Carson City-Crystal senior Ken Dittenber has already done something very few Michigan wrestlers are able to do. He’s won a pair of individual state championships. This season he’s got a goal in mind after having already stood on the top tier of the podium at Kellogg Arena twice.
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It was supposed to be a perimeter battle between two of the area’s top point guards. Belding’s McKenzie Breimayer and Carson City-Crystal’s Mikayla Duflo went head-to-head on Monday night with the Eagles coming out on top 44-37 in a game that was played mostly inside.
Carson City-Crystal’s change of conferences to the Mid-State Activities Conference has worked out good so far. The boys basketball team picked up their first conference win Thursday night, beating Vestaburg 55-43 in Vestaburg.
The Carson City-Crystal girls basketball team won a lot of low scoring defensive games a year ago. This year, it looks like the offense is poised to be a consistent threat. Led by Mikayla Duflo’s 18 points, the Eagles cruised to an opening night 53-29 victory over the Central Montcalm Hornets at home.
After three weeks of practice and scrimmages, the girls high school basketball season is set to tip off tonight with five area games. The featured matchup takes place in Carson City as the Central Montcalm Hornets visit to begin the season. Each team is coming off completely different seasons.
Carson City-Crystal’s volleyball team came into the 2012 season having endured a tough season in the Central Michigan Athletic Conference. What a change of scenery will do.
Carson City-Crystal’s cross country teams fared well in Grant Woodman’s first year as coach. But what stands out for the Eagle runners were having two champions in cross country in the Mid-State Activities Conference.
Three Carson City-Crystal cross country runners took advantage of running on their home course to qualify for the Division 3 state finals. On Saturday at the Fish Creek Sportsman’s, junior Tyler Craig, junior Elizabeth McCrackin and sophomore Kaitlyn Beyer each ran well enough to earn one more race this season for the Eagles.
Carson City-Crystal was looking for its first football playoff win since 1999. Evart was looking for its first playoff win ever. It wasn’t an easy victory, but Evart was the team to come out on top with a 16-12 win. The Wildcats overcame four turnovers and stopped a late Carson City (7-3) drive on fourth down to secure the victory.
The Carson City-Crystal Eagles football team will be doing something tonight for the first time in 13 years. That’s playing a 10th football game. A 7-2 regular season qualified the Eagles for the MHSAA football playoffs for the first time since 1999, when they went 9-2 and made it to the Division 6 regional finals (lost to Saint Charles 40-12).