Trenten Holmes giving Pine River key inside weapon

Pine River’s Trenton Holmes (left) races down the court during a practice last week. (Pioneer photo/John Raffel)

LEROY — Trenten Holmes has been trying to take advantage of his size to help the Pine River boys basketball team enjoy a successful season.

The Bucks entered this week at 4-4 overall. Weather conditions prompted school officials to postpone Monday’s scheduled game at Fife Lake Forest Area.

Holmes is a key senior for the Bucks, who has mixed emotions on how his team has played so far this season.

“When we play together, we’re good, but sometimes we’d struggle and stray from things a little bit,” Holmes said, adding his season “has been good but it could get better.”

He’s out there to board and get the rebounds.

“I’ve gotten more physical from last year,” he said. “When we played as a team we play great together.”

The Bucks are rapidly approaching the second half of their season.

“Beating Beal City was a big one for us,” Holmes said adding against tough teams ‘we have to be more mentally and physically prepared than they are.”

“Trenten is a workhorse and can be a dominant post player,” coach Brian Goodenow said. “This is his third year on varsity and he has continued to improve every year. He’s often our most vocal leader on the floor.”

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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