High School

Carson City-Crystal’s Kaitlin Beyer competes during the annual Hornet Challenge last year. Beyer has committed to run for Lansing Community College next year. - File photo

CC-Crystal runners competed in 2014

The Carson City-Crystal cross country teams were competitive this year, which made coach Grant Woodman very happy. The Eagles finished second in the Mid-State Activities Conference in both boys and girls. Both times the Eagles finished behind Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart.

Carson City-Crystal’s Tabor Erskin, left, and Zach Pringle, middle, try to bring down Ravenna receiver Alex Jawor during Saturday’s first round playoff game. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

CC-Crystal loses to Ravenna in opening round 42-14

The Ravenna Bulldogs were a little more physical and a little more athletic than the Carson City-Crystal Eagles. On Saturday, in the first round of the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 6 football playoffs, the Bulldogs, behind the effort of running back David Thompson, defeated the Eagles 42-14 to advance to the district final.

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Montabella girls 15th at state finals, CC-C’s Beyer 8th

Montabella’s girls cross country team made their second trip in as many seasons to Michigan International Speedway Saturday for the Division 4 state finals. The Mustangs ended up 15th among 27 teams in the meet, getting 426 points to finish just ahead of Wixom St. Catherine’s 427 and behind Hillsdale Academy’s 414.

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CC-Crystal preps for Ravenna Saturday

For the third season in a row, Carson City-Crystal’s football team will be playing a 10th game. Unfortunately for them, they will have to play it on a Saturday.

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Four area teams qualify for football playoffs

The Road to Ford Field begins on Friday/Saturday night for four area football teams. Pairings (games times to be decided later today) were announced on Sunday night with Lakeview (8-1), Central Montcalm (5-4), Carson City-Crystal (7-2) and Montabella (6-3) all getting the chance to play a 10th game this season.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Oct. 24

CC-Crystal 56, Potterville 28: The Eagles will go into the playoffs with momentum after beating the Vikings Friday night. Dallas O’Green had the hat trick, getting two touchdowns running, catching a touchdown pass from Zach Pringle and returning a kickoff 70 yards for another score…

Carson City-Crystal junior outside linebacker Zach Edmister (62) chases down and tackles Vestaburg senior running back Jared Hilden (24) Friday evening. - Cory Smith

CC-Crystal clinches playoff berth with win over Vestaburg

Carson City junior quarterback Zach Pringle very nearly had a four-score game in a 41-27 victory over Vestaburg Friday night when teams on both sides of the field lined up to Salute the Soldiers. The only thing preventing it from happening was that Pringle ran his fakes and hid the football too well, causing an inadvertent whistle that nullfied a 44-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter.

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SPORTS GALORE: Margin for error is gone in playoff push

The Lakeview Wildcats will be one of 256 teams playing for a coveted football state championship beginning on Oct. 31. Lakeview’s win at Hesperia last week guaranteed the Wildcats (6-1 overall) a second consecutive trip to the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) football playoffs.

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CC-C, Vestaburg to play Salute Our Soldiers game

For the third year in a row, Carson City-Crystal and Vestaburg will play a football game that will also honor veterans of the armed forces. The Salute Our Soldiers game is set for Friday in Carson City, and the game hasn’t lost it’s meaning to either of the two coaches.

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CC-Crystal tops Montabella for first MSAC win

It took a while, but Carson City-Crystal’s volleyball team got their first win in the Mid-State Activities Conference. The Eagles downed Montabella in straight games 25-15, 25-17, 25-9 Tuesday night.