The Carson City-Crystal Eagles girls basketball team is preparing for a tough final month of its season. In doing so, they closed out January on a high. The Eagles were firing on all cylinders in a 79-10 MSAC win against rival Vestaburg at home on Thursday.
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It wasn’t pretty unless you like defense. The host Carson City-Crystal Eagles and visiting Montabella Mustangs put on a defensive display in an MSAC contest on Thursday night. In the end, it was the Eagles playing slightly better defense in a 32-26 victory.
Carson City-Crystal’s wrestling team got a pair of conference wins that pleased its coach, Kacy Datema. The Eagles won their Central Michigan Athletic Conference matches against Fulton 72-9 and Montabella 57-21.
With a mixture of youth and an excellent senior core, the Carson City-Crystal wrestling team already looks to be in midseason form. The Eagles, winners of three straight Division 4 district championships, used eight pins in a convincing 66-9 season opening win at home against the Central Montcalm Hornets on Wednesday afternoon.
In the end, Carson City-Crystal’s football team made the Pewamo-Westphalia Pirates sweat a little. The Eagles led the undefeated Pirates at halftime, but turned the ball over three times in the second half and lost 42-21 in the first round of the Division 7 playoffs Friday night. The loss ends Carson City’s season at 6-3. But the Eagles had the looks to pull the upset.
Carson City-Crystal’s volleyball team made sure their “Dig Pink” night performance complimented their new uniforms. The Eagles swept M-57 rival Fulton 25-19, 25-22, 25-9 Thursday night on a night where they were raising money for breast cancer research.
The game that honors those who have served in branches of the United States military is set for tonight.
The annual Salute Our Soldiers game will take place between Vestaburg and visiting Carson City-Crystal.
Carson City-Crystal turned back to the clock to honor some of its athletic heroes from the past Friday night, just before the Eagles football team turned the running clock on the visiting Ashley Bears. The Eagles played a nearly flawless first half of football — scoring 31 points in the second quarter — to jump out to a 38-0 lead before settling for a 45-0 victory at home.
If a cross country runner wanted to set a new personal best time, Saturday at the Carson City-Crystal Don Baese Invitational seemed to be the place to do it. Coaches from Greenville, the host Eagles, Vestaburg and Tri County saw a lot of their runners set “personal records” (PRs) at the meet. The meet started with the Blue Division, which CC-Crystal and Vestaburg were in.
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.