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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.

Carson City-Crystal works on its offense during a practice this season. The Eagles are 1-0 on the season after last week’s win over Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary.

CC-Crystal picks up football forfeit

Carson City-Crystal’s foot- ball team won’t have a game to play Friday. That’s because Manistee Catholic Central, the Eagles’ Friday opponent, has for- feited the game instead of coming to Carson City to play.

New Carson City-Crystal coach Devin Pringle, left, talks to his players before practice starts. — Daily News/Chip Burch

New CC-C football coach likes what he sees so far

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.

Blake Bitner of Greenville was the first male to cross the finish line at Crystal Run the Lake with a time of 27:49. — Daily News/Chip Burch

First-timers win 5-mile Crystal Run the Lake

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.

Carson City-Crystal’s Mackenzie Geister pitches during a game against Greenville May 17.

CC-Crystal’s Jensen: ‘Best season we had in years’

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.

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.