BRONSON, MI (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports, in volleyball on Saturday, Bronson went undefeated in six matches to win the Charlotte Invitational. The Lady Vikings defeated Pewamo-Westphalia in two games in the finals. Skyler Sobeski had 52 kills on the day. Kassidy Bystry had 58 digs. And Alexa Ratkowski had 11 aces and 114 assists. Bronson improved its season record to 23-and-1.
Union City had a 6-and-0 record to finish first in its own Union City Classic. The Lady Chargers beat Quincy in two games in the finals. Rachel Wing had 45 kills and 13 blocks. Marissa Mead had 70 digs and 8 aces. And Bailee White had 66 aces. Quincy had a 4-1-and-1 record with its runner-up finish. Gaby Masson had 40 kills. Ali Silva had 48 assists and 17 aces. And Mackenzie Moore had 7 blocks.
It was a busy Saturday in cross country with all four county teams in action. Coldwater and Bronson were part of the 100 school Holly Invitational. In the division two 20 team boys competition, Coldwater finished 15th. Spencer Leist, Adam Clemens and Shane Dunn led the way for the Cardinals with all three recording their best 5K times of the season. The Coldwater girls took 16th place in their 18 team field led by the trio of Natalee Dally and freshmen Madison Marsh and Josilyn Quimby all running sub 24-minute 5K’s. In the division three 16 team boys race, Bronson took 13th place led by Matt Cosby’s 22nd place finish. And in the 14 team girls race, Bronson tied for tenth place led by Corissa Ross in 50th place.
Quincy ran at the Battle Creek Lakeview Invitational. The girls team finished first in division two and placed second overall including all of the division one schools while the boys took second place in division two and sixth overall. Every Quincy runner on both the girls and boys teams posted either a new personal best or season’s best time. Freshman Haley Bean led the Quincy girls with her third place overall finish. Also in the top 20 were Katie Spalding tenth and Alyssa Bracy 16th. In the boy’s race, Riley Horn finished second while Zach Slack was 19th.
Union City was part of the dozen schools competing in the Mendon Cross Country Invitational with both their boys and girls teams finishing seventh. Skyler Flanders led the boys by placing tenth while for the girls, Katie Birch placed third.
Finally, in boy’s tennis, the Coldwater j-v team competed Saturday at the Parma Western Invitational and was led by Sean Delaney winning his flight at fourth singles.
On today’s high school schedule, in boys soccer, Quincy has a 5:30 match at home against Jonesville. In boy’s tennis, it’s Coldwater at Harper Creek. And in girl’s golf, Coldwater has a SMAC East Jamboree at Binder Park hosted by Harper Creek.
Today on the Coaches Corner, it’s Coldwater volleyball coach Larry Knauss.