COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports, members of the Coldwater girls basketball team have selected senior Kenzie Galloway Most Valuable Player for the second straight year. The team MVP honor was part of last night’s annual awards banquet. Another senior, Meghan Schorfhaar, was picked Best Defensive Player for the third straight year. Galloway was SMAC East All-Conference, as selected by the league coaches, for the second year in-a-row and was second in the division in the voting. Schorfhaar was honorable mention All-Conference for the second straight year. Named Most Sportsmanlike Player was junior Shelby Bowers, junior Michaela Gillette was selected Most Improved Player and senior Jordan Shiery received the leadership award. Junior Carlee Smoker was the recipient of the Coach’s Award.
The spring sports season for Branch County teams opens at the end of this week and not surprisingly, there’s already one postponement because of field conditions and more are likely to come. The first event to be called off was the opening match for Quincy girls soccer at home Friday against Olivet. There’s no word yet on a makeup date. Coming up on Friday there’s Coldwater girls tennis indoors at Grandville with the Ramblewood Invitational and on Saturday, it’s Coldwater track with the Huron River Relays at Eastern Michigan University’s Bowen Field House.
The final week of the MHSAA boys basketball state tournament tips off tonight with the quarterfinals. Southwest Michigan schools still with a shot to advance to the Final Four include Hillsdale, Battle Creek St. Philip, Benton Harbor, and Wayland Union. Yesterday, Deshaun Thrower of Muskegon was named the winner of this year’s Michigan Mr. Basketball award, given annually to the state’s top senior. Thrower is a 6-1 guard who has led Muskegon to a 25-0 record going into their Class-A quarterfinal game tonight against Ann Arbor Skyline.
Today on the Coaches Corner, we’ll preview the coaches lineup and early season schedules for the Quincy Orioles.