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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.

Lakeview’s Nolan Saxton goes for a pin during his semifinal match on Saturday at the Lakeview Invitational. Saxton went on to win the match and the 112-pound championship.

Tri County takes second place at Lakeview Invitational

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.

Greenville’s Ethan Morris drives past Belding’s Sam Beckett during Friday’s game. The Yellow Jackets won 88-83 to improve to 2-0. - Jamie McNinch

Greenville fends off Redskins for win

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.

Belding’s Michael Hunter, top, works over Greenville’s Stephen Hilliker during the 112- pound match Wednesday.

Greenville wrestlers go 2-0, stop Redskins, Rams

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.

Central Michigan senior Taylor Johnson, left, talks to Belding girls basketball players after a practice Wednesday.

CMU’s Johnson talks work, work, work to Belding girls

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 Gabby Holyfield skies to tap the ball over the nete during a match this season.

Belding ready for Swan Valley

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.

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Belding miscues hurt in loss to Panthers

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.

The Belding Redskins won its sixth district title in the past seven seasons on Thursday night at Alma.

Belding takes third straight district title

Belding’s volleyball team did it again – just like they have two times before. The Redskins won a Class B district volleyball tournament, knocking off Central Montcalm in straight games 25-23, 25-7, 25-13 in Alma Thursday night.