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Sophomore Allie Leslie (11) reaches for a tip during an O-K Conference game between Northview and Greenville on Tuesday in Greenville. Leslie, who has been moved up from junior varsity frequently this year, had three blocks for Greenville. Pictured next to her is senior Kaylee Wilcox (14). (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

After loss to Northview, Greenville eyes Lowell, district playoffs

All season long, Greenville coach Shane Wilcox has been adjusting his team.

With one conference game left before district playoffs begin, Wilcox is hoping his team can pull it together and make some noise in the playoffs.

The adjustments started to show in the third game of an Ottawa-Kent Conference match against Northview on Tuesday.

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New CC-C bowling coach hoping to double the fun this season

If there is one thing to know about the new Carson City-Crystal (CC-C) boys and girls bowling coach, is that she likes her “pins in a row.”

Dawn Steffes, who has been the high school’s special education teacher since 2014, is getting back into the sport she has loved since she was in middle school.

Chad Gould, center, has 16 years of coaching experience at Tri County, including all levels of the boys basketball program. He now takes on a new position at a new school, as girls basketball coach in Lakeview.  (Courtesy photos)

Gould changes Vikings colors for Wildcats with new coaching position

After a two year hiatus from coaching, former Tri County basketball coach Chad Gould is ready to get back into it.
Only this time, it will be with the Lakeview Wildcats.

When Gould, 44, a 1990 Tri County graduate, returned from a business trip in China, he was contacted by Lakeview Wildcats athletic director Caleb Martz, who offered him a chance to coach again.

Grandville Calvin Christian’s Brooke Barendsen, far left, attacks past the block of Belding’s Summer Eubank (7) and Jessica Wittenbach (5) during the first game of a match Thursday night. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Serve receive, defense key to Redskins’ win over Squires Thursday

Thursday night was the last time the seniors on Belding’s volleyball team took to the court in its home gymnasium in a regular-season game.

The players made themselves — and the parents in attendance — happy with a straight-game win over the Grandville Calvin Christian Squires, 25-16, 25-20, 25-18.

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Tim Stout to lead Carson City-Crystal’s girls basketball team

Only two years removed from its Class C regional finals trip, the Carson City-Crystal girls basketball team is looking to return, this time under new leadership.

In his 20 years as a local resident, Tim Stout, 40, has taken on many enjoyable challenges, such as opening two businesses — Muffin Top in Carson City and Ike’s Ice Cream in Crystal — with his wife, Amanda, and coaching, both the boys junior varsity basketball team and, currently, working as the defensive coach for the Eagles football team the last nine years.

This winter, Stout is taking on another coaching challenge as the new girls basketball coach, replacing Larry Farmer, who took a position at Portland High School.

Senior Marissa Schmitt throws her hands up in the air as she celebrates a point during Carson City-Crystal’s game against Vestaburg. Each team wore pink jerseys to commemorate those who have fought and are still fighting against cancer. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Carson City-Crystal sweeps Vestaburg during ‘pink out’ game

There was a continuous thundering sound coming from Carson City-Crystal’s gymnasium Tuesday night.

The booming sounds were the many spikes from CC-C senior Marissa Schmitt, who led her team with 16 kills to help her team earn a three-game sweep over Vestaburg in the Eagles’ final regular season home game.

The Eagles beat the Wolverines, 25-14, 25-11 and 25-19.


Montabella’s Jordan Mawhirter takes first at Carson City-Crystal Jamboree

It was a fine fall day for a run Wednesday, and, for Montabella’s Jordan Mawhirter, it was a fine first-place finish.

The sophomore cross country runner took first place at a Mid-State Athletic Conference jamboree at Fish Creek Sportsman’s Club, finishing with a time of 17:17.60, almost six seconds ahead of second-place finisher Hunter Chovanec of Breckenridge.

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Lakeview basketball coach resigns after complaints of ‘pattern of behavior’

Steve Graphos, who was hired last spring as the Lakeview girls varsity basketball coach, resigned under the urging of the school’s Board of Education on Sept. 12, according to school documents requested by The Daily News via the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA).

Belding’s Kade Walker (No. 6) leaps into the arms of teammate Dominica Francisco (with glasses) after scoring the first goal of the game versus Tri County in the teams’ Distict 35 playoffs game Monday at Belding. The Redskins outlasted the Vikings 3-2 in overtime. Belding will play Wednesday versus Grand Rapids Wellspring, which beat Grand Rapids West Catholic 2-1 to advance. Others pictured are Belding’s Josh Van Dyke (No. 10), Keenan Walker (No. 16) and Tri County’s Bryce Ruppert (No. 4). (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Belding outlasts Tri County 3-2 in O.T. to win District 3 soccer playoff opener

Edgar Tobar knew it was the moment of all moments. The season lay in his hands … or rather, his foot.

With the score knotted at two each between Belding and Tri County during a Division 3, District 35 soccer game at Rudness Field, the Belding captain was faced with a chance to put his team ahead on a penalty kick.

Belding’s Josh Daniel (No. 2) runs past a Kelloggsville player as Belding’s Mitchell Ward is in tow during the first half of Friday’s game. Belding lost 48-28, missing a chance to earn an automatic playoff berth, however, the Redskins can still clinch a playoff berth with a win against Calvin Christian at home next Friday. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Redskins’ 48-28 loss to Rockets leaves one more chance to make playoffs

It will come down to the last game of the season for the Belding Redskins to earn an automatic berth in the playoffs after losing to the Kelloggsville Rockets 48-28 at home Friday.

It was a battle of two teams both on winning streaks looking to take sole possession of the O-K Silver Conference and, after a high-scoring first half, it looked as though the game would be decided by whoever had the ball last.