Reed City girls set for district tourney

REED CITY   —  Alison Schermerhorn is one of only two juniors on this seasons Reed City volleyball team and is hoping for a lengthy extension to the team’s posteason before focusing on her junior campaign as a Coyote.

Schermerhorn and the other junior, Skiler Brigham have both been seeing action throughout the season. Schermerhorn saw a lot action Oct. 28 in a home quad Monday night.

The Coyotes are at Big Rapids this week in district action.

Another outside hitter, Jacolyn Mullins, is hoping to help the Coyotes win another district title this week.

It’s her first varsity season but Schermerhorn said she’s adjusted well to the speed of the varsity game. As an outside hitter, Schermerhorn likes the progress she’s made in that area, especially in terms of accuracy and solid contact with the ball. Passing is an area she hopes to improve upon this season.

The seniors “have encouraged us and help us a lot,” she said, adding that her hitting has improved from last year.

Mullins early last week was battling an illness and is eager to help the Coyotes have a strong postseason.

“We’re working on our hitting,” she said. “Our middle blocking has really improved. W’ere trying to get ready for districts.”

Once the Coyotes defeated White Cloud last week to secure second place in the Central State Activities Association, the team could focus on the districts. The squad, Mullins said, has been playing its best volleyball.

“I feel I’ve been getting more consistent,” she said. “I’ve been trying to get my jump serve back in the game. I’ve had things to improve on and have been working on it every day.”