EVART — Kara Henry has been playing varsity volleyball as a freshman and, as one might expect, the learning process has been challenging.

The Evart volleyball player has been a key player for a team that entered district action earlier this week at Montabella.

Henry has been focusing on hitting and blocking.

“I've been able to hit it hard,” she aid, adding that placement is an area of improvement she's been focusing on.

Henry also also been working on serving and other areas.

After August tryouts, Henry found out she would be playing varsity. “I was excited, but nervous,” she said. “Varsity is so much faster.”

Henry and the Wildcats played at the Highland Conference tournament on Saturday. They defeated Marion 25-15, 25-24 to place seventh.

Cyana Dellar had five kills and Livi a Hopkins four. Henry and Angel Porter had three apiece. Henry also had three blocks and three aces. McKenzie Kimball had nine assists.

“The girls really came together as a team against Marion,” Evart coach Katie Nostrant said. “Whenever they communicate, they always do well.”

Reed City at Central Montcalm

STANTON — Reed City's volleyball team competed in the Central Montcalm Invitational on Saturday.

The Coyotes split with Morley Stanwood 19-25, 25-23, lost to Grant 25-15, 25-14, defeated Chippewa Hills 25-20, 2-19, and lost to Big Rapids 25-21, 25-19.

For Reed City, Jenna Johnson had three kills, six aces and six digs; Mady Brown had 15 kills, three aces and 61 digs; Kamryn Meyers had two ills, two aces and 28 digs; Kiera Barker had one kills, one ace and 10 digs; Jordyn Storch had four kills, two aces, 35 digs, 65 assists and Hannah Boza had 10 digs.