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CC-Crystal opens season with 34-20 win

As they did last season, Carson City-Crystal’s football team opened the season with a win over Houghton Lake. The Eagles got by the Bobcats 34-20 Friday night in a game that was a stark contrast from the 47-6 win to open last season.

Belding’s Olivia Stephan, right, has her attack deflect off Grant’s Andrea Gardner during pool play of the Carson City-Crystal Invitational Friday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Belding vollebyall wins CC-Crystal Invitational

Belding’s volleyball team kept rolling through the season Friday, but this time the road was a little tougher. The Redskins won the Carson City-Crystal Invitational Friday, beating Grant 26-24, 22-25, 15-5.

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Local XC teams open season at Chip Hills Invite

Five local teams ran at the Early Season Warrior Invitational Tuesday, but none finished in the top 10 of the meet. On the boys’ side, Greenville had the best finish in the area, finishing 13th with 321 points. Montabella was 14th with 366 and Lakeview had 549 points for 19th out of 20 teams.

Lakeview’s Marc Leach, right, looks to move the ball away from Ithaca’s Mike Meier during the teams’ game Monday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Lakeview soccer gives first win to new coach

Jeff Bennett earned his first win in his first game as Lakeview Wildcats boys soccer coach. The Wildcats opened the 2015 season with a 2-1 win over the Ithaca Yellowjackets Monday in windy and rainy conditions.

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CHIP’S CLIPS: Lessons not learned

The Little League Softball World Series showed some adults really know how to mess up a kid’s love of sports. It also showed some adults don’t get it when it comes to playing sports properly. For those readers who don’t know what I’m talking about, there was a controversy in the Little League Softball World Series in Portland, Ore., earlier this week.

Lakeview’s JaTrevion Williams, right, is chased by Belding’s Matt Ferman, left, during a scrimmage Thursday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Lakeview, Belding, Montabella tune up for next week

It was the final tuneup for the football teams from Lakeview, Belding and Montabella on Thursday at Kos Field. The scrimmage was the last chance for the Redskins, Mustangs and Wildcats to check themselves out before the games become real next week.

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CC-Crystal’s O’Green ready to star on gridiron

Carson City-Crystal running back Dallas O’Green is back for his senior season with the Eagles, hoping to make an impact. O’Green has been a leader since he was a sophomore, coach Devin Pringle said. Now O’Green hopes to continue that role.

Carson City-Crystal coach Devin Pringle directs traffic during a special teams drill at Tuesday’s practice. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Senior-laden CC-Crystal Eagles prep for first game

Preparations for another football season have been underway at Carson City-Crystal. After spending three days at Lake Arrowhead Camp in West Branch to open practice last week, things are getting more intricate by the day for the Eagles.

Greenville’s Leah Somerfield, right, turns to the basket for a shot during a game last year for Oakland.  - Courtesy photo/Leah Somerfield

Somerfield loves Oakland, ready for sophomore year

Oakland University women’s basketball player Leah Somerfield made a big jump from high school girls basketball to Division 1 women’s college basketball. It was an interesting transition for the Greenville graduate.

Lakeview running back Tony Seaborn runs through a gauntlet of pads during practice Wednesday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Lakeview’s Seaborn optimistic for 2015 season

Lakeview running back Tony Seaborn is optimistic in his final year of high school football. The senior said even though the Wildcats suffered losses due to graduation, they aren’t that bad.