Lakeview’s baseball team finally got outside to play a game Monday. They wish the rain would have come sooner than it did. The Wildcats were beat by Belding 4-0 in a six-inning game, getting no-hit by Redskin pitcher Tyler Strevel.
Central Michigan’s women’s basketball team hadn’t won a Mid-American Conference championship since 1984. That was also the last time the Lady Chippewas had been to the NCAA Division 1 women’s tournament. All that changed this season when CMU won the MAC tournament and was in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
All the sports events scheduled for Monday and even Tuesday were canceled because of rain. With the exception of a few teams, most school teams have yet to take the field or the track to start the season.
Carson City-Crystal’s baseball team wasn’t taking the spring break off. Instead, they went to Indiana to play some baseball against a couple of different high school teams.
Jake Stewart had a pretty good debut in professional baseball Thursday night. The ninth-round pick of the Detroit Tigers in the 2012 draft was 3-for-3 with two RBIs, including the game-winning single in the bottom of the 10th inning to lead the West Michigan Whitecaps to a 7-6 win over the Dayton Dragons in the Midwest League season opener.
Another new softball coach will be at the helm of the Central Montcalm varsity team. Bruce Nicholson will take over from Jason Johnson.
Things will be changing for Lakeview sports next season. Lakeview will be dropping to Class C for basketball and volleyball next season after reclassifications were announced by the Michigan High School Athletic Association March 20.
Sure, Central Montcalm’s boys basketball team could have had a better season. The Green Hornets were 4-17 on the season, but not all was lost, according to coach John Kearney.
Greenville’s boys basketball team had some big expectations for the past season despite losing almost all their starters from last season to the college ranks. The Yellow Jackets were heading into a new conference in the O-K Bronze and the season started with some optimism.
Carson City-Crystal’s boys basketball team had a chance to make a name for themselves. The Eagles were within a game of sharing a Mid-State Activities Conference title and ended up in the championship game of a Class C district.