Bruce Bentley

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SPORTS GALORE: Donovan’s World Cup omission surprises many

For the first time since the 1998 World Cup, the United States will field a soccer team without superstar Landon Donovan. This comes as a surprise to many, not just diehard fans of soccer, but to casual fans, as well. I fall into the casual category and I use the term casual, loosely.

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Wandel helps Lakeview golfers advance to regionals

The Lakeview Wildcats earned the opportunity on Thursday to continue its golf season. The Wildcats were one of six teams advancing from a Division 3 district tournament at Lakeside Links to the regional tournament.

Greenville’s Devon Tate lays down a bunt during the first inning of Wednesday’s doubleheader against Forest Hills Eastern. Tate was thrown out at first, but finished the game with one hit and two runs.

Greenville softball rallies to defeat FH Eastern

The Greenville Yellow Jackets softball team found itself in an early hole. Fortunately, the Yellow Jackets continued to battle and found a way to pull out a 7-6 O-K Bronze win at home against the Forest Hills Eastern Hawks on Wednesday night.

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Belding golfers miss out on regionals

The Belding Redskins golf team competed at the Division 2 district tournament on Wednesday at The Emerald in St. Johns. The top six teams and top six individuals from non-qualifying teams advance to the regional tournament.

Lakeview’s Garrett Cavendish beats the throw to second during Tuesday nights game against the Big Rapids Cardinals. Big Rapids won both games of Tuesday’s doubleheader. - Kyle Wilson

Big Rapids sweeps Lakeview on the diamond

Missed opportunities cost the Lakeview Wildcats baseball team a win. Trailing early, the Wildcats battled back to take the lead against the Big Rapids Cardinals only to give the lead and the game away the next inning in a 9-8 loss at home on Tuesday night.

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Belding hosts 10 teams for junior varsity track meet

Belding High School hosted a junior varsity meet on Monday consisting of only freshman and sophomores. In all, 10 teams competed in the event.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, May 19

Central takes two from CCC: The Green Hornets won a pair of games from the Eagles Monday by scores of 10-4 and 14-3. Saydee Rowland gave up seven hits, walking three and striking out two in the win for Central…

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SPORTS GALORE: Tigers on the run

There is no denying the Detroit Tigers are a vastly different team than they have been the past few seasons. Besides less beef in the lineup and less smoke in the locker room, the key indicator could be the team’s 35 stolen bases in 36 games. For comparison, the Tigers stole 35 bases all of last season.

Belding’s Rachel Warner competes in the 3,200 relay during the O-K Blue Conference meet at home this month.

High expectations for Belding girls track

The Belding Redskins girls track team is in the midst of an incredibly successful two-year run. The Redskins followed up last year’s perfect O-K Blue season and conference championship with a second consecutive perfect dual season and track championship, the only two girls track titles in school history.

Lakeview senior Maddie Shurlow sends a pass downfield during Wednesday’s home match against Big Rapids Crossroads. Shurlow scored twice including the game-winner on a penalty kick late in the second half.

Lakeview wins with late penalty kick, 6-5

Goals have been hard to come by this season for the Lakeview Wildcats girls soccer team. At least that was the case prior to Wednesday’s match at home against Big Rapids Crossroads, which saw the Wildcats score six goals, the last on a penalty kick, to defeat the Cougars 6-5 on a chilly, rainy afternoon.