COLOMA — Watervliet has had some good softball teams in recent seasons, but rival Coloma has always kept the Panthers from winning division and district championships.

Watervliet took a big step toward its goals on Monday, sweeping the Comets 10-0 and 14-10 in a key Southwestern Athletic Conference Lakeshore Division matchup. It was the Panthers’ first victory over their rival since splitting a league doubleheader in 2016.

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