COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports, Coldwater's Lady Cardinal golf team wrapped up their SMAC East Jamboree season yesterday with a runner up finish at the event and also took second place in the final division standings with 3 girls making the SMAC East first team. Battle Creek Lakeview, the division champion, ended up in first place Monday in the match at the Cedar Creek golf course with a score of 174. Coldwater was next at 180 with Marshall third at 185. Coldwater's Anna Wendorf had the 2nd lowest round of the day with a 40 on the par 37 course. Jami Maxson shot a 43, Cecelia Ward had a 48, Madison Zinn carded a 49, Emma Dwyer shot a 51, and Kaitlyn Vella rounded out the scoring with a 53. Wendorf, Maxson, and Dwyer captured first team division honors, which go to the top 8 golfers in the East determined by their strokes over par average in Jamboree competition. Wendorf finished 5th overall, Maxson came in 6th place, and Dwyer was 8th this year. Cecelia Ward was named honorable mention to the SMAC East team.
In JV action yesterday, Coldwater finished 2nd in the Lakeview Invitational held at the Cedar Farms golf course in Battle Creek. The Lady Cardinals were led by Madison Donbrock with a 91, Kelsey Parrish had a 103, Emma Winter shot a 106, and MacKenzie McGuire and Haley Linton both had 111's.
Last night in boys soccer, Quincy made it eight straight wins with a 3-0 victory at Hanover Horton as the Orioles avenged their only conference loss of the season. Quincy came out strong with their first goal scored at the 38:07 mark by Evan Albright on a cross from Jared Hammill. The Orioles second goal came two minutes later at 36:08 as Albright again scored on a header, from a throw in by Rider. They closed out the scoring for the night at the 6:11 mark in the first half on a goal by Rider off a cross from Nick Haberl. The Orioles out shot the Hornets 16-8. Quincy tops the Western Division of the ISL conference at 5-1 with the Orioles overall record at 10-2. Quincy’s next match is Thursday at Jackson Christian.
Today’s high school schedule includes boys tennis for Coldwater as the Cardinals have a SMAC East match at Kalamazoo Loy Norrix. The Cardinals this week cracked the Division Three rankings with Coldwater voted tenth in the state in the latest coaches poll. Sturgis, which handed the Cardinals their only defeat of the season last week, is ranked seventh. Detroit Country Day is number one with St. Joseph second. Coldwater, Sturgis and St. Joseph are all included in next month’s Division Three Regional at Three Rivers. Also today in boy’s tennis, Bronson hosts Pennfield. In volleyball, it’s Quincy at Springport and Union City hosts Concord. And in cross country, Bronson hosts a St. Joe Valley quad meet while Quincy and Union City have a Big 8 Jamboree at Homer. Today’s j-v schedule includes boys soccer with Coldwater at home with a 4 o’clock match against Charlotte.
Today on the Coaches Corner, it’s Quincy football coach Rob Evans.
In middle school sports yesterday, in volleyball, Bronson swept to victory at Mendon, winning both matches 5-0. In the eighth grade action, Adyson Lasky had 20 aces while Payton Robinson had 8 kills. In the seventh grade match, Kiera Lasky had 18 aces and 6 assists and Jolie Smoker had 5 kills.