In Branch County high school sports, in boy’s soccer,Quincy started its season last night with a 2-2 tie at Hillsdale. The visiting Orioles had numerous scoring opportunities only to come up short until late in the first half when Ashton Diotte found the net with an assist from Nick Haberl to take a 1-0 lead into the break. In the second half, Hillsdale scored twice within a 15 minute span to go ahead but . late in the match,Quincyanswered with Diotte scoring his 2nd goal on a pass from Jake Rider with 2 minutes to go for the final goal of the night. Next on the schedule for Quincy is Adrian Lenawee Christian on Thursday night at 5:30 and the opening of the Oriole’s new home soccer field.
In girl’s golf, Coldwater had a fifth place finish out of eight schools at the Tecumseh Invitational. Tecumseh won the tournament with a team score of 385 while Coldwater’s score was 419. Leading the way for Coldwater was Anna Wendorf with a 96 which was good enough for a 7th place overall showing and spot on the All Tournament team. Abby Donbrock shot a 104, Katie Fair had a 106, and rounding out the scoring for the Lady Cardinals were Cecelia Ward and Jacqulyn Neesley who both shot 113's. Coldwater's next action will be tomorrow when the varsity travels toMarshallfor the opening SMAC East jamboree while the Coldwater j-v team will host a jamboree as well on Wednesday.
In boy’s tennis yesterday, Coldwater took first place in a quad match at Edwardsburg, winning 22 of 24 matches. The Cardinals took first place at first and second singles with Derek Sammons and Nate Waterbury and then swept the doubles with Jon Sammons and Nick Waterbury at first doubles; Ben Hicks and Jake Fielding at 2nd Doubles; Chris Chartrand and Nate Withington at 3rd Doubles; and Buddy Bailey and Dylan Linklater at 4th Doubles. Earning runner-up for Coldwater at third and fourth singles were Triston Kosmerick and Alex Mason. In j-v tennis, Coldwater had a tri-match at home and the host Cardinals picked up a pair of wins, 7-to-0 over Edwardsburg and 6-to-1 against Vicksburg. Going undefeated for Coldwater were Kumaran Arivoli, Austin Hodson and Andrew Ganon at first, second, and third singles along with Nolan Duda and Keegan Dwyer at first doubles, Chris Bowden and Allen Oeung at second doubles and Daniel Shirky and Alex Woodman at fourth doubles. Posting a 1-and-1 record at third doubles were Evan Henry and Eugene Pine.
On today’s high school schedule, in cross country, Bronson and Union City run in their season openers at the Three Rivers Invitational while in boy’s tennis, Bronson has its first action of the season with a match at Galesburg-Augusta.
Today on the Coach’s Corner, it’s Quincy football coach Rob Evans.