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Cecilia Williams qualifies for State Wrestling Finals


Cecilia Williams and coach Brock Thumm

Cecilia Williams of Coloma would wrestle this past weekend on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Women’s Individual Regionals tournament. Williams would have a great showing at the regional tournament as she would go on to qualify for the State Finals after placing in the top four for the regional tournament.

Cecilia is coached by Brock Thumm, the phenomenal former multiple MHSAA State Champion for Watervliet. Williams is not only Coach Thumm’s first student to make it to the State Finals but is the first girl in the history of Coloma High School to qualify for the State Finals for wrestling. Congratulations on such an amazing accomplishment Cecilia as you are truly a trailblazer for all the young girls at Coloma! Good luck at Ford Field and congratulations again on becoming a part of Coloma High School athletic history!

Boys basketball falls to Allegan

The Coloma boys varsity basketball team would compete against Allegan on Friday, Feb. 17. Allegan would come into the game with a win over Comstock in their previous game where they would win by just one point and improve to a respectable 9-8 on the season. Allegan is a team that has an offense that is able to score consistently in the mid-to-high fifties and their defense is able to contain the opposing offenses to give them a shot at least of winning in the majority of their games.

Coloma would come into the game looking to end their current eight-game losing streak and claim their second victory of the season. Both teams would start off the game strong as both offenses would find success throughout the first quarter. Allegan would find success inside and in short jump shots and Coloma would find success in the same areas. Allegan would hold an early seven-point lead over the Comets in the first quarter, but the Comets would be able to battle back and end the quarter on a 7-2 run as they would cut the Allegan lead to two points after the first quarter.

Coming into the second quarter, Allegan would keep rolling on the offensive side of the ball as they would go on a 13-0 run against the Comets. Coloma would bounce back late in the second quarter to cut the deficit, but Allegan would take a nine-point lead into half-time, 31-22. The Comets would come out for the half looking much better on the defensive end and their offense would have their best quarter overall. Coloma would be able to cut the deficit by four points by the end of the third quarter as Allegan would take a 40-35 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Comets would still find success within their defense in the fourth quarter but unfortunately their offense would not be able to pull through. Allegan would outscore the Comets 11-8 in the fourth quarter of the game and would defeat Coloma by a final score of 51-43. The Comets would fall to 1-16 on the season following the loss.

Girls basketball defeats Delton Kellogg

The Coloma girls basketball team would compete on Monday, Feb. 13 against Delton Kellogg. The D-K Panthers would come into the game with a 5-15 record on the season, their offense playing a major role in their success this far. Coloma would come into the game having lost to Gobles their previous game where they had their lowest scoring game of the season, so they were definitely looking to have a better outing against Delton Kellogg.

The Lady Comets would start the game looking good on the offensive side of the court, as they were able to drive the ball into the paint and get good shots close to the basket. The offense for the Lady Panthers would find success early but Coloma’s defense would be able to contain them enough for the Comets to take a lead into halftime. In the second half of the game the Comets would not have as much offensive success, however their defense would pull through when they needed them to and would help propel the Comets to a 35-27 victory over Delton Kellogg. The Comets would pick up their second win of the season with their second best offensive performance and their best defensive performance of the year! The Comets would improve to 2-7 after the victory.

Cheerleading headed to regionals

The Coloma competitive cheerleading team would compete on Saturday, Feb. 18 in the District tournament at Bronson High School. The Comets would have a great performance at the district tournament that would be a testament to the great season they have had all year long. They would place 3rd overall at districts and move on to compete at the regional tournament. Congratulations Comets on a great season so far and best of luck at the regional tournament!

Girls & boys bowling takes wins over Brandywine

The Coloma girls bowling team would compete on Monday, Feb. 13 against Brandywine. The Comets would start off by splitting the bakers’ matches, losing the first by a score of 112-150. Coloma would bounce back in the second baker’s match by defeating Brandywine by a score of 156-133.

