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Carson City-Crystal’s Garrett Gage, right, tries to drive around Grant’s Gannon Carr, left, and Shane Gardner, middle, during the teams’ game Monday night. - Daily News/Chip Burch

CC-Crystal shuts down Grant in 2nd half

Carson City-Crystal’s basketball team hadn’t practiced at all between Friday’s game against Coleman and Monday night. That concerned coach Cory Schneider. But the Eagles won 64-49 over the Grant Tigers Monday night, putting Schneider’s concerns to rest.

Carson City-Crystal’s Cara Wiles (13) sends a pass across the court with Vestaburg’s Andreya McCarty defending during Thursday’s game. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

CC-Crystal firing on all cylinders in win over Vestaburg

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.

Carson City-Crystal’s Garrett Gage (12) takes a charge against Montabella’s  Mike Gibbs during the fourth quarter of Thursday’s game at home. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

CC-Crystal wins defensive battle against Montabella

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 Braxton Seida, top, tries to finish off a pin of Montabella’s Anthony Warchuck during the 140-pound match Wednesday night. - Daily News/Chip Burch

CC-Crystal wrestlers sweep away Fulton, Montabella

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.

CC-Crystal’s Dallas O’Green (top) works on a quick pin against Central Montcalm’s Aleklee Strayer at home Wednesday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

CC-Crystal wrestling opens season with win over Central Montcalm

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.

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.