Chip Burch

Montabella’s girls track team poses with their regional championship trophy after winning the Division 4 regional in Breckenridge on Saturday. - Courtesy photo

Montabella girls win school’s first-ever regional title in track

Montabella’s girls track team is going to the state finals as a team. The Mustangs had a large number of girls qualify for the state meet, and because of that they won the Division 4 regional meet at Breckenridge on Saturday. Montabella scored 117 ½ team points to beat Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart (94) and Beal City (81) for the top spot.

Central Montcalm’s Trenton Braman, middle, celebrates while crossing the finish line — in fifth place — during the preliminary heats of the 100 during the Division 2 regionals at Houseman Field Friday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Tri County boys, Belding girls heading to state track finals

Belding’s girls will be well represented at the state Division 2 track finals in Zeeland. The Redskin girls will be going in eight events after the regionals Friday at Houseman Field. Belding’s 800-meter relay team of Hallee Breimayer, Johanna McCully, Emma Jakeway and Lauren McDowell (1:47.04) finished second to Grand Rapids Kenowa Hills and is headed to the state finals.

Montabella senior Kim Buskirk signed a letter of intent to run cross country and track and field for Grace Bible College in Grand Rapids. Pictured are Montabella cross country coach Jeff Kauffman, Grace Bible Coach Gerry Verwey, Kim Buskirk and Montabella track coach Dan Gibson. - Courtesy photo

Montabella’s Buskirk signs letter to run at Grace Bible

Another girls cross country and track runner from Montabella has signed to run in college. Senior Kim Buskirk signed a letter of intent last month to run for Grace Bible College in Grand Rapids. She will run both cross country and track for the Tigers.

Lakeview’s Delanie King, second from left, signs her letter of intent while being watched by, from left, Grand Rapids Community College women’s basketball coach Ray Kimble, Delanie’s mom Julie King and her dad and former Lakeview varsity girls basketball coach Dave King. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Lakeview’s King signs with GRCC to play hoops

Delanie King was one of the more surprised people she was asked to play college basketball. But the Lakeview senior signed a letter of intent to play for Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) on Friday.

Montabella’s Cheyenne Fuller, left, hits the brakes when she sees Carson City­-Crystal’s Syndey Kipp with the ball during the first game of their doubleheader Tuesday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

CC-Crystal takes two from league rival Montabella

Carson City-Crystal’s softball team finally got their first two wins in the Mid-State Activities Conference. The Eagles took both games of a doubleheader from Montabella on Tuesday, winning 9-1 and 11-1, with the second game going just five innings.

Lakeview’s Amanda Larson, right, tries to go around Greenville’s Tessa Tobey, left, during the teams’ game Friday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Krogman’s hat trick leads Greenville over Lakeview

Greenville’s soccer team pulled out a close game against Lakeview Friday. The Yellow Jackets got three goals and an assist from Kylee Krogman. But her last goal was the game-winner, as Greenville beat the Wildcats 4-3. Greenville coach Jeremy Neve said the win was huge.

Montabella’s Kalvin Quackenbush, right, has the ball hit him while Vestaburg’s Tyler Ruckle tries to field it during the first game of the teams’ doubleheader Tuesday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Vestaburg picks up two league wins at Montabella

Vestaburg’s baseball team is on a roll in the Mid-State Activities Conference (MSAC). The Wolverines are 4-0 in the MSAC after beating Montabella in a doubleheader Tuesday, 10-0 in seven innings and 13-3 in six innings.

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Chip’s Clips: Where the Red Wings go from here

After another playoff disappointment, the Detroit Red Wings have some work to do to get back to being a contender for the Stanley Cup. Sure, the Wings have made the playoffs for 25 years. But in the past few years, it’s been a struggle to get there. In order to make it 26 straight and do some damage, the Wings will have to make a lot of changes.

Greenville’s Kylee Krogman, at left, sends a shot down field in front of Belding’s Katie Wood during the first half of their teams’ game on Thursday night. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Belding’s long, high goals beat Greenville

Greenville girls soccer coach Jeremy Neve may wish he had a taller goalkeeper. Belding scored two goals over the head of Greenville goalkeeper Kenna Allen to beat the arch rival Yellow Jackets 2-1 on Thursday at Yellow Jacket Stadium. Belding coach Tom Griffioen noted they had to play without a few key players, including his daughter Tina, who watched from the sideline.

Greenville's Alexis VanTassell returns a shot during the 3-doubles match Tuesday against Lake Odessa Lakewood. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Lakewood tennis sweeps Greenville

Greenville’s tennis team was coming off a win over Ithaca on Monday. That momentum didn’t carry over to Tuesday’s match. The Lake Odessa Lakewood Vikings swept the Yellow Jackets 8-0 in Greenville, putting their record at 6-0 overall.