The overwhelming theme of the 2013 Montabella track season was the youth of the two teams. “Both teams were really young. We had hardly any seniors,” said coach Dan Gibson.
Things went very well for Lakeview’s boys golf team this season. So well that coach Brian Corwin said he “didn’t know how much better the season could have been.”
One more win and the Grand Rapids Griffins can claim their first championship. The Griffins used a pair of third-period goals to beat the Syracuse Crunch 4-2 Wednesday night at Van Andel Arena and take a commanding 3-0 lead in the Calder Cup Finals.
Lakeview’s girls soccer team was hit with a lot of different roadblocks during the season. The Wildcats still finished 11-5-1, but they had to go through some adversity, noted coach Chris Smith.
There’s a new varsity football coach at Carson City-Crystal, but he’s not new to the program. Devin Pringle is the new football coach, but this will be his third stint as the varsity football coach. He was also the head coach from 1996 to 1999 and for a year in 2006.
Central Montcalm’s softball team faced a familiar foe with a trip to Michigan State University on the line. Unfortunately, that familiar foe took revenge on the Green Hornets for beating them twice in the regular season.
Central Montcalm’s softball team has been preparing for the Division 3 regional Saturday at Holton. “We had a good practice Monday,” said coach Bruce Nicholson. “We took (Tuesday) off but we had a scrimmage (Wednesday) with Ithaca who is also going to regionals. (Thursday) we went to Belding to scrimmage them and Northview.”
The three remaining boys golf teams that were playing in the regional golf tournaments finished 10th or worse Thursday. So golf season is over for Lakeview, Montabella and Tri County after they were eliminated from the boys golf playoffs.
Greenville’s boys golf team had to shoot some pretty low scores to be one of the three teams to qualify for the state Division 2 finals. The scores weren’t low enough, as the Yellow Jackets shot 350 to finish 11th out of 12 teams at Diamond Springs Golf Course. The Yellow Jackets finished ahead of Grand Rapids Catholic Central’s 353.
Wednesday and Thursday are the days the three local high school golf teams take to the course for the regional tournaments. Greenville, Lakeview and Montabella all will be heading to their regional tournaments happy that they were able to qualify for the tournaments.