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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, April 17

Lakeview, Vestaburg split: The Wildcats opened the season with a win and a loss against the Wolverines Thursday, losing the first game 3-2 on a bases-loaded walk, but winning the second game 4-2…

Belding’s Ryan Rich waits for the ball at first base against Coopersville on Thursday at home. The Redskins split their first doubleheader of the season against the Broncos.

Belding opens season with split vs. Coopersville

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.”

Belding’s Teresa Myles, second from right, starts a distance run during The Daily News Track Classic last year at Greenville High School.

Belding girls ready for more track success

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.

Belding’s Neil McCully, top, tries to roll over Allendale’s Jon Nielsen during the O-K Blue Conference championships Feb. 1.

Belding matmen ‘dealt with some adversity’

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.

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Swan Valley ends Belding’s playoff run

Just like in volleyball, Saginaw Swan Valley ended Belding’s playoff run in Pinconning. The Vikings beat the Redskins in the Class B boys basketball regional on Monday 54-34, ending Belding’s season at 8-14.

Belding’s Kole Hart fades away for a shot during Friday’s district final win against Alma.

Belding wins district title in overtime

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 [...]

Greenville’s Alec Ward, right, tangles with Bay City Western’s Christian Schoenherr during the Division 2, 140-pound semifinal on Friday. Ward placed second after a finals match loss to St. Johns’ Zac Hall. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Ward places second, 11 others earn all-state wrestling honors

The Michigan High School Athletic Association individual wrestling tournament is an exhilarating three-day weekend full of joy and heartbreak. Overall, the area had 26 wrestlers earn their way through a grueling team regular season and then individual district and regional tournaments to reach the state finals. In the end, 12 of those wrestlers placed at least eighth in their respective weight classes and divisions.

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ROUNDUP: State wrestling tournament results

First round results from the MHSAA individual state wrestling tournament.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, Feb. 26

Belding 69, Ovid-Elsie 41: The Redskins advanced to the Class B district final with a road win on Wednesday over the Marauders. Belding outscored the Marauders 25-7 in the second quarter, which included an 18-2 run…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, Feb. 24

CC-Crystal 42, Saranac 24: The Eagles opened Class C district play at home with a win over the Redskins Monday night. Mikayla Duflo and Mackenzie Geister outscored the entire Saranac team, as Duflo had 16 points and Geister added 13…