COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - The stage is set for Coldwater’s first ever appearance Friday in the state high school football playoffs and the pre-game build up will include a community pep assembly that is now scheduled for 7:30 Thursday evening at the CHS main gym. The focus is on football but the assembly will also honor all of the high school’s fall sports accomplishments as well as recognize the marching band’s #1 rating.
The gym doors will open at seven and the $5.00 tickets for Friday’s first round pre-district playoff game at Stevensville-Lakeshore will be sold until 8:30. There will also be playoff t-shirts on sale for $10.00. High school students are being invited to stay after for their Halloween Dance. Pre-game tickets will also be available at the CHS Athletic Office on Thursday from 7:30 am to 4 pm and 7-8:30 pm and on Friday from 7:30am-1:00 pm. We’ll have live coverage of the action from Lakeshore on AM 1590 and FM 95.5 and stream the audio on-line at wtvbam.com with our pre-game show beginning at 6:30 with the kickoff at 7 o’clock.
In volleyball Monday night, Coldwater’s reserve teams finished up their seasons yesterday with a pair of wins at Onsted. The Lady Cardinals took the j-v match 3-1. Naomi Blansit had 9 kills, 6 digs, and 3 blocks. Shelby Kahler also had 3 blocks along with 7 aces. And Kyleigh Scheidler had 9 assists. Coldwater captured the freshman match 3-0. Megan Gallup had 9 kills, Carly Howell had 9 assists, and recording 3 aces apiece were Gallup, Howell, and Alli Butler, while Cassidy Wolff had 3 digs.
On Tuesday's high school schedule, in volleyball, it’s Quincy at Homer while for Union City, it’s Dig Pink and Senior Night as the Lady Chargers host Reading. Today on the Coaches Corner, it’s our final look at Quincy football with coach Rob Evans.
Former Coldwater high school volleyball standout BreeAnn Spangler, who last spring was awarded a Division One athletic scholarship to attend Indiana State and continue her volleyball pursuits at the next level, was named yesterday the Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Week. Spangler, an outside hitter, led the Sycamores to a pair of victories last week with a total of 32 kills in 75 attempts with just five errors while also recording 2 assists, a service ace, and 31 digs while scoring 33 points. Spangler also recorded her first two career double-doubles last week with 10 kills and 19 digs against St. Louis and 22 kills and 12 digs against Illinois State. She is the first Sycamore to be named Freshman of the Week since the award was instituted in 2005.