Kailing looking forward to basketball season

REED CITY — Sophomore Cody Kailing is coming off a strong Reed City varsity season as a sophomore and is among the players on the Coyote baseball squad this spring.

Kailing, an all-Central State Activities Association Gold Division performer, is looking forward to helping the basketball team next year improve from a 4-17 campaign.

The season ended with a tight 38-35 loss to Cadillac in the district earlier this month,

“We have to play great defense, talk and limit our turnovers and box out,” Kailing said.

The Coyotes found themselves in many games where they just weren’t able to finish.

“We saw a lot of improvement from our young guys,” Kailing said. “Trent (Sturgell) became a good leader and the juniors have been contributing.”

It was Kailing’s first varsity season. “It was all right, but I wish I could have done better,” he said. “I did what I could to help the team. I tried to do a little bit of everything.”

Two wins over Tri County and a convincing trouncing over Newaygo were main highlights for the Coyotes

“We’re only losing one senior and should be decent next year,” Kailing said.