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Tri County junior Dakota Greer earned his second consecutive state individual title, this year in the Division 3 119-pound class. He is this year's Daily News Wrestler of the Year.

Tri County’s Dakota Greer is The Daily News’ Wrestler of the Year

Tri County junior Dakota Greer won a state title this past winter, going 51-0 in the 119-pound division in Division 3 and was the only area wrestler to win an individual state title, which made him an easy choice for The Daily News Wrestler of the Year.

Pete Wurm's Lakeview Wildcats had to make a number of changes to the starting lineup due to different things that came up. Still, Lakeview ended up 14-8 overall and in the Class C district final against Leroy Pine River, one of only two area teams that made it that far. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Pete Wurm is The Daily News’ boys basketball coach of the year

Lakeview boys basketball coach Pete Wurm had to work a little harder than he wanted to this season. The Wildcats had to make a number of changes to the starting lineup due to different things that came up. Still, Lakeview ended up 14-8 overall and in the Class C district final against Leroy Pine River, one of only two area teams that made it that far.

Wurm’s work made him The Daily News Boys Basketball Coach of the Year.

Carson City-Crystal's Kaleb Barrett averaged 19.2 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists per game and was 84.7 percent accurate at the free-throw line this year. He is The Daily News' boys basketball player of the year. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Carson City-Crystal’s Kaleb Barrett is Daily News’ boys basketball player of the year

  CARSON CITY — Kaleb Barrett was noticed by a lot of people. The Carson City-Crystal senior was awarded an honorable mention as an all-state player by the Associated Press on Monday. Today he’s being named The Daily News Player of the Year in boys basketball. Barrett averaged 19.2 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists per [...]

Tri County competitive cheer coach Jennifer Laskey cheers on her team during the Division 3 state finals at the DeltaPlex March 4. Laskey was named the Division 3 coach of the year by the Competitive Cheer Coaches Association of Michigan.

Tri County’s Jennifer Laskey is cheer coach of the year

HOWARD CITY — Tri County’s competitive cheer team has garnered multiple awards from the Competitive Cheer Coaches Association of Michigan. Vikings coach Jennifer Laskey was named the coach of the year in Division 3 along with being named the District 18 coach of the year. “I honestly was sitting in New York City and happened [...]

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CC-C’s Barrett named all-state honorable mention by AP writers

CARSON CITY — One of Carson City- Crystal’s boys basketball players was recognized statewide Tuesday for his play. Eagle senior Kaleb Barrett was named all-state honorable mention by The Associated Press. He was the only area player recognized in Class C. Barrett had to struggle through the first part of the season, he noted. “I [...]

Vestaburg’s Noah Johnston, right, shoots over Carson City-Crystal’s Drew Stout during the teams’ game Feb. 6.

Vestaburg’s Johnston earns all- state in Class D

VESTABURG — Vestaburg junior Noah Johnston was the Wolverines’ leader on the basketball court. He was recognized for that when he was named all- state honorable mention by The Associated Press. Johnston was proud of the honor. “I feel pretty good about it,” he said. “God is good and I couldn’t be here without him.” [...]

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Montabella’s Brynn Lobert to continue track career at Aquinas College

BLANCHARD — Brynn Lobert has been pushing her potential as a runner since she was in seventh grade. Her efforts paid off Thursday when she signed a letter of intent to continue her running career with Aquinas College’s track team. The Montabella senior is part of a Mustangs girls track and field team that has [...]

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Greenville’s Nancy Johnson a finalists for national honor

  GREENVILLE — Longtime Greenville girls golf coach Nancy Johnson has been nominated for a major honor. Johnson is one of eight finalists for golf coach of the year by the National High School Athletic Coach Association. “I want to say that I was able to show golfers it’s a life sport. If there’s competition [...]

Lakeview’s Keola Kaaikala, right, shoots over Leroy Pine River’s Mason Powell during the two teams’ Class C district final at Morley Stanwood High School Saturday. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Lakeview loses 50-33 to Pine River in districts final, ending Wildcats’ season

After an emotional win over Morley Stanwood Friday night, Lakeview’s boys basketball team couldn’t match it Saturday. The Wildcats lost to Leroy Pine River in the finals of the twice-delayed Class C district Saturday, falling 50-33 to the Bucks.

Tri County’s Ashley Bowen tries to force her way between two Grand Rapids Catholic Central players during the teams’ Class B regional game Tuesday night.

No. 4 Grand Rapids Catholic Central ends Tri County’s season

HAMILTON — Tri County’s girls basketball team had their season end Tuesday. The Vikings lost in semi-finals of the Class B regional tournament to Grand Rapids Catholic Central 55-32, ending their season at 15-8. The Cougars were ranked fourth in the state in Class B in the final Associated Press poll. Tri County co-coach Chris [...]