A total of 21 local wrestlers are going to The Palace of Auburn Hills to try to win a title. All 21 finished fourth or better at their individual tournaments across the state and will move on to wrestle at The Palace for the final time March 2 to March 4.
In the District 18, Division 3 competitive cheer finals Saturday, the host team, Comstock Park, took first place while Tri County finished second and Belding finished sixth.
With its first conference championship in hand, Belding’s competitive cheer team is looking to continue rewriting the history books.
As the dust settles from Saturday’s state individual district tournaments, as many as 33 wrestlers qualified for the next round, the regionals, which will be next Saturday. The Carson City-Crystal Eagles, wrestling out of the 27-4 Hesperia district, saw 10 wrestlers qualify, which is the most among the area schools, followed by Greenville, which had eight qualify. Belding had six qualify while Tri County and Montabella each had four wrestlers who finished fourth or better to qualify for regionals. Central Montcalm finished with two qualifiers and Lakeview with one.
BELDING — “Under the weather” would describe the Belding boys basketball team, both in health and in shooting Friday night against NorthPointe Christian. In a low-scoring 34-27 loss to the Mustangs, the Redskins were playing without four of their players owing to sickness, while most of the rest of the team battled symptoms. Belding [...]
After losing its best player to an injury and its head coach to a questionable ejection, one might think Belding would have folded against NorthPointe Christian on Friday. Not so.
This is the time of year I always love, when “National Signing Day” is upon us. I love all the hype of which highly-touted high school football recruit is going where and which team has raked in the most studs and whose team is going to be crazy good next year, or so we think. One of the the trends I’ve gotten caught up in and enjoy watching are the creative announcements these recruits have been posting online lately.
The long-standing football rivalry between the Belding Redskins and the Greenville Yellow Jackets will be postponed at least for the next two years, a decision made by Belding Area Schools this week.
Alexa Syrjala has something to prove in her last year of running for Belding’s track and field. Despite making all-conference in cross country this past season, the senior wasn’t satisfied with how she did personally. And despite some health ailments that held her back, she strongly believes she can beat some of her personal records now. It’s this mentality and drive that attracted Siena Heights track and field coach Kirk Richards enough to recruit Syrjala to his program.
Belding’s Mitchell Ward said he had butterflies when he went for his 100th career win Wednesday. “I was very nervous. I was super-nervous,” he said. “I didn’t want to let anyone down.” Ward didn’t, getting an 11-3 major decision over Wyoming Kelloggsville’s Connor Moore for win No. 100.