Coyote volleyball player ends strong freshman season

REED CITY — Reed City has had a challenging season with a young team, on the volleyball court.

The roster has had two freshmen including middle hitter Katelynn Holmes, who has been encouraged with the progress the team has made since August.

It took awhile to feel comfortable at the varsity level, Holmes admitted.

“I took a few games, then I felt good,” she said.

A major transition is working with older girls, Holmes said. She found out during preseason in August she would be on the varsity team.

As hitter, the key has been “getting your timing right,” Holmes said. “I’m getting better. I want to get my blocking better.”

Timing is the key there but Holmes feels she can get up in the air effectively.

“I’m working on being a better server,” she said. “You have to take your time.”

Reed City was at the district tournament in Benzie Central last week. The Coyotes lost in the semifinal round.

“We’re pretty good at serve receiving,” Holmes said.