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Tri County’s Grace Miller, right, brings the ball down the court while being watched by Chippewa Hills’ Haley Mercer, left, during the teams’ game Friday night. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Vikings lose DeGeer, but still beat Warriors 57-38

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Tri County’s Grace Miller, right, brings the ball down the court while being watched by Chippewa Hills’ Haley Mercer, left, during the teams’ game Friday night. (Daily News | Chip Burch)
HOWARD CITY — After hitting a pair of 3-pointers, Jenna DeGeer went down with a left knee injury. It happened just 2:45 into the first quarter of Tri County’s girls basketball game with Chippewa Hills Friday night. That seemed to be no problem for the Vikings, as they hammered the Warriors 57-38 Friday night.

Lakeview’s David Larson (32) grabs a rebound in a crowd that includes, from left, Newaygo’s Riley Davis (5), Lakeview’s Keola Kaaikala (21) and Newaygo’s Jacob Mayle during the teams’ game Tuesday night. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

‘Guts and effort’ help Lakeview beat Newaygo 69-66

It was tough for Lakeview’s boys basketball team to prepare for its game against Newaygo on Tuesday night. The Wildcats had sickness running through the team to the point where only four players practiced Monday. Others were still feeling the effects, but Lakeview pulled out a 69-66 win over Newaygo.

Carson City-Crystal’s Kaleb Barrett, dark jersey, goes up for a shot around three Vestaburg players during the teams’ game Monday night. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Vestaburg holds off Carson City-Crystal in league make-up game

One quarter turned a tight game into a big win Monday night. That quarter was the third, as the Vestaburg Wolverines outscored the Carson City-Crystal Eagles 9-4 and it turned into a 51-42 win for the Wolverines.

Carson City-Crystal's Haleigh Hubbell, right, goes around Merrill's Olivia Fleming (21) and Morgan Dubay (10) during the teams' game Thursday night.

CC-Crystal gets revenge on Merrill

The last time Carson City-Crystal and Merrill’s girls basketball teams got together, the Vandals won.
The Eagles got their revenge on Merrill Thursday night, winning 37-11 in a Mid-State Activities Conference (MSAC) game.

Lakeview's David Bannen, middle, looks to go up for a shot between Chippewa Hills' Kurt Ray, left, and DeAngelo Lowery during the teams' game Tuesday night.

Lakeview comes from behind to beat Chippewa Hills, 44-34

Lakeview coach Pete Wurm knew his team was still in the boys basketball game despite being down at halftime. Wurm made the adjustments that worked, holding Chippewa Hills to just 12 points in the second half and taking a 44-34 win Tuesday night.

Greenville’s Cameron Heppe, left, in white, gets fouled by Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central’s John Fuller (15) during the teams’ game Monday night. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Greenville boys basketball forced to pick itself up again in loss

Yellow Jackets coach Mark Haist is hoping his team will continue to fight and pick itself up after a 78-34 loss to Grand Rapids Central Monday.

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Belding’s Mitchell Ward earns 100th career wrestling win

Belding’s Mitchell Ward said he had butterflies when he went for his 100th career win Wednesday. “I was very nervous. I was super-nervous,” he said. “I didn’t want to let anyone down.” Ward didn’t, getting an 11-3 major decision over Wyoming Kelloggsville’s Connor Moore for win No. 100.

Tri County’s Grace Miller, right, tries to drive around Central Montcalm’s Bree Brasington during the teams’ game Friday night. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Tri County beats Central Montcalm to take second place in CSAA-Gold

Central Montcalm and Tri County battled for the full 32 minutes to see who would take second behind Big Rapids in the Central State Activities Association (CSAA) Gold Division. That battle went to the Vikings, as they beat the Green Horntets 55-49 Friday night.

Tri County’s Bryce Hallman, right, goes up for a basket while Central Montcalm’s Noah Stauffer trails during the teams’ game Friday night. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Hornets win in the paint, beat Vikings 61-33

Tri County’s boys basketball team is still looking for its first win of the season. A bad first half turned into a rout Friday night, as Central Montcalm beat the Vikings 61-33 in a Central State Activities Association (CSAA) Gold Division game.

vFrom left, Carson City-Crystal’s Kolbi Humphrey, Ashley’s Haley Wilson, Carson City-Crystal’s Kaylea Stone and Ashley’s Lupita Gutierrez battle for a rebound during Thursday night’s game. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Carson City-Crystal holds Ashley to 16 in win

One thing that Carson City-Crystal girls basketball coach Tim Stout preaches to his Eagles at every practice is defense.

That defense came into play in a big way Thursday night.

The Eagles held the Ashley Bears to just seven field goals in a 39-16 win in a Mid-State Activities Conference (MSAC) game.