Bruce Bentley

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SPORTS GALORE: World Series championship or bust

The Oakland A’s went all in. The Detroit Tigers decided to call. On Thursday, the MLB trading deadline turned into the ultimate poker tournament. Two of the top teams in the American League, the A’s and Tigers, both spent the day trying to stack their pitching rotations, their deck, if you will.

Carson City-Crystal’s Tabor Erskin gets ready to pitch during a game against Montabella.

CC-C searching for baseball coach

Trying to balance work and play is always difficult. Trying to balance work and more work is even tougher. For Wes Cummings, balancing his job as a realtor and his passion as a baseball coach was too much. Because of that, Cummings recently resigned after two seasons as head coach for the Carson City-Crystal Eagles.

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CC-Crystal looks to add girls soccer program

Youth soccer is one of the most popular participation sports in, not only the state of Michigan, but the entire United States. In Michigan, according to the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA), girls soccer has the fourth highest participation total of any sport. On the boys side, soccer has the fifth highest participation numbers.

Lakeview coach Sean Rinehart talks with his team as the Wildcats finish a weeklong minicamp on Friday. The Wildcats open the season Aug. 28.

Lakeview wraps up football minicamp

Don’t settle for average. That is the message being relayed from Lakeview football coach Sean Rinehart to his team. This week’s minicamp was just one more step the program is taking toward a second season under Rinehart.

Shurlow sends a pass down field during Tuesday’s passing camp at Greenville.

Lakeview’s Shurlow ready for 2nd season under center

A year ago, Lakeview’s Nate Shurlow was a first-year starting quarterback. Actually, he was a first-year high school football player. Shurlow, an all-around talented athlete, was a member of the Wildcats soccer team the previous two fall seasons.

Greenville cornerback Eric Plate, right, checks a Lakeview receiver off the line during Tuesday’s passing camp at Legacy Field. The first official football practice in Aug. 11.

Lakeview competes vs. GHS at passing camp

What a difference a week makes. A week ago, the temperature was more reminiscent of late-September (mid-60s). On Tuesday, the temperature felt like summer again (upper 80s).

Belding’s Brady Phelps, left, tries to break up a pass near the end zone to Tri County’s Ryne Dailey on Thursday at Rudness Field. The two teams competed against each other in a 7-on-7 passing camp.

Belding, Tri County meet in 7-on-7 passing camp

The Belding Redskins and Tri County Vikings are coming off dramatically different seasons in 2013. The Redskins are coming off a 7-4 season, which included it first playoff appearance since 2007. The Vikings went 1-8, a year ago, following two consecutive winless seasons.

Greenville’s Eric Plate leaps over the goal line to score for the Yellow Jackets during their 7-on-7 matchup against Ludington on Tuesday night at Legacy Field in Greenville.

Greenville continues football preparation

It definitely felt like football season. It’s just mid-July, but with temperatures in the mid-60s, a bout of rain and constant changing between overcast and sunny skies, it felt more like mid-September.

The Carson City-Crystal Eagles get ready defensively against the Evart Wildcats in the first round of the MHSAA playoffs last year.

Carson City-Crystal hosting football camps this month

There is really no offseason in football. Especially with a little more than four weeks before the start of the high school season. Carson City-Crystal is getting ready for the season with a series of camps this month. The Eagles will be hosting camp for any area, high school aged player, on Thursday and again on July 24. A three-day camp will also be held July 28-30. All camps take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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ED GILBERT: Fishing for carp on the holiday

There wasn’t a whole lot of company coming over on the recent holiday, so I decided to travel over to a nearby dam site and try to land a trout or two. Now, you know that I basically like to fly fish, but that day the water was not looking trout healthy, so I stopped at the local bait and liar shop and picked up a few night crawlers. We’d had a lot of rain and I figured that some of those large brown trout that hang out below a dam could see a crawler better than they could find a fly floating on muddy water.