06-06-2019 Tri-City Area Sports

Coloma Press Box By Dave Vollrath

Coloma Comet girls win first ever soccer district title

The Coloma Comet girls soccer team, coached by Rick Redman, won their first ever District 3 soccer title last week. They defeated Paw Paw in the championship game by a final score of 6-4. It was a hard fought victory for the Comet ladies as they battled the Paw Paw team to a 2-2 tie at halftime.

The second half was a different story however, as the Coloma squad came out firing. They ran over the Redskins in the second half by a 4-2 score, as they outshot Paw Paw 15-12 for the game. Cali Grenon came up huge for the Comets once again as she hit the back of the net for three goals.

The rest of the scoring was spread out as Hannah Guntz, Grace Gagliardo, and Addy Kimmerly each added a goal to the total. Kimmerly also was credited with two assists, along with Guntz and Emma Vandermolen who assisted on one goal each. Emma Watson stopped eight shots on goal as the Comet goalie.

CROWNING MOMENT… The Co-loma girls’ varsity soccer team claimed the Division 3 district cham-pionship trophy May 30 after top-ping Paw Paw 6-4 in the finals. The Comets notched a first round shutout victory 8-0 over Constantine and beat Buchanan in the semi-finals also by an 8-0 shutout on the road to the championship game.

The Comets reached the championship game by defeating Constantine 8-0 and Buchanan by the same 8-0 score. In the Buchanan game, Grace Gagliardo and Cali Grenon each scored three big goals, with Emma Vandermolen and Mackenzie Ecker each scoring one.

The Comets took an overall 18-2-1 record to Hope College on Tuesday, June 4, to face Allegan in the regional semifinal. Look for the full story on this game in next week’s Tri-City Record.

Comet softball ladies keep the ball rolling, score just enough runs to win fourth straight district title

The Coloma Comet softball team of Wendy Goodline did not have an easy time at all playing in their District 3 at Bloomingdale. With their number one pitcher Megan Koenigshof back in top form, and a solid defense behind her, Coloma rolled to their fourth consecutive district title.

Coloma opened with an extremely tense contest against Red Arrow opponent Hartford, and just squeaked out a 3-2 nine inning win. With Koenigshof on the mound for the Comets, and striking out a total of 20 batters on the night, the two teams were locked in a pitcher’s duel with no scor