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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 [...]

The Carson City-Crystal wrestling team lines up during the national anthem at the team state finals in Battle Creek at Kellogg Arena.

CC-Crystal had outstanding season on wrestling mat

For the first time since 2004, Carson City-Crystal’s wrestling team brought home a conference title. Even though they ended up tied with Montabella after the Central Michigan Athletic Conference tournament, the Eagles could claim a title in the regular season.

Carson City-Crystal’s Mitch Schneider looks to make a pass with defensive pressure from Laingsburg’s Ben Patrick during Friday’s Class C district finals at home. Laingsburg won 53-38.

Laingsburg ends CC-Crystal’s season in district finals

Laingsburg senior Shaun McKinney got hot at the right time. McKinney scored 10 consecutive Wolfpack points in what turned out to be a game deciding 14-2 run in the second quarter of the Class C district final at Carson City-Crystal on Friday.

Carson City-Crystal’s Brann Schmitt elevates over a defender earlier this season. The Eagles will face Laingsburg in a Class C district final tonight at Pewamo-Westphalia.

CC-Crystal boys ready for district final

Carson City-Crystal’s boys basketball team knows a little something about its opponent tonight. The Eagles have faced the Laingsburg Wolfpack before, specifically last season when both teams were in the Central Michigan Athletic Conference.

Carson City-Crystal’s Emily Ward (5) puts up a shot as Grandville Calvin Christian’s Hilary Curry, middle, and Emily VanVliet (44) watch during the Class C regional Tuesday night.

Grandville CC upsets No. 7 CC-Crystal in regional

SPRINGPORT — For the second time this season, Grandville Calvin Christian’s girls basketball team upset a team ranked seventh in the state in the Associated Press Class C girls basketball poll. This time it was Carson City-Crystal, who lost 37-35 on a putback of a missed shot with 10 seconds left to play. Squires guard [...]

Carson City’s Tori Christensen looks to make a pass over the head of an oppponent during a game this season.

CC-Crystal ready for regional tournament

The Carson City-Crystal girls basketball team has been on quite a roll the past two seasons. The Eagles won 18 games last year, while winning league (CMAC) and district titles for the first time since the early 1980s.

Carson City-Crystal’s Kenneth Dittenber, right, tries to keep Logan Griffin of Erie Mason on the mat during Saturday’s Division 4 state final at 112 pounds. Dittenber lost 5-4 in four overtimes.

14 wrestlers place at individual state finals

Sometimes it’s just not meant to be. That may have been the case for Carson City-Crystal senior Kenneth Dittenber, who was in search of a third straight individual wrestling state title on Saturday at the Palace of Auburn Hills.