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Montabella hopes winning continues

Montabella’s football team started out coach Shaun Balhorn’s second tenure as leader with a big win last week. The Mustangs knocked off Saugatuck by a 52-22 score. Balhorn said the team won at the line of scrimmage.

Central Montcalm quarterback Keagan James avoids a tackler during a game last season. The Hornets opened the 2014 season with a 36-6 win over Morley Stanwood on Thursday.

James: Central Montcalm used defense to win

Central Montcalm’s football team hadn’t beat Morley Stanwood in the past five years. That all changed Thursday, as the Green Hornets had a 36-6 win over the Mohawks.

Central Montcalm’s Hannah Hollenbeck, left, bumps a ball next to teammate Maddy Christensen (8) during the Green Hornets’ match against Ithaca Tuesday night.

Central Montcalm netters hand Ithaca first win

Central Montcalm’s volleyball team went 2-0-1 in the Daily News Invitational, and coach John Johnson was happy. After Tuesday’s four-game loss to Ithaca, he wasn’t.

Tri County’s Dylan Lagunas, right, and Kent City’s Zach Austin go for a ball during the two teams’ game Monday.

Tri County soccer wins 8-0

Tri County’s soccer team has been scoring in bunches all season. The Vikings scored a bunch again Monday, mercying the Kent City Eagles in one half 8-0.

The Belding Redskins won The Daily News Volleyball Invitational on Saturday at home. The Redskins defeated Tri County in three sets to win the championship for the second consecutive season. The team consists of, front row from left, Greta Wilker, Sam McNeal and Brooke Linebaugh; back row from left, Izzy Wood, coach Mikayla Linebaugh, Summer Eubank, Emily Byrne, Olivia Stephan, Jo McCully, Kimmie Thomas, Sarah Brownell and Madison Gregory. Missing from photo is Lexi Pilkington. - Courtesy photo

Belding makes it two in a row at DN Invite

Belding’s volleyball team started out the season the same way they started last season. The Redskins won the opening tournament of the season, the Daily News Invitational at their own gym.

Carson City-Crystal coach Devin Pringle, second from right, talks to his offense while his son Zach watches during practice Tuesday.

CC-Crystal goes indoors for football practice

The weather that pushed through the state Tuesday afternoon had an effect on football practice for Carson City-Crystal. The JV and varsity teams were forced inside Tuesday afternoon because of the storms that came through. So the Eagles ran some drills inside.

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Lakeview continues to focus on opener

Lakeview’s football team has already had their first practice of the season. It happened at midnight Monday morning. The Wildcats practiced for two hours, then took three hours off before picking back up again at 5 a.m.

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JUST IN: Wie withdraws from LPGA Classic

  BELMONT – Michelle Wie had won the US Open and was riding some momentum going into the LPGA Classic. But after nine holes on Thursday, Wie withdrew from the tournament at Blythefield Country Club after injuring her right wrist. Wie was at plus-5 41 after nine holes when she came off the course. Wie [...]

Detroit Tigers outfielder talks with media prior to Friday’s West Michigan Whitecaps game. Dirks is on a rehab assignment with the Whitecaps. - Courtesy photo/West Michigan Whitecaps

Dirks begins rehab, just wants to play baseball

Andy Dirks is back in a West Michigan Whitecaps uniform. The Detroit Tigers outfielder came back to the Whitecaps on Friday as the start of a rehabilitation assignment that will last the entire weekend and through Wednesday with the ‘Caps.

Lakeview’s Drake Booker competes in the long jump during The Daily News Track Classic in May. Boomer placed third at the Division 3 state meet in the long jump.

Nichols takes over Lakeview boys track

Mark Nichols has been Lakeview Middle School’s track coach for what he believes is 10 years. “I forget what year I started there,” he said.