Reed City basketball teams keeping busy with camp

REED CITY —  Reed City basketball teams are keeping busy with their summer schedules.

Girls basketball coach Brian Koopman was with his junior varsity at the Grayling camp for a day last week. Earlier this week, he was set to be at the Frankfort tournament. Next week, the Coyotes are set to be at Scottville for the Mason County Central camp. Koopman has always noted the strong competition at the Frankfort camp that his players have a chance to encounter every season. Reed City will be home July 15 for a scrimmage with Big Rapids Crossroads Academy. This Thursday at 10:30 a.m., the Coyotes will have a practice session at home. The numbers have been impressive for the Coyotes.

“We’ve been close to 21 or 23 kids,” Koopman said. “We only have two or three seniors coming back. I have five seniors coming back and two sophomores. Other than that, I have a lot of young kids. We have some pieces to fit in and have to do some things.”

Boys basketball coach Dean McGuire faces the same challenges with his boys team and has noted that his Coyotes will also have a busy slate this month including camps at Cadillac and Ferris State.

The Coyotes were also slated this month to have a youth camp featuring sessions with third through fifth-graders and sixth- through eighth graders