Ryan Schlehuber “Scoop”

Greenville’s Landon Kemp, left, earned honorable mention in Class A girls basketball from both The Associated Press and Basketball Coaches of Michigan for her performance this season as a senior shooting guard. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Greenville’s Landon Kemp racks up hoop honors

  Landon Kemp was recognized for her stellar performance on the Greenville girls basketball team this year, getting honorable mention from The Associated Press and Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan. The four-year varsity senior point guard averaged 12 points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals per game and scored her 1,000th career point this [...]

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Daily News’ girls basketball All-Area teams

Daily News’ All-Area teams, Sixth Woman of the Year and Honorable Mentions

Lakeview’s Jacob Cole fires a pitch during a game against Montabella last summer. (File photo)

Young Lakeview baseball team aims to earn district title after coming up short last year

The Lakeview baseball team may still be working on gelling as a whole, but every Wildcats player knows the potential the team possesses this year.

Though the Wildcats were 15-18 last year, the team was able to make it to the district finals before losing to Carson City-Crystal.

The Wildcats don’t have any doubts they can make it back there again.

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Daily News All-Area wrestling awards

Daily News All-Area wrestling awards

Terry Larsen, far right, huddles in with players from his Montabella girls basketball team at what would be his last game of his high school coaching career, against Leroy Pine River in a regional game March 7. The team lost but it was a memorable end of the season for Larsen, who guided his team to a district title, the team’s first since 2009. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Terry Larsen retires after 28 years of coaching Montabella basketball

  EDMORE — Terry Larsen dreamed of coaching basketball on a bigger stage than high school. But after taking a few years off to reflect, he realized he was already living his dream. After 28 years being involved in coaching, the 1971 Montabella graduate has decided to step down from his “dream job” as Montabella’s [...]

Carson City-Crystal's wrestling coach Kacy Datema’s most precious moments were during the season, watching a wrestler blossom into what he calls a hero. "“It happens to every kid every season. They become heroes,” he said. “They win a dual or help take us to another level. It’s the small victories where you see them improve or step up their games.” (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Carson City-Crystal’s Kacy Datema is The Daily News’ wrestling coach of the year

Daily News wrestling coach of the year Kacy Datema, of Carson City-Crystal, led his young Eagles team to a state team finals appearance, losing to New Lothrop by just one point. He also guided seven Eagles wrestlers to the state individual wrestling finals and coached freshman Jamison Ward and sophomore Braxton Seida to the individual state titles in their respective weight classes.

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Daily News All-Area boys basketball awards

Daily News All-Area boys basketball awards

Belding girls basketball coach Connor Hoke praised Hallee Breimayer's work ethic and all-around talent. "I couldn’t be any more proud of her. It is well deserved,” he said. “She meant a lot to our team.”

Belding’s Hallee Breimayer is Daily News’ girls basketball player of the year

“She was the best player on the floor on any team I’ve seen this entire year. She could play the one spot or fifth spot and dominate,” said first-year Belding girls basketball coach Connor Hoke about his senior scoring leader. “She’s one of the most versatile players I’ve seen all year.”

Despite missing some time due to an ankle injury, Hallee Breimayer pushed through the pain and continued to lead the team in several categories — 18.3 points per game, 6.7 rebounds per game, 5.2 assists per game and 1.3 steals per game.

First-year Carson City-Crystal girls basketball coach Tim Stout led his team to an 18-2 regular season record this year, which included a 16-game winning streak.

Carson City-Crystal’s Tim Stout is Daily News’ girls basketball coach of the year

Tim Stout knows exactly when his Carson City-Crystal girls basketball team turned the season around.

“It was the fifth game of the season, against a good Lansing Catholic team. We went down 15-2 quickly, and I called a timeout,” said the first-year Eagles coach. “I talked to the girls and I told them, we can go in two directions — accept being average or we can continue to be better every day.”

The words from Stout were like magic from Merlin’s wand, as his team not only came back and beat Lansing Catholic 49-33, but the Eagles would cruise to a 17-game winning streak, finishing the season 18-2.

New Lakeview softball coach Ron Cantu with his daughters, Hannah, left, and Hailee with their first place trophies from an end-of-the-year pony softball tournament four years ago. (Courtesy photo)

Defense, hitting, ‘small ball’ will be key to Wildcats’ success this year

Last year, the Lakeview Wildcats softball team won its first districts title since 1994 and enjoyed a 22-12 regular season finish.

This year’s team has a new coach and will have a new approach but the goal is still to be just as successful as last year’s team.