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Carson City-Crystal's Dillen Decker points to his family after defeating Montabella’s Joey Durham 15-6 in the Division 4, 152-pound final on Saturday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Four area wrestlers win individual state titles, 13 place in top eight

Blood, sweat and tears. Not in any particular order, but that is the life of a wrestler. Without any of the three, success on the mat is hard to come by.

Tri County freshman Dakota Greer, top, tries to pull Richmond’s Roy Costello over during Friday’s Division 3 103-pound championship semifinal match at The Palace. Greer won by decision 7-3. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Six area wrestlers advance to individual state finals

After two days, six area wrestlers are in position to earn the ultimate achievement — an individual state championship. The Michigan High School Athletic Association’s season-ending extravaganza — with nearly 900 wrestlers taking part — began on Thursday and concludes with the championship matches today starting at 4:45 p.m.

Vestaburg’s Collin Dove, in the white jersey, drives past Carson City-Crystal’s Kolton Kavanagh, back, and looks to take Grant Gage, right, to the hoop. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Vestaburg tops CC-Crystal for first conference title since 2004

The boys basketball game between Carson City-Crystal and Vestaburg was everything it was supposed to be when two teams are battling for a conference title. In the end, the Wolverines won the battle and the title Thursday night.

Carson City-Crystal’s Grant Gage, left, posts up against Central Montcalm’s Land Ledford during Tuesday’s game. The two combined for 36 points. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Simmon helps CC-C to 59-51 victory over Central Montcalm

It was a showcase between two of the area’s best basketball players in a head-to-head battle on the court. While Carson City-Crystal’s Grant Gage and Central Montcalm’s Lane Ledford put on a great show — combining for 36 points — it was Kyler Simmon and Kolton Kavanagh hitting shot after shot to help the Eagles fend off the Hornets in a 59-51 win at home on Tuesday.

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.

Carson City-Crystal’s wrestling team poses with the district trophy after winning the Division 4 district title Thursday night. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

CC-Crystal makes it three straight district titles

Carson City-Crystal’s wrestling team began their road to Kellogg Arena for the team wrestling finals with another district title. The Eagles won both of their matches during the Division 4 district meet at Fulton High School on Thursday night.

Who’s who? Carson City-Crystal twins Dillen, left, and Darren Decker are both looking to win an individual state championship, while leading the Eagles back to Battle Creek for the team state finals. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Decker twins are state championship contenders

Darren and Dillen Decker are two of a kind … literally. The Carson City-Crystal duo are identical twins. To the untrained eye, it’s basically a 50/50 guess figuring out who’s who.

Carson City-Crystal’s Regan Heckman, white jersey, gets off a shot as four Coleman players converge on her Thursday night. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

CC-Crystal knocks off Coleman, maintains MSAC lead

A close game between Carson City-Crystal and Coleman turned into a big win for the Eagles. The Eagles led by one at the half, but ended up blowing out the Comets 43-21, keeping CC-Crystal at the top of the Mid-State Activities Conference on Thursday night.

Carson City-Crystal wrestler Dallas O’Green goes for a pin against Hesperia during the Division 4 state quarterfinals last year at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek. - File photo

CC-C wrestlers prepping for return to Kellogg Arena

The frenzy that is the state high school wrestling tournament is fast approaching. With the Carson City-Crystal wrestlers earning their biggest win of the season Wednesday, it looks like the Eagles are primed for another run toward Kellogg Arena.

Carson City-Crystal’s Grant Gage, middle, puts up a shot between Beal City’s Tucker Gross (2) and Chase Rollin (24) during Monday night’s game. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Beal City boys hold on to beat CC-Crystal

Carson City-Crystal’s boys basketball team started out with three straight wins. After losing 56-54 to Beal City Monday, the Eagles have lost two back-to-back.