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Greenville’s Reece Burden delivers a pitch during the Belding Invitational against the Redskins Saturday. The Yellow Jackets defeated the Redskins 3-0. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Greenville wins Belding baseball invitational

Greenville’s baseball team was almost perfect Saturday. The Yellow Jackets won both of their games at the Belding Invitational Saturday, winning without giving up a single run.

Lakeview’s Jordan Hart, right, kicks the ball away as Tri County’s Savannah Wilson closes in during the teams’ game Friday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Tri County beats Lakeview in soccer

Both Lakeview’s and Tri County’s girls soccer coaches said the same thing after their teams played each other Friday. They both said it was a good game.

Belding’s softball team lines up for the National Anthem in their pink softball shirts for cancer awareness Thursday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Coopersville beats Belding girls in 8th

Belding’s softball team had a short-lived comeback. The Redskins came from a 4-0 deficit against the Coopersville Broncos on Thursday, only to lose in extra innings 5-4. The comeback started in the bottom of the sixth inning with a Greta Wilker solo home run. It was completed in the bottom of the seventh inning on a two-RBI double by Olivia Stephan.

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CHIP’S CLIPS: Generalities cause Deflategate concern

By now everyone has seen the reports about the “Deflategate” report and the subsequent punishment doled out by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell against the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady. I have a problem with the report — and the punishment. And the two go hand-in-hand.

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Carson City-Crystal wins own baseball invitational

Carson City-Crystal’s baseball team had a game to remember in the finals of their own baseball tournament Saturday. The Eagles beat Delton Kellogg 1-0 in the championship game to take the trophy, but more than the trophy was the way the game was played.

Belding’s Teresa Myles, left, and Monica Baylis, front right, start the 3,200-meter relay out front during Monday’s home meet against Sparta. - File photo

Belding girls win O-K Blue track title again

Belding’s girls track team is the O-K Blue Conference champions again. The Redskins beat the other five teams in the conference at the conference tournament Friday night, scoring 116.5 points to beat Coopersville (108) and Grand Rapids West Catholic (89.5).

Vestaburg’s Kaylee McGarvey slides under the tag of Ashley’s Bailey Belongia, left, during the first game of a doubleheader Thursday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Vestaburg softball takes two from Ashley

Vestaburg’s softball team continued their dominance of Ashley. The Wolverines took two games from the Bears on Thursday for the second time this season, winning 6-2, plus winning a 16-0, three-inning mercy.

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Carson City-Crystal’s Seals resigns as volleyball coach

Ashley Seals spent one year as varsity volleyball coach at Carson City-Crystal. Seals resigned to take a full-time job in Alma. Seals remains as the Eagles’ first-ever varsity girls soccer coach.

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Belding soccer mercies CC-Crystal

The difference between Belding’s girls soccer team and Carson City-Crystal’s soccer team was on display Friday night. The experienced Redskins had no problems beating the first-year Eagles, needing only 53 minutes of running time for an 8-0 mercy.

Carson City-Crystal’s Katlyn Dailey, bottom, slides into second safely as Montabella’s Madi Cutler fields during the second game of a doubleheader Tuesday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

CC-C ends losing streak at Montabella’s expense

Carson City-Crystal softball coach Bob Naumann finally had something to feel good about. After having endured a losing streak that reached 12 games, the Eagles got two wins against Montabella on Tuesday, winning 4-3 and 18-7.