Chip Burch

Greenville’s Logan Sharp, bottom right, signs his letter of intent to play for Northwood University baseball, watched by Greenville varsity baseball coach Corey Kohler, bottom left, his father, Richard Jr., top left, and his mother, Leslie. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Logan Sharp to play baseball at Northwood University

  GREENVILLE — Greenville senior Logan Sharp will be playing baseball beyond next season. Sharp signed a letter of intent Wednesday to play for Northwood University in 2018. “It was a great fit, academically, for me and also they have a good program up there and I really enjoyed the coaches,” Sharp said. Sharp was [...]

Greenville senior Paige Hallock, bottom right, signs her letter of intent to play basketball at Grand Valley State University, while watching are Greenville girls varsity basketball coach Eric Nichols, bottom left, Hallock’s father, Tom, top left, and mother, Beth. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Paige Hallock to play basketball at Grand Valley State University

In the spring, Greenville senior Paige Hallock tweeted she gave a verbal commitment to Grand Valley State University’s (GVSU) women’s basketball program.

Belding’s Johanna McCully, right, attacks around the block of Saginaw Swan Valley’s Kristen Huebner, left, and Emily Buska during the teams’ Class B regional semifinal in Bay City Tuesday. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Belding Redskins lose to Swan Valley in volleyball regionals for third time

The third time wasn’t a charm for the Belding volleyball team.

The Redskins lost to the Saginaw Swan Valley Vikings for the third time in four years Tuesday, losing 25-16, 25-17, 25-20.

Zach Ingles, right, talks with his father Kent before a boys basketball game between Kent’s Big Rapids Cardinals and Zach’s Tri CountyVikings on Jan. 8. Zach is now the coach of Olivet College’s women’s basketball team. (File photo)

Former Tri County coach Zach Ingles now coaching Olivet women

Zach Ingles lasted just one year as Tri County boys basketball coach before switching to a college career.

Ingles is now coaching Olivet College’s women’s basketball team after he was hired Oct. 12 to oversee the Lady Comets.

White Cloud’s Olivia Bowman (6) is blocked by Lakeview’s Ciarra Magnuson (15) and Kelsee Rosset (8) during the first game of the teams’ Class C district semifinal Wednesday night. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Lakeview wins district semifinals over White Cloud

Lakeview’s volleyball team has a chance to win its second district title in three years tonight.

The Wildcats advanced to the Class C district finals Wednesday night with a 25-21, 25-13, 25-16 win over White Cloud at Morley Stanwood High School.

Belding’s Johanna McCully, bottom, digs a ball in front of teammates Olivia Stephan, middle, and Kyleigh Kazmerski during the first game of the Class B district match against Alma Monday night. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Belding takes down Alma in district volleyball playoffs opener

Belding’s volleyball team got its Class B district tournament off to a good start Monday night.

The Redskins had little problem with the Alma Panthers, winning 25-16, 25-17, 26-24.

Shepherd’s Jordyn Emelander (3) attacks toward the block of Central Montcalm’s Jenna Switzer (4) and Nicole Wilkie (14) during the first game of the teams’ Class B district match Monday night. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Green Hornets beat Shepherd in district volleyball match

Central Montcalm’s volleyball team got an easy win in the first match of its Class B district tournament.

The Green Hornets knocked off Shepherd, 25-20, 25-12, 25-16, Monday night in the Belding district second game.

Belding’s James Daniel, middle, runs for a big gain while Ithaca’s Joey Bentley, left, and Triston Miller chase him in the second quarter of the Division 5 playoff game Friday night. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Belding takes tough loss to reigning Division 5 champ Ithaca

Ithaca’s football team showed why it went to the Division 6 state finals six consecutive years.

The Yellowjackets mercied the Belding Redskins 61-7 on Friday in the first game of the Division 5 playoffs at Alma College.

Ithaca football coach Terry Hessbrook said one of the biggest keys to his team winning the Div. 5 playoff game against Belding Friday is containing Redskins running back James Daniel. (File photo)

Belding Redskins to face defending Division 5 champions Ithaca Yellowjackets

On paper, it looks like the Division 5 football playoff game between Belding and Ithaca is a mismatch.

The Redskins haven’t made the playoffs since 2013. The Yellowjackets have won five of the last six Division 6 championships.

Vestaburg’s Andreya McCarty, left, leads Saranac’s Sidney Klynstra and the rest of the girls through the second straightaway at the Central Montcalm Pre-Regional Invitational Monday. McCarty won the race. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Local runners prep for regionals at Central Montcalm invite

STANTON — Central Montcalm held its annual Pre-Regional Invitational cross country meet Monday as a way for teams and runners to get ready for the regional runs Saturday.

The host Green Hornets, Lakeview and Vestaburg all brought some runners to the meet, along with Morley Stanwood, Reed City and Saranac.