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CC-Crystal survives scare from Saranac

Carson City-Crystal’s girls basketball team got its first win in the Class C district tournament Monday, but needed overtime to earn it. The Eagles beat the Saranac Redskins 50-45 in overtime in a near upset.

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Fremont to join CSAA-Gold in 2016

Another Lakes 8 Conference school is leaving for the Central State Activities Association (CSAA). Fremont was accepted by the current members of the CSAA in January after votes by CSAA Gold Division schools.

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MSAC one vote away from expanding

The Mid-State Activities Conference (MSAC) is waiting on the vote from one school board. When that vote happens, the conference could expand. Breckenridge and Merrill applied for admission into the MSAC. So far, current members have voted and a majority are on board with the expansion, according to Conference President Matt Walderzak.

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Greenville offense sputters in loss to FH Eastern

Greenville’s girls basketball team is coming down the stretch of a sputtering regular season. The Yellow Jackets couldn’t find any consistent offense in losing to the Grand Rapids Forest Hills Eastern Hawks 44-34 on Tuesday night.

Carson City-Crystal’s Mikayla Duflo (11) shoots despite the crowd of Montabella’s Kendra Stockwell (21), Madi Cutler (14) and Hannah Stockwell (3) on Thursday night. - Daily News/Chip Burch

CC-C girls down Mustangs, clinch MSAC championship

For the first time since joining the Mid-State Activities Conference (MSAC), the Carson City-Crystal girls basketball team is the conference champions. And this time, they don’t have to share it with Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart.

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CC-Crystal wrestlers lose in regional finals

Carson City-Crystal’s wrestling team got the matchup it wanted in the finals of the Division 4 regional. But the Eagles, ranked ninth in the state in Division 4 by Michigan Grappler, didn’t get the matchups they wanted when they got there.

Carson City-Crystal’s wrestling team poses with the district trophy after winning the Division 4 district title Thursday night. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

CC-Crystal makes it three straight district titles

Carson City-Crystal’s wrestling team began their road to Kellogg Arena for the team wrestling finals with another district title. The Eagles won both of their matches during the Division 4 district meet at Fulton High School on Thursday night.

Tri County’s wrestling team poses with the district trophy after winning the Division 3 district at home Wednesday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Tri County wins district wrestling tournament

Tri County’s wrestling team had to work to win their Division 3 wrestling district Wednesday. The Vikings held off a late charge from Grant to take a 39-25 win at home.

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Division 3 district wrestling set for tonight

The road to Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek begins tonight for high school wrestling teams in Divisions 1 and 3. That means Belding, Central Montcalm, Lakeview and Tri County will have their team districts tonight in Division 3. The winners advance to team regionals next week.

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Montabella gridders, Taylor HM academic all-state

Montabella’s football team was named an honorable mention academic all-state by the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association. Along with the team designation, Pete Taylor also was named honorable mention academic all-state individually.