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Carson City-Crystal’s Megan Dailey, left, and Cara Wiles, right, and Vestaburg’s Lezlie Fairchild scramble for a loose ball during the teams’ game Friday night. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Cara Wiles ‘steals’ the show in CC-C win over Vestaburg

Carson City-Crystal’s girls basketball team found themselves witnessing a school record Friday night. The Eagles’ Cara Wiles not only scored 24 points but set a school record by getting 15 steals in a 68-13 mercy-rule win over Vestaburg.

Cedar Rock Sports Plex in Cedar Rock is offereing a free program to young children who are interested in learning the sport of hockey. The program is at 6 p.m. Saturday. (Courtesy photo)

Free program offers hockey lessons to youths

James Hodge has loved the sport of hockey since he was 7 years old. Now he’s getting the chance to love the sport through his two sons.

Hodge, of Greenville, has played many levels of hockey during his life, including collegiate. And now that his sons, Zander, 5, and Conner, 4, are old enough to strap on a pair of ice skates, Hodge has introduced them to the sport he loves through a free program called “Try Hockey for FREE,” offered at the Cedar Rock Sports Plex.

Carson City-Crystal's Haleigh Hubbell, left, tries to go for a basket despite the defense of Fulton's Morgan Warnke, right, during Friday’s “Battle On M-57.”

CC-Crystal dominates ‘Battle On M-57’

CARSON CITY — The game wasn’t close from the outset. Carson City-Crystal’s girls basketball team dominated from the opening tip-off and beat Fulton 49-15 during the teams’ annual fundraiser for Sparrow Carson Hospital’s “Battle On M-57” Friday. The game was all Eagles from the start. CC-Crystal allowed only a Lyndsi Wolfe basket and missed free [...]

Carson City-Crystal's Kaleb Barrett, white jersey, gets between two Fulton players to put up a shot during the teams' “Battle On M-57” Friday night.

CC-Crystal falters to Fulton in ‘Battle On M-57′

A few bad plays cost Carson City-Crystal Friday night. The Eagles had enough turnovers to lose to the Fulton Pirates 55-47 in the second annual “Battle On M-57” between the teams. “It was tough because it was a rivalry game, but I think we’ll learn from it and become better for it so it was [...]

Carson City-Crystal’s Kaleb Barrett, left, tries to drive by Fulton’s Brandon Jones during their game Jan. 2.

CC-Crystal, Fulton to play again to benefit Sparrow Carson Hospital

CARSON CITY — On Friday, Carson City- Crystal’s basketball teams will be battling for bragging rights again. Sparrow Carson Hospital will be the big winner, though. The Eagles will take on the Fulton Pirates in the second “Battle On M-57” between the teams. The first one, Jan. 2, resulted in a pair of CC-Crystal wins. [...]

Belding’s David Ross, right, battles Carson City-Crystal’s Taylor Wilson in the 171-pound match Saturday. Ross won the match.

Though less teams than expected, competition still at high level at Belding wrestling invitational

There weren’t as many teams as expected that showed up at Belding’s wrestling invitational Saturday, however, there was no lack of the level of competition. Lowell’s B team went 5-0 in what turned out to be a round robin tournament, owing to five teams unable to show up because of Friday night’s snow storm. That left five other teams competing on the day.

In front, Natalie Murray, at right, and Kaitlyn Johnson lead the Carson City-Crystal pompon team during a practice Friday evening. The two Carson City-Crystal students have created their own dance for the team to compete in a competition in February. (Courtesy photo)

Carson City-Crystal pompon team to compete at SVSU with original dance routine

If the Carson City-Crystal pompon team can be described in one word, it would be unique, so says the team’s coach. Taylor Thoma, in her first year as head coach, challenged her 11-member team to go beyond expectations, and, so far, they haven’t disappointed her.

Carson City-Crystal’s Koltn Blasher, top, tries to ride Tri County’s Parker Martin to the mat during their 130-pound match Saturday. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Tri County places second at own wrestling invitational

Three area wrestling teams took a shot at stopping LeRoy Pine River at the Tri County Invitational Saturday. None could, as the Bucks won the tournament with a perfect 5-0 record.

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Daily News fall sports Spark Plug Players of the Year

Recognizing our local “spark plug” players from our fall sports season.

Tri County senior cross country runner Aaron Jason established himself at “fastest Viking ever” at regionals this year, breaking the school 5K record. (Courtesy photo)

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER OF THE YEAR: Aaron Jason, Tri County

Aaron Jason’s game plan was to hold back at first when he began his race in the boys cross country regionals earlier this year. As it turned out, his “holding back” didn’t pan out and, instead, he ended up with a new personal record and a new school record, earning him the phrase, “fasted Viking ever.