Chip Burch

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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.

The Lakeview Wildcats volleyball team poses with its district championship trophy on Thursday at Central Montcalm High School. - Joe Veselenak

Lakeview wins district final over Belding

The Class B district volleyball final took extra points three times and saw another Lakeview comeback. Down two games to one to Belding, the Wildcats came back and beat the Redskins 28-26, 28-30, 26-28, 25-11, 15-13 Thursday night.

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Northview sweeps Greenville in district opener

Greenville’s volleyball team had a chance to take revenge on Northview for two O-K Bronze Conference losses during the regular season. The Wildcats never gave the Yellow Jackets a chance.

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Montabella girls 15th at state finals, CC-C’s Beyer 8th

Montabella’s girls cross country team made their second trip in as many seasons to Michigan International Speedway Saturday for the Division 4 state finals. The Mustangs ended up 15th among 27 teams in the meet, getting 426 points to finish just ahead of Wixom St. Catherine’s 427 and behind Hillsdale Academy’s 414.