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Carson City-Crystal's Haleigh Hubbell, right, goes around Merrill's Olivia Fleming (21) and Morgan Dubay (10) during the teams' game Thursday night.

CC-Crystal gets revenge on Merrill

The last time Carson City-Crystal and Merrill’s girls basketball teams got together, the Vandals won.
The Eagles got their revenge on Merrill Thursday night, winning 37-11 in a Mid-State Activities Conference (MSAC) game.

Lakeview's David Bannen, middle, looks to go up for a shot between Chippewa Hills' Kurt Ray, left, and DeAngelo Lowery during the teams' game Tuesday night.

Lakeview comes from behind to beat Chippewa Hills, 44-34

Lakeview coach Pete Wurm knew his team was still in the boys basketball game despite being down at halftime. Wurm made the adjustments that worked, holding Chippewa Hills to just 12 points in the second half and taking a 44-34 win Tuesday night.

Greenville’s Cameron Heppe, left, in white, gets fouled by Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central’s John Fuller (15) during the teams’ game Monday night. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Greenville boys basketball forced to pick itself up again in loss

Yellow Jackets coach Mark Haist is hoping his team will continue to fight and pick itself up after a 78-34 loss to Grand Rapids Central Monday.

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Belding’s Mitchell Ward earns 100th career wrestling win

Belding’s Mitchell Ward said he had butterflies when he went for his 100th career win Wednesday. “I was very nervous. I was super-nervous,” he said. “I didn’t want to let anyone down.” Ward didn’t, getting an 11-3 major decision over Wyoming Kelloggsville’s Connor Moore for win No. 100.

Tri County’s Grace Miller, right, tries to drive around Central Montcalm’s Bree Brasington during the teams’ game Friday night. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Tri County beats Central Montcalm to take second place in CSAA-Gold

Central Montcalm and Tri County battled for the full 32 minutes to see who would take second behind Big Rapids in the Central State Activities Association (CSAA) Gold Division. That battle went to the Vikings, as they beat the Green Horntets 55-49 Friday night.

Tri County’s Bryce Hallman, right, goes up for a basket while Central Montcalm’s Noah Stauffer trails during the teams’ game Friday night. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Hornets win in the paint, beat Vikings 61-33

Tri County’s boys basketball team is still looking for its first win of the season. A bad first half turned into a rout Friday night, as Central Montcalm beat the Vikings 61-33 in a Central State Activities Association (CSAA) Gold Division game.

vFrom left, Carson City-Crystal’s Kolbi Humphrey, Ashley’s Haley Wilson, Carson City-Crystal’s Kaylea Stone and Ashley’s Lupita Gutierrez battle for a rebound during Thursday night’s game. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Carson City-Crystal holds Ashley to 16 in win

One thing that Carson City-Crystal girls basketball coach Tim Stout preaches to his Eagles at every practice is defense.

That defense came into play in a big way Thursday night.

The Eagles held the Ashley Bears to just seven field goals in a 39-16 win in a Mid-State Activities Conference (MSAC) game.

Tri County’s Ben Behrenwald, kneeling in front, celebrates his 100th career win with coaches, from left, Mike Astrauskas, Mike Vanderhyde, Corey Renner, Jeremiah Gitchel and Nick Renner. (Courtesy photo)

Tri County’s Ben Behrenwald hits 100th career wrestling win

Tri County 145-pound wrestler Ben Behrenwald knew he was close to his 100th career win. He finally got it Jan. 18, beating Kalub Bonter of Grant 8-4 in a quadrangular meet with the Tigers and Fremont.

Greenville’s Chris Sherwood, left, tries to drive around Grand Rapids Northview’s Tommy Lewis during the teams’ game Tuesday night. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

6-point third quarter dooms Greenville boys basketball in loss

One bad quarter cost Greenville’s boys basketball team a win.

The Yellow Jackets scored only six points and were held to just one field goal in the third quarter in losing to Grand Rapids Northview 57-48 on Tuesday night.

From left, Central Montcalm’s Alex McQueen, Reed City’s Kamryn Myers and Central Montcalm’s Bree Brasington scramble for the ball during Friday night’s game.
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Reed City gets first win at Central Montcalm’s expense

Central Montcalm’s girls basketball team had a balanced attack Friday night.

The Green Hornets used both offense and defense to turn in a 70-36 win over the Reed City Coyotes in a Central State Activities Association-Gold Division matchup.