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Belding tastes first win of football season

For the first time this season, the Belding football team can smile after a Friday night. The Redskins needed overtime to do it, though. Belding beat Sparta 20-14 on Friday night for their first win of the season. It took an interception and a touchdown run in overtime to do it, though.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Sept. 22

Belding 3, Allendale 0: The Redskins swept the Falcons in an O-K Blue Conference match Tuesday night 25-20, 25-11, 25-14. Johanna McCully led with 12 kills, Brooke Linebaugh dished out 31 assists, Greta Wilker made 17 digs, and Wilker, Sam McNeal and Sarah Brownell had three aces each…


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, Sept. 21.

CC-Crystal falls in 4: The Eagles lost a home match against Portland St. Patrick in four sets 19-25, 25-20, 25-20, 26-24. Jenna Schneider had 18 digs, 13 points and four aces…

Central Montcalm’s Mackenzie Rutz, center, fires an attack past Shepherd’s Ashtyn Snyder (10) and Jordyn Emelander (6) during pool play of the Montabella Invitational Saturday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Belding does it again at Montabella Invite

For the third straight tournament, Belding’s volleyball team came out on top. The Redskins won the Montabella Invitational Saturday, adding to their wins at The Daily News Invitational and the Carson City-Crystal Invitational earlier in the season.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, Sept. 9

Central third, Tri County fourth: The Vikings took fourth at the Lady Warrior Invitational Wednesday, shooting a team score of 523. That was behind Big Rapids’ 419, Chippewa Hills’ 427 and Central Montcalm’s 457. Julia Bice was fourth overall with a 103, Cierra Rose added a 127 for a 15th-place finish, Anna Caldwell shot a 143 and Megan Owen had a 150 that was assisted by a hole-in-one on the seventh hole, using a pitching wedge…


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Sept. 8

Volleyball Belding sweeps Comstock Park: The Redskins cruised to a three game win against Comstock Park on Tuesday. Belding won 25-13, 25-11, 25-21 to even its record in the O-K Blue. Brooke Linebaugh had 32 assists, Johanna McCully 15 kills and Greta Wilker 15 digs. Olivia Stephan added four aces. Record: 10-1-1 (1-1). Next match: [...]


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, Sept. 3

Vestaburg 20, Farwell 6: Chris Keeler had runs of three, three and five yards for all three of the Wolverines’ scores over the Eagles Thursday night. Keeler finished with 18 carries for 90 yards and Dalton Keyes added 13 carries for 79 yards. Vestaburg had 209 yards of offense, all on the ground…

Belding’s Johanna McCully taps the ball over the net for a point during Wednesday’s match vs. Coopersville. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Coopersville rallies for five set victory against Belding

The road to an O-K Blue volleyball championship goes through Coopersville. The Belding Redskins know this. The three-time defending league champion Coopersville Broncos definitely know this. For two-and-a-half sets Belding was on cruise control. Like a typical Michigan road following a rough winter, the Redskins hit some bumps and potholes as the Broncos found their direction in a come-from-behind 3-2 win on Wednesday night.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, Sept. 2

Belding 2nd: The Redskins competed in an O-K Blue Jamboree at the Mines Golf Course hosted by NorthPointe Christian on Wednesday. Grand Rapids West Catholic won the tournament with a 185. Belding tied with NorthPointe Christian with 197. Coopersville shot 201, Comstock Park 216, Calvin Christian 221, Sparta 225 and Allendale 255…

The Belding girls cross country team competed at Benzie Central High School and placed 12th on Saturday. The Redskins girls cross country team consists of, front row from left, Kelsey Stahlin, Kassidy Gross, Veronica Muniz, Olivia Muniz and Hannah Kellogg; back row from left, coach Chris Kmiecik, Lauren McDowell, Tori Wittenbach, Bridget Myles, Teresa Myles, Carissa Stenquist and coach John Carlson. Missing are Christy Smith, Lexi Syrjala and Laura Tuttle. Belding will run at the Saranac Invitational on Wednesday. Courtesy photo/Joe Veselenak

Belding runners 12th at Benzie Central

The Belding girls cross country team was in action this weekend, while the boys team had the weekend off. The Redskins competed at the Benzie Central Pete Moss Invitational and placed 12th out of 21 teams in the big school division on Saturday.