Chip Burch

Carson City-Crystal wrestling coaches Kacy Datema, left, and Trent Ward coach the Eagles at the MHSAA Division 4 wrestling quarterfinals Feb. 24. Ward won his second assistant coach of the year award Thursday.

CC-C assistant gets another award

CARSON CITY — Carson City-Crystal assistant wrestling coach Trent Ward has another award to put on his mantle. This new award is the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) assistant coach of the year for the state of Michigan. It was announced he won the award Thursday. Ward was previously named the Division 4 assistant coach [...]

Tri County’s Taylor Prins, left, and Lakeview’s Morgan Schultz go after the ball during the teams’s CSAA soccer game Monday.

Tri County Vikings one win away from share of CSAA title

LAKEVIEW — Tri County’s girls soccer team is now one win away from no worse than a share of the Central State Activities Association (CSAA) title. The Vikings had no problems beating Lakeview Monday, winning 7-3 to go to 14-1 overall and 12-1 in the CSAA. The win pleased Vikings coach Vic Matulis. “We just [...]

Greenville’s Hunter Sorsen lunges for a ground ball during the Yellow Jackets’ game against Morley Stanwood on Friday.

Greenville’s Syrjala sets school’s triples record

GREENVILLE — Greenville’s baseball team saw a record fall and got a big win Friday. The Yellow Jackets put the mercy rule on Morley Stanwood with a 16-1 four-inning win on the same day Jacket Calvin Syrjala set a school record. Syrjala knocked out his seventh triple of the season, setting a new school record [...]

Belding senior Justin McMaster recovered from a knee injury during his junior year and played the entire year his senior year under first-year coach Steve Saboo, who praised McMaster’s characteristics on the court. ““Just an intense competitive spirit and he listens,” Saboo said of McMaster. Anything that a coach tells him he goes 100 percent effort, a great attitude.” (File photo)

Belding’s Justin McMaster to play basketball at Concordia

Belding’s Justin McMaster returned to basketball from a knee injury and impressed Concordia University enough to offer him a roster spot.

Montabella’s Anna Ferman, left, signs her letter of intent to run track at Siena Heights University. Watching is Siena Heights assistant women’s track coach Emily Reader.

Montabella’s Ferman signs to run at Siena Heights

BLANCHARD — Another Montabella girls track runner has signed a letter of intent to run at the college level. Anna Ferman signed a letter of intent to run at Siena Heights University. “I wanted to go there because it was a smaller school,” Ferman said. “ I was originally going to go to a bigger [...]

Montabella’s Brittany Knapp signs her letter of intent to play for Ottawa University on Monday. Watching is Montabella track coach Dan Gibson.

Montabella’s Knapp to run track at Ottawa University

BLANCHARD — One of Montabella’s girls track athletes will play the same sport in college. Brittany Knapp signed a letter of intent Monday to run for Ottawa University, a Christian college in Ottawa, Kansas. Knapp said she decided on Ottawa once she visited the campus. “They had a very nice facility and everyone was so [...]


Central tops Reed City for third straight CSAA-Gold softball title

REED CITY — Central Montcalm’s softball team continues to pile up the Central State Activities Association (CSAA) Gold Division titles. The Green Hornets won their third straight division title Friday when they beat Reed City 15-1 in six innings and 14-0 in five innings in Reed City. “Every one of them is special,” Central coach [...]

Carson City-Crystal’s Heidi Strayer hits a slap hit during the Eagles’ first game of two against Breckenridge on Tuesday.

CC-C loses two close MSAC games to Breckenridge

CARSON CITY — Carson City- Crystal’s softball team came close to doubling their win total. But the Eagles remained at two wins on the season after dropping both ends of a Mid-State Activities Conference doubleheader to Breckenridge, 7-5 and 3-2 on Tuesday. “We just weren’t swinging the bats hard in that first game,” CC- C [...]

Players from Powers North Central celebrate with the eight-player football title they won Nov. 26, 2016, at Legacy Field in Greenville. The MHSAA is moving the eight-player finals to the Superior Dome starting this fall.

Legacy Field loses gig as host of 8-player football final

GREENVILLE – Greenville High School’s Legacy Field will no longer be the host of the high school eight-player football finals. The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) voted at Representative Council meetings Sunday and Monday to move the eight-player finals from Legacy Field to the Superior Dome at Northern Michigan University (NMU) in Marquette for [...]

Belding’s Kyleigh Kazmerski, left, turns with the ball while being chased by Wyoming Kelloggsville’s Elizabeth Batumawukuze during the teams’ game Monday.

Belding’s fast start dooms Kelloggsville

BELDING — A quick two goals gave Belding’s girls soccer team the cushion it needed. Belding used those two goals, which all came in the first half, to beat the Wyoming Kelloggsville Rockets 4-1 in an intermittent rain Monday. “We just played great,” Belding coach Matt Bailey said. “We stuck it out through these crappy [...]