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Carson City-Crystal’s Garner Cusack gets ready to make a tag at second base during a game this year. Cusack was MSAC honorable mention.

CC-Crystal baseball improves throughout season

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.

Carson City-Crystal football players gang tackle a runner from Evart during the MHSAA playoffs last year.

Carson City-Crystal reaches to past for football grid coach

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.

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Wyse, Collins lead Daily News track meet

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.

Fulton’s Braeden Proctor, left, and Carson City-Crystal’s Brann Schmitt smile after signing their letters of intent to play for Mid-Michigan Community college Friday.

CC-Crystal’s Schmitt to play at MMCC

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.

Carson City-Crystal’s Caleb Geselman, far left, tags Montabella’s Colby Butler at third base during the first game of the teams’ doubleheader Tuesday.

Montabella, CC-Crystal split doubleheader

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 Garner Cusack, left, awaits the slide of Vestaburg’s Mason Darmody at second base during the teams’ first game Tuesday.

CC-Crystal take two from league rival Vestaburg

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.

Greenville’s Stankey Field, where the Yellow Jackets play baseball, shows some standing water in the infield and in foul territory after Tuesday’s rain.

Local sports teams having to work around bad weather

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.

Carson City-Crystal’s Garner Cuscack makes a throw to first base during a game last season.

CC-Crystal 0-3 on spring break trip

Carson City-Crystal’s baseball team wasn’t taking the spring break off. Instead, they went to Indiana to play some baseball against a couple of different high school teams.

Carson City-Crystal sophomore Kyler Simmon defends Ryan Wade of Laingsburg during the Class C district tournament this month.

Experience pays off for CC-Crystal boys hoops

Carson City-Crystal’s boys basketball team had a chance to make a name for themselves. The Eagles were within a game of sharing a Mid-State Activities Conference title and ended up in the championship game of a Class C district.

Carson City-Crystal sophomore Mikayla Duflo, right, makes a move to get by Belding’s McKenzie Breimayer during a game this season. Duflo earned a AP Class C special mention for her play this year.

Duflo, Smith earn AP Class C all-state honors

There was a high quality to the girls basketball played in the area this winter. Part of that was confirmed today when two area players and a coach were named to the Associated Press Class C all-state basketball team. Carson City-Crystal coach Larry Farmer earned an honorable mention for coaching. He was one of eight [...]