BRONSON (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports last night, in volleyball, Bronson was a winner at home over Centreville, 3-games-to-0. Mallorie Bassage, Emily Mayes, and Kylei Ratkowski had five kills apiece, while Grace Pyles and Bassage each had 5 aces. Mayes had a team-high 4 blocks while Pyles led the way in digs with 12. And Alexa Ratkowski had 18 assists. Bronson, which is ranked tenth in the state in this week’s Class-C Coach’s Poll, improved to 4-and-0 in St. Joe Valley Conference play and 17-7-and-5 overall. Coming up Saturday, Bronson hosts the annual Polish Classic.
In girl’s golf yesterday, Coldwater traveled to Angel's Crossing for the second and final 18-hole round of the SMAC League meet and the Lady Cardinals improved their score from the first round at the end of August by seven strokes. Coldwater shot a team score yesterday of 393 and that put them in 6th place overall for the league meet. Battle Creek Lakeview won the event. Anna Wendorf led the way for Coldwater with a 94 yesterday and along with her first round score of 93, finished among the top 12 players which earned her a spot on the All Conference team. Other Coldwater scores from Wednesday were Katie Fair with a round of 95, Abby Donbrock fired a 96, Jacqulyn Neesley had a 108, Jami Maxson shot a 109, and Cecelia Ward rounded out the scoring with a 116. The Lady Cardinals travel to Onsted's Devil's Lake golf course tomorrow for the Onsted Invitational.
Yesterday in boy’s tennis, Coldwater played to a 4-4 tie at Mattawan in a SMAC West Crossover match. That’s the same score the two teams managed when they played two weeks ago in Coldwater. Winners yesterday for the visiting Cardinals were Derek Sammons and Nathan Waterbury at first and second singles along with Jon Sammons and Nick Waterbury at first doubles and Jake Fielding and Ben Hicks at second doubles.
On tonight’s high school schedule, in volleyball, it’s Coldwater at home against Marshall and we’ll have live coverage of the match here on AM 1590 and FM 95.5 with our broadcast beginning at 6:45. In boy’s soccer, it’sQuincyat Hanover-Horton. In boy’s tennis, it’s Bronson on the road to play the Sturgis j-v team. And Week Five of the football season kicks off tonight with j-v and freshman action, including Coldwater at Marshall. In other junior varsity games, Quincy hosts Union City, and it’s Bronson at home against White Pigeon. Today on the Coach’s Corner, it’s Union City football coach Chris Davis.