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Belding’s Brian Daller connects on a pitch, but flies to center field during the second inning on Wednesday at Fifth Third Ballpark against Cedar Springs.

Belding falls twice at Fifth Third Ballpark

The Belding Redskins, unfortunately, have been finding ways to lose baseball games this year. On Wednesday night, at Fifth Third Ballpark, the Redskins did more of the same in two nonconference losses to the Cedar Springs Red Hawks.

Belding’s Summer Eubanks clears a hurdle during Tuesday’s shortened track meet at home against Allendale. Eubanks placed second behind teammate Alex Parker.

Storm delays Belding track vs. Allendale

Inclement weather forced a delay in the track meet between the Belding Redskins and Allendale Falcons on Tuesday evening. The matchup between O-K Blue rivals was delayed after five completed events and will be made up on Monday at 4 p.m.

Belding sophomore Veronica Muniz maneuvers around two defenders from Wyoming during Wednesday’s game at Rudness Field. The Redskins won 1-0.

Griffioen’s goal leads Belding to 1-0 victory

It took the Belding Redskins less than five minutes to open the scoring on Wednesday against Wyoming. Little did the Redskins know, but Tina Griffioen’s goal would be the only score of the night in a 1-0 shutout win over the Wyoming Wolves at Rudness Field.

Belding’s Ryan Rich waits for the ball at first base against Coopersville on Thursday at home. The Redskins split their first doubleheader of the season against the Broncos.

Belding opens season with split vs. Coopersville

Belding softball coach Mikayla Linebaugh noted how her Redskins should have had a few games under their belts by now. “The toughest thing is it was our first time out,” she said. “We should have had seven or eight ball games in by now.”

Belding’s Teresa Myles, second from right, starts a distance run during The Daily News Track Classic last year at Greenville High School.

Belding girls ready for more track success

The 2013 girls track season was an incredible one for the Belding Redskins. Last year included a 6-0 dual meet record, invitational wins at home and Lakeview, first place at the O-K Blue Conference meet and the O-K Blue championship. The Redskins placed fourth at regionals, ninth out of 15 teams at the Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association (MITCA) team state meet and broke eight school records last year.

Belding’s Neil McCully, top, tries to roll over Allendale’s Jon Nielsen during the O-K Blue Conference championships Feb. 1.

Belding matmen ‘dealt with some adversity’

Even though the Belding wrestling team finished with a good record, it was a trying time for the Redskins. The team had to rearrange lineups constantly, noted coach Travis Meyer.

Belding’s Kole Hart fades away for a shot during Friday’s district final win against Alma.

Belding wins district title in overtime

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 [...]

Belding’s Brady Phelps goes for a pin during Thursday’s district final against Grand Rapids Catholic Central.

Belding wrestlers defeated in distrtict final

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.

Montabella’s Sarah Miller (33) goes up for a shot between a couple of Belding defenders on Tuesday night at Redskins Arena. Belding won 50-31.

Belding holds down Smith, Montabella

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 Neil McCully, top, tries to get his hands together to turn Allendale’s Jon Nielsen during the finals of the 189-pound class at the O-K Blue Conference championships Saturday.

Belding places nine at O-K Blue tournament

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.