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Belding’s Kole Hart fades away for a shot during Friday’s district final win against Alma.

Belding wins district title in overtime

ELSIE — Belding’s boys basketball team may be under .500 for the season, but they are district champions. The Redskins outlasted the Alma Panthers in overtime Friday night, winning 59-58 on a Kole Hart jumper with 10 seconds left in the extra period. The title is the Redskins’ first since the 2009-2010 season. “In overtime [...]

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Lakeview sidelines Montabella in districts

In the end Lakeview’s boys basketball team was just better. The Wildcats had no problems knocking off Montabella 58-45 in the semifinals of the Class B district tournament Wednesday night.

Lakeview’s Maddie Shurlow, far left, grabs a rebound in front of Montabella’s Taylor Smith (behind Shurlow) and Katherine Welk and Lakeview’s Lauren Jaquays during the teams’ Class C district game Monday night.

Lakeview sidelines Montabella in districts

Lakeview’s girls basketball team kept rolling on Monday night, though according to coach Dave King, it wasn’t pretty. The Wildcats won their 19th straight game Monday, beating Montabella 44-20 in the first round of the Class C district tournament hosted by the Mustangs.

Montabella’s Sarah Miller, dark jersey, puts up a shot between Fulton’s Gabriella Seida (12) and Hannah Baker (15) during the two teams’ game Jan. 28.

Montabella’s Miller reaches 1,000 points

Montabella’s Sarah Miller had a long wait to reach 1,000 career points. The Mustang senior finally got the points she needed Saturday in a 54-33 loss to Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart.

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First half leads Belding over Montabella 66-36

Belding’s boys basketball team dominated Montabella in the first half of their game Tuesday night, and it led to a win. The Redskins picked up just their fifth win of the season when they beat the Mustangs 66-36.

White Cloud’s Rachel Weaver, left, and Lakeview’s Lauren Jaquays, right, battle for a rebound during the teams’ game Monday night.

Lakeview claims CSAA title on senior night

Not even a heavy snowfall kept Lakeview’s girls basketball team from clinching their first outright Central State Activities Association title since 2005. The Wildcats used a 21-2 second quarter to beat the White Cloud Indians 51-38 Monday night, which was also senior night for Lakeview.

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CC-Crystal cruises by Montabella, wins 14th straight

The last time Montabella’s girls basketball team played Carson City-Crystal, the Mustangs didn’t make a field goal and lost 26-8. For the first half of Thursday’s rematch, it looked like they may get shut out again.

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CC-Crystal wrestlers returning to state finals

Carson City-Crystal’s wrestling team is headed back to Battle Creek. The Eagles won their own Division 4 team regional tournament Wednesday night by beating Laingsburg 55-21 and St. Louis 39-38.

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Lakeview coach credits defense for success

Lakeview’s boys basketball team has been rolling this season. The Wildcats moved their record to 12-1 overall and 11-1 in the Central State Activities Association with a win over Reed City Friday.

Belding’s Brady Phelps goes for a pin during Thursday’s district final against Grand Rapids Catholic Central.

Belding wrestlers defeated in distrtict final

Belding’s wrestling team knew they had a tough opponent to face in the finals of the Division 3 district they were hosting Thursday night. They also went into the meet with a big component missing.