Conference champions. For the first time ever, the Belding Redskins girls track team can say they are conference champions after Friday’s victory at the O-K Blue Conference meet at Coopersville.
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A pair of Belding football players are moving on to college football. Michael Stephan and Brendan Zuver signed letters of intent to play football at different Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association schools. Stephan signed with Hope and Zuver with Albion.
The Belding Redskins track team faced one more O-K Blue Conference foe on Monday before the league meet begins on Thursday. The result was a pair of victories for both the boys and girls teams. The win for the girls concluded a perfect 6-0 conference record with a 103-34 win over the Wyoming Wolves at home.
Belding’s track teams continued their dominance of the Lakeview Invitational Friday. The Redskins girls won the meet with 173-1/2 points, beating Evart’s 80-1/2 and Morley Stanwood’s 67.
Brian Houser has been a volunteer assistant football coach for the Belding Redskins the past 16 years. Through those 16 years, three head coaches and countless practices, Houser has remained a loyal Redskin doing whatever he can to help improve the Belding football program.
Sparta’s Savanah MeKellar had a great game. The Belding Redskins defense did not. McKellar scored four goals as the Spartans dominated the Redskins 5-0 in an O-K Blue game on Wednesday night.
It wasn’t ideal, but at least they were playing. The Belding Redskins and Lakeview Wildcats softball teams took to the field for the first time, literally, on Monday night at Demorest Field.
Central Michigan’s women’s basketball team hadn’t won a Mid-American Conference championship since 1984. That was also the last time the Lady Chippewas had been to the NCAA Division 1 women’s tournament. All that changed this season when CMU won the MAC tournament and was in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
All the sports events scheduled for Monday and even Tuesday were canceled because of rain. With the exception of a few teams, most school teams have yet to take the field or the track to start the season.
The Belding Redskins softball team has had an extremely successful four-year ride. Belding has won four straight district titles, three straight regional titles and even reached the Class B state semifinals during that run.