8th Grade

8th Grade Volleyball

Coach Jeff Borr & Sarah VanWormer

KVA Tournament Champions
Marshall Tournament Runner Up
Comstock Tournament Runner Up 


Front – Emma Otto, Gabrielle Langejans, Jaime Jeffries, Taylin Learn, Vien Hang

Back – Coach Sarah VanWormer, Kaitlynne Burns, Abby House, Daisy Ansel, Grace Gostlin, Aliyah Woodman, Maddy Caswell

Not Pictured – Coach Jeff Borr

10-18 - A Team KVA League Champions

Final - Comstock 2 - Constantine 0
Semifinal - Comstock 2 - Delton-Kellogg 0
Quarterfinal - Comstock 2 - Parchment 0
Seeding Round - Comstock 2 - Delton-Kellogg 0
Seeding Round - Comstock 2 - Schoolcraft 0
Comstock 2 - Galesburg-Augusta 0

Comstock 2 - Parchment 0

The Comstock 8th-grade A volleyball team culminated their season working their way to a 7-0 record and a 1st place championship trophy in the KVA 8th-grade A volleyball tournament.  The Colts started the morning by topping Parchment 15-10, 15-6.  The Colts beat Galesburg-Augusta in their second match of initial bracket play, 15-12, 15-10.

In the seeding round, Comstock took Schoolcraft, 15-5, 15-13 and 3rd-seed Delton, 15-8, 15-10.  Entering the single elimination playoff round, Comstock toppled Parchment, 15-4, 15-4 in the quarterfinal round.  The semifinal round saw your Colts dominate 3rd-seed Delton again, this time by 15-7, 15-7 scores. 

Comstock finished the tournament and their season in the KVA final against 2nd-seed Constantine.  Gabrielle Langejans provided pinpoint passing and clutch serving down the stretch while Daisy Ansel quarterbacked the team with a sense of determined anticipation on defense and aggressive setting.  Emma Otto added consistent passing, serving, and hitting while Aliyah Woodman provided heads-up play, thwarting opponents repeatedly at the net.  Grace Gostlin added her usual athletically scrappy and spirited defensive effort.  Madelyn Caswell was as consistent as she was powerful in her spiking; she also was ahead of the game on defense and serve-receive, intimidating and frustrating opponents all day.  Abby House delivered with a relentless attitude, aggressive defensive play, and consistent attacking at the net.  Kaitlynne Burns provided a most welcome, helpful, and supportive role throughout the day while Vien Hang was there for the team in the championship match.  Add all these ingredients and an unmatched team focus and spirit by the entire group and we end up with the hard earned, very well-deserved title, KVA Champions.

In the end, the Colts had avenged their only regular season KVA loss by sweeping Constantine in two games, 15-14, 15-11 to take the KVA championship.  The Colts did not lose a game the entire day and finished a successful season by winning their last 10 matches (and 22 of 23 games) of the year.  Congratulations on a fantastic effort and job well done this year, Lady Colts; your school, community, and coaches are proud of you and your accomplishments.

10-14 - A Team - Comstock 3 - Schoolcraft 0
10-14 - B Team - Comstock 3 - Schoolcraft 0

The Colts ventured to Schoolcraft where both A & B squads emerged victorious over the home team;  The B team started the action with a convincing 25-7, 25-12, 25-13 victory and the A squad took the Eagles, 25-23, 25-22, 25-21.

10-9 - A Team - Comstock 3 - St. Monica 0
10-9 - B Team - Comstock 3 - St. Monica 0

The Colts traveled to St. Monica where the A team topped the home team, 25-14, 25-11, 25-19, and B team prevailed, 25-19, 25-21, 28-26.

10-7 - A Team - Comstock 2 - Kalamazoo Christian 1
10-7 - B Team - Comstock 3 - Kalamazoo Christian 0

The Comstock 8th Grade A volleyball team defeated Kalamazoo Christian, 25-18, 25-10, 20-25 while the B team disposed of the Comets, 25-20, 25-9, 25-9.

