Chip Burch

Greenville’s Felicia Callahan competes during the Central Montcalm Hornet Invitational early this season. - Bruce Bentley

Greenville coach Parris liked first year of cross country

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.”

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Belding golfers had ‘strong finish’

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.

Belding’s Alexa Syrjala, right, and Zac Brown left, compete during the Central Montcalm Hornet Invitational early this season. - Bruce Bentley

Belding boys runners young, girls solid

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.

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Tri County runners persevered through low numbers

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.

Carson City-Crystal’s Kaitlin Beyer competes during the annual Hornet Challenge last year. Beyer has committed to run for Lansing Community College next year. - File photo

CC-Crystal runners competed in 2014

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 golfers, from left, Hannah Drouin, Cierra Kargenian and Kelsey Geers display awards they were given for their play this season. Drouin was most valuable, Kargenian was most dedicated and Geers was most improved. - Courtesy photo

Tri County golfers make big improvements

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 Gabe McNinch tries to keep the ball away from an opponent during a game this year. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville soccer triples win total from 2013

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.

Lakeview senior Mackenzie Oberlin (7) goes for a kill during the district semifinals on Nov. 5. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Lakeview’s Oberlin didn’t let accident stop her

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 senior Genevieve Moore (1) sets the ball with junior Justice Rummel (11) behind heading toward the net during the district semifinals at Central Montcalm on Nov. 5. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Lakeview to face No. 10 South Christian in regionals

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 Spencer Kamp battles for the ball with a player from Tri County during a game this season. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Lakeview kickers had chances to better record

Lakeview’s boys soccer team came close to being a .500 team this season. But the Wildcats finished 8-12.