BRONSON, MI (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports, the eighth-ranked Bronson Lady Vikings volleyball team will try to keep their season alive tonight in the state tournament when they take on third ranked Concord in the Jonesville Class-C regional semi finals. It’s a six o’clock match and we’ll have live coverage of the action here on AM 1590 and FM 95.5 with our broadcast beginning at 5:45. The winner will advance to play either Dansville or Grass Lake in Thursday night’s 7 o’clock regional title match.
In football, the Coldwater Cardinals last night held their annual varsity awards banquet. This season’s Most Valuable Player as voted on by team members was Cooper Murphy. Other awards presented last night included: Most Valuable Offensive Lineman-Tom Hook; Most Valuable Defensive Lineman-Joel Jepson; Most Valuable Offensive Back-Cooper Murphy; Most Valuable Defensive Back/Linebacker-Zach DeMeester; And Most Improved Player-Kelvin Miller. Also recognized were the Coldwater players who were selected for All SMAC East honors. Tom Hook was named to the SMAC East first team. Second team selections were Joel Jepson, Cooper Murphy, Zach DeMeester, Chris VandenHout and Blaze Watson while honorable mention were Darrien Bradley and Bryant Garrett. Last night’s banquet also included the presentation of awards to members of the football sprit team. Named outstanding members were Ellie Ohm and Brooke Vanover; Most Spirited: Cearra Neal and Jordyn Stevens; Most Improved: Hayley Linton and Kinsey Taylor; Best All-Around: Emma Winter and Brianna Hyde. And the "Out-Of-The-Box" Award went to Amanda Daoud.
Today on the Coach’s Corner, it’s our final look at Quincy volleyball with coach Sandy Turner.
In middle school sports, the Coldwater boy’s basketball season tipped off last night with Cardinals taking on Sturgis. In the eighth grade action at Sturgis, the Coldwater “A” team beat Sturgis in overtime 32-31. Zach Murphy had 8 points and Collin warner had 6. The 8th grade “B” team beat the Trojans 47-to-12 with ten points apiece for Caleb Letendre and Eric Roberts while Colin Klein had 5 rebounds. In the seventh grade games in Coldwater, the Cardinal’s “A” team defeated Sturgis 30-to-13 with 12 points for Brady Beckhusen. And Coldwater won the “B” game 19-to-15 with 4 points each for Noah Murphy and Porter Skidmore.