COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports, practices for the upcoming fall season programs begin this week in Michigan starting today with football only and then the rest of the sports join up on Wednesday. The first three days of football practice are required to be limited to conditioning without pads or contact. Wednesday will see practices begin for boys soccer, volleyball, boy’s tennis, girl’s golf and cross country. Athletes are reminded that they must have a completed physical exam prior to their first tryout sessions. The first dates allowed for events are August 21st for girl’s golf and boy’s tennis and then two days later for boys soccer, cross country, and volleyball.
The football season for most teams in the state will kick on Thursday night of Labor Day weekend August 29th and that includes Coldwater on the road at St. Joseph and that’s where AM 1590 and FM 95.5 WTVB will have our opening high school sports broadcast of the fall season. The complete schedule for Coldwater with dates and times for this week’s fall sports tryouts and practices is posted on-line at the CHS website at Coldwaterschools.org. The other opening football games for county teams on August 29th are Bronson at Quincy and Union City at home against White Pigeon.
Meanwhile, a pair of Coldwater boy’s tennis players getting in shape for the fall season fared well in Saturday’s Harper Creek Optimist Tennis Tournament. Senior Dylan Linklater and sophomore Nolan Duda teamed up to capture the Men’s B doubles title and Linklater defeated Duda in the youth singles final.