys soccer team scored three times in four minutes to score a 6-4 victory over Lakeview on Thursday.

The Coyotes are now 2-0 in the Central State Activities Association and 3-1 overall.

The game was scoreless until just under 18 minutes remained in the first half. Quinten Kichak scored unassisted to open the scoring, which was followed by a pair of goals by Kyle Voelker in a four-minute span.

Ricky Droke, who assisted one of Voelker’s goals, added a goal just before halftime to give Reed City a 4-1 lead.

Droke scored again with 10 minutes remaining to make the score 5-2. The Wildcats scored just a couple of minutes later before Trevor Nelson converted on a penalty kick after Kichak was fouled in the box.

NEWAYGO — Ricky Droke’s goal with just under four minutes remaining in the first half was all it took for the Reed City boys soccer team on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Droke scored off an assist on an inbounds throw by Trevor Nelson, which proved to be the game winner in a 1-0 victory over Newaygo.

Pine River 12, Forest Area 4

FIFE LAKE — Goals came in bunches for the Pine River soccer team in a 12-4 win over Forest Area on Tuesday, Aug. 20

The Bucks scored four goals in the first half and added eight in the second half to pick up the win.

Nate Millen scored five goals in the win, while Eric Martin and Cuyler Huffman each added two goals. Jesse Gingrich, Schroeder VanderHoof and Larry Kissinger each added a goal.


REED CITY — The Pine River junior varsity volleyball team went 5-3 in pool play before falling to Big Rapids in the semifinals recently at Reed City.

The Bucks defeated Big Rapids in pool play before falling in the tournament. Pine River also collected wins over Mason County Central, Tri County and Muskegon Catholic Central.

Brittany Davis led the Bucks with 16 aces, 10 kills and nine blocks. Cheyanna Rizor collected 13 digs, while Tailor Charles had 12 digs. Kyla Johnson added 11 kills.

KALKASKA -- Pine River’s junior varsity volleyball team, had a successful afternoon on Wednesday, Aug. 22, during a quad at Kalkaska.

The Bucks took the first game 25-7 before dropping the second game 27-25. A third game was not played due to time constraints.

Pine River then won a pair of games over Traverse City Christian 25-8 and 25-20 and East Jordan 25-15 and 25-10.

Brittany Davis had 15 aces, Natatlie Murrey added eight aces and Taylor Warner chipped in with seven. David led the Bucks with nine kills. Kyla Johnson added seven and Paige Vanhult had six. Morgan Sumpter contributed five digs.

EVART -- Evart’s varsity volleyball squad lost a three-game verdict to Harrison in non-league action on Thursday.

Evart coach Jayme Maddern said Kirsten Parsons was one of her top players for the night.

Evart plays at home Thursday against Coleman.


REED CITY -- Reed City’s cross country team ran as individuals in Saturday’s Benzie Invitational.

There weren’t enough runners for a full team.

Times for the RC boys were Chad Zagacki at 17:57, Matt McGahey at 21:36, Drake Walker at 21:48 and Kris Kellogg at 22:05.

For the girls, McKenzie Cornelius was in at 25:24, Marie Kinsey at 33:23 and Mariah Cowsert at 42:22.