Chip Burch


Montabella runner signs to run at Ferris

BLANCHARD — Kensi Garvey finished 13th at the cross country state finals in Division 4 Nov. 7. Now she’s going to continue her career at Ferris State. The Montabella senior signed a letter of intent to run cross country and track at the Division 2 school last week. “First off, it was who has the [...]


Greenville’s Hallock verbally commits to GVSU

GREENVILLE — Heavily-recruited Greenville junior girls basketball player Paige Hallock has had to make a decision as to where she wanted to play in college. She had been receiving offers for multiple schools. But on Tuesday, she posted on Twitter she verbally committed to play for Grand Valley State University. “I had known for about [...]

Lakeview’s Tara Ward putts during a tournament at Holland Lake Golf Course this season. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Lakeview girls golf season ‘a moderate success’

Lakeview’s girls golf season didn’t end the way the Wildcats wanted it to. The Wildcats finished fifth in the five-team Central State Activities Association and that was because at the biggest conference meet of the season Lakeview couldn’t field a full team.

Beal City’s Mackenzie Schneider (7) fires an attack past the block of Lakeview’s Emily Molitor, middle, and Ciarra Magnuson during the Class C district playoffs Monday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Lakeview swept 3-0 by Beal City in districts

For one game at least, Lakeview volleyball coach Ashley Martz loved what her team was doing on the court. But unfortunately for her and the Wildcats, it was the last game of the season. The Beal City Aggies swept the Wildcats in the first round of the Class C district tournament Monday by scores of 25-20, 25-17, 28-26.

Central Montcalm’s Libby Ledford, right, hits the ball over the outstretched arms of Tri County’s Jessica Thompson, left, and Dani Stewart during the Silver Division finals Saturday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Tri County uses Central Montcalm’s own invite for revenge

Tri County’s volleyball team had found themselves a perfect chance to get back at Central Montcalm for beating them during the regular season. They did it at the Green Hornets’ own invitational Saturday. Tri County beat Central Montcalm 25-18, 25-22 to win the Silver Division of the Hornets’ Halloween Invitational.

Carson City-Crystal senior runningback Dallas O’Green (1) escapes Pewamo-Westphalia junior linebacker Nathan Smith (24) en route to scoring a rushing touchdown in the first quarter Friday evening. - Daily News/Cory Smith

CC-Crystal can’t stop Smith, Pewamo in playoffs

In the end, Carson City-Crystal’s football team made the Pewamo-Westphalia Pirates sweat a little. The Eagles led the undefeated Pirates at halftime, but turned the ball over three times in the second half and lost 42-21 in the first round of the Division 7 playoffs Friday night. The loss ends Carson City’s season at 6-3. But the Eagles had the looks to pull the upset.


CC-Crystal has difficult task against Pewamo

When the Carson City-Crystal football team made the playoffs, no one really knew what was in store for them in the “second season.” Now that the Eagles know they will face Pewamo-Westphalia (P-W) in the first round, they know they have their work cut out for them. CC-Crystal (6-3) will face a Pirate team that went 9-0 in the regular season, winning the Central Michigan Athletic Conference by a game over Dansville.

Carson City-Crystal team members line up for the National Anthem with their pink jerseys before facing Fulton on Thursday night. - Daily News/Chip Burch

CC-Crystal beats Fulton on ‘Dig Pink’ night

Carson City-Crystal’s volleyball team made sure their “Dig Pink” night performance complimented their new uniforms. The Eagles swept M-57 rival Fulton 25-19, 25-22, 25-9 Thursday night on a night where they were raising money for breast cancer research.


Lakeview moves on in soccer district

Lakeview’s boys soccer team had no problems in their Division 3 district opener Monday night. The Wildcats shut out the Montague Wildcats 3-0 in the first round of the playoffs. Jon Hansen had two of the three Lakeview goals.


Salute Our Soldiers game is tonight between CC-C, Vestaburg

The game that honors those who have served in branches of the United States military is set for tonight.

The annual Salute Our Soldiers game will take place between Vestaburg and visiting Carson City-Crystal.