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Coloma’s Zach Goodline keeps making history for Huntington Basketball

Over the last week or so, student-athletes from Coloma, outside of practices, have been off the playing alleys, courts and mats, taking advantage of a well-deserved winter break. However, that same courtesy from athletics at the collegiate level doesn’t exist for those athletes, who are still traveling to all parts of the country to participate in sports. And, for one former Coloma standout athlete of the past, he used one such recent game to make school history, in more ways than one.

In a men’s basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 30, Huntington University graduate student, Zach Goodline made program history in a 112-72 win over Calumet of Saint Joseph. With less than three minutes remaining in the second quarter, Goodline scored his 2,000th career point for the Foresters on a “floater” in the lane. He is just the eighth player in program history to reach the 2,000-point level.

While he joined seven former players in making history, Zach stands alone as the only Forester player to have reached both 2,000 career points and 500 career assists. In fact, he just notched his 500th career assist just two games prior, against Carroll (Mont.) on Dec. 16. As of his most recent game, Goodline has 2,013 career points and 517 career assists, and those numbers will only increase with fifteen games remaining in the regular season.

When the game concluded, Zach finished with a game-high 22 points along with eight assists, five rebounds and two steals for Huntington, who improved to 8-5 on the season with the victory. Also on that same Forester men’s basketball squad are his brother and fellow Coloma graduate, Drew Goodline, as well as Hartford’s Kaden Johnson, who transferred to Huntington from Goshen College.

The Coloma Press Box congratulates you on your historic achievement, Zach!

Coloma Athletics return from winter reboot with multiple sports in action

As was mentioned in the previous section, Coloma’s student-athletes have been enjoying a break away (withstanding practices) from game, match and meet competition on the basketball court, bowling alleys and cheerleading / wrestling mats. While they deserve a break away from academic studies and athletic activities, it leaves sports writers looking for something to write about. However, the break is ending and teams will return to regularly scheduled programming.

The first action of the 2024 calendar year featured the Comet wrestling team, as they hosted a Southwestern Athletic Conference quad which also featured Constantine, Schoolcraft and Watervliet, in the home gymnasium after press time on Wednesday, Jan. 3. They will also compete in the Mendon Invitational, on Saturday, Jan. 6.

Meanwhile, the Comet men’s basketball program will make their calendar year debut by hosting non-conference foe, Saint Joseph, on their home court, on Friday, Jan. 5. The Comet and Lady Comet bowling squads will make a weekend appearance on the schedule, when they travel to M-66 Bowl in the Battle Creek area on Sunday, Jan. 7 to compete in the Battle of the Baker tournament.

Stay tuned to your favorite newspaper (TCR) over the coming weeks and months to get your fix on all things Coloma athletics. Hopefully, there will be plenty of good news and reporting on successes and victories to share with readers! As always, GO GREEN! GO GOLD!

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