Amber Cheek would leadoff for the Comets in the first regular match and score a 107. Molley Haase and Heavyn Swetay would split the second spot and combine for a score of 98. Alyse Grenon was the third bowler for the Comets. She would score a 133 in her first match. Mackenzie Hosbein in fourth, scored a 175. Savannah Hamilton was the anchor, scoring a 148. Coloma would lose the first regular match by a score of 661-708.

Cheek would leadoff again in the second regular match where she would score a 99 and finish with a combined score of 206 on the night. Swetay bowling second would post the best score of the night with a 244 in her only sole appearance. Grenon in third would bowl a 128 in her second match and finish with a combined score of 261. Hosbein bowling fourth for the Comets would finish with a score of 170 and end the night with a combined score of 345. Hamilton repeated at anchor. She would bowl a 155 in her second match and finish with a combined score of 303. Coloma would go on to win the second regular match by a score of 796-619 and outscore Brandywine by a combined score of 1,457-1,327. Coloma would go on to win the match by a final score of 17-13.

The Coloma boys bowling team also competed on Monday, Feb. 13 against Brandywine. The Comet men would open the day by splitting the two bakers’ matches, winning the first by a score of 156-136. Coloma would lose the second baker’s match by a score of 141-199.

For Coloma, Neal Wilson would lead off and bowl a 143 in his first match. Garret Wolfe was the second bowler for the Comets, and he would bowl a 183. James Anthony bowling third would score a 135. The fourth bowler for the Comets was Conner Kiser would he scored a 132 in his first match. Brodie McQuillan was in the anchor spot and would bowl a 163 in his first match. The men would go on to win the first regular match by a score of 756-670.

Wilson would leadoff again for the Comets in the second regular match, posting an incredible score of 232 and finishing with a combined score of 375. Wolfe would better his first match score by one in his second match, as he would score a 184 and finish with a combined score of 367. Anthony was the third bowler again and he would also reach the 200 mark, as he scored a 202 in his second match and finished with a combined score of 337. Kiser scored a 151 in his second match and finished with a combined score of 283. McQuillan finishing at anchor nearly missed the 200 mark as he scored a 192 in his second match and finished with a combined score of 354. Coloma would win the second regular match by a score of 960-749 and the Comets would outscore Brandywine in the regular matches by a combined score of 1,716-1,419. Coloma would win the match by a final score of 21-9.

The boys bowling team would compete again on Wednesday, Feb. 15 against Kalamazoo Hackett. Coloma would come out strong in the two bakers’ matches, winning the first by a score of 152-133. The Comets would win the second baker’s match by a score of 150-122.

Scores for the first regular match were James Anthony (202), Trevor Massey (112), Garrett Wolfe (168), Conner Kiser (145) and Brodie McQuillan (199). The Comets would win the first regular match by a score of 826-772.

Anthony would leadoff again for the Comets and would score a 174 in his second match and would finish with a combined score of 376. Trevor Massey and Gavin Morlock split the second spot for the Comets in the second match and they would combine for 120. Garrett Wolfe would bowl in the third spot and he would score a 158 and would finish with a combined score of 326. Conner Kiser was the fourth bowler for the Comets and he scored a 160 in his second match and finished with a combined score of 305. Brodie McQuillan was in the anchor spot for the Comets and he would tie for the best score of the night as he scored a 202 in his second match and finished with a combined total of 401.

The Comets would win the second regular match by a score of 814-779. They would outscore Kalamazoo Hackett in the regular matches by a combined total of 1,640-1,551. Coloma would win the match by a final score of 27-3.

A Look into the Week

The girls basketball team will compete on Friday, Feb. 24 against Watervliet with a start time of 4:15 p.m. and the boys play at 7:30 p.m.

Bowling Regional Tournament will take place on Friday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 25 at M66 Bowl with start times of 11 a.m.

Competitive Cheerleading Regional Tournament will take place on Saturday, Feb. 25 at Grand Rapids Northview with a start time of 6 p.m.

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