COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports, conference titles were decided in wrestling on Saturday. Coldwater tied for 12th in the SMAC “Big 16” tournament at Battle Creek Lakeview. Niles finished in first place. Leading Coldwater with a 2-1 record on the day was Cooper Murphy. Also for the Cardinals, Josh Powers and Austin Siegel each placed fourth while Sam DeMeester had a sixth place finish.
In the Big 8 Conference meet at Jonesville, Quincy took third place while Union City was seventh. Quincy was led by Luke Wiser, who won the 160-pound division. Also placing was Dalton Hard with a runner-up finish. Placing third were Kalieb Miller, Hunter Winger, Jacob Modert and Colin Johnson. And finishing fourth were Ezra Brown, Chris Connin, and Joseph Oberlitner. For Union City, Jared Shepard was the winner at 135 pounds while Davis Fettes was second at 285 pounds. Springport was conference champion with an undefeated league record.
On tonight’s high school schedule, in boys basketball, it’s a Branch County matchup with Coldwater at home against Quincy. We’ll have the game on the radio and also stream the audio on-line at wtvbam.com. Our live coverage begins at seven o’clock. The varsity action tips off around 7:15 following the j-v game at 6 o’clock. The Coldwater freshman host Pennfield at 4:30. In another county matchup tonight in boys hoops, it’s Bronson at Union City. Today on the Coaches Corner, it’s Coldwater girls basketball coach Ken Smoker.
In high school bowling, Coldwater took a dip in the conference standings with the boys and girls teams each sliding to third place last week with back to back losses to Marshall and Sturgis. The boys j-v squad did manage a win against Marshall led by Brady Omo with a 193. The high score for the varsity boys against Sturgis was Austen Reichhart with a 190 while for the girls, it was Cassidy Wolff with a 200 for the varsity and Sarah Iverson with a 124 for the junior varsity. And on Friday night, Coldwater had a match with Jonesville and split the varsity action while sweeping the j-v matches. Cassidy Wolff paced the girls varsity with a 199 while for the j-v team, Sadie Youse had a 125. In the boys matches, Shawn Johnson had a 220 for the j-v team and for the varsity, Travis Reimer led the way with a 195.