Chip Burch

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Morley downs Central Montcalm in softball final

A former state champion in softball is back on track for another title. Morley Stanwood’s softball team won the Lakeview district Saturday with an 8-2 win over Central Montcalm in the finals.

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3 Belding football players headed to college ball

A trio of Belding football players will be trying to bring wins to college football teams this fall. Neil McCully, Bobby Whorely and Chase Fairchild-Kenny all will be playing football in college, it was announced Wednesday.

Montabella’s Emily Lint fires a pitch during the first game of the teams’ doubleheader Thursday against Saranac.

Montabella loses last two before districts

Montabella’s softball team will have to find something to help them get ready for the district tournament next week. The Mustangs didn’t find much Thursday in their final regular-season games, losing to Saranac 3-1 and 17-2.

Belding’s Brady Blasher prepares for his at bat Monday against Greenville. Belding fell to Greenville 9-8 in game one of the double header.

Greenville baseball takes two from Belding

Greenville’s baseball team got some offense going in their doubleheader against Belding Monday. The Yellow Jackets were able to pound out 19 runs in beating the Redskins 9-8 and 10-1 on Belding’s diamond.

Central Montcalm volleyball coach Haley Dawe, right, watches during last summer’s volleyball camp at Central Montcalm High School. Dawe has stepped down as coach.

Central Montcalm to hire 2 varsity coaches

Pending approval by the Central Montcalm Board of Education, a pair of new varsity coaches will be roaming the sidelines for the Green Hornets. John Johnson will take over the varsity volleyball program in the fall, while Rob Putnam will be promoted from JV girls basketball to varsity in November.

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Belding dominates at Lakeview Invite

Belding’s baseball team had everything going at the Lakeview Invitational Saturday. The Redskins scored 23 runs and allowed only one in winning the four-team tournament.

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Belding golfers almost defeat Comstock Park

Belding’s boys golf team came oh-so-close to beating Comstock Park. The Redskins shot a team score of 171 at the O-K Blue Conference jamboree they hosted Monday at Candlestone Golf and Resort. That was just two strokes short of the Panthers, who carded a team score of 169.

CC-Crystal’s Mackenzie Geister goes up for a shot against St. Louis during the regional basketball tournament in March.

CC-Crystal’s Geister signs with LCC for hoops

Mackenzie Geister will be playing basketball after her senior year of high school. The Carson City-Crystal senior signed a letter of intent to play women’s basketball for Lansing Community College.

Lakeview’s Rylee Nielsen kicks the ball downfield in front of a defender from Kent City on Monday at home. The Wildcats won 6-0.

Lakeview cruises to 6-0 victory over Kent City

Kent City’s girls soccer team hasn’t won a game in four years, according to coach Marshall VanderMey. The Eagles left Lakeview still searching for that first win.

Tri County’s Jason VanDyken blasts out of a bunker off the second green at the Lakeview Invitational Saturday.

Greenville golfers dominate Lakeview Invitational

Greenville’s boys golf team had no problems with the wind or the other teams at Brookside Golf Course Saturday. The Yellow Jackets were far and away the winners of the Lakeview Invitational, shooting a team score of 330. That was 51 strokes better than Cedar Springs and 55 better than the host Wildcats’ “gold” team, followed by Central Montcalm (424), Montabella (427) and Lakeview’s “navy” team (501).