Chip Burch

Lakeview’s Zach Hamlin, front, and an unidentified Newaygo player battle for the ball during the teams’ 7- on- 7 passing drills Tuesday night.

Lakeview, Newaygo work on football

LAKEVIEW — Lakeview’s football team got some more work in against a real opponent instead of their own teammates. The Wildcats had 7- on-7 passing drills with Newaygo Tuesday at the practice fields at Lakeview High School. In a 7- on- 7 passing drill, a team has only one offensive lineman — the center — [...]

Adam Rodenhouse of Rockford (40) and Donald Marsh of Gowen (555) go rear end to rear end during the demolition derby at the Montcalm County 4-H Fair Saturday.

Howard City’s Kass survives Montcalm County 4-H Fair demo derby

Justin Kass has watched an uncle do demolition derbies before and decided he wanted to do one, too.

Kass, of Howard City, got his love of running into other cars to pay off for him.

Marcus Mast rides a bull during the rodeo at the Montcalm County 4-H Fair Friday night.

Only two bull riders make it to eight seconds at 4-H Fair rodeo

MONTCALM TOWNSHIP — Marcus Mast broke out of what he admitted was a rough streak. And he did it in a big way. Mast was one of only two bull riders — out of 27 competitors — to stay on his bull for the entire eight seconds and won the Montcalm County 4- H Fair [...]

Tri County's Lena Thompson, middle, hits an attack over two Big Rapids players during the Central Montcalm Halloween Invitational October 31, 2015.

Former TC volleyball player Thompson making move to setter in college

Lena Thompson has been a hitter throughout her high school career in volleyball.
That all will change when she gets to Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) this fall.


Different coaches come in to help Tri County volleyball players at camp

Tri County varsity volleyball coach Kathy Thompson decided to try something different with her camp this week.


Farmer out, Pringle back in as CC-Crystal AD

CARSON CITY — Carson City-Crystal’s athletic program will have a familiar face at the helm next school year. Devin Pringle will reclaim his position as athletic director once current athletic director Larry Farmer steps down, which he announced recently will be at the end of this month. Farmer had taken the role of athletic director [...]


Tri County’s Overbeek “retiring” from baseball

HOWARD CITY — Chris Overbeek has been the coach of the Tri County varsity baseball team for the past 21 seasons. However, he wants to be a dad again. Overbeek submitted his resignation from the baseball coaching job June 6. “I don’t know if you can call it retiring because I’m 45 years old and [...]


Lakeview falls to Montague in regionals

LAKEVIEW — Lakeview’s softball team came into the Division 3 regionals they hosted with high hopes. But the mistakes they made left them with a loss. The Wildcats lost in the regional semifinal to the Montague Wildcats 4-2 Saturday, ending Lakeview’s season. “Three of the four runs were unearned and it was too big of [...]

Montabella’s Kensi Garvey displays her first-place medal at the Division 4 state track championships at Houseman Field in Grand Rapids on Saturday. - Courtesy photo

Montabella’s Kensi Garvey excited to be state champion

Montabella senior Kensi Garvey finally got what she had long hoped for. Garvey finished first at the Division 4 state track finals at Houseman Field in Grand Rapids on Saturday in the 800-meter run, making her a state champion and an all-state runner for the third time. Garvey ran two laps in 2:21.58, beating Colette Lark of Adrian Lenawee Christian by almost a second.

Lakeview’s softball team poses with their Division 3 district trophy after winning the Morley Stanwood district Saturday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Lakeview wins first softball district title since 1994

Lakeview’s softball team did something that they haven’t done in 22 years. The Wildcats won a district softball title Saturday, beating Morley Stanwood in the district final 15-1 in a five-inning mercy. Lakeview won their last district title in 1994.