Reed City sophomore keeping busy with three sports

REED CITY — Sidni Rushford completed her first year of varsity volleyball at Reed City earlier this month with hopes of carrying over what she learned and helping the Coyotes enjoy a banner season in 2016.

The season ended earlier this month in a 3-2 loss to  Chippewa Hills in the district semifinals.

Rushford joined the squad as a sophomore.

“It’s been intimidating,” she said late in the season. “(Especially) being younger. I went from middle to right (hitter).”

She said the hitting angle is the biggest adjustment and feels more comfortable from the right side and can keep it in play.

Rushford said she has “improved a lot” during the season, especially as it relates to team chemistry.

“We’re doing all right,” she said.

Rushford was among the Reed City athletes keeping busy this school year. After volleyball, she went into basketball and then will focus during the spring on softball. She’s among the key pitchers on the softball team, and played extensively during the summer.