10-4 - Marshall Tournament Runner Up
Comstock T vs Parma - 21-10, 20-22
Comstock W vs BC St. Philip - 21-12, 21-14
Comstock W vs Marshall - 21-12, 21-15
Comstock W vs Mar-Lee - 21-14, 21-8
Comstock W vs Pennfield - 21-15, 21-15
Comstock L vs BC Lakeview - 9-21, 14-21

The Comstock 8th-grade volleyball team spent the day Saturday earning their way to a 4-1-1 record and a 2nd place finish in the 18-team Marshall volleyball tournament.  The Colts started the morning with a split with Parma, 21-12, 20-22.  The Colts then finished pool play by defeating Battle Creek St. Philip, 21-12, 21-14, and Marshall, 21-12, 21-15.  In quarterfinal action, Comstock topped Mar-Lee, 21-14, 21-8.  Your Colts then toppled Battle Creek Pennfield in their semifinal match, 21-15, 21-15, then topped the day by finishing second to only Battle Creek Lakeview, 9-21, 14-21 in this 18-team format.  Daisy Ansel provided leadership in her setting role and aggressive defense; Abby House was key with her spirited defense and consistent hitting.  Madelyn Caswell provided pinpoint passing and timely kills while Gabrielle Langejans also played a key passing role.  Grace Gostlin again kept the opposition off balance with her powerful serving while Emmalee Otto contributed timely play and a deft touch at the net.  Aliyah Woodman also added key spikes at opportune times; Kaitlynne Burns delivered in solid fashion in a supporting relief role off the bench.
It was an altogether team effort by these student-athletes that earned them and your school a well-deserved trophy in this prestigious tournament.  Congratulations ladies on an outstanding performance and keep up the good work!
10-2 - Comstock vs Parchment
The Comstock 8th-grade A volleyball team defeated Parchment 25-22, 25-15, 25-11 behind the solid & consistent serving of Grace Gostlin and offensive/defensive grittiness of Madelyn Caswell.  The A team then capped the evening with a victory over Battle Creek 25-18, 25-16, 25-6 behind the hitting efforts of Aliyah Woodman and ball control of Emmalee Otto. 

The B team meanwhile disposed of Parchment 25-13, 25-10, and 25-17 thanks in part to the serving and hitting efforts of Kaitlynne Burns and Taylin Learn.

9-30 - Comstock vs Galesburg

Last night both of the much more focused A and the B teams took home a victory over the Galesburg Rams.   In the B game, Taylin Learn had a much improved serve to earn the Colts several points.  Vien Hang and Kaitlyn Burns also showed great fight on defense helping to earn the Colts another three wins - 25-11, 25-14, 25-14!  On the A team, Gabrielle Langejeans brought her stellar passing game to the Rams gym.  Her great passing helped Daisy Ansel set up great plays with her middle hitters Abby House and Madelyn Caswell. The A team scores were 25-16, 25-24, 25-7.

9-25 - A Team - Comstock 2 - Delton-Kellogg 1
9-25 - B Team - Comstock 3 - Delton-Kellogg 0

9-23 - A Team - Comstock 0 - Constantine 3

Constantine wins 17-25, 24-26, 20-25

9-18 - A Team - Comstock 2 - Schoolcraft 1
9-18 - B Team - Comstock 3 - Schoolcraft 0

The 8th Grade A and B Team Colts defeated the Schoolcraft Eagles in a close volleyball match last night. The B team scores were: 25-17, 27-25, 25-13. The A team scores were: 25-22, 25-22, 20-25. Grace Gostlin did a great job being a leader on and off the court. In the end, she lead the B team to their victory. Aliyah Woodman contributed heavily to the victory by serving for several points! In the A game, Abby House turned on her passing skills to start out the great plays that led to their victory. Every week the volleyball team is making more and more progress. Keep up the good work girls!!

9-16 - A Team - Comstock 3 - St. Monica 0
9-16 - B Team - Comstock 3 - St. Monica 0 
The 8th-Grade A & B Teams both won Tuesday afternoon, each defeating their St. Monica counterparts by scores of three games to zero.  Grace Gostlin provided leadership and solid serving while Abby House was a model for her consistent and effective spiking.  Congratulations to both squads for great team performances.

9-6 - Comstock Tournament Runner Up


Comstock W vs Battle Creek
Comstock T vs Sturgis
Comstock L vs Bronson
Comstock W vs Sturgis
Comstock L vs Bronson

The 8th grade girls took 2nd place at the Comstock Tournament this past weekend.  Comstock started their morning off by beating Battle Creek Central in the first 2 games.  They split the next two games with Sturgis.  Bronson overtook the Colts in the third match, landing Comstock the second seed.  Comstock beat third seed Sturgis to end up in the finals against Bronson.  Bronson once again overtook the hard-fighting Colts.  Madelyn Casewell and Daisy Ansel were a great hitter/setter combination throughout the tournament with some great defensive plays coming from Grace Gostlin and Chloe LaBrie.  Way to go Colts!!