ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, Oct. 1

Belding 3-1: The Redskins defeated the three-time O-K Blue champion Coopersville Broncos on the road Thursday. After losing to the Broncos in five sets in early September, the Redskins rebounded with a 24-26, 25-17, 25-18, 25-22 win…


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, Sept. 30

Greenville third at conference meet: The Yellow Jackets took third at the final O-K Bronze Conference meet Wednesday, shooting a team score of 387 to finish behind Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern’s 371 and Grand Rapids Forest Hills Eastern’s 382…

Belding’s Olivia Stephan returns a serve against West Catholic at home on Tuesday. Johanna McCully (3) and Sarah Brownell, right, are there to provide support. Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Beldings tops West Catholic, ready for Coopersville rematch

Playing the first varsity game of Belding’s 5th annual Pink Week, the Redskins volleyball team put on a stellar display. On Tuesday, the Redskins pieced together three solid sets to defeat O-K Blue rival Grand Rapids West Catholic. The win sets up another showdown with three-time defending league champion Coopersville on Thursday.


THE REVIEW: Divide and conquer

With the leaves changing and the Detroit Tigers one step closer to being put out of misery, focus has shifted to a delightful round of inner-state trash talk with everyone making it a point to reflect on their true feelings toward the Ohio State Buckeyes. To onlookers, it’s chaos. To the locals, it’s Big Ten football.


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…


THE REVIEW: Cultivating the future

It’s a situation Andrew Graham has faced before. For the second consecutive year, the second-year manager for the West Michigan Whitecaps finds himself in the mix of the pressures of the postseason. But you won’t see any added perspiration on the face of the 33-year-old. Observing his mannerisms along the third base line during game time, you can spot the glint in his eye from any location, a glint displaying the drive and the fight for success within the former minor league catcher.

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.


SPORTS GALORE: Texas HS football players should never play again

Playing high school sports is a privilege and not a right. That is as true in Michigan as it is in Texas, even if the state of Texas takes its high school football a little more serious than the rest of the country. This past Friday, the lights shined on Texas football for all the wrong reasons.