Chip Burch

Carson City-Crystal’s Haleigh Hubbell (23) loses the ball due to the defense of Dansville’s Dakota Bumpus (22) and Shelby Knauff (30) during the teams’ Class C district game Wednesday.

Carson City-Crystal beats Dansville for showdown with Pewamo-Westphalia

  CARSON CITY — Carson City-Crystal’s girls basketball team played almost perfect defense against a weaker opponent. That opponent was Dansville, which scored only three points in a 46-3 blowout by the Eagles in the Class C district semifinal CC-Crystal was hosting Wednesday night. “Let’s not fool ourselves,” CC-Crystal coach Tim Stout said. “We have [...]

Belding’s Avery German, middle, tries to put up a shot but is blocked by both Central Montcalm’s Bree Brasington, left, and Kenzie Rutz during the teams’ Class B district game Monday night. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Central Montcalm beats Belding 47-37 to advance in districts

One quarter and one missing player ended Belding’s girls basketball season Monday night. Belding had its season end by Central Montcalm in the Class B girls basketball district opener Monday night, losing 47-37 in Alma.

Greenville’s Sydney Taylor, middle, is surrounded by a pair of Lowell players during the teams’ game Friday night. (Sports Pro Images | Jamie McNinch)

Lowell beats Greenville for Ottawa-Kent league title

Lowell and Greenville went into their final game of the regular season tied for the Ottawa-Kent White Conference lead, meaning the winner of Friday night’s game won the conference. The Red Arrows used defense to win the game and conference, beating the Yellow Jackets 43-28 in Greenville.

Greenville players Brock Kohler, left, Keegan Cossou, middle, and Cameron Heppe celebrate after coming from behind to beat Lowell Friday night. (Sports Pro Images | Jamie McNinch)

Greenville’s Keegan Cossou’s free throws seal 61-59 win over Lowell

Greenville boys basketball coach Mark Haist knew why his team beat Lowell Friday night despite being down by 12 points after three quarters. “The kids didn’t give up,” Haist said. Because of not giving up, the Yellow Jackets used a 22-8 fourth quarter beat the Red Arrows 61-59 on Hunt For A Cure night.

Carson City-Crystal will compete in this year’s team wrestling state finals at Central Michigan Friday, taking on New Lothrop at noon. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Carson City-Crystal wrestling team preps for New Lothrop in state finals

The Eagles will head to McGuirk Arena on the campus of Central Michigan University for the Division 4 state wrestling finals Friday. The action begins at noon with CC-Crystal facing New Lothrop in the 3 vs. 6 matchup.

Tri County’s Dakota Greer will compete in the individual state finals as the only undefeated wrestler in the local area, having set a 50-0 record this season and is the 119-pound district champion. Individual state finals are at The Palace of Auburn Hills March 2-4. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

21 local wrestlers move to individual state finals at The Palace March 2-4

A total of 21 local wrestlers are going to The Palace of Auburn Hills to try to win a title. All 21 finished fourth or better at their individual tournaments across the state and will move on to wrestle at The Palace for the final time March 2 to March 4.

Vestaburg’s Christian Keeler, dark jersey, looks to the basket while surrounded by Carson City-Crystal players during their game Friday night. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Eagles win nine days after Wolverines win first meeting

The last time Carson City-Crystal and Vestaburg got together for a boys basketball game, the Wolverines pulled out a close game. The second time nine nights later? Not so much.

Greenville’s Tyler Lee, left, and Muskegon Reeths-Puffer’s Brett Thomas push each other’s heads during their 171-pound match Wednesday night. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Greenville’s wrestling season ended by No. 1 Lowell in regionals

Greenville’s team wrestling season is over. The Yellow Jackets lost to Lowell in the finals of the Division 2 regional Wednesday night 46-25. This came after getting to the final with a 49-25 win over Muskegon Reeths-Puffer in the semifinals.

Surrounded by Chippewa Hills players, Tri County’s Marcus Kimmel, white jersey, tries to grab a loose ball during the teams’ game Friday night. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Tri County loses 64-39 to Chip Hills

Tri County’s boys basketball team was close for a half of basketball Friday night. Then the second half started and it was all downhill. The Vikings were outscored 25-7 in the third quarter and lost 64-39 to the Chippewa Hills Warriors Friday night.

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.