Montabella girls, 5 others qualify for XC state finals at MIS

On Saturday across the state, 11 area cross country runners qualified for the state finals, which will take place at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) this coming Saturday. Included in the 11 runners are six from the Montabella girls team, which qualified with a third place finish at regional. In addition to the top three teams in each regional, the top 15 individual runners in each regional qualify for the state finals.

Carson City-Crystal senior runningback Dallas O’Green (1) escapes Pewamo-Westphalia junior linebacker Nathan Smith (24) en route to scoring a rushing touchdown in the first quarter Friday evening. - Daily News/Cory Smith

CC-Crystal can’t stop Smith, Pewamo in playoffs

In the end, Carson City-Crystal’s football team made the Pewamo-Westphalia Pirates sweat a little. The Eagles led the undefeated Pirates at halftime, but turned the ball over three times in the second half and lost 42-21 in the first round of the Division 7 playoffs Friday night. The loss ends Carson City’s season at 6-3. But the Eagles had the looks to pull the upset.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, Oct. 31

CC-Crystal 3-2: The Eagles hosted the MSAC tournament on Saturday and finished in a tie for third with Montabella. CC-Crystal defeated Ashley 25-19, 25-9, Vestaburg 25-11, 25-21 and Montabella 25-20, 19-25, 15-11…


CC-Crystal has difficult task against Pewamo

When the Carson City-Crystal football team made the playoffs, no one really knew what was in store for them in the “second season.” Now that the Eagles know they will face Pewamo-Westphalia (P-W) in the first round, they know they have their work cut out for them. CC-Crystal (6-3) will face a Pirate team that went 9-0 in the regular season, winning the Central Michigan Athletic Conference by a game over Dansville.

Carson City-Crystal team members line up for the National Anthem with their pink jerseys before facing Fulton on Thursday night. - Daily News/Chip Burch

CC-Crystal beats Fulton on ‘Dig Pink’ night

Carson City-Crystal’s volleyball team made sure their “Dig Pink” night performance complimented their new uniforms. The Eagles swept M-57 rival Fulton 25-19, 25-22, 25-9 Thursday night on a night where they were raising money for breast cancer research.


SPORTS GALORE: Lovable Losers add a year to misery

It’s now been 107 years since the Chicago Cubs, aka the Lovable Losers, have won a World Series championship. In 1908, the Cubs defeated the Detroit Tigers in five games to win their second World Series championship. No one then would’ve dreamed their beloved Cubbies would suffer such a drought since then.


ROUNDUPS: Prep scores from Wednesday, Oct. 21

Central Montcalm 3, Big Rapids 0: The Green Hornets finished second in the CSAA-Gold after beating the Cardinals 25-19, 25-22, 25-21 Tuesday night. Kenzie Rutz led in kills with nine, Sam Nichols had two blocks, Paiton Bartz had five aces and nine digs and Jenna Switzer added 20 assists…


CC-Crystal defeats MSAC rival Vestaburg 39-19

Carson City-Crystal felt like it was getting a little bit shortchanged when it comes to playing football under the Friday night lights in October before Vestaburg gave the Eagles their money’s worth for the first time in three weeks. Led by three touchdowns from Dallas O’Green, the Eagles scored nearly a point a minute in a 45-19 Mid-State Activities Association victory at Vestaburg, but the Wolverines made the Eagles battle for a full 48 minutes in Friday’s annual Salute the Soldiers game.


Salute Our Soldiers game is tonight between CC-C, Vestaburg

The game that honors those who have served in branches of the United States military is set for tonight.

The annual Salute Our Soldiers game will take place between Vestaburg and visiting Carson City-Crystal.


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.