Chip Burch

Belding’s Alyviah Mason, second from right, signs a letter of intent to play for Cornerstone University’s women’s bowling team Friday. Watching are, from left, her father Tim Mason, Cornerstone bowling coach Michael Hall and mother Amber Rood. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Belding senior joins Cornerstone’s bowling program

A Belding senior will be one of the first members of the Cornerstone University women’s bowling team. Alyviah Mason signed her letter of intent to bowl for Cornerstone in front of her family and her Belding softball teammates Friday.

Greenville’s Emily Schnepp, left, tags Grand Rapids Northview’s Danielle Anderson, right, without the ball during the first game of a doubleheader Thursday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Greenville, Northview split softball doubleheader

Greenville’s softball team had to deal with cold and wind, despite the school’s best attempts to shield them from it. The Yellow Jackets were initially bothered by Thursday’s cold in the first game of their doubleheader with Grand Rapids Northview enough to lose the first game 13-6, but they rebounded to win the second game 5-2.

David Clay watches a Central Montcalm football practice in August 2014 as an assistant coach. He will be the head coach for the 2015 season. - File photo

Central Montcalm hires 2nd football coach in 3 months

For the second time in three months, Central Montcalm has a new varsity football coach. This time it’s David Clay, who was an assistant to Marty James last season. Clay also coached Montabella as a varsity coach, resigning two seasons ago.

Belding’s Monica Baylis, second from right, talks with teammates while waiting for pictures to be taken prior to Friday’s practice. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Belding’s Monica Baylis to run track at MSU

Belding runner Monica Baylis has her future plans set. The senior track standout announced Tuesday on Twitter she will be running track for Michigan State University next spring.

Greenville’s Haley Ferguson stretches but can’t reach the ball during her singles match against Kenowa Hills Thursday. - Daily News/Chip  Burch

Young Greenville tennis squad falls to Kenowa Hills

A young Greenville girls tennis team improved from their first match to their second, according to coach Cody Staup. The Yellow Jackets lost to Grand Rapids Kenowa Hills 5-3, but Staup still wasn’t too unhappy.

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Tri County mercies Lakeview for first win

Tri County’s baseball team was still stinging from going 0-4 in a trip to Indiana over spring break. However, the Vikings came out of that funk in a hurry Tuesday night.

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Tri County baseball goes winless in Indiana

Tri County’s baseball team is back home after spending the spring break in Indiana, playing baseball against high school teams in the Hoosier State. The Vikings came away without a win, but it was partially because the teams in Indiana are so good, said coach Chris Overbeek.

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Lakeview, Vestaburg moving down in class

Lakeview and Vestaburg’s sports teams will be changing classes next school year. The Wildcats will drop to Class C for next season, while the Wolverines will be dropping down to Class D for 2015-2016.

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Carson City-Crystal’s Farmer not taking 20 wins for granted

Carson City-Crystal’s girls basketball team started the season as the top team in the state in Class C, according to the Associated Press. The Eagles finished their season earlier than they would have liked, losing to No. 1-ranked Laingsburg in the district final.

Central Montcalm coach Rob Putnam talks with his team during a timeout this season. The Hornets went 7-14 overall this season. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Inexperience leads to struggles for Central Montcalm girls hoops

Rob Putnam took over the Central Montcalm girls basketball team this year and admitted it was a learning experience for both him and the team. The Green Hornets ended up 7-14 overall and 4-8 in the Central State Activities Association Gold Division. Yet Putnam liked the way his first season went.