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Belding’s Kyleigh Kazmerski, left, turns with the ball while being chased by Wyoming Kelloggsville’s Elizabeth Batumawukuze during the teams’ game Monday.

Belding’s fast start dooms Kelloggsville

BELDING — A quick two goals gave Belding’s girls soccer team the cushion it needed. Belding used those two goals, which all came in the first half, to beat the Wyoming Kelloggsville Rockets 4-1 in an intermittent rain Monday. “We just played great,” Belding coach Matt Bailey said. “We stuck it out through these crappy [...]

Belding’s Jo VanderRoer, left, drops a ball that allowed Greenville’s Addie Chesebro, right, safe at first during the first game of the two teams’ doubleheader Friday.

Belding sweeps shorthanded Greenville in doubleheader

GREENVILLE — Belding’s softball team continued to roll Friday. Belding defeated its arch rival Greenville in a pair of games Friday, winning 14-0 in five innings and 13-3 in six innings. “We’ve been on a streak now,” Belding coach Sadie Stowell said. “Seven in a row. We’re finally clicking now and we’ve found a lineup [...]

Montabella’s Hanna Stockwell swings at a high pitch during the Mustangs’ first game against Breckenridge on Tuesday.

Montabella softball team loses pair to Breckenridge

BLANCHARD — Montabella’s softball team is no longer undefeated in the Mid-State Activities Conference (MSAC). The Mustangs, who were 2-0 in the MSAC after beating Carson City-Crystal in a doubleheader, lost both ends of a doubleheader to Breckenridge on Tuesday by scores of 7-6 and 12-1 in five innings. “Those are two wins we needed,” [...]

Tri County’s Andrew Houghton watches his putt on the 18th green during the CSAA jamboree Monday at Brookside Golf Course.

Lakeview 2nd at own CSAA jamboree

GOWEN — Lakeview’s boys golf team made a major step forward Monday. The Wildcats finished second at the Central State Activities Association jamboree Monday at Brookside Golf Course. Lakeview shot a 361, which trailed only Big Rapids’ 313. “I am very pleased with (Monday’s) performance,” Lakeview coach Brian Corwin said. “We had a tough round [...]

Taylor Johnson, left, teaches fielding to attendees of her softball clinic at Demorest Field on Saturday. Johnson is a 2010 graduate of Belding.

Belding grad Taylor Johnson teaches softball to young players

BELDING — Taylor Johnson was a member of the 2010 Belding softball team that went to the state semi-finals. On Saturday, she used that experience to teach young girls the proper techniques of softball at Demorest Field during her second annual softball clinic. Johnson, who also played basketball for Central Michigan University, said she was [...]


Yellow Jacket Challenge celebrates 10th year

GREENVILLE — For the 10th year running — literally — The Yellow Jacket Challenge 5K run and 1K walk will take place Sunday. The Yellow Jacket Challenge is a run and walk that is put on by the Education Foundation of Greenville, where all proceeds will go. The 5K run will start at 2 p. [...]

Lakeview’s Dan Jaquays, left, and Jeremiah Ropeleski, right, go over the final hurdle during the 110-meter hurdles event against White Cloud on Tuesday.

Lakeview opens CSAA-Silver track season with pair of wins

LAKEVIEW — Lakeview’s track teams got their conference season off to a good start Tuesday. The Wildcats were victorious with both genders of their track meet against White Cloud, with the boys winning 93-44 and the girls winning 73- 62. Lakeview’s coaches were happy with those results despite the cold, windy conditions the Wildcats and [...]

Tri County’s Quentin Stevens signs his letter of intent to Walsh University last week.

Tri County student headed to Walsh U.

HOWARD CITY — Tri County football player Quentin Stevens will continue his football career in the fall. Last week, Stevens signed a letter of intent to play for Walsh University, where he said he will be a tight end. “When I went down there, you could tell there’s something changing,” Stevens said. “They have a [...]

Belding’s Dylan Mc Master fouls off a pitch during the team’s game against Kent City Tuesday.

Belding diamondmen go into spring break with 3-0 record after beating Kent City

BELDING — Belding’s baseball team is going into spring break with a good feeling. Belding won all three of the games they played in the past two days, including both games against Kent City on Tuesday by scores of 5-1 and 10-0 in five innings. “Obviously that’s the goal going into spring break,” Belding coach [...]

Belding’s Lexi Pilkinton, right, slides into third base just as Sparta’s Sam Priest, left, gets the ball during the teams’ first game of their season-opening doubleheader Monday.

Belding opens season with doubleheader losses to Sparta

BELDING — Belding’s softball team got its season off to a bad start Monday. Belding lost both ends of a doubleheader to Sparta, opening the season with loses of 5-1 and 8-3. It was the first games of the season for new coach Sadie Stowell. “There were definitely some first-game and first-season jitters,” said Stowell, [...]