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Belding forward Greta Wilker (12) battles for a defensive rebound with Lakeview’s Amanda Heady (40) during third-quarter action Monday night. - Courtesy photos/Joe Veselenak

Belding’s defense, rebounding leads to victory over Lakeview

The Belding Redskins squared off with the Lakeview Wildcats in what felt like a girls basketball district final, but was just a tournament opener. Playing at home, the Redskins used their physicality, defense and rebounding to defeat the Wildcats 55-41 in the Class B district tournament game on Monday night.

Belding’s Katie Wood, left, dribbles the basketball to her right, while Monica Baylis posts up against West Catholic’s Libby O’Brien (24) during Friday’s game at home. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

West Catholic outlasts Belding girls 57-48

Brooke Wila got hot right when the Grand Rapids West Catholic Falcons needed her to. Immediately after the Belding Redskins gained their first lead of the night, early in the fourth quarter, the junior guard went off for a quick eight points, which spurred the Falcons to a 57-48 O-K Blue victory over the Redskins on Friday night.

Belding’s Monica Baylis, left, goes in for a shot against Montabella’s Madi Cutler during Tuesday’s game. The Redskins won 36-31. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Breimayer leads Belding to comeback win over Montabella

Hallee Briemayer caught fire when her team needed it the most. The Belding Redskins struggled offensively most of the night, but its defense was outstanding. While the defense was forcing key turnovers down the stretch, Breimayer was filling the basket in a 36-31 comeback win at Montabella on Tuesday.

Belding’s Bryce Wilker prior to the 2014 high school football season. Wilker signed his letter of intent to play for Michigan State University on Wednesday. - Courtesy photo/Joe Veselenak

Belding’s Bryce Wilker signs letter with MSU

Bryce Wilker is a Michigan State Spartan. The Belding High School senior realized his dream of playing college football when he signed his Letter of Intent to play for Michigan State University on Wednesday.

Belding’s Jesse Scheidel, left, goes for a pin against his opponent during the Lakeview Invitational on Jan. 24. On Saturday, Scheidel went undefeated to help the Redskins to a second place finish at the Montabella Invitational. - File photo

Belding wrestlers finish second at Montabella

Tournament time is nearly here for Michigan high school wrestling teams. While area wrestling teams are still looking for wins the final weekend of January, they are also fine tuning for the postseason. On Saturday, the Belding Redskins traveled to Montabella for a round-robin team tournament and placed second. Their only loss was to tournament champion Chippewa Hills 40-27.

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Belding High School shoots to fill the gym

Belding High School has one of the newest and best high school basketball gymnasiums in the area and possibly the state. On Friday night, Belding will host a night of fun events with the hope of setting a new attendance record for Redskins Arena. This event is also to show off the gym, say thank you to the community and local businesses for their support in helping to build the arena.

Central Montcalm’s Zac MacDonald competes against Grant’s Chase Hicks during the 140-pound championship match on Saturday. Hicks won by 12-1 major decision.

Mason County Central wins Lakeview Invitational

The Lakeview Wildcats hosted its annual individual wrestling tournament on Saturday. Mason County Central outlasted 16 schools to earn the championship this weekend with 202 points. Grant was second with 164 points and Belding third with 150.

Belding’s Blake Rodarmer tries to turn Sparta’s Dave Mosher over during the teams’ dual meet Wednesday night. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Belding wrestlers spilt at FH Northern

elding’s wrestling team had been cruising along without a loss in the first half of the season. Then they ran into one of the toughest teams in the O-K Blue Conference.

A look at the Detroit Pistons court during the Greenville Yellow Jackets/Belding Redskins girls basketball game at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Saturday. - Daily News/Ryan Schlehuber

Greenville sweeps rival Belding at The Palace

It was an experience the Greenville and Belding varsity basketball programs won’t forget anytime soon. Well, the Belding boys and girls team might want to forget the final scores. The rest, they will remember.

Belding’s Connor Barker, at top, tries to finish pinning Carson City-Crystal’s Colton Blasher during the John Baum Invitational Saturday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Belding tops CC-Crystal to win own invitational

Belding’s wrestling team needed a big win over Carson City-Crystal in the championship match to win its own invitational Saturday. The Redskins got it, beating the Eagles 51-23 to cap off an undefeated tournament.