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Carson City-Crystal coach Devin Pringle directs traffic during a special teams drill at Tuesday’s practice. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Senior-laden CC-Crystal Eagles prep for first game

Preparations for another football season have been underway at Carson City-Crystal. After spending three days at Lake Arrowhead Camp in West Branch to open practice last week, things are getting more intricate by the day for the Eagles.

Carson City-Crystal’s Whitney LaVictor fires a pitch during a game against Montabella on April 28. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Expectations didn’t materialize for CC-Crystal softball

New Carson City-Crystal softball coach Bob Naumann had some high expectations for his new team. However, those expectations didn’t come to fruition. The Eagles went 9-27 overall and 4-6 in the Mid-State Activities Conference.

Carson City-Crystal pitcher Jeremy Bigford makes a throw to first baseman Lane Humphrey during a home game against Central Montcalm this season. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

CC-Crystal baseball added to win total in 2015

Carson City-Crystal’s baseball team had a season that was one for the record books, somewhat. The Eagles went 22-17-1 overall and 5-5 in the Mid-State Activities Conference in 2015. That conference record was good enough for third place.

Carson City-Crystal’s Kaitlin Beyer reaches a corner during the 3,200-meter relay at Montabella this season. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

LeGrand goes out on top with CC-Crystal track

The 2015 season was the last for Carson City-Crystal track coach Marcus LeGrand, as he is leaving the position. LeGrand went out on top, winning the first conference championship for the Eagle boys since 1983.

Carson City-Crystal’s Josh Coston, middle, signed his letter-of-intent to compete in track and field at Eastern Michigan University with Eagles’ coaches Marcus LeGrand, left, and Michael Porter, right, on May 27. Coston competes in discus and shot put.  - Courtesy photo

State champion Josh Coston will attend Eastern Michigan

Carson City-Crystal’s Josh Coston just had the week of a lifetime. Coston first signed a letter-of-intent to compete in track and field at Eastern Michigan University on May 27. He followed that up with a Division 3 discus state championship on Saturday and then graduated high school on Sunday.

Central Montcalm’s Brandon Braman delivers a pitch in game one of a doubleheader against Carson City-Crystal on Monday. The Hornets won the game 2-1 and went on to win game two 11-0. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Central Montcalm edges CC-Crystal in pitchers duel

Strong pitching and defense in baseball should be good enough for a team to win more times than not. On an extremely windy Monday afternoon, both the Central Montcalm Hornets and Carson City-Crystal Eagles displayed strong pitching and defense. One team, though, had to lose.

Carson City-Crystal senior Kolton Kavanagh clears a high jump during the Mid-State Activities Conference meet at Montabella on Wednesday. Kavanagh won the event with a jump of 6-foot-4. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Kavanagh sets his sights on D3 track state finals

As Kolton Kavanagh’s love for track and field grew, so did his ability. Coincidence? Probably not. The Carson City-Crystal senior played baseball as a freshman. As a sophomore, Kavanagh split time between the diamond and the track. He switched full-time to track and field as a junior and has excelled ever since.

Carson City-Crystal’s Josh Coston, left, releases a discus attempt at the MSAC track meet on Wednesday. Coston set a school record with a throw of 159 feet, 8 inches. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Montabella girls, Coleman boys win MSAC track meet

The Mid-State Activities Conference (MSAC) is very competitive in track and field. On Wednesday, at Montabella High School, the host Mustangs edged Carson City-Crystal 124-112 on the girls’ side. Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart was close behind with 91 and followed by Vestaburg (20 points) and Coleman (4).

Carson City-Crystal’s Katlyn Dailey, bottom, slides into second safely as Montabella’s Madi Cutler fields during the second game of a doubleheader Tuesday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

CC-C ends losing streak at Montabella’s expense

Carson City-Crystal softball coach Bob Naumann finally had something to feel good about. After having endured a losing streak that reached 12 games, the Eagles got two wins against Montabella on Tuesday, winning 4-3 and 18-7.

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.