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Lakeview continues winning, beats Central Montcalm

Lakeview’s boys basketball team showed Central Montcalm why they are one of the best teams in the area. The Wildcats held their rival, the Green Hornets, to just six points in the first quarter, then hung on to beat them 49-42 Tuesday night.

Greenville’s Stephen Hilliker, top, tries to turn over Wyoming High’s Gustavo Moreno during the 119-pound match between the two teams Wednesday night. Hilliker pinned Moreno in a minute. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Greenville wrestlers beat Wyoming High, lose to Comstock Park

Greenville’s wrestling team got the win they wanted Wednesday night. The Yellow Jackets beat Wyoming High 62-14 in an O-K Bronze Conference meet at Allinder Gym.

Belding’s Blake Rodarmer tries to turn Sparta’s Dave Mosher over during the teams’ dual meet Wednesday night. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Belding wrestlers spilt at FH Northern

elding’s wrestling team had been cruising along without a loss in the first half of the season. Then they ran into one of the toughest teams in the O-K Blue Conference.

Carson City-Crystal’s Grant Gage, middle, puts up a shot between Beal City’s Tucker Gross (2) and Chase Rollin (24) during Monday night’s game. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Beal City boys hold on to beat CC-Crystal

Carson City-Crystal’s boys basketball team started out with three straight wins. After losing 56-54 to Beal City Monday, the Eagles have lost two back-to-back.

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CC-Crystal beats Sacred Heart in battle of top ranked teams

A pair of No. 1-ranked teams had a classic down-to-the wire match-up that came down to the last shot. Carson City-Crystal, ranked No. 1 in Class C in the first Associated Press poll posted this season, outlasted Class D No. 1-ranked Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart 38-37.

Carson City-Crystal’s Lincoln Burnham, top, tries to turn over Dansville’s Evan Farrier during the teams’ match Wednesday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

CC-Crystal wrestlers off to good start in CMAC

Carson City-Crystal’s wrestling team opened their Central Michigan Athletic Conference season with a pair of wins Wednesday. The Eagles knocked off the Dansville Aggies and the Bath Fighting Bees in a triangular in the West Gym. They beat Dansville 48-33 and Bath 57-24.

Carson City-Crystal’s Regan Heckman, left, looks for someone to pass to as Fulton’s Connor Proctor closes in during the teams’ game Saturday night. - Daily News/Chip Burch

CC-Crystal girls hold off Fulton 36-32

Carson City-Crystal’s girls basketball team got a win Saturday, but it wasn’t easy. The Eagles held off a difficult Fulton team with a 36-32 win in the first game of the “Battle On M-57.”

Carson City-Crystal’s Kolton Kavanaugh dunks during the fourth quarter of the Eagles’ game against Fulton Saturday night. - Daily News/Chip Burch

CC-Crystal boys hand Fulton first loss

It took one big quarter for Carson City-Crystal’s boys basketball team to get a win. The Eagles used a 17-point second quarter to knock off the Fulton Pirates 59-45 in the second game of the “Battle on M-57” that benefitted Carson City Hospital.

Belding’s Connor Barker, at top, tries to finish pinning Carson City-Crystal’s Colton Blasher during the John Baum Invitational Saturday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Belding tops CC-Crystal to win own invitational

Belding’s wrestling team needed a big win over Carson City-Crystal in the championship match to win its own invitational Saturday. The Redskins got it, beating the Eagles 51-23 to cap off an undefeated tournament.

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Quick start leads Belding to win over Kenowa Hills

Belding’s girls basketball team had a pair of slow starts in their previous two games. That wasn’t the case Friday night.