ELSIE — Belding’s boys basketball team may be under .500 for the season, but they are district champions. The Redskins outlasted the Alma Panthers in overtime Friday night, winning 59-58 on a Kole Hart jumper with 10 seconds left in the extra period. The title is the Redskins’ first since the 2009-2010 season. “In overtime [...]
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Belding’s wrestling team knew they had a tough opponent to face in the finals of the Division 3 district they were hosting Thursday night. They also went into the meet with a big component missing.
Belding girls basketball coach Brad Wilson wanted to make sure Montabella’s Taylor Smith didn’t beat them Tuesday night. “Smith, No. 23 from Montabella, is a special player and we knew that going in,” Wilson said. “We wanted to limit her touches and make the others beat us.”
Belding’s wrestling team had nine of the 14 wrestlers it entered into the O-K Blue Conference wrestling championships place. Despite having only three conference champions, that was good enough for coach Travis Meyer.
Four area teams participated in Saturday’s individual wrestling format Lakeview Invitational. The Tri County Vikings placed second out of 15 teams with 157.5 points. Behind tournament winner Mason County Central’s 172.
Points in high school basketball are sometimes hard to come by. Unless, that is, you’re the Greenville Yellow Jackets and Belding Redskins. The two rival played one of its more memorable games in recent history on Friday night.
While Greenville’s wrestling team continued their winning ways at the Rockford quadrangular, Belding’s team went the other way. The Yellow Jackets won both of their matches Wednesday, beating the Redskins 41-28. While they were beating Rockford 38-33, the Redskins lost to Fruitport 42-30.
Taylor Johnson knows only one thing when it comes to winning. It takes work. That’s what she told Belding’s girls basketball players when she was invited by coach Brad Wilson to speak to them after practice Wednesday.
Belding’s volleyball team has a long road ahead of them –— literally. The Redskins will have a long trip to travel to Pinconning today to play in the Class B regionals. Pinconning, for those who haven’t looked it up on a map, is north of Bay City on the other side of the state.
Belding’s football team came close to pulling an upset against Comstock Park in the Division 4 regionals Friday night. Instead the Redskins had their season end at the hands of the Panthers 35-17.