Bruce Bentley

Montabella’s Dan Davidson, at left, competes at the 2014 MHSAA individual state finals at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Davidson finished fifth. Davidson, who graduated last year, is an assistant coach for the Mustangs this year.

Depth forces Montabella to focus on individual aspect

Due to a lack of wrestler turnout, the Montabella Mustangs are mainly focusing on the individual aspect of its season this year. The Mustangs, 2-2 on the young season, will wrestle at today’s individual tournament at St. Louis. With about 10 wrestlers on the squad, the Mustangs will be giving up plenty of points in team competitions.

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SPORTS GALORE: Feeling pretty good about Harbaugh

This is a column that may come back to bite me. There will no shortage of “I told you he wasn’t coming to Michigan.” But I don’t care. I feel in just a few days, Jim Harbaugh will reunite with the University of Michigan and become the Wolverines new head coach. This is just my personal opinion.

Central Montcalm’s Lane Ledford grabs a rebound in front of Greenville’s Mitch Niewoonder during Monday’s game in Greenville. Ledford scored 22 points in the win. - Courtesy photo/Jamie McNinch

Ledford, Switzer leads Central Montcalm past Greenville

The Central Montcalm Hornets kept shooting and the shots started to fall. Down by 10 in the first half, five at halftime and three to start the fourth quarter, the Hornets continued to battle. Seniors Lane Ledford and Todd Switzer combined for 29 of the Hornets’ 37 second half points in a 55-52 road win over the Yellow Jackets.

Lakeview junior Jon Hansen shoots a three-pointer during the first half of Friday’s game against White Cloud. Hansen hit three three-pointers in the fourth quarter to finish with 10 points. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Lakeview improves to 4-0 with 69-30 win

Lakeview coach Mike Schreiber thought his team started the Christmas break a little earlier than expected. While the Wildcats offense struggled in the first half, their defense was tremendous for four quarters in a 69-30 win over White Cloud on Friday night.

Belding’s Lucas McNinch fires up a shot between a pair of Hastings defenders during Thursday’s game at home. McNinch finished with eight points. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Turnovers hurt Belding in 51-42 loss to Hastings

The Belding Redskins had the momentum in the final minutes of the second quarter. They were unable to carry it over into the second half. Tied at halftime, the Hastings Saxtons defense held the Redskins to just five field goals in the second half in a 51-42 win.

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Lakeview opens season with 3 straight wins

The Lakeview Wildcats boys basketball team had a season to remember a year ago. Typically, topping a season with that much success — 20 wins and and a district title — would be a definite challenge. At 3-0 this season, the Wildcats are optimistic and confident they can do just that.

Carson City-Crystal’s Mikayla Duflo gets ready to shoot a three-pointer during last season’s Class C regional final against St. Louis. - File photo

CC-Crystal girls basketball off to 5-0 start

There seems to be no slowing down the Carson City-Crystal girls basketball team. Led by potential all-state sharpshooter Mikayla Duflo, the Eagles are off to a perfect 5-0 start this season after Tuesday’s 54-12 win over Lansing Christian. Duflo led the Eagles with 22 points (on six three-pointers) and six assists. Maddi Weese added 15 points and five rebounds in the win.

Greenville senior Amanda Kerschen dribbles the ball along the baseline for the Yellow Jackets during Tuesday’s game at Central Montcalm. Kerschen finished the game with five points. - Courtesy photo/Jamie McNinch

Kemp’s 24 helps Greenville to win over Central Montcalm

It took until the final minutes of the first quarter before the Greenville Yellow Jackets found some momentum. The Yellow Jackets used quickness and their height inside to defeat the Central Montcalm Hornets 58-33 on Tuesday night.

Carson City-Crystal senior Kaitlin Beyer signs her Letter of Intent to run cross country and track for Lansing Community College. LCC coach Jim Robinson was there for the signing. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

CC-C’s Beyer signs to run at Lansing Community College

Carson City-Crystal cross country runner Kaitlin Beyer finished her career this year as one of the best runners in school history. Last week, Beyer signed a Letter of Intent to continue her running career for the Lansing Community College (LCC) Stars.

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Belding wrestling off to perfect start

Seven matches into the 2014-2015 wrestling season and the Belding Redskins have yet to lose. On Saturday, the Redskins took home the Kent City Invitational championship with a perfect 5-0 day. Wins over Wyoming Godwin Heights, Holland, Kenowa Hills, Kent City and Rockford improved the Redskins to 7-0.