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Carson City-Crystal’s Tori Christiansen, right, tries to lay up on Pewamo-Westphalia’s Hannah Thelen during the teams’ Class C district semifinal Wednesday night.

CC-Crystal outduels Pewamo-Westphalia in semis

Carson City-Crystal’s girls basketball team used their signature defense to beat a very good team Wednesday night. The Eagles, ranked eighth in the state in Class C by The Associated Press, held the Pewamo-Westphalia (P-W) Pirates to just six points in the first half en route to a 34-21 win in the Class C district tournament.

The Carson City-Crystal Eagles during the national anthem prior to last year’s team state quarterfinal match at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek. The Eagles return for a second consecutive year with a regional final win over St. Louis.

No. 4 CC-Crystal to battle No. 5 Hesperia at Kellogg Arena

Reaching Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek for the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) team wrestling finals means you have had an outstanding season. Doing it for a second consecutive season means a consistent wrestling program is being built and season expectations continue to rise, as is the case for the Carson City-Crystal Eagles.

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CC-Crystal wrestlers returning to state finals

Carson City-Crystal’s wrestling team is headed back to Battle Creek. The Eagles won their own Division 4 team regional tournament Wednesday night by beating Laingsburg 55-21 and St. Louis 39-38.

Carson City-Crystal’s Brad Osterman, right, tries to roll on top of Central Montcalm’s Cory Kindle during the final meet of the Central Montcalm Hornet Invitational Saturday. Kindlle pinned Osterman in 3:36.

CC-C starts perfect at Central Montcalm tourney

Carson City-Crystal’s wrestling team waited a week longer than everyone else to get their season going. When they did get going, not much went wrong. The Eagles went 5-0 at the Central Montcalm Hornet Invitational Saturday to win the event. The host Hornets went 2-3.

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.