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Carson City-Crystal’s Arron Haines gets fouled going up for a shot during Thursday’s game at home against Vestaburg. Haines scored a game-high 19 points.

Defense leads CC-Crystal past Vestaburg

The Carson City-Crystal boys basketball team got off to a quick start and never looked back. The Eagles came out firing and set an early defensively tone in a 55-42 MSAC victory over rival Vestaburg on Thursday night at home.

Five Carson City-Crystal players, dark jerseys, battle three Central Montcalm players for a rebound during the teams’ game Tuesday night.

CC-Crystal opens season with win over Central Montcalm

The first girls basketball game of the season for Carson City-Crystal and Central Montcalm saw two teams going in opposite directions. The Eagles continued their rise by beating the Green Hornets 50-25 Tuesday night.

Carson City-Crystal’s Rhett Pringle runs for a first down in the first half on Friday against Pewamo-Westphalia.

CC-Crystal’s season ends with loss to Pirates

The Carson City-Crystal Eagles could only hold off the Pewamo-Westphalia Pirates for so long. The Pirates (ranked fifth in Division 7) scored two second half touchdowns, while holding the Eagles (ranked eighth in Division 7) scoreless in a 20-14 comeback win on Friday night to win their third consecutive district championship.

Carson City-Crystal quarterback Rhett Pringle runs past Evart’s Derek Brown during Friday’s Division 7 first round playoff game at home.

CC-Crystal advances with 21-6 win over Evart

A year ago, the Evart Wildcats ended the season of the Carson City-Crystal Eagles in the first round of the Michigan High School Athletic Association football playoffs. On Friday night, the Eagles returned the favor with a defensive led 21-6 win at home over the Wildcats. The win improved the Eagles to a perfect 10-0 this season.

Carson City-Crystal’s Robert Failing runs for a touchdown during a game this season. The Eagles face Evart on Friday in the first round of the MHSAA playoffs.

No. 8 CC-Crystal preps for playoff game

Carson City-Crystal’s football team has been getting ready for their first game of the Division 7 playoffs all week. The Eagles will be facing an Evart team that defeated Montabella last week. So CC-Crystal coach Devin Pringle has a good idea about the Wildcats.

The Belding Redskins defense lines up against Comstock Park during the regular season. The Redskins travel to Spring Lake for the first round of the MHSAA playoffs and could face O-K Blue rival Comstock Park in the second round.

Three area teams qualify for football playoffs

The 2013 Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) football playoffs begin on Friday night. On Sunday, the 256-team field was announced live on Fox Sports Detroit. This year, three area teams qualified for the postseason and will continue their seasons.

CC-Crystal quarterback Rhett Pringle tries to break a tackle during a game against Vestaburg this season. The Eagles are 7-0 overall.

CC-Crystal picks up another forfeit win

For the second time this season the Carson City-Crystal football team will get a win without even taking the field. The Eagles will get their eighth win after Ashley forfeited Friday’s game to the Eagles.

Carson City-Crystal’s Hailey Gregory attacks the ball during Tuesday’s match at Montabella.

CC-Crystal volleyball sweeps Montabella 3-0

The Carson City-Crystal Eagles focused on consistency, while the Montabella Mustangs worked on team communication. In an MSAC volleyball match Tuesday night, it was the Eagles cruising to a straight set win over the Mustangs 25-8, 25-10, 25-12.

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CC-Crystal downs Vestaburg in battle of unbeatens

Carson City-Crystal and Vestaburg went into their football game even at 3-0 with Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart in the Mid-State Activities Conference South Division standings. The Eagles beat the Wolverines in the conference opener Friday 24-6. With the Irish’s 42-0 win over Ashley, CC-Crystal and Sacred Heart will be undefeated going into next Friday’s games.

Carson City-Crystal’s Tyler Craig, right, starts the senior division race quick during Saturday’s Hornet Run at Central Montcalm. Craig placed third overall with a time of 17:49.91.

Central Montcalm hosts 36th annual Mike Noll Hornet Run

Saturday morning started out as a great day for a run. Later in the morning, the same couldn’t be said as rain and lighting delays slowed the event and runners. Central Montcalm hosted 14 high school cross country teams and another 13 middle school teams for the 36th annual Mike Noll Hornet Run on Saturday. Area schools participating included Belding, Carson City-Crystal, Central Montcalm, Montabella and Vestaburg.