You know how Mark Beach was going to be the new Central Montcalm varsity football coach after Marty James resigned? Scratch that. Beach resigned as varsity football coach when he accepted a three-year, $36,000 deal with a professional football league in the Detroit area. The deal included an undisclosed signing bonus.
It’s official. Breckenridge will be moving to the Mid-State Activities Conference (MSAC) along with Merrill. Breckenridge’s Board of Education voted on Monday night to switch its affiliation from the Tri-Valley Conference (TVC) West Division to the MSAC starting with the 2016-17 school year.
Central Montcalm’s wrestling team had to learn the art of the sport real fast. The team had plenty of underclassmen, which didn’t escape the eye of coach Dan Vandervlucht.
Belding wrestling coach Travis Meyer said he enjoyed coaching his team this year. “It’s always fun to have that level of success at the mat,” Meyer said.
The retirement of Scott Johnson from the Vestaburg baseball program created an opening that Dave Ruckle will fill. Ruckle was hired as the new baseball coach by the Vestaburg Board of Education in February.
Central Montcalm’s boys basketball team got to the Class B district finals they are hosting, but it wasn’t easy. The Green Hornets survived an early onslaught from the Shepherd Bluejays and won 44-36 Wednesday night.
Lakeview’s boys basketball team got off to a slow start and it cost them the rest of the season. The Wildcats were sidelined in the Class B district playoffs by the Alma Panthers Wednesday, losing 66-46 at Central Montcalm High School.
Belding’s girls basketball team met a vastly superior opponent Tuesday night, and Redskins coach Brad Wilson knew it. “When you play a team as tough as Wayland (Union), they really expose your weaknesses,” Wilson said. “Wayland plays at a speed that’s very hard to match.”
Belding’s girls basketball team is head- ed deeper into the Class B state tournament. The host Redskins held the Alma Panthers to just three players scoring in a 52-25 win in the district tournament.
It took the No. 1 team in the state in Class C to end the Carson City- Crystal girls basketball team’s season. The Laingsburg Wolfpack held the Eagles to just 17 points in a 28-17 win Friday night in the Class C district final. The Eagles finish the season 21-3.