Baldwin girls drop final home match
BALDWIN -- Baldwin had its final home match of the season and lost 25-18, 25-14, 25-14 to Pentwater on Monday.
Jenna Johnson, the team's lone senior, had a kill in the third game for an 8-4 lead. Pentwater went on a serving blitz and took a 17-9 lead. Monique Rowland had a tip for the Panthers to make it 22-14 but the Falcons were able to get the win.
"Tonight was emotional and powerful," Baldwin coach Dane Roberts said. "Senior captain Jenna Johnson gave the performance of her lifetime, performing on an injured knee. We fell short. It was our own attitudes. Jenna is my only senior. She has been on varsity four years. She's improved including on being more coachable and helping her own teammates. She's one of my most powerful attackers."
Baldwin plays in the West Michigan D tournament on Saturday at Brethren.
"We have to trust each other," Rowland said.
Pine River 2-1-1
LEROY -- Pine River was 2-1-1 at Shelby on Saturday.
In pool play, the Bucks beat Pentwater 25-19, 25-19; split with North Muskegon 15-25. 25-23 and beat Reed City 25-9, 25-23.
In the gold bracket, Pine River lost to Montague 25-21, 25-20.
For the Bucks, Emma Whitley had 23 kills and 25 digs. Cayla Trowbridge had 22 kills and 17 digs
and Sophie Johnson had 59 assists and 17.
"We played fairly consistent all day," Pine River coach Jana Dennis said. "We struggled at times with adequately adjusting our defense and this gave us many errors. It was the first time we've had our whole team back together and everyone contributed to the successes we had."
Pine River has a home tri on Thursday with North Bay and Big Rapids Crossroads.
Pine River fourth
LEROY -- Pine River was fourth and Evart ninth among nine boys teams on Saturday in the Cecil Burch Invitational at Pine River.
For the Bucks, Philip Rigling was 12th (19:04.03), Landin Cool 31st (20:22.71), Jordan Koetje 36th (20:42.20), Wyatt Underhill 42nd (21:04.47) and Logan Churchill 43rd (21:05.24).
For Evart, Kinkade Debreuil was third (18:01.29), Andrew Booher 46th (21:24.40), Cory Vader 69th (23:18.28), Kole Clark 70th (23:18.45) and Seth Goodwin 79th (26:11.96).
The Evart girls were fourth and Pine River was sixth.
For Evart, Laina Payne was eighth (22:42.87), Sophia Scott 13th (23:11.55), Briana Cass 21st (23:49.43), Rilee Clark 40th (26:03.78) and Rose Clark 50th (27:21.50).
For Pine River, Elizabeth Rigling was 16th (23:30.71), Payton Fulmerhouser was 28th (25:05.23) and Jada Montgomery 31st (25:26.25).