Baldwin coach getting team ready for summer volleyball

Duane Roberts will be coaching the Baldwin volleyball team this season. (Pioneer file photo)

BALDWIN — Baldwin volleyball coach Duane Roberts was keeping busy this spring with umpiring.

But it’s going to get busier this summer.

Robert is set to embark on a summer program for his volleyball team this year.

Recently, Roberts was umpiring a Kent City at Reed City high school softball doubleheader. But he had volleyball on his mind.

It’s especially scheduled to get busy in July following the MHSAA mandated dead week.

Roberts is expecting to get more numbers than in the past.

“My eighth grade class, I’m looking forward to bringing up them as freshmen,” Roberts said.

He also anticipates getting players to come out for volleyball who hadn’t tried out in the past.

“It’s looking to be a pretty good year,” he said.

Volleyball practices are set to start in early August, followed by matches two weeks later.

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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