COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports last night, in girls soccer, Quincy was a winner on the road with a 5-to-0 victory at Jackson Christian. It was a slow first half on offense with the only goal scored unassisted by Cailyn Hines at the 8:54 mark. The second half saw Orioles open up their attack as Kenzie Moore scored on an assist from Hines at 26:03. Hines then scored her second goal on a pass from Moore at 20:39. At the 16:37 mark, Liz Counterman scored on a through pass from Ashton King with King then adding an unassisted goal at 11:58 to close out the scoring. Quincy outshot Jackson Christian 39-7 while Sara Ward had 3 saves in goal. The Orioles improved to 9-and-5 overall and 7-and-1 in the Independent Soccer League, staying in first place in the ISL West Division. Quincy's next game is Thursday at home with a Senior Night match against rival Springport in a showdown of first place teams.
Yesterday in boy’s golf, Coldwater came in fifth place in a SMAC East Jamboree at Binder Park hosted by Harper Creek. The Cardinals fired a team score of 176. Battle Creek Lakeview won the event with a 152. Leading the way for Coldwater was Dreke Lutterbeck with a 41, Scout Case had a 44, Stephan Boston shot a 45, Nick Waterbury had a 46, Nathan Waterbury shot a 47, and Nolan Duda rounded out Coldwater's scoring with a 48.
In JV action on Monday, Coldwater traveled to Island Hills to play in a Jamboree hosted by Sturgis. Grant Yearling shot a 49, Keegan Dwyer had a 50, Nick Galliers carded a 51, Logan Erickson shot a 52, and Baylee Hoag, Collin Outwater, and Dakota Schaaf each shot 56.
In track, Quincy split at home with Homer with Quincy winning the boys meet 87-to-50 with the Trojans taking the girls meet 72-to-65. Tanner Parshall was a triple winner for the boys in the 100, 200, and 400 meter dashes while Riley Horn won the 16-hundred and 32-hundred meter runs. For the Quincy girls, Kayti Hawkins was a double winner in the shot put and discus.
Bronson swept to victory at home over Centreville, winning the boys meet 78-to-59 while taking the girls meet 90-to-46. Hunter Machus was a double winner in the mile and 880 yard run while for the Bronson girls, Mariah Roberts finished first in the 100 and 220 yard dashes.
Today’s high school sports schedule includes Coldwater baseball and softball at home against Harper Creek and we’ll have the baseball action on the radio with our live coverage on AM 1590 and FM 95.5 joining the doubleheader in progress around 5:30 right after the Evening Journal. We’ll also be streaming the audio on-line at wtvbam.com.
Also in baseball and softball, Quincy hosts Reading, it’s Bronson at White Pigeon, and Union City hosts Jonesville. And in boy’s golf, Bronson plays Climax Scotts at Cedar Creek.
Today on the Coaches Corner, it’s Quincy baseball coach Brett Allman.
In middle school sports, in tennis, the Coldwater A Team was a 7-to-1 winner at home over Battle Creek Lakeview. Earning points for the Cardinals were Kameron Miller and Shane O’Grady at first and second singles along with Austin Butler and Tanner Bowers at first doubles, Alli Eastmead and Bracy Groshko at second doubles, Andrew Gebbink and Cole Targgart at third doubles, and Nate Denny and Dillon Gagnon at fourth doubles.