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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Greg Oshnock spent 22 years coaching football at Lakeview High School. Oshnock led the Wildcats to four Central State Activities Association titles and seven appearances in the state playoffs in his 22 years.
Ryan Oshnock is keeping high school coaching in the family. The 2003 Lakeview graduate was recently hired as the varsity football coach at Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern High School.
The Carson City-Crystal Eagles softball team could have won two games against Pewamo-Westphalia, according to coach Samantha Jensen. But two near-comebacks resulted in losses of 13-10 and 10-8 Monday.
The West Michigan Whitecaps were able to put Jan. 3 aside for one night and enjoy some baseball. The Whitecaps beat the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 3-2 Tuesday night in the home opener at Fifth Third Ballpark in front of 7,182 fans.