Belding’s softball team had a short-lived comeback. The Redskins came from a 4-0 deficit against the Coopersville Broncos on Thursday, only to lose in extra innings 5-4. The comeback started in the bottom of the sixth inning with a Greta Wilker solo home run. It was completed in the bottom of the seventh inning on a two-RBI double by Olivia Stephan.
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Belding’s girls track team is the O-K Blue Conference champions again. The Redskins beat the other five teams in the conference at the conference tournament Friday night, scoring 116.5 points to beat Coopersville (108) and Grand Rapids West Catholic (89.5).
The Belding Redskins girls track team has a stranglehold on the O-K Blue. With Monday’s 89-48 win at home against Sparta, the Redskins finished the league regular season schedule undefeated for the third consecutive season. That’s 15 straight dual meet wins.
A Belding senior will be one of the first members of the Cornerstone University women’s bowling team. Alyviah Mason signed her letter of intent to bowl for Cornerstone in front of her family and her Belding softball teammates Friday.
Belding’s Katie Wood scored four goals, but it’s the Redskins’ chemistry that has the team rolling early in the season. Wood scored the final goal of the first half and the first three goals of the second half to help lead the Redskins past O-K Blue rival Allendale 7-1 on Monday night.
Belding runner Monica Baylis has her future plans set. The senior track standout announced Tuesday on Twitter she will be running track for Michigan State University next spring.
The Belding Redskins broke open a close ballgame with a six-run sixth inning. Holding on to a 2-1 advantage over the Sparta Spartans, the Redskins pounded out six hits, while batting around the lineup to open an 8-1 lead after six innings.
Belding wrestling coach Travis Meyer said he enjoyed coaching his team this year. “It’s always fun to have that level of success at the mat,” Meyer said.
Blood, sweat and tears. Not in any particular order, but that is the life of a wrestler. Without any of the three, success on the mat is hard to come by.
Belding’s girls basketball team is head- ed deeper into the Class B state tournament. The host Redskins held the Alma Panthers to just three players scoring in a 52-25 win in the district tournament.