Braeden Childress set for busy summer

BALDWIN — His older brother Brandon Childress has graduated from Baldwin and is getting ready for his football career at Central Michigan University.

But Braeden Childress, who will be a Panther sophomore this fall, is keeping a busy summer schedule.

Childress said he’s been playing AAU basketball with Parallel 45 out of Petoskey and recently played in a tournament at Mount Pleasant. It was a team his brother played on in past seasons.

“We won the tournament last weekend and this weekend,” he said. “We’ve won 18 straight.”

Other players are from Cadillac, Frankfort and Petoskey. Childress is the only player from Baldwin.

Other tournaments are set for Lansing and other locations across the state.

He was invited to an AAU national championship in Atlanta later this summer and indicated he would have more information later.

Childress, as a freshman, was a starter on this season’s basketball team that won a West Michigan D League and district title. He also is slated to replace Brandon as quarterback for the 2015 Panther football team.