Greenville girls cross country coach Nikki Parris entered her first year of coaching the girl Yellow Jackets with 10 girls. “For being my first year coaching cross country I thought it went very well,” Parris said. “The girls worked very hard. The girls had many PRs (personal records). We had a lot of first-time cross country runners. Our goal was just to get better each week.”
The 2014 season wasn’t one of the best for Belding’s girls golf team. The Redskins finished last in the O-K Rainbow Conference, which had some strong teams in it.
The two different Belding cross country teams had divergent seasons. While the boys finished sixth in the O-K Blue Conference, the girls finished third and had the second-fastest team time in school history.
For the first year of the Tri County cross country teams being in the Central State Activities Association Gold Division, the coach thought they had a good season. The Viking boys ended up fifth in the Gold while the girls were fourth overall.
The Carson City-Crystal cross country teams were competitive this year, which made coach Grant Woodman very happy. The Eagles finished second in the Mid-State Activities Conference in both boys and girls. Both times the Eagles finished behind Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart.
Tri County’s girls golf team not only was starting out in a new conference, but was also starting out with somewhat of a new team. “We had 10 new girls this year,” noted coach Roxanne Faber. “With such a new beginner team, you’re starting from ground zero, and making a lot of improvements and that’s what we did.”
Greenville’s soccer team ushered in a new coach this season, hoping to improve on 2013. The Yellow Jackets did just that this season, going from three wins to a 9-8 record overall and 5-5 in the O-K Bronze Conference.
Mackenzie Oberlin was not feeling well about three years ago. The Lakeview senior was involved in a car accident that caused a couple of serious injuries. It was bad enough that Oberlin’s doctor told her she shouldn’t play sports again.
Lakeview’s volleyball team has a daunting task ahead of them. The Wildcats, who just won their first district title in 23 years, face the No. 10 team in the state in Class B according to the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association, Grand Rapids South Christian.
Lakeview’s boys soccer team came close to being a .500 team this season. But the Wildcats finished 8-12.