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Lakeview’s Laura Pachaly tries to get past a Greenville defender for a shot on goal during a game this season at home. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Lakeview kickers late-bloomers

Lake-view’s girls soccer team was a good team that didn’t know it. The Wildcat kickers finished the season 10-10 overall and 5-7 in the Central State Activities Association. The team came together late in the season, according to coach Chris Smith.

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Experience gap hurt Belding golfers in 2015

Belding’s boys golf team had an experience gap this season, noted coach Doug Anderson. “We were top-loaded with experience and the bottom guys, we had some inexperience,” Anderson said.

Tri County’s Lena Thompson, left, and Newaygo’s Madisen Giese battle for the ball during the Division 2 district semifinal at Belding May 28. Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Tri County soccer wins 19 games

Tri County’s girls soccer team had a season to remember, even if it didn’t end the way they wanted it to. The Vikings went 19-6 this season, punctuated by the fact that none of the six losses they suffered was in regulation. Tri County had their season end in a shootout in the Division 2 district semifinals, losing to Newaygo in an otherwise scoreless game.

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Montabella grad takes over boys hoops team

Jared Simon has been hoping to become a varsity boys basketball coach since his graduation from Montabella High School. He’s getting that chance this coming winter. Simon was selected to replace Gary Jankowsky as the Mustangs’ varsity coach.

New Tri County basketball coach Zach Ingles (in the white shirt) talks to his players before scrimmaging Charlotte Monday.

Tri County hoops takes part in summer scrimmage

Boys basketball season ended a mere three months ago. Tri County had its last day of high school Monday. Yet the high school gymnasium, along with the middle school gym, was abuzz with boys basketball, as the Vikings hosted five other teams in a spring scrimmage.

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Jordann Jankowsky resigns as Montabella coach

Another Jankowsky resigned as coach of a Montabella sport in 2015. That Jankowsky will be replaced another Simon. This time it’s Jordann Jankowsky, who is leaving the Mustangs’ volleyball program in favor of Max Simon, who has coached Montabella volleyball before.

Greenville’s Alexis Vantasill hits a shot during her 2-doubles match against Kenowa Hills April 16.

Inexperienced Greenville tennis team learns

When you have nine of your 12 players on a tennis team playing for the first time in their careers, it’s hard to win against more experienced teams. That’s what happened to Greenville’s girls tennis team. The Yellow Jackets didn’t win any of their nine duals this season, getting one tie in those nine duals.

Greenville's Danny Bohner putts during a playoff at the Greenville Invitational this year at Brookside Golf Course.

Greenville golf season ‘went as well as expected’

Sure, Greenville boys golf coach Marty Carmichael would have liked for his team to finish better in the O-K Bronze Conference. But he wasn’t unhappy with the way the Yellow Jackets played. Greenville finished fourth in the Bronze, one place behind Northview.

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Gary Jankowsky resigns at Montabella

Gary Jankowsky has spent the past three years as varsity boys basketball coach at Montabella. That term ended in March. Jankowsky submitted his resignation after the 2014-2015 season ended. The season ended with the Mustangs going 5-15 overall and 1-8 in the Mid-State Activities Conference.

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Young Montabella golf squad improved

Montabella’s boys golf team was young, noted coach Nichole Howe. But they impressed her with how much they improved.