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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, April 16

Lakeview 5, Ithaca 3: The Wildcats picked up their second win of the season Thursday, beating the Yellowjackets in a makeup game. Lauren Pachaly had three goals and Brooke Reed added two goals and an assist…

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Area hoops teams earn BCAM Academic All-State

High school student-athletes are just that. Students and athletes. Regardless of talent on the court or the field, academics should be the first priority of any student-athlete. This winter, several area basketball teams earned Academic All-State honors from the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM).

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, April 15

Breckenridge downs Vestaburg twice: The Wolverines were upended by future MSAC foe Breckenridge in a doubleheader Wednesday. The Huskies won game one 5-3. Mitch Sellers took the loss for Vestaburg, striking out seven in three innings…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, April 14

Central Montcalm 2-0: The Hornets defeated the Saranac Redskins twice at home on Tuesday. Game was a 16-6 mercy in five innings. Ben West earned the win, allowing seven hits, three walks, five earned runs and seven strikeouts…

Belding’s Greta Wilker fields a bunt from third base and makes the throw to Julia Rupert at first base during Tuesday’s game against Sparta. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Belding softball opens conference play with a pair of wins

The Belding Redskins broke open a close ballgame with a six-run sixth inning. Holding on to a 2-1 advantage over the Sparta Spartans, the Redskins pounded out six hits, while batting around the lineup to open an 8-1 lead after six innings.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, April 13

Greenville splits: The Yellow Jackets lost the first game 5-1 and won the second game 3-1 at home against the Sparta Spartans on Monday. Sparta’s Carl Dietrich earned the win in game one. He worked all seven innings, allowing five hits with three strikeouts. Calvin Syrjala took the loss…

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Belding girls take 1st to open track season

The Belding Redskins girls track team started the 2014-2015 track season with a first place finish. Competing at the Striders Invite at Aquinas College, the Redskins beat out 16 teams with 69 points on Thursday. Allendale was second with 54 and Bath third with 51.5 points.

Belding’s Max Walker, bottom, tries to excape the grip of Sparta’s Dyland Wilkins during their meet Jan. 14.

Belding matmen ‘had fun,’ said coach

Belding wrestling coach Travis Meyer said he enjoyed coaching his team this year. “It’s always fun to have that level of success at the mat,” Meyer said.

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Belding’s season ends at the hands of Wayland Union

Belding’s girls basketball team met a vastly superior opponent Tuesday night, and Redskins coach Brad Wilson knew it. “When you play a team as tough as Wayland (Union), they really expose your weaknesses,” Wilson said. “Wayland plays at a speed that’s very hard to match.”

Carson City-Crystal's Dillen Decker points to his family after defeating Montabella’s Joey Durham 15-6 in the Division 4, 152-pound final on Saturday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Four area wrestlers win individual state titles, 13 place in top eight

Blood, sweat and tears. Not in any particular order, but that is the life of a wrestler. Without any of the three, success on the mat is hard to come by.