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Carson City-Crystal senior runningback Dallas O’Green (1) escapes Pewamo-Westphalia junior linebacker Nathan Smith (24) en route to scoring a rushing touchdown in the first quarter Friday evening. - Daily News/Cory Smith

CC-Crystal can’t stop Smith, Pewamo in playoffs

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 team members line up for the National Anthem with their pink jerseys before facing Fulton on Thursday night. - Daily News/Chip Burch

CC-Crystal beats Fulton on ‘Dig Pink’ night

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.


Salute Our Soldiers game is tonight between CC-C, Vestaburg

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 senior running back Dallas O’Green (1) outruns two Ashley defenders on a catch and run for a touchdown in the second quarter Friday night at Community Field in Carson City. - Daily News/Cory Smith

CC-Crystal rolls to 45-0 win over Ashley on HOF night

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.

Greenville’s Garrett Moeggenborg, right, leads Tri County’s Caleb Birdsall around a corner at the Don Baese Invitational Saturday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Personal records are the theme of Don Baese Invite

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.

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.