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Central Montcalm’s Brandon Braman delivers a pitch in game one of a doubleheader against Carson City-Crystal on Monday. The Hornets won the game 2-1 and went on to win game two 11-0. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Central Montcalm edges CC-Crystal in pitchers duel

Strong pitching and defense in baseball should be good enough for a team to win more times than not. On an extremely windy Monday afternoon, both the Central Montcalm Hornets and Carson City-Crystal Eagles displayed strong pitching and defense. One team, though, had to lose.

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34 area athletes qualify for track state finals

The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) track and field regional meets were good to area athletes on Friday and Saturday. In all, 34 athletes from area schools qualified in their respective divisions for the MHSAA state finals on May 30.

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SPORTS GALORE: Time for Chris Webber to grow up

Chris Webber was the one who accepted the money. Chris Webber called the timeout. Chris Webber lied to a grand jury. Chris Webber also continues to carry a chip on his shoulder, which was evident during his interview on The Dan Patrick radio program Wednesday. Webber apparently has issues with his former Fab Five teammates and the University of Michigan.

Lakeview’s Ben Outman tees off on hole No. 9 at Glenkerry Golf Course on Wednesday. Outman shot a season-best round 36 (1-over par). - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Butternut out shoots Lakeview, Central Montcalm

After a few days of playing golf in rain and wind, the sunshine was abundant and the wind, finally calm. Playing at Glenkerry Golf Course, the Butternut Homeschoolers defeated the Lakeview Wildcats and Central Montcalm Hornets on Wednesday. Butternut shot 173, Lakeview 194 and Central Montcalm 202.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, May 12

Belding 3, Allendale 0: The Redskins pitched another shutout Tuesday, blanking the Falcons in an O-K Blue Conference game that was the second in a season-ending four-game road trip. Veronica Muniz had two goals, Katie Wood had one goal, Tina Griffioen had two assists and Sharlyn Ornelas added an assist…

Carson City-Crystal senior Kolton Kavanagh clears a high jump during the Mid-State Activities Conference meet at Montabella on Wednesday. Kavanagh won the event with a jump of 6-foot-4. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Kavanagh sets his sights on D3 track state finals

As Kolton Kavanagh’s love for track and field grew, so did his ability. Coincidence? Probably not. The Carson City-Crystal senior played baseball as a freshman. As a sophomore, Kavanagh split time between the diamond and the track. He switched full-time to track and field as a junior and has excelled ever since.

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SPORTS GALORE: Serious wrestlers wanted for intense training

Success as a wrestler doesn’t come by accident. Successful wrestlers, like most athletes, dedicate hours to perfecting their craft. Wrestling takes place during the winter sports season in Michigan, but it’s the spring and summer months that can elevate an average wrestler to an elite wrestler at the high school level.

Greenville senior Kyle Swindell takes a look at the clock as he crosses the finish line in first place of the 4x400-meter relay at the O-K Bronze Conference track championship on Friday.

Greenville boys 2nd, girls 3rd at O-K Bronze championship

When Kyle Swindell crossed the finish line of the 4×400-meter relay, it capped an excellent night for the Greenville Yellow Jackets boys and girls track teams. Competing at the O-K Bronze Conference track championship at Forest Hills Northern, the Yellow Jackets boys team placed second and the girls team third on Friday.

Carson City-Crystal’s Josh Coston, left, releases a discus attempt at the MSAC track meet on Wednesday. Coston set a school record with a throw of 159 feet, 8 inches. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Montabella girls, Coleman boys win MSAC track meet

The Mid-State Activities Conference (MSAC) is very competitive in track and field. On Wednesday, at Montabella High School, the host Mustangs edged Carson City-Crystal 124-112 on the girls’ side. Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart was close behind with 91 and followed by Vestaburg (20 points) and Coleman (4).

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Greenville to host Lions youth mini-camp

The Detroit Lions are coming back to Legacy Field in Greenville. For the third consecutive summer, the Detroit Lions will host a fundamentals mini-camp for boys and girls ages six to 14.