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EMILY WALDON: A season of unfortunate events

Quarterback Dan Orlovsky would like to forget 2008 as much as anyone. Orlovsky was at the helm for the Detroit Lions as they fell 31-21 to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field that year. While any loss has the ability to leave a sting, this particular defeat marked a milestone that anyone would love to go without. A 10-point difference was all it took for the Lions to earn the title of becoming the first team to go winless throughout an entire 16-game season, since the 1976 expansion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which finished their year at 0-14.

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SPORTS GALORE: Daily fantasy sports is gambling

Every week, I’m one of a couple million people who plays daily fantasy sports via Fanduel, DraftKings or other companies. Fanduel and DraftKings are the most popular and handle a majority of the marketplace. These companies and their product have skyrocketed in popularity the past couple of years much like online poker gambling in the early 2000s.

Central Montcalm’s Ava Miller putting during a CSAA Jamboree early this season. Miller shot a 90 to qualify for the Division 4 state finals on Thursday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Central Montcalm’s Miller qualifies for state finals

Central Montcalm senior Ava Miller is the only area golfer to continue her season beyond regionals. On Thursday, playing at the Grayling Country Club, Miller fired a 90 to qualify for the Division 4 state championship at Michigan State’s Forest Akers East Oct. 16-17. The Hornets shot 443, but did not qualify as a team, which meant Miller did so as an individual. The top three teams and top three players from non qualifying teams advance to the state finals.

Belding’s Edgar Tovar had his shot blocked by sliding West Catholic keeper Paul Gomez during the first half on Thursday. Tovar finished the game with three goals. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Belding starts quick, tops West Catholic 4-2

Edgar Tovar, Fabian Corona and Chris Ornelas are Belding’s version of the big three. The soccer trio uses their quickness, agility and chemistry to weave in-and-out of opponents and have helped lead the Redskins to 13 wins this season. The latest victory was a 4-2 victory over O-K Blue rival West Catholic at Rudness Field on Thursday evening.

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Belding golfers 4th at O-K Blue tournament

The regular season ending O-K Blue post conference tournament was held at The Pines on Thursday. The match was hosted by Grandville Calvin Christian. The Belding Redskins finished fourth at the tournament and fifth overall in the league, which factors in the preseason tournament and all season jamborees.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.