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Greenville’s Haley Peters, middle, attacks over the block of Charlotte’s Brianna Hasler, left, and Alex Withney during the finals of the Carson City-Crystal Invitational on Friday. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Greenville uses extra points to win Carson City-Crystal tourney

It took a few more points than Greenville’s volleyball team would have liked, but the Yellow Jackets got the win they wanted Friday.

Greenville put away the Charlotte Orioles in extra points in the final game of the finals of the Carson City-Crystal Invitational, with the final game going 31-29 in the Jackets’ favor. Normal games go to 25 points.

Lakeview’s James Smith (55) and Zach Hamlin (2) tackle Tri County’s Cayden Luchies, as a flag is thrown on the play for offensive holding during the teams’ game Thursday night. — Daily News/Chip Burch

Lakeview overtakes Tri County in 37-6 football win

Lakeview and Tri County have had two close games in their previous two matchups.

Thursday night’s matchup wasn’t as close.

The Wildcats ran all over the Vikings in winning 37-6 at Kos Field in the season-opener for both teams.

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31st annual SnoMotion is this weekend at Nelson’s Speed Shop

The annual “SnoMotion” event at Nelson’s Speed Shop just north of Greenville will have a new event this time around.

The 31st annual showcase will feature snowmobiles racing on grass this year, noted Nelson’s general manager Danielle Maneke.

Belding’s Summer Eubank, far left, attacks between Central Montcalm’s Libby Ledford, middle, and Kenzie Rutz during the finals of the Daily News Volleyball Invitational Saturday. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Hornets start season off winning Daily News Invitational crown

Central Montcalm’s volleyball team found a good way to start its season Saturday. The Green Hornets won the Daily News Volleyball Tournament, beating the host Belding Redskins in three games in the championship game to win.

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Greenville 7th at Traverse City

The first golf meet of the season for Greenville’s team was an eye-opening experience, according to coach Nancy Johnson.

The Yellow Jackets went up to Grand Traverse Resort for the two-day Traverse City Central Invitational, which brought a lot of teams from around the state.
Greenville finished seventh among Division 2 teams, shooting a two-day team score of 889. The winner of Division 2 was Midland Dow with a 661, followed by Muskegon Reeths-Puffer with a 768 and Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central with a 782.

Nash Aiken tries to catch the football during the second day of practice at the practice field Tuesday night.

CC-C continues practicing for first game of season

CARSON CITY — Learning the spread offense continued for Carson City-Crystal’s football team Tuesday. The Eagles practiced the spread offense on the practice field behind the baseball diamond for the second day in the heat of the afternoon. Coach Ben Brock was thankful for the opportunity to take over as coach from Devin Pringle. “It [...]

Buffalo’s Justin Zimmer rests during drills at a recent practice. Zimmer said things are quite the same between a pre-season practice at Ferris State and a training camp practice in the NFL.

Greenville’s Justin Zimmer working to earn a spot on Bills’ team

The first part of Buffalo Bills training camp has gone well for Greenville graduate Justin Zimmer.

Zimmer, who was signed by the Bills as a undrafted free agent out of Ferris State shortly after the NFL Draft concluded in April, has been practicing with the Bills since then. The defensive tackle has been going through the first part of training camp at St. John Fisher College, the Bills’ training camp site.

Runners take off at the start of the 5-mile run during the 2012 Crystal Run The Lake race. — File photo

Crystal Run The Lake to celebrate 20th event Aug. 6

A run that circles Crystal Lake is set to have a special anniversary Saturday.

The Crystal Run The Lake will have its 20th run, which excites race organizer Janet Shy.

Ben Austin, 11, catches a pass during the Carson City-Crystal youth football camp Monday.

CC-C youth learn new offense at two-day football camp

New Carson City-Crystal varsity football coach Ben Brock is installing a spread offensive scheme at the high school level.

The spread offense is also being taught to those under high school age.

Belding’s Nolan Barker, left, knocks the ball away from Tri County’s Kyle Proctor.

Belding, Tri County continue summer football preparations

BELDING — As the first full team practices of football get closer, the preparations for those practices are winding down. Belding’s football team, for example, had their last 7-on-7 passing drill Wednesday, facing Tri County and Saranac at Rudness Field. Belding coach Joe Schwander said he liked what he saw in his team. “I thought [...]