Chip Burch

Carson City-Crystal’s Lincoln Burnham, top, tries to turn over Dansville’s Evan Farrier during the teams’ match Wednesday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

CC-Crystal wrestlers off to good start in CMAC

Carson City-Crystal’s wrestling team opened their Central Michigan Athletic Conference season with a pair of wins Wednesday. The Eagles knocked off the Dansville Aggies and the Bath Fighting Bees in a triangular in the West Gym. They beat Dansville 48-33 and Bath 57-24.

Carson City-Crystal’s Regan Heckman, left, looks for someone to pass to as Fulton’s Connor Proctor closes in during the teams’ game Saturday night. - Daily News/Chip Burch

CC-Crystal girls hold off Fulton 36-32

Carson City-Crystal’s girls basketball team got a win Saturday, but it wasn’t easy. The Eagles held off a difficult Fulton team with a 36-32 win in the first game of the “Battle On M-57.”

Carson City-Crystal’s Kolton Kavanaugh dunks during the fourth quarter of the Eagles’ game against Fulton Saturday night. - Daily News/Chip Burch

CC-Crystal boys hand Fulton first loss

It took one big quarter for Carson City-Crystal’s boys basketball team to get a win. The Eagles used a 17-point second quarter to knock off the Fulton Pirates 59-45 in the second game of the “Battle on M-57” that benefitted Carson City Hospital.

Belding’s Connor Barker, at top, tries to finish pinning Carson City-Crystal’s Colton Blasher during the John Baum Invitational Saturday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Belding tops CC-Crystal to win own invitational

Belding’s wrestling team needed a big win over Carson City-Crystal in the championship match to win its own invitational Saturday. The Redskins got it, beating the Eagles 51-23 to cap off an undefeated tournament.

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Quick start leads Belding to win over Kenowa Hills

Belding’s girls basketball team had a pair of slow starts in their previous two games. That wasn’t the case Friday night.

A battle for a rebound takes place between Carson City-Crystal’s Kaleb Barrett (13), Coleman’s Jarid Walton (behind Barrett) and Carson City-Crystal’s Grant Gage (23) during Thursday’s game. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Schneider notches first win with CC-Crystal

It didn’t take lone for Cory Schneider to notch his first win as Carson City-Crystal boys basketball coach. One game in fact.

Montabella’s Joel Bucao drives between two Evart players during the teams’ game Monday night. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Montabella boys open with OT victory

Montabella’s boys basketball team needed four extra minutes of playing time, but it got it’s first win of the season. The Mustangs went into overtime before knocking off the Evart Wildcats 55-53 Monday night in the season opener for both teams.

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CHIP’S CLIPS: To separate or not to separate

Many people who either have a child playing sports in high school or coaches, think the private schools are at an advantage when it comes to competition. Some believe the private schools are able to recruit some of the best athletes in the state, where public schools, because of a bylaw by the Michigan High School Athletic Association, are only able to get athletes who are in the school district and not outside.

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CC-Crystal spoils Putnam’s CM debut

Rob Putnam’s debut as the new Central Montcalm girls basketball coach didn’t go the way he would have liked. The Green Hornets were beat by the Carson City-Crystal Eagles 57-15 in the season opener for both teams.

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CC-Crystal won’t ‘throw back’ 7-2 record, says coach

Carson City-Crystal’s football team didn’t go undefeated in the regular season this year like they did in 2013. But coach Devin Pringle will still take the 7-2 record the Eagles had.