Chip Burch

Vestaburg’s Tyler Ruckle, right, is watched closely by Montabella’s Joel Bucao, left, during the teams’ game Jan. 7. Vestaburg won the game 54-48. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Winning streak ends, but Vestaburg to try again

Vestaburg’s boys basketball team had been on a roll since the start of the season. The Wolverines were undefeated at 8-0 and ranked 10th in the state in Class D by The Associated Press going into Tuesday night’s game against St. Louis. The Sharks ended the winning streak with a 54-44 win over Vestaburg despite trailing the entire first half.

Montabella’s Lucas Maddox, bottom, looks annoyed that Chippewa Hills’ Jacob Sharp is on his back during their 152-pound match Saturday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Montabella wrestling coach ‘disappointed’ after tourney

Montabella’s wrestling team hosted a tournament of dual meets in order to get better for the coming Central Michigan Athletic Conference tournament and the district tournament. The result wasn’t what Coach Shaun Balhorn had in mind. The Mustangs went 1-3 in their four duals Saturday. Their only win was beating a short-handed LeRoy Pine River 44-24.

Greenville’s Stephen Hilliker, top, tries to roll Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern’s Troy Sorensen during their 119-pound match Wednesday night. Hilliker won on a technical fall for his 100th career win. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Greenville defeats Belding wrestlers

Greenville’s wrestling team got a pair of wins it wanted Wednesday night. The Yellow Jackets won their O-K Bronze matchup with Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern, winning 57-24. They then beat arch rival Belding 53-15. It was good enough for Greenville coach Paul Johnson.

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Landon Kemp leads Greenville by Wyoming

Landon Kemp had herself a night Tuesday. The Greenville sophomore scored a game-high 32 points in a 63-53 win over the Wyoming Wolves in an O-K Bronze Conference game. Kemp said she didn’t see a 32-point performance coming.

Lakeview’s Amanda Heady (40) puts up a shot between Hesperia’s Alissa Trip (23) and Kayleen Craner (12). - Daily News/Chip Burch

Possible record set in Lakeview girls win

Lakeview girls basketball coach Dave King wasn’t sure, but his Wildcats may have set a record Thursday night. The Wildcats allowed the Hesperia Panthers no points in the first half and four points total in a 62-4 slaughter. The four points allowed could be a record for fewest in a game.

Sparta’s Alec Reese, top, tries to roll over Belding’s Connor Barker during their 145-pound match Wednesday night. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Belding wrestlers split only home meet of season

Belding’s wrestling team had one easy match and one hard one at their only home meet of the season Wednesday night. The Redskins’ hard match was the one they lost. Sparta beat them 56-15. The easy match was Wyoming High, which the Redskins won 71-6.

Carson City-Crystal’s Braxton Seida, top, tries to finish off a pin of Montabella’s Anthony Warchuck during the 140-pound match Wednesday night. - Daily News/Chip Burch

CC-Crystal wrestlers sweep away Fulton, Montabella

Carson City-Crystal’s wrestling team got a pair of conference wins that pleased its coach, Kacy Datema. The Eagles won their Central Michigan Athletic Conference matches against Fulton 72-9 and Montabella 57-21.

Tri County’s Parker Martin, top left, tries to finish the pin on Lakeview’s Brandon Gunderman-Lake during the teams’ meet at a school assembly at Lakeview High School Thursday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Tri County wrestlers beat Lakeview at assembly

Lakeview’s wrestling team hosted a special assembly Thursday afternoon to showcase their wrestling team in a real competition. Tri County didn’t make for very good guests at the assembly. The Vikings defeated the Wildcats 51-16 in front of the Lakeview student body at Cook Gymnasium.

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Central Montcalm rebounds from loss, defeats White Cloud

After losing a heartbreaker to Carson City-Crystal on Tuesday, Central Montcalm coach Rob Putnam said he made some adjustments for Friday’s game against White Cloud. Apparently it worked, as the Green Hornets beat the Indians 52-44.

Montabella coach Max Simon talks to his team during a timeout at the Daily News Invitational Aug. 22. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Montabella volleyball showed improvement

The “five-foot club” that was the Montabella volleyball team had themselves quite a year. The Mustangs, who named themselves the “five-foot club” due to the fact they had only two players taller than 5-foot-2, finished the season 12-16-2 overall and 5-4 in the Mid-State Activities Conference.