CC-Crystal 1st: The Eagles took top honors at the Fulton Invitational on Thursday. The Eagles finished the day 4-0-3. In pool play, they defeated Weberville 25-11, 25-13 and Ovid Elsie 25-20, 25-17. They split with Fulton 17-15, 25-14; Breckenridge 25-22, 23-25 and Ashley 20-25, 25-11. In the semifinals, the Eagles again defeated Ovid Elsie 23-25, 25-10 and 15-9. In the finals they topped the host Pirates 27-25, 25-21. Record: 6-1-4. Next match: at The Daily News Invitational Saturday at Central Montcalm.
Reed City 6, Lakeview 4: The Wildcats trailed 4-1 at halftime to the Coyotes Thursday and never recovered despite chopping the deficit to two goals late in the second half. Tim Reed and Nate Shurlow scored twice each for Lakeview. Reed assisted on one of Shurlow’s goals. Goalkeeper Lucas Sweet made 17 saves in the game. Record: 0-2. Next game: at home against Greenville Monday.
East Grand Rapids 2, Greenville 1: The Yellow Jackets had a 1-1 tie going into the second half against the Pioneers Wednesday but a penalty kick in the second half gave East the win. Randy Hebert got Greenville’s lone goal, assisted by Mark Hebert. Goalkeeper Kyle Smith made nine saves. Record: 0-1. Next game: at home against Belding today.
Central Montcalm 2nd: The Hornets placed second at the CSAA Jamboree on Thursday at Holland Lake Golf Course. Big Rapids finished first with 384. Central Montcalm shot 466, Lakeview 578 and Chippewa Hills 586. Tawny Graves and Samantha Kirk led the way with 112s for the Hornets. Sophia Villet shot 117 and Jilian Partlo 125. Quote: “We improved 57 strokes from our first jamboree. We are continuing to improve in ball striking, tee to green. Consistency will keep this team improving.” — Hornets coach Gary Buchholz. Next match: at Ithaca Fall Swing Tuesday.
Greenville 45, Belding 8 (JV): The Yellow Jackets hammered the Redskins in the first game on Rudness Field’s new turf Thursday night. Kyle Swindell had three touchdowns, and Cody DeVries, Hunter Toby and Robert Hilts also found the end zone for Greenville. O’Connor also ran in for three two-point conversions and threw another to Noah Brovant. Records: Greenville is 1-0, Belding is 0-1. Next games: Greenville is at home agianst Middleville Thornapple-Kellogg Wednesday, Belding is at Lake Odessa Lakewood Wednesday.