Carson City-Crystal’s football team has a few weeks of practice under their belt, and as far as coach Devin Pringle is concerned, so far so good. The Eagles started practice Monday, Aug. 12, by going to Camp Northwoods northeast of West Branch. They stayed there for three days while there were no pads allowed for practice by Michigan High School Athletic Association rule.
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The 17th Crystal Run the Lake running race was a lot cooler than last year’s race. High humidity was nowhere to be found and it helped bring out a lot of runners to the event, which helped get over 80 runners registered on Saturday, Aug. 3, noted Crystal Chamber of Commerce President Janet Shy. She said the route has also changed.
Things are turning to the good for Carson City-Crystal’s softball program. The Eagles finished 16-12 this season, which coach Samantha Jensen was ecstatic about.
It was a season of continued improvement for the Carson City-Crystal Eagles baseball team in 2013. Longtime area coach and athletic director Wes Cummings returned to the bench to lead the Eagles in 2013. Cummings last coached baseball for Davenport University (2009-2011) and also coached baseball at Belding and Cedar Springs in the past.
There’s a new varsity football coach at Carson City-Crystal, but he’s not new to the program. Devin Pringle is the new football coach, but this will be his third stint as the varsity football coach. He was also the head coach from 1996 to 1999 and for a year in 2006.
Despite some off-and-on showers throughout the meet, local track teams were able to run in the Daily News Invitational, and do well. None did as well as Audrey Wyse of Greenville and Andre Collins of Carson City-Crystal.
Brann Schmitt is moving on in his basketball career. The Carson City-Crystal senior signed a letter of intent Friday to play at Mid-Michigan Community College.
After the baseball doubleheader between Carson City-Crystal and Montabella, both coaches had something good and something bad to talk about. That’s because each team won one game of the doubleheader Tuesday. The Mustangs won the first game 7-5, while the Eagles took the second game 16-7.
Carson City-Crystal’s baseball team got their first two wins on Michigan soil Tuesday, and did it two different ways. The Eagles battled back late to beat the Wolverines 3-1 in the first game of a Mid-State Activities Conference doubleheader, then outscored Vestaburg 13-7 in the second game, which was shortened by darkness after six innings.
All the sports events scheduled for Monday and even Tuesday were canceled because of rain. With the exception of a few teams, most school teams have yet to take the field or the track to start the season.