COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports, hazardous winter weather conditions with more snow on the way for Southwest Michigan has set up a topsy turvey schedule as a number of yesterday’s events were cancelled with tonight’s games at risk of being called off depending on what today brings weather-wise.
They were able to play a pair of Big Eight Conference girls basketball games last night. Quincy suffered a 51-to-14 defeat at Reading. The loss dropped the Lady Orioles record to 1-and-9 in the league and 2-and-11 overall.
Union City lost at home to Concord 65-to-40 with 11 points for Brooke Johnson and 10 for Marissa Mead. Union City slips to 3-and-11 overall and 2-and-8 in the conference. Thursday’s postponed activities included Coldwater’s freshman and j-v boys and girls basketball games with Kalamazoo Loy Norrix as school was called off yesterday in Kalamazoo and Loy Norrix has a policy that requires extra-curricular events to be postponed if classes are not held.
The same situation could apply for tonight’s varsity games in Coldwater between the Cardinals and Loy Norrix. It’s also Hall of Fame night for Coldwater with the induction ceremonies set for the intermission between the girls and boys games. If the contests are postponed, the Hall of Fame presentation will take place at the Coldwater Elks in the downstairs banquet room with the doors open at 6 p.m. with light hors d’oeuvres. The public is invited and the ceremonies will begin at 6:30.
This year’s inductees for the CHS Athletic Hall of Fame are Nick Longstreet, Sara Sickles, Jay Billsborrow, and Coach Roger Fuller. If they play tonight’s games, we’ll have live doubleheader coverage on AM 1590 and FM 95.5 beginning around 5:30 following the Evening Journal with the audio also streaming on-line at wtvbam.com.
Also tonight, weather permitting, in boys hoops only, it’s Quincy at home against Reading while Union City is at Concord. And in boys and girls basketball, Tekonsha is at Bellevue.
Today on the Coaches Corner, it’s Coldwater boys basketball coach Brien Kelly.