A 14U volleyball squad, consisting of players from Imlay City, reached the semifinals of the Holly Tournament recently. They are (L to R) coach Courtney Kendall, Hannah Sapp, Brooklyn Shroyer, Tori Lestage, Gabby Cremeans, Summer Hoblet, Aaliyah Guerrero, Lexa Forti, Lily Makedonsky, Emma Keeping, Karter Wetzel and assistant coach Jessica Keeping.


TRI-CITY AREA — The Almont 14U volleyball club team, which ironically includes a roster of players hailing exclusively from Imlay City, gave a good account of themselves at a season-ending tournament in March 7 in Holly.

The team concluded pool play with a 4-2 mark. That landed them an appearance in the gold bracket.

It was there the squad watched their tournament path draw to a close with a semifinal setback.

Their semifinal appearance capped a season which saw the team play in five tournaments, the first of which took place in January.

The lineup consists of sixth through eighth-graders.

Karter Wetzel (eighth), Hannah Sapp (eighth), Brooklyn Schroyer (seventh), Tori Lestage (sixth), Gabby Cremeans (eighth), Summer Hoblet (eighth), Aaliyah Guerrero (eighth), Lexa Forti (eighth) and Lily Makedonsky (eighth) comprised their roster.

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.