12-3-2020 Tri-City Area Sports

Khashya McCoy

Press Box Player of the Week

By Jerrod Birmele

Khashya McCoy, a junior at Hartford High School and a member of the Lady Indian Volleyball team this fall, is the Dec. 3, 2020 Tri-City Record Press Box Player of the Week. Several players made an impact for the Lady Indians this fall and Khashya was one of those players, whether in the front or back court. For the season, she registered 36 kills, five aces, 50 digs and 18 blocks. For her work this season on the volleyball court, Khashya was one of two ladies on the team that received Honorable Mention All-Conference honors in the Southwest 10 Conference.

Off of the volleyball court, Khashya is involved athletically in basketball and track and field. If winter sports are played as scheduled she will feature as one of the guards on the Lady Indian basketball team, and has the ability to speed up the tempo and get to the basket. And, should spring sports be allowed to compete, she will return to the track as the defending conference champion in the 300 Meter Hurdles and as the runner-up in the league in the 100 Meter Hurdles and 4×100 Meter Relay.

Academically, Khashya also takes her studies seriously and received honors on the most recent honor roll at Hartford High School.

Congratulations on this great honor, Khashya! We look forward to seeing what you and your teams accomplish the remainder of the school year!

Coloma Press Box By Dave Vollrath

Coloma Comet volleyball players make all-conference team

The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SAC) announced the all-conference teams recently, and the Comets placed four seniors on the volleyball squad. Earning their way onto the all-SAC first team were seniors Taryn Blazier and Mia Cole. Being named to the SAC, honorable mention team were also a pair of Coloma seniors in Gracie Whitaker and Madison McQuillan. Congratulations from the Comet Press Box on earning these awards

Waiting it out again, winter seasons currently on hold

The Coloma sports programs are currently on hold just like every other school in Michigan. The hope being that when the current hold on all in-school related activities ends on Dec. 9 they will be able to begin practicing again while the students get reacclimated to being in the classroom in person. The MHSAA, the governing body over Michigan high school athletics, has a time table for restarting the fall sports programs which are still competing in their championship stretch, if the state opens up for these activities as scheduled on Dec. 9.

Set to hold their tryouts and begin practicing for the season are all of the winter sports, which are also currently on hold because of the COVID-19 shutdown. The fall championships including football, volleyball, and soccer will wrap their championships up before the end of December, if things go as planned. The winter sports would then begin their games after the students return from Christmas break, in January.

If a halt had not been placed on the season in November, the girls basketball schedule would have begun this week with the boys beginning next week. We will just have to, once again, be patient and hope that the virus spread has slowed enough to get back to the sports we love. Until that time, we will try and keep you abreast of what is happening in the collegiate and pro sports, in our great state.

Wolverine woes continue, as they lose to 0-5 Penn State 27-17 at the Big House

The Penn State Nittany Lions came into the Big (empty) House, on Saturday Nov. 28, as the only t