Sports news in brief


LEROY -- Pine River’s soccer team defeated Clare 7-2 last Thursday.

“The team played very well,” said Pine River coach Jenny Hoaglund. “We came out ready to play and worked very well together. Passes were crisp and accurate, communication was great.”

Cuyler Huffman had three goals, Nate Millen had two and Eric Martin had two. Jesse Gingrich, Cole Gingrich, Schroeder, VanderHoof, Huffman Martin all had assists.

Josh Gostlin had 16 saves.

It was 4-1, Bucks, at halftime. Pine River is 2-2-1.

LEROY --Pine River fell to McBain Northern Michigan Christian 8-1 on Aug. 28.

NMC improved to 7-0.

It was 5-0 at halftime.