Daily News’ All-Area teams, Sixth Woman of the Year and Honorable Mentions
Daily News All-Area wrestling awards
Daily News wrestling coach of the year Kacy Datema, of Carson City-Crystal, led his young Eagles team to a state team finals appearance, losing to New Lothrop by just one point. He also guided seven Eagles wrestlers to the state individual wrestling finals and coached freshman Jamison Ward and sophomore Braxton Seida to the individual state titles in their respective weight classes.
Daily News All-Area boys basketball awards
CARSON CITY — Kaleb Barrett was noticed by a lot of people. The Carson City-Crystal senior was awarded an honorable mention as an all-state player by the Associated Press on Monday. Today he’s being named The Daily News Player of the Year in boys basketball. Barrett averaged 19.2 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists per [...]
Tim Stout knows exactly when his Carson City-Crystal girls basketball team turned the season around.
“It was the fifth game of the season, against a good Lansing Catholic team. We went down 15-2 quickly, and I called a timeout,” said the first-year Eagles coach. “I talked to the girls and I told them, we can go in two directions — accept being average or we can continue to be better every day.”
The words from Stout were like magic from Merlin’s wand, as his team not only came back and beat Lansing Catholic 49-33, but the Eagles would cruise to a 17-game winning streak, finishing the season 18-2.
CARSON CITY — One of Carson City- Crystal’s boys basketball players was recognized statewide Tuesday for his play. Eagle senior Kaleb Barrett was named all-state honorable mention by The Associated Press. He was the only area player recognized in Class C. Barrett had to struggle through the first part of the season, he noted. “I [...]
Cara Wiles is going from one successful team to another, taking her basketball skills to Mid Michigan Community College next year.
Perhaps there were many like me, but my brackets for the NCAA mens basketball tournament last year found its way to the trash can far, far too early. And I can thank the first round of upsets — and expected upsets that didn’t happen — for that.
Although Dawn Steffes’ boys and girls team struggled to win games while going through a rebuilding year, one bowler stuck out from the rest and even made some history.