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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.

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Friday night special for Belding hoop teams

Belding’s basketball teams have a special night planned for Friday when they face Wyoming High in a girl-boy doubleheader. The Redskins have designated Friday night as Armed Forces Night. It will be a night to salute the veterans in the area, according to boys varsity coach Jeff Wierzbicki.

Montabella’s Sarah Miller (33) goes up for a shot between a couple of Belding defenders on Tuesday night at Redskins Arena. Belding won 50-31.

Belding holds down Smith, Montabella

Belding girls basketball coach Brad Wilson wanted to make sure Montabella’s Taylor Smith didn’t beat them Tuesday night. “Smith, No. 23 from Montabella, is a special player and we knew that going in,” Wilson said. “We wanted to limit her touches and make the others beat us.”

Lakeview’s Maddie Shurlow looks to make a pass through hands and defenders of Morley Stanwood during a game this season.

Lakeview girls win 13th straight

Lakeview’s girls basketball team continued their impressive roll Monday night. The Wildcats picked up their 13th straight win by beating the Chippewa Hills Warriors 52-31 in Remus.