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Belding’s Teresa Myles, left, and Monica Baylis, front right, start the 3,200-meter relay out front during Monday’s home meet against Sparta. - File photo

Belding girls win O-K Blue track title again

Belding’s girls track team is the O-K Blue Conference champions again. The Redskins beat the other five teams in the conference at the conference tournament Friday night, scoring 116.5 points to beat Coopersville (108) and Grand Rapids West Catholic (89.5).

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, May 7

Belding 7, Wyoming Potter’s House 0: The Redskins came within one goal of mercying the Pumas on Thursday. Katie Wood had a “Texas hat trick” with four goals, Mia Karstein added two and Joesi Krieger had one. Tina Griffioen had three assists, Kylee Chickering added two and Mariela Tovar had one…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, May 6

Montabella takes two: The Mustangs were double winners over Coleman Wednesday, winning 4-1 and 10-2 over the Comets in an MSAC matchup. In the first game Dan Cutler went the distance and allowed three hits and four walks while striking out nine. Colby Butler and Brady Burggren had two hits in the game…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, May 4

Central Montcalm splits: The Hornets won the first game 2-0, but lost game two 3-1 at Cedar Springs on Monday. Brandon Braman earned the win in game one, allowing four hits with no walks and five strikeouts. Todd Switzer and Jake Ebels and two hits each, while Brody Shindorf and Braman had RBIs…

Belding junior Alex Parker, middle, clears a hurdle during a home meet against Sparta on Monday. She set a school record in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.49 seconds. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Belding girls top Sparta, finishes O-K Blue regular season perfect

The Belding Redskins girls track team has a stranglehold on the O-K Blue. With Monday’s 89-48 win at home against Sparta, the Redskins finished the league regular season schedule undefeated for the third consecutive season. That’s 15 straight dual meet wins.

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Belding soccer mercies CC-Crystal

The difference between Belding’s girls soccer team and Carson City-Crystal’s soccer team was on display Friday night. The experienced Redskins had no problems beating the first-year Eagles, needing only 53 minutes of running time for an 8-0 mercy.

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Greenville, Belding vote for O-K Conference realignment

Every four years, O-K Conference member schools vote for realignment. Some years, the vote is quick and easy and others not so much. This year’s vote went quick and was passed by member school athletic directors and principals easily. Last week, athletic directors voted 40-8 in favor of the realignment proposal and school principals voted 40-8 in favor, as well, on Wednesday. To pass, 32 yes votes were needed.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, April 30

Tri County 8, Godwin Heights 7: The Vikings got a pair of runs in the fifth inning to take the lead, then held on to win their non-conference match against the Wolverines on Thursday night. Colton Harris pitched 3 1/3 innings in relief and got the win, giving up two hits and a walk while striking out five…

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THE REVIEW: A new chapter in Whitecaps baseball

For West Michigan Whitecaps head coach Andrew Graham, transition is an inevitable piece to the puzzle. The former minor league catcher wrapped up a strong showing in his first year as the face of the Detroit Tigers single-A organization, including guiding his team to a first-half Midwest League Division championship, qualifying for a visit to the playoffs for the first time since 2010 and finishing 82-58 on the year.

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Belding, Central Montcalm split on the diamond

The Belding Redskins hosted the Central Montcalm Hornets baseball team and split a doubleheader on Monday. Belding won game one 9-2, while the Hornets won game two 8-4.