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Belding senior Caitlyn Alkire delivers a pitch during Tuesday’s Division 2 quarterfinal at Davenport University against the Linden Eagles. Redskins’ freshman Greta Wilker, background, gets ready at third base.

Linden rallies, defeats Belding in Division 2 quarterfinal

With just one returning senior this year, the Belding Redskins were not expected to advance this far into the state softball playoffs. Still, the Redskins feel they let one slip away during the Division 2 quarterfinal against the Linden Eagles at Davenport University in Grand Rapids on Tuesday.

Belding junior Mariah Heintzelman hammers a pitch for one of her three hits during Saturday’s Division 2 regional final against Hudsonville Unity Christian.

Belding looking for return trip to Battle Creek

The Belding Redskins softball team has won four consecutive regional titles. They will be looking for their first trip to the Division 2 state semifinals since 2010. In 2010, the Redskins defeated Williamston 3-2 to advance to Bailey Park in Battle Creek for the state semifinals. After two quarterfinal losses the past two years (2011 to Stevensville Lakeshore and 2012 to Wayland Union), the Redskins are ready for the return trip to the “Cereal City.”

The Belding Redskins hold up four fingers after winning its fourth straight regional championship on Saturday.

Belding wins 4th straight regional softball championship

Year after year, the Belding Redskins continue to find ways to win. Saturday wasn’t any different. The Redskins earned a pair of exciting 3-2 victories, the first over Grand Rapids Christian and the second in eight innings over Hudsonville Unity Christian to capture the Division 2 regional championship at Hope College in Holland.

Belding’s Alyviah Mason, right, fires to first as Wyoming High’s Alina Molette (6) passes by during the two teams’ game May 16.

Belding looking for 4th straight regional title

Different year, same results. The Belding Redskins softball program just continues to win. Saturday’s 9-2 win over Comstock Park at home gave the Redskins their fifth straight district title.

The Belding Redskins show five fingers to represent its fifth consecutive district title on Saturday at home.

Belding, Central Montcalm win softball districts

Two local softball teams will be heading to the regional round of the playoffs after winning their district tournament. Belding and Central Montcalm are moving on after two wins Saturday.

The Belding Redskins girls track team won the O-K Blue league title on Friday night at Coopersville.

Belding girls win O-K Blue track championship

Conference champions. For the first time ever, the Belding Redskins girls track team can say they are conference champions after Friday’s victory at the O-K Blue Conference meet at Coopersville.

Belding’s Michael Stephan, left, and Brendan Zuver sign letters of intent to play college football Wednesday.

Belding duo signs to play college football

A pair of Belding football players are moving on to college football. Michael Stephan and Brendan Zuver signed letters of intent to play football at different Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association schools. Stephan signed with Hope and Zuver with Albion.

Belding’s Peyton Mount, left, takes the baton from Rachel Warner during Friday’s Lakeview Invitational. The Redskin girls finished the O-K Blue a perfect 6-0 with a win over Wyoming on Monday.

Belding girls track finishes perfect in O-K Blue

The Belding Redskins track team faced one more O-K Blue Conference foe on Monday before the league meet begins on Thursday. The result was a pair of victories for both the boys and girls teams. The win for the girls concluded a perfect 6-0 conference record with a 103-34 win over the Wyoming Wolves at home.

Belding’s Brendan Zuver, top in orange, leads Tri County’s John Newell, left, in a heat of the 100-meter dash.

Belding takes first, second in Lakeview track invitational

Belding’s track teams continued their dominance of the Lakeview Invitational Friday. The Redskins girls won the meet with 173-1/2 points, beating Evart’s 80-1/2 and Morley Stanwood’s 67.

Belding assistant football coach Brian Houser holds his MHSFCA Assistant Coach of the Year award.

Belding’s Houser wins Assistant Coach of the Year award

Brian Houser has been a volunteer assistant football coach for the Belding Redskins the past 16 years. Through those 16 years, three head coaches and countless practices, Houser has remained a loyal Redskin doing whatever he can to help improve the Belding football program.