04-13-2017 Tri-City Area Sports

All Conference awards handed out for competitive cheer

 The Southwestern Athletic Conference recently handed out First Team and Honorable Mention awards for competitive cheer.

Coloma’s Kiara Cole, Kathryn Pawluk, and Hannah Strunk received First Team nods. Katelyn Johnson and Dasha Hogan were named Honorable Mention All-Conference.

Hartford’s Janell Babcock and Brittney Smith received First Team All-Conference awards. Teammates Alejandra Torres and Mariah Chancellor were proud winners of Honorable Mention nods.

YAY FOR KATHRYN!… Coloma varsity competitive cheer-leader Kathryn Pawluk received a First Team All-Conference award in the Southwestern Athletic Conference for her work during the year.

1ST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE… Coloma’s Kiara Cole was one of three Comets named Southwestern Athletic Conference First Team All-Conference for competitive cheer.

Hartford Track open season with win over Decatur

 The Hartford boys’ varsity track team opened the 2017 season at home Wednesday, March 29 by topping Decatur. The track stars fell short, however, of beating conference rival Gobles.

According to head coach Brad Manning, the Indians had “eleven different athletes finish first in sixteen different events throughout the night.”

Riley Traver led Hartford by winning first place in five events. Traver also finished second in three events.

Herik Garcia performed well at the meet. He notched five first place finishes and took second place in two events.

This year’s squad is, in one word, young. As Manning stated the squad has “lots of newcomers, too many to name to be honest.  The bulk of the team is freshmen and sophomores.  Our team is very young so I’m likely to be surprised this spring. We are a somewhat unproven group looking to break out.”