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Belding reaches finals with win over Central Montcalm

Belding’s girls basketball team held Central Montcalm from getting a lot of shots to go in. As a result, the Redskins are moving on to the Class B district final they are hosting.

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THE REVIEW: One culture, two worlds

Professional sports, in any walk of life, are a curious thing. Each embodies its own complexities, its own rituals and finds its own identity in the culture it creates.

Belding forward Greta Wilker (12) battles for a defensive rebound with Lakeview’s Amanda Heady (40) during third-quarter action Monday night. - Courtesy photos/Joe Veselenak

Belding’s defense, rebounding leads to victory over Lakeview

The Belding Redskins squared off with the Lakeview Wildcats in what felt like a girls basketball district final, but was just a tournament opener. Playing at home, the Redskins used their physicality, defense and rebounding to defeat the Wildcats 55-41 in the Class B district tournament game on Monday night.

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Belding boys bowling advances to state finals

The Belding Redskins boys bowling team placed third at the regional tournament to qualify for the Division 3 state finals on Saturday. The Redskins shot 3,445 to place behind regional champions Wyoming Kelloggsville (3,681) and Fremont (3,541).

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SPORTS GALORE: Detroit Tigers optimism … with question marks

Spring training is a time of optimism for Major League Baseball fans, players, management and even media. It’s a fresh start, with new hopes and new dreams. The sun is shining, the temperatures are rising — at least in Arizona and Florida — and optimism is bursting at the seems.

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THE REVIEW: Getting rid of the wrinkles

You may have heard the phrase, “A tiger can’t change his stripes.” Simply put, the intrinsic heartbeat cannot be changed, but no one said a few grooming tips can’t be offered.

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COLLEGE ROUNDUP

Torrey Davis/Lake Forest College: The Greenville graduate, a junior, started the Forester’s season finale at Carroll University on Saturday. Davis scored six points and grabbed four rebounds in the 75-61 loss…

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Seven area wrestlers win regional championships

t was a successful weekend for area wrestlers as 22 of 36 regional qualifiers advanced to the Michigan High School Athletic Association individual state finals tournament on Saturday. Seven wrestlers won regional championships in their respective divisions and weight classes. The top four placers in each bracket advances to the state finals.

Belding’s Katie Wood, left, dribbles the basketball to her right, while Monica Baylis posts up against West Catholic’s Libby O’Brien (24) during Friday’s game at home. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

West Catholic outlasts Belding girls 57-48

Brooke Wila got hot right when the Grand Rapids West Catholic Falcons needed her to. Immediately after the Belding Redskins gained their first lead of the night, early in the fourth quarter, the junior guard went off for a quick eight points, which spurred the Falcons to a 57-48 O-K Blue victory over the Redskins on Friday night.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Feb. 20

CC-Crystal 60, Montabella 25: The Eagles won their game against the Mustangs in a MSAC battle Friday night. CC-Crystal got 13 from Kaleb Barrett and nine each from Garrett Tabor and Grant Gage…