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Comstock Park defensive back Sam LaRoche grabs a first quarter interception for the Panthers. Comstock Park grabbed three interceptions in Friday’s 30-7 win over the Belding Redskins.

Comstock Park hands Belding first loss

In a battle of unbeaten teams, it was the Comstock Park Panthers making key plays when needed. Comstock Park forced three turnovers, Jake Bush rushed for 161 yards (scored four touchdowns) and they stopped the Belding Redskins when they needed it the most in a 30-7 O-K Blue Conference win on Friday night.

Belding senior Nick Price evades a tackler from Coopersville during last week’s game at home. The Redskins host Leslie on Friday

Belding prepares for homecoming game

The Belding football team is back in a familiar position from many years ago. The Redskins are ranked in a tie for ninth in the state in the latest Associated Press Division 4 football poll.

Belding’s Cameron Dombrowski returns an interception for a 60-yard touchdown on Friday night.

Belding now 3-0, tops Coopersville 54-35

The Belding football team continued to show its ability to be explosive on the offensive side of the ball Friday night in its Ottawa-Kent Blue Conference opener at Rudness Field. The Redskins scored 36 points in the opening half to take a commanding lead into the third en route to a 54-35 win.

Carson City-Crystal’s Tyler Craig, right, starts the senior division race quick during Saturday’s Hornet Run at Central Montcalm. Craig placed third overall with a time of 17:49.91.

Central Montcalm hosts 36th annual Mike Noll Hornet Run

Saturday morning started out as a great day for a run. Later in the morning, the same couldn’t be said as rain and lighting delays slowed the event and runners. Central Montcalm hosted 14 high school cross country teams and another 13 middle school teams for the 36th annual Mike Noll Hornet Run on Saturday. Area schools participating included Belding, Carson City-Crystal, Central Montcalm, Montabella and Vestaburg.

Belding senior Stefanie Harig returns a serve during the Redskins league win over the Coopersville Broncos at home on Thursday.

Belding sweeps league match with Coopersville

The Coopersville Broncos volleyball team went undefeated last year in league play en route to an O-K Blue Conference championship. After Thursday nights’ match, the Belding Redskins have the early hand in the league championship race this year. Belding played near flawless volleyball as they swept the Broncos 25-22, 25-22, 25-21.

The Belding Redskins and Greenville Yellow Jackets line up to run a play during Friday’s annual rivalry game at Rudness Field in Belding. The Redskins ended a five-game losing streak to Greenville with a 47-14 win.

Belding snaps streak, rushes over Greenville

The Belding Redskins scored early and often. In the process, they stunned the capacity crowd on both sides of the football field. The Greenville Yellow Jackets had won five straight games and nine of the last 10 against the Redskins. The streak is no longer intact after the Redskins rolled up more than 400 yards rushing and convincingly defeated the Yellow Jackets 47-14.

Belding’ Stefanie Harig, far right, sends an attack over Saranac’s Brynne Harder (12) and Karlee Derosha, middle, during the second game of the teams’ match Tuesday.

Belding wins battle of Redskins in straight sets

After a win in the Daily News Invitational Saturday, Belding’s volleyball team got into some dual action Tuesday. Belding beat Saranac in the first dual of the season 25-7, 25-7, 25-8 in a battle of teams nicknamed the Redskins that lasted just 44 minutes.

Greenville’s Stacey Fitzgerald (3) tries to put an attack past the block of Belding’s Peyton Mount (4) during the finals of The Daily News Invitational Volleyball Tournament Saturday.

Belding tops Greenville in Daily News Invitational

After pool play was done, there were two standout teams at The Daily News Invitational Volleyball Tournament — Belding and Greenville. Both had been undefeated in pool play, so they were the favorites to advance the finals.


Belding begins preparation for football season opener

Football season is officially under way now that the first full-team practices of the season are taking place. Belding’s football team had their first full-team practice Monday, and coach Joe Schwander was ready for his team to get going.

Belding youth football campers hit the blocking pads during Tuesday’s session. The camp at Rudness Field began on Monday and continues today.

Belding holds youth football FUNdamentals camp

For three days, the Belding Redskins football coaching staff and varsity players are hosting a youth fundamentals camp at Rudness Field. The camp began on Monday and wraps up today. The camp was for third through eighth graders, non-contact and focused on proper technique and skill development.