COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports from over the weekend, in wrestling, Coldwater and Quincy competed Saturday at the Clinton Invitational with Coldwater finishing fourth out of 17 teams while Quincy took 13th place. Coldwater had 8 wrestlers place led by Cooper Murphy who was first at 189 pounds and brought home Most Valuable wrestler honors for the upper weights division. Austin Siegle had a runner-up finish a 171. Third place medals were won by Mohamed Aljabaly and Nooh Aljabaly. Placing fifth were Louden Tucker and Josh Powers while sixth place honors went to Chris Vandenhout and Sam DeMeester. Placing for Quincy were Dalton Hard finishing third with a 2-1 record and Luke Wiser finishing fifth with a 4-1 mark.
There was gymnastics Saturday with Coldwater at the Rockford Invitational and the Lady Cardinals had their second team Regional qualifying score with a season high of 121.85 to finish in 13th place out of 21 teams. In the first event for Coldwater, on the balance beam, Jenny Daoud earned an 8.1 for her fourth qualifier which means she will perform in the post season on the beam. Sister Amanda Daoud also collected a qualifier at 7.65 in spite of a fall. In the floor exercise, Coldwater scored 32.325, tying their best for the season. Earning her third qualifier by posting a personal best was Amanda Daoud at 8.275, and Jenny collected her final qualifier at 8.05. Also, Kala Sperbeck earned her first qualifier of the year at a solid 8.0 while picking up her second regional score was Becca Harmon, also at 8.0. Next on the vault, Jenny Daoud finished with a season best and team high score of the day at 8.65. Amanda Daoud was up next with a solid mark of 8.2. Also earning qualifiers were Alex Koch, Shelby Kahler and Darien Dyer. In their final rotation of the day on the uneven bars, Coldwater had a season high score of 27.1. Amanda Daoud finished out her day with four straight qualifiers as she scored a 7.25. Harmon had a personal best at 7.15, also her second qualifier. Jenny Daoud sealed the team’s score as the final performer, posting a personal best score of 7.65. For the all-around, Jenny Daoud went 4 for 4 on the day and led the team with her highest ever mark of 32.450. Amanda Daoud also went 4 for 4 and posted her own season high score of 31.375.
The school closings today and the frigid snowy weather cancels out the Monday sports schedule for county teams which was limited anyway with only Quincy boys basketball at Napoleon the only event that was on tap.
Today on the Coaches Corner, it’s Coldwater girls basketball coach Ken Smoker.