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Montabella senior Maliena Sheehan makes her final attempt at the long jump a good one, reaching 15 feet, 3 inches, which clinched first place at the MSAC track championships. It was her fourth event in a row she participated in. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Montabella, CC-C see many shining moments in conference track championship

Montabella and Carson City-Crystal see a few shining moments in MSAC track championship Wednesday.

The five-member Montabella junior high equestrian club team earned a District 17, Division B state championship at Isabella County Fairgrounds in Mount Pleasant on May 14. The club, which was formed last year, includes, from left, MaKayla Alzamora, Gracie Rasmussen, Kaydenn Aggas, Taylor Harkness and Meadow Cook. (Courtesy photos)

Montabella’s second-year junior high equestrian team wins championship

In only its second year, the Montabella junior high equestrian team captured a team championship at the Isabella County Fairgrounds in Mount Pleasant.

Vikings striker Grace Miller, middle, splits between two Big Rapids defenders during a road game May 10, in which she scored a hat trick — three goals — to lead her team to a 5-3 win.

Tri County’s Grace Miller having a comeback year with Vikings soccer

Tri County sophomore Grace Miller has been having a comeback season with the Vikings soccer team, having worked through a genetic blood disease that took her off the field for much of last season.

As many as 32 students from Belding High School have joined the newly-formed disc golf club this year, which is headed by Belding High School science and mathematics teacher Nathan Davey. Pictured, from left, are disc golf club members Jesse Preston, Elvis Preston II, Isabella Connour, August Medema, Erin Rich, Summer Eubank, Max Walker, Jonathan Silva, Reese Reidy and Phoenix Chiavola during a recent practice. (Courtesy photos)

Belding’s new disc golf club attracts 32 students, seeks to be sanctioned sport

Belding’s new disc golf club team gets 32 high school participants. Competitive team will compete in championship tournament in Byron Center June 17/

Sophomore Tanner Ching, left, has filled a needed spot in the Vikings’ defense by handling the hot corner known as third base. To the right of him is senior shortstop Austin Nagelhout, who has been a mentor to Ching since Ching moved up to the varsity level this year.

Tri County’s Tanner Ching takes on challenge of third base while providing offense with pop

Sophomore Tanner Ching has been flourishing at the “hot corner” — third base — for the Tri County Vikings varsity baseball team this year.

Tri County sophomore striker Grace Miller (20) nails a shot that found the back of the net in the Vikings’ first of three goals against the Big Rapids Cardinals in Big Rapids Wednesday. The win avenged a 1-0 loss to the Cardinals earlier in the year, which, currently, is Tri County’s only loss on the season. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Tri County soccer avenges an earlier loss with a 5-3 win over Big Rapids

With one quick goal, Grace Miller had loosened up pressure that had been building on her team since last month and was the catalyst for Tri County’s 5-3 win against Big Rapids Wednesday.

Six-year-old Eli Fellows of Crystal makes his way around the track in his Mini Wedge race car during a practice run at Crystal Motor Speedway in Crystal Sunday. The official opening day of Mini Wedge racing, a new class added to the race track last year, is May 20. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

New Mini Wedge racing class growing with younger generation at Crystal Motor Speedway

As 6-year-old Eli Fellows zipped, glided and sped around the short, dusty track in his Mini Wedge race car, his confidence in racing grew with every lap he completed Sunday.

Three Belding baseball players joined together to sign their letters of intent to continue their baseball careers into college Thursday. Logan Campbell, left, will play ball at Mesa Community College in Arizona, Anthony “Ant” Baltruczak will play at Olivet College, and Dylan McMaster signed to play with Concordia University. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Belding baseball has three players sign letters of intent to play in college

It was a bittersweet day for Dave Riches, as he saw three of his Belding baseball players sign letters of intent Thursday to play at the collegiate level next year, which also meant he will soon be losing his big-time players. Starting pitcher Logan Campbell, outfielder and pitcher Dylan McMaster and infielder Anthony “Ant” Baltruczak decided to sign their letters of intent to play baseball and attend their respective colleges.

For the first time since 1924, Greenville and Belding won’t meet on the football field. To open the 2017 football season, the Yellow Jackets will be one of six teams participating in the third annual Gridiron Classic at Grand Valley State University’s Lubbers Field Aug. 26. Greenville will face North Farmington at 7:30 p.m. (File photo)

Greenville football working on Sept. 1 military game, prepping for May 13 golf outing

Football season seems like a long way off, but leaders of the Greenville football program are busy prepping for the fall season.

Greenville freshman Sara Yob tries to move the ball past Lakeview’s Devin Wood during Friday’s game. Both players were praised for their work by both team's coaches.

Greenville, Lakeview soccer teams tussle to 2-2 tie

All that was needed was some dramatic instrumental music to go with the fast, physical and highly entertaining soccer match between Lakeview and Greenville, which the two teams ended up tying 2-2 Friday.