Reed City’s Libey expects emotional farewell in final regular-season home game

Reed City senior Emily Libey (left) hopes to finish off her final season with Coyotes in a successful way. (Pioneer photo/John Raffel)

REED CITY — Emily Libey has one more regular-season home game on Tuesday when the Reed City Coyotes host Tri County for a girls basketball Central State Activities Association Gold Division contest.

That will be special game for Libey and her fellow seniors, who will enter with a 13-3 record.

She’s been a four-year varsity player, who began her career as a freshman when the Coyotes were 0-21, and then as a sophomore when they were district champs.

The Coyotes started out 9-0 and have gone 4-3 since after going through a tough part of the schedule.

“I think we’re getting better and better every practice,” Libey said. “We just need to work on the little things like not making little mistakes, and minimizing those.”

In her fourth varsity season, “everything has been pretty much the same,” she said. “We’ve got a little bit better in working the ball.”

There’s plenty, Libey said, she’ll miss after playing her final game in the Reed City gym.

“I’ve enjoyed the team and coaches. We’re a real good family,” she said.

Libey hopes to play basketball after high school. She’ll be running track again in the spring.

Reed City is at Chippewa Hills on Friday.


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

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