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.
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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 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.”
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.
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.
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 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.