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Montabella’s Ashley Swarts looks to make a pass during a home game against Belding this season. Swarts earned AP Class C honorable mention this year. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Montabella girls ‘did some things no one expected’

Montabella’s girls basketball team finished third in the Mid-State Activities Conference, but it was the surprises that caught coach Terry Larsen’s eyes. The Mustangs were 9-12 this season, a season Larsen said he thought “went very well.”

Peyton Mount grabs a rebound in the paint for an easy basket this season. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville girls up and down this season

The record that Greenville’s girls basketball team finished with wasn’t what they had in mind, but coach Eric Nichols wasn’t completely unhappy with the season. “From dealing with player personnel and the girls, it was great,” Nichols said. “It was a fun group of girls to work with. As far as wins and losses, we were disappointed in how it ended.”

Lakeview senior Maddie Shurlow moves to her left by a defender dudring a game at home this season. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Lakeview girls hoops finished season strong

Lakeview’s girls basketball team gathered momentum through a tough league slate and finished strong. The Wildcats went 15-6 overall, but four of those six losses were in the Central State Activities Association (CSAA) Silver Division.

Lakeview’s Kirsten Johnson slams a triple during the second game of the Wildcats’ doubleheader against Alma Tuesday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Lakeview opens season with a pair of losses to Alma

Lakeview softball coach Daryl Johnson was glad to get the first doubleheader of the season out of the way. That was about the only thing he was glad about.

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Tri County has solid hoops season with new coaches

Tti County’s girls basketball team had to deal with a new coach this season. In fact, two new coaches. The Vikings had Chris Overbeek and Shelly DeGeer take over as co-coaches this season, and they ended up 13-9 overall and 9-3 in the Central State Activities Association Gold Division.

Montabella’s Hunter Myers, at left, tries to escape the hold of Lakeview’s Kevin Johnson during a meet earlier this year. - File photo

Montabella matmen ‘learned a lot,’ says coach

Montabella’s wrestling team had some question marks coming into the season about how they were going to do. The Mustangs ended up 12-11 in dual meets this season and finished fourth in a loaded Central Michigan Athletic Conference.

Greenville’s Alex Budge, at top, tries to roll over Wyoming High’s Sutavo Moreno during a meet earlier this year.

Greenville wrestlers had to feel out season

Expectations were high for a Greenville wrestling team that had made multiple state quarterfinal appearances. That is unless you are coach Paul Johnson, who didn’t know what to expect when the season started.

Lakeview’s James Smith goes for a pin during the Lakeview Invitational this season. - File photo

Lakeview wrestlers take CSAA Silver, win 18 times

Lakeview’s wrestling team was the champions of the first Central State Activities Conference Silver Division ever. But yet, the Wildcats finished the season with an 18-13 record in dual meets.

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Central Montcalm looking for football coach, again, as Beach resigns

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.

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Breckenridge superintendent explains moving to MSAC

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.