11-03-2016 Tri-City Area Sports

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Coloma crowned SAC Conference champions

The Coloma varsity volleyball squad has worked hard all season and their efforts paid off on Saturday, October 29 as they won the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship. The Lady Comets were one of 20 teams that participated in the event.

The team hit the court and scored three victories in pool play. The Lady Comets beat Constantine 25-20, 25-12. They also schooled Schoolcraft 25-18, 25-10. Coloma then walloped Eau Claire 25-7, 25-8 to remain undefeated in pool play.

Having secured the first seed designation in bracket play, Coloma faced Schoolcraft in the semi-finals for the second time. Coloma won two of three games, 25-14, 12-25, 25-16 to move into the finals.

In their last match of the day, the Comets faced Kalamazoo Christian and, after dropping the first game 19-25, came back to win games two and three, 25-22, 25-17, for the title.

Kayla Yore led Coloma with 90 assists, seven aces, 20 digs, 22 kills, and 10 blocks. Kelly Walter notched seven aces, 20 digs, 71 kills, and 17 blocks. Morgan Wagner hit 11 aces, 40 digs, 28 kills, and eight blocks. Mya Potter added 59 digs, one ace, and two kills to the team effort. Nicolle Larson had nine aces, two digs, 12 kills, and one block.

Alyssa Dillenbeck contributed 15 digs. Jenna Walter tallied 20 assists, five aces, 10 kills, and five blocks. Mika Anderson provided one ace, three digs, and nine kills. Sam Stewart had two digs.

Hartford and Watervliet also participated in the tourney. Hartford lost 20-25, 22-25 to Lawton and 11-25, 19-25 to Delton Kellogg. The Indians defeated Martin 25-21, 25-16.

Amber Martin led Hartford with two aces, 10 kills, nine blocks, 63 digs and five assists. Olivia Kling contributed three aces, 83 digs, and nine assists. Sarah Rice chipped in four kills and one assist.

AJ Jackson blocked eight shots. Olivia Ziemer added 45 digs, and Amara Wesaw had five kills.

Watervliet lost 21-25, 29-30 to Marcellus and 17-25, 25-27 to Bangor. The Lady Panthers split with Galesburg-Augusta 19-25, 25-23. The squad ended the day in seventh place.

Watervliet was led by Mercede Daugherty; she offered up 37 assists, three kills, three aces, and nine digs. Katie Schultz had 10 kills, two blocks, three aces, and six digs. Logan Mizwicki contributed six kills, one block, three aces, and 20 digs.

Kara Liles added nine kills, five blocks, and two digs, while Arianna Rowe hit one assist, 12 kills, and three blocks. Zoe Smith provided 12 kills and 16 digs.  Grace Smith had one kill and 36 digs, and Maggie Lynch tallied 13 digs.

Watervliet’s Kerr & Pazera qualify for Cross Country state competition

HEADED TO STATE!… Wa-tervliet senior Jobe Kerr and sophomore Allie Pazera are headed to state competition in cross country after their finishes in Saturday’s regional meet in Buchanan. Kerr finished fifth overall with a time of 17:11.0. Pazera finished 11th with a time of 21:59.5. Both athletes will head to Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn for Sat-urday’s state finale. (TCR photo by Kristy Noack)

HEADED TO STATE!… Watervliet senior Jobe Kerr and sophomore Allie Pazera are headed to state competition in cross country after their finishes in Saturday’s regional meet in Buchanan. Kerr finished fifth overall with a time of 17:11.0. Pazera finished 11th with a time of 21:59.5. Both athletes will head to Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn for Sat-urday’s state finale. (TCR photo by Kristy Noack)


Watervliet senior Jobe Kerr and sophomore Allie Pazera are headed to Michigan High School Athletic Association competition at the state level after the two runners finished in the top 15 at Saturday’s regional mee