Lightning was in the air, but the thunder was coming from the ground game of the Newaygo Lions, who overtook Central Montcalm 41-7 Friday evening.
Ryan Schlehuber “Scoop”
Losing is never fun, but for Ashley Martz’s Lakeview Wildcats volleyball team, its close loss to the Hesperia Panthers in a five-game series Wednesday was a needed learning lesson.
In Martz’s first year as coach last year, winning was problematic, so much so the Wildcats went winless last year. This year, however, Martz is seeing major improvement and the ever-so-important wins. The loss to Hesperia, however, may prove more valuable than the win.
The Wildcats came out hot in the first game, leading the whole way to a 25-20 win and looking like the favorite between the two teams. However, the Panthers took the next two matches, 25-18 and 25-16.
Though their coach was missing from the game, the Tri County Vikings’ offense surely wasn’t, as the soccer team earned its second win of the season with a solid 6-1 victory over Reed City Monday.
When Rod Sellers tore his bicep in an arm wrestling tournament, he figured he would retire after years of success. But all it took was his son’s newly found interest in the sport and his inspiration was reignited.
The 52-year-old Dicastal employee has been competing in arm wrestling tournaments since 1982. Currently, he is the belt holder for Michigan Arms’ 198-pound, right-handed class. He also qualified for a worlds tournament — the top level of arm wrestling. But had it not been for his son getting into the sport after watching some of his father’s arm wrestling friends compete on AMC’s “Game of Arms” reality show three years ago, none of Rod’s recent accomplishments would have ever happened.
It took two series to establish what was going right for the Red Hawks, and what wasn’t going at all for the Yellow Jackets in Cedar Springs’ 17-3 win against Greenville on Friday at Legacy Field.
Jeremy Stowitts and Noah Gager know that every match they play is going to be a unique challenge, because they’ll be behind as soon as they step on the court.
The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys tennis team is four players short of a full roster, which means they automatically lose two points overall to a team with a full roster of 12 players.
Kathy Thompson sees greatness in her Tri County volleyball team. It’s just … those … darn … mistakes … that are holding her Vikings back.
“If we play well, and let the other team make mistakes, we’re going to be fricking amazing,” said a frustrated Thompson, whose team lost three close matches to Central Montcalm Tuesday evening, 27-25, 25-19 and 25-22, during a Central State Activities Association—Gold head-to-head conference match-up.
Both teams only scored twice each during the rivalry game between the Tri County Vikings and Central Montcalm Green Hornets, but every second of the 48-minute game was a nail-biter.
With Central Montcalm’s scoreboard down for the entire game, the anticipation of time built, especially in the last few minutes.
Down 13-6, the Vikings were staring down the end zone 71 yards away with less than three minutes to play in the game, time being shouted out periodically by the referees.
If there are two teams that mirror one another, as far as team comparisons and progress, it is the Tri County Vikings and the Central Montcalm Green Hornets football teams. Tri County plays at Central Montcalm at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The new Belding varsity baseball manager is a familiar face to returning players. Dave Riches, a 1996 graduate of Belding High School, was named to the job last week, a position vacated by Michael Ostrander, who was recently hired to be a full-time principal for Belding High School.