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.
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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.