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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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MSAC one vote away from expanding

The Mid-State Activities Conference (MSAC) is waiting on the vote from one school board. When that vote happens, the conference could expand. Breckenridge and Merrill applied for admission into the MSAC. So far, current members have voted and a majority are on board with the expansion, according to Conference President Matt Walderzak.

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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.

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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…

Carson City-Crystal’s Mikayla Duflo (11) shoots despite the crowd of Montabella’s Kendra Stockwell (21), Madi Cutler (14) and Hannah Stockwell (3) on Thursday night. - Daily News/Chip Burch

CC-C girls down Mustangs, clinch MSAC championship

For the first time since joining the Mid-State Activities Conference (MSAC), the Carson City-Crystal girls basketball team is the conference champions. And this time, they don’t have to share it with Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart.

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SPORTS GALORE: Wrestlers turn to individual aspect

Honestly, I expect to see near that same number following Saturday’s tournaments. This year, though, could produce the area’s first individual state champion since Greenville’s Jordan Thomas (189 pounds in Division 2), Lakeview’s Jordan Betham (152 in Division 3) and Carson City-Crystal’s Kenneth Dittenber (103 in Division 4) all won state titles.

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THE REVIEW: Preparing for a whirlwind

Walking into Fifth Third Ballpark that August evening, the buzz was hard to ignore. With 8,000-plus fans crowding into their seats, the West Michigan Whitecaps prepared to move a step closer to their playoff push.

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CC-Crystal wrestlers lose in regional finals

Carson City-Crystal’s wrestling team got the matchup it wanted in the finals of the Division 4 regional. But the Eagles, ranked ninth in the state in Division 4 by Michigan Grappler, didn’t get the matchups they wanted when they got there.