Belding goes 1-1: The Redskins went to the Chippewa Hills Invitational Saturday and ended up in a three-way tie with the host Warriors and Whitehall. Belding lost to the Warriors 7-1, with Logan Campbell getting the loss after allowing four runs on one hit and three walks in one inning of work. Kole Hart, Neil McCully, Brian Daller and Bryce Wilker each had a hit for the Redskins. In the 6-3 win over the Vikings, Aaden Quinn pitched a complete-game six-hitter, walking one and fanning four. Six different Belding players had a hit each. Record: 2-7. Next game: at Sparta Tuesday.
Central drops two at Alma Invite: The Green Hornets lost both games of the Alma Invitational Saturday, losing the opener 14-2 to Bay City John Glenn and back end 12-11 to St. Charles. Against the Bobcats Todd Switzer had two hits, while he took the loss against the Bulldogs with eight hits allowed, five strikeouts and five walks. Jesse Petersen and Brody Shindorf had three hits each and Jake Ebels added two more. Record: 2-7. Next game: at Big Rapids Tuesday.
Central double-mercies Alma: The Green Hornets took games of 16-0 in three innings and 10-0 in five innings from the Panthers Saturday. Saydee Rowland pitched a no-hitter in the opener, walking two and striking out four. Hannah Christensen went 3-for-3 and Emily Taylor had two hits including a home run. Hailey Hollenbeck also had two hits. In the nightcap Mallory Morgan was the winning pitcher, allowing just one hit and one walk with four strikeouts. Rowland and Maddie Christensen had three hits and Hanna Hollenbeck added two more. Record: 5-5. Next game: at Big Rapids Tuesday.
Greenville 2-0: The Yellow Jackets won both their games on Friday at Tri County. In game one, the Yellow Jackets defeated the host Vikings 9-8. Nikota Howe earned the win with seven strikeouts. Sarah Newhouse and Howe each had three hits, three runs and one RBI. Elizabeth Niemiec had three RBIs. In game two, the Yellow Jackets defeated Sault Ste. Marie 12-1 in five innings. Newhouse picked up the win allowing one run on one hit. Neimiec went 3-for-3 with a home run, while Newhouse and Howe each added two hits. Emily Schnepp had three RBIs. Next game: at Northview on Tuesday.
Montabella second at Webberville: The Mustangs were second in the small-school division of the Webberville Invitational Saturday, scoring 47 points. Tying for first in the pole vault were Jonny Durham and Zach Taubitz (11-0), while Durham was third in the discus (117-6) and Taubitz was sixth in the long jump (18-1 ½). Next meet: at the Beal City Invitational Friday.
CC-Crystal third at Ovid-Elsie: The Eagle boys finished third at the Ovid-Elsie Invitational Friday. Kolton Kavanaugh led the boys with a fifth in the 400 (57.92), a fourth in the high jump (5-6) and being a member of the fifth-place 1,600-meter relay (4:08.00) and the third-place 400-meter relay (48.46) teams. Tyler Craig helped the boys with three places, getting a win in the 3,200 (10:18.50), a third in the 1,600 (4:53.53) and being a member of the fifth-place 3,200-meter relay team (10:00.57). Next meet: at the Pewamo-Westphalia Invitational Friday.
Greenville fourth at Fulton: The Yellow Jackets came up with 57 points at the Fulton Invitational, good for fourth overall. Greenville got three places from Carter Stephens, who was second in the 100 (11.23), fourth in the 200 (24.43) and second in the 400 (54.50). Next meet: at Grand Rapids West Catholic Tuesday.
Central sixth at Fulton: The Green Hornets scored 31 points to finish sixth at the Fulton Invitational Saturday. Cory Kindlle led the scoring for Central, winning the shot put (44-10) and the discus (120-8). Logan Davis had three places, getting a fourth in the 110-meter hurdles (18.47) and running on the fourth-place 400-meter relay (47.16) and 800-meter relay (1:40.49) teams. Next meet: at home for a CSAA meet Wednesday.
Montabella girls win in Webberville: The Mustang girls scored 127 ½ points to win the Webberville Invitational Saturday. Alyvia Karcher took four places for Montabella, finishing third in the 400-meter (1:06.59) and being a member of the winning 1,600-meter relay (4:33.55) and 3,200-meter relay (11:14.21) and the third-place 800-meter relay (no time given). Taylor Smith also had four places, running on the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter relays and taking second in the 3,200 (12:08.55) and third in the 1,600 (5:44.15). Next meet: at the Beal City Invitational Friday.
CC-Crystal second at Ovid-Elsie: The Eagle girls were second at the Ovid-Elsie Invitational Friday, finishing just behind the host Marauders. For CC-Crystal, Tia Jolls had a fourth in the long jump (13-0 ¾) and the 100-meter dash (14.61) and ran on the second-place 400-meter relay (56.42) and the winning 1,600-meter relay (4:36.90) teams. Regan Heckman was also on the 400-meter and 1,600-meter relays and added a fifth in the high jump (4-0). Next meet: at the Pewamo-Westpahlia Invitational Friday.
Greenville fourth at Fulton: The Yellow Jacket took just six girls to the Fulton Invitationaland ended up fourth with 64 points. But one did well in Landon Kemp. Kemp won the long jump (15-5 ½), the 100-meter hurdles (15.58) and the pole vault (11-7), breaking the school pole vault record set last year by Aubrey Wyse by an inch. She was fifth in the 300-meter hurdles (57.20) after falling over a hurdle. Next meet: at Grand Rapids West Catholic Tuesday.
Central 10th at Fulton: The Green Hornets had only two medalists at the Fulton Invitational Saturday and they scored just three points. Allyson James was sixth in the shot put (27-0 ½) and Gwen Parks was fifth in the 100 (14.2). Next meet: at home for a CSAA meet Wednesday.
Lakeview 2-1 at Alma: The Wildcats took two of the three games they played at the Alma Invitational Saturday. Lakeview was shut out by St. Johns 5-0, as goalkeeper Danielle Grant made 22 saves. The Wildcats shut out Clare 3-0 in the second game, getting goals from Rylee Nielsen, Brooke Reed and Maddy Shurlow. Lakeview then shut out Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy 5-0, getting two goals from Tricia Beckett and single goals from Camilla Sjoholm, Katie Thebo and Reed. Record: 3-3. Next game: at home against Reed City today.