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Grand Rapids’ Jared Coreau makes a kick save during the first period of the Griffins’ game against Chicago on Sunday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Coreau to return to backup role after successful GR run

Jared Coreau had a pretty successful run as the starting goaltender for the Grand Rapids Griffins. The undrafted free agent from Northern Michigan University spent the past two-plus months as the top netminder, having to take the place of Tomas McCollum while he was recovering from an injury the Griffins wouldn’t disclose.

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SPORTS GALORE: Mike Ilitch is the man

As a longtime Detroit Tigers season ticker holder, it’s days like Monday that makes renewing my tickets each year an easy decision. Not that it’s ever a tough decision for a Tigers baseball fanatic like myself, but the excitement that raced through my veins hearing the news of Mike Ilitch’s latest investment turns me into a child on Christmas morning.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, Jan. 16

Montabella 66, Farwell 52: The Mustangs won their game at the Palace of Auburn Hills Saturday over the Eagles. Josh Balhorn had 17 points and Brennon Ball added another 19 points and 14 rebounds to the win…

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ROUNDUP: Prep basketball scores from Friday, Jan. 15

CC-Crystal 47, Montabella 31: The 10th-ranked Eagles outscored the Mustangs 17-1 in the second quarter and that was the difference in an MSAC game Friday night. Madi Weese had 13 points and Jenna Schneider had nine on three 3-pointers for CC-Crystal…

Sparta’s Alec Reese, top, tries to roll over Belding’s Connor Barker during their 145-pound match Wednesday night. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Belding wrestlers split only home meet of season

Belding’s wrestling team had one easy match and one hard one at their only home meet of the season Wednesday night. The Redskins’ hard match was the one they lost. Sparta beat them 56-15. The easy match was Wyoming High, which the Redskins won 71-6.

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ROUNDUP: Prep basketball scores from Tuesday, Jan. 12

Greenville 66, Lakeview 45: The Yellow Jackets held the Wildcats to just 25 percent from the field in beating Lakeview Tuesday night. The Kemp sisters led Greenville, with Adele getting 19 and Landon getting 18. Paige Hallock added nine points and 13 rebounds. Lakeview got 23 from Kirsten Johnson.

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ROUNDUP: Prep wrestling scores from Saturday, Jan. 9

ontabella 2nd in Saginaw: The Mustangs went to the Saginaw Valley Lutheran tournament Saturday and finished second behind Bay City Central. Montabella beat their first four opponents, topping Bridgeport 66-12, Saginaw Arthur Hill 60-6, Saginaw High 54-18 and the host Chargers 74-0…

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ROUNDUP: Prep basketball scores from Friday, Jan. 8

CC-Crystal 37, Sacred Heart 21: The Eagles remained undefeated in MSAC play after beating the Irish Thursday night. Kaleb Barrett had 18 of CC-Crystal’s 37 in the win…

Belding’s Dylan McMaster grabs a rebound and scores two points with the putback during a home game against Lake Odessa Lakewood on Tuesday night. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Belding comeback falls short against Lakewood

Lucas McNinch put the Belding Redskins on his back in the fourth quarter. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough. McNinch, a senior, scored 17 of his game-high 27 points in the fourth quarter of a 64-54 home loss to the Lake Odessa Lakewood Vikings on Tuesday.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, Dec. 12

Tri County wins own tourney: The Vikings won all five matchups at their home invitational Saturday. They beat CC-Crystal 46-30, Comstock Park 46-25, Spring Lake 72-12, LeRoy Pine River 44-21 and Cedar Springs 38-18. Going undefeated Saturday were Nick McGhan (119 pounds), Dakota Greer (125), Parker Martin (130) and Jared Tague (189)…