Coyotes set for busy volleyball week

REED CITY — Reed City’s volleyball team resumed action this week after a 12-day hiatus, which coach Don Patterson indicated might have been an advantage for his team.

The Coyotes have been focusing on practices while getting set for a busy week which started Tuesday at home against Tri County and continues Thursday at McBain and Saturday at Pine River.

The Coyotes have played in tournaments at Ludington and Cadillac so far. At Cadillac, they played Big Rapids and Chippewa Hills, both conference teams.

“Big Rapids is decent, they have decent hitters,” junior Ally Yarger said. “I still think we can beat them. Chip Hills has lost a lot and is struggling.”

Yarger likes the improvement she’s seeing from her team. “I think we’re doing a lot better than we were in the beginning,” Yarger said. “We’re doing better as a team.”

Patterson said the break came at the right time.

“We really needed the break to work on pretty much everything,” he said. “We’re a young team.”

Reed City only has two returning players with seniors Skiler Brigham and Alison Schermerhorn while the other players are now on the varsity.