06-07-2018 Tri-City Area Sports

Saturday, June 2 proved to be fruitful for the athletes at Coloma High School.

The varsity softball and baseball teams won their respective district championships and now head into regional play Saturday, June 9.

Calvin Starnes pitched his way to 120 strikes and broke the school’s single season strikeout record.

The Comet 800-meter relay team finished first in state track competition at Comstock Park and broke a school record.

Also setting the bar a bit higher for future Comet athletes was the 1600-meter relay team. The foursome finished second at state and set a new school record in the event.

Josh Young also broke a school record after he finished third in the 400 meters.

More details about each sport and event are provided in the individual reports that follow.

Congratulations to the athletes and coaches on their successes!

Coloma softball clinches district championship

In what is becoming almost routine for the Lady Comets softball squad, the team won the Division 3 District 77 championship Saturday, June 2.

FROM THE CHAMBER(S)… Hartford’s Mikenzie Chambers scoops up a lined shot in centerfield Saturday and rifles the ball back to the infield. Hartford lost the district championship game to Coloma 6-0. (TCR photo by Kristy Noack)

District competition began Tuesday, May 29 as the Comets faced Bloomingdale in first-round competition.

The visiting Cardinals flew the coop after Coloma walloped them for 10 runs in the mercy-rule shortened game.

Skylar Crisenbery was the winning pitcher. She did not allow a hit.