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.
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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.
Sparta’s Savanah MeKellar had a great game. The Belding Redskins defense did not. McKellar scored four goals as the Spartans dominated the Redskins 5-0 in an O-K Blue game on Wednesday night.
It wasn’t ideal, but at least they were playing. The Belding Redskins and Lakeview Wildcats softball teams took to the field for the first time, literally, on Monday night at Demorest Field.
Central Michigan’s women’s basketball team hadn’t won a Mid-American Conference championship since 1984. That was also the last time the Lady Chippewas had been to the NCAA Division 1 women’s tournament. All that changed this season when CMU won the MAC tournament and was in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
All the sports events scheduled for Monday and even Tuesday were canceled because of rain. With the exception of a few teams, most school teams have yet to take the field or the track to start the season.
The Belding Redskins softball team has had an extremely successful four-year ride. Belding has won four straight district titles, three straight regional titles and even reached the Class B state semifinals during that run.
The Belding Redskins baseball team is ready to begin the season. They just need the weather to cooperate. Following a season with a near .500 record (16-17-1), the Redskins return eight letterwinners and plenty of expectations
Belding senior Tyler Strevel said playing college baseball “has been a dream for a long time.” That dream came true on Wednesday when he signed a letter of intent to play baseball for Aquinas College next season.
Belding’s boys basketball program had some growing pains to go through this season. It started with new coach Jeff Wierzbicki, who took over the program from Brian Babbitt. He put in a new system for the Redskins to digest.