COLDWATER (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports last night, in volleyball, Coldwater scored a three-games-to-nothing win at home over Marshall. The victory in the SMAC East match that you heard live here on the radio improved the Lady Cardinal’s record in the division to 3-and-1 and 15-3-and-1 overall. Janie Marso, who had a team-high 31 assists, was our McDonalds Player of the Match for Coldwater. BreeAnn Spangler led the way in digs with 27 and in kills with 15 while Lauren Outwater had a team-high 7 blocks. Coldwater returns to action tomorrow in a tournament at Harper Creek. The Lady Cardinals made it a sweep on the night by taking the j-v and freshman matches overMarshall, winning both two games to one. In the j-v action, Naomi Blansit had 7 kills, Carlee Smoker had 11 assists, and Michaela Gillette had 12 digs. In the freshman match, Gabby Milnes and Shelby Kahler each had 7 kills. Stacy Guzy had 11 assists and 5 aces. Kendall Galloway had 5 digs and Breanna Eddy had 4 blocks.
Last night in boy’s soccer, it was a road victory for Quincy as the Orioles beat Hanover-Horton 5-to-2 in ISL action.Quincy came out strong as Ashton Diotte scored the first of his four goals at the 38:17 mark off a throw-in from Jake Rider. Hanover quickly came back with a goal 25 seconds later to tie the score at 1. The Orioles answered as Diotte scored on a cross from Nick Haberl at the 35:14 mark. Diotte scored his 3rd goal on another throw in from Rider with 2:13 remaining in the half which ended with Quincy up 3-to-1. The second half saw Igor Batista score on a pass from Diotte at 27:44.Hanover again came back with a goal off a free kick at 24:03 to make it 4-to-2Quincy. Diotte then closed out the scoring with an unassisted goal at the 16:27 mark. The Orioles outshot the host Comets 21-to-16 with 9 saves for Dakota Finley.Quincy improved its second place league record to 4-1-and-2 while the overall mark is 11-2-and-2.
In girl’s golf Thursday, the Coldwater JV team had its final jamboree of the season and finished in 3rd place at Binder Park shooting a team score of 259. Sturgis came in 1st place overall for the JV season with Coldwater and Marshall tying for 2nd place. Leading the way for Coldwater was Jami Maxson with a 61, Madison Zinn fired a 63, Kate Vella had a 67, Emma Dwyer shot a 68 and Madison Donbrock rounded out the scoring with a 70. In varsity girl’s golf today, Coldwater plays in the Onsted Invitational.
In boy’s tennis, the Coldwater junior varsity team scored a 6-to-1 victory at Vicksburg. Winners for the Cardinals were Kumaran Arivoli, Austin Hodson, and Andrew Ganon at first, second and third singles along with Nolan Duda and Keagan Dwyer at first doubles, Jacob Osborne and Chris Bowden at second doubles, Evan Henry and Eugene Pine at third doubles, and Allen Oeung and Alex Woodman at fourth doubles. Also in tennis, the Bronson varsity travelled to Sturgis and defeated the Trojan’s j-v team 6-to-2. Winners for the Vikings were Robert O'Rourke, Jonah Houtz, and Patrick Brabon at second, third, and fourth singles along with Ryan Hagen and Hobie Ramsey at first doubles, Ryan O'Rourke and Sawyer Maddox at third doubles, and Philip Mandoka and Kyler Scheenks at fourth doubles.
And there were reserve football games last night, including a win for the Coldwater j-v team at Marshall 30-to-28. Quarterback Kollin Wark tossed a pair of touchdown passes while Luke Beckhusen had 4 receptions for 154 yards. Beckhusen also had a touchdown run while Preston Sours led the ground game with 100 yards on 12 carries and a touchdown. On defense, Beckhusen had a team high 15 tackles along with 2 interceptions while Brendan Spangler had ten tackles with 8 tackles for Spencer Burns. The Coldwater freshman team lost 35-to-16 to Grand Ledge. The touchdowns for the Cardinals came on a 40-yard pass from Brandon Lewis to Zacharee VanderPuyl and on a 10-yard pass from Jesse Miller to Spencer Dudek. It’s Week 6 of the Varsity football season and it’s a homecoming weekend for Coldwater andUnion City. Coldwater tonight takes on Marshall at Cardinal Field with our live coverage on AM 1590 and FM 95.5 beginning at 6:30 with the kickoff at seven o’clock. In Big 8 Conference action, it’s a Branch County matchup with Union City hosting Quincy. In St.Joe Valley play, Bronson is at White Pigeon. And in eight man football, it’s homecoming for Tekonsha as the Indians host Burr Oak. Today on the Coach’s Corner, it’s Coldwater football coach Jeff Schorfhaar.
In middle school sports yesterday, in volleyball, it was Coldwater at Gull Lake. In the eighth grade action, Gull Lake won the “A” match 2-to-0. Lydia AcMoody was the leading server with 12 points while Allison Butler had 3 digs and Jordyn Fox had 2 kills. Coldwater won the seventh grade “A” match 2-to-0. Jasmine Wellet had 8 serving points and 6 aces. Drue Mullin had 3 assists and Isabella Foley had 3 kills. Coldwater dropped the “B” match 2-to-1. Leading the team with 9 serving points apiece were Cara Goodman and Addison Harvey. Also, Bronson swept a pair of matches at home over Centreville, winning both 5-games-to-1. In the 8th grade match, Tori Bassage had 13 aces while Allie Sikorski had 9 kills and 12 assists while in the seventh grade action, Adyson Lasky had 30 aces. Payton Robinson and Lasky had 5 kills apiece and Kiana Mayer and Robinson each had 6 assists.