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Central Montcalm’s Brandon Braman delivers a pitch in game one of a doubleheader against Carson City-Crystal on Monday. The Hornets won the game 2-1 and went on to win game two 11-0. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Central Montcalm edges CC-Crystal in pitchers duel

Strong pitching and defense in baseball should be good enough for a team to win more times than not. On an extremely windy Monday afternoon, both the Central Montcalm Hornets and Carson City-Crystal Eagles displayed strong pitching and defense. One team, though, had to lose.

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34 area athletes qualify for track state finals

The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) track and field regional meets were good to area athletes on Friday and Saturday. In all, 34 athletes from area schools qualified in their respective divisions for the MHSAA state finals on May 30.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, May 15

Central hammers Cardinals twice: The Green Hornets outscored Big Rapids 35-1 in winning a CSAA-Golf doubleheader Friday, winning 16-0 in four innings and 19-1 in three innings. Scylar Blaisdell won the opener on the mound, throwing a complete-game one-hitter and striking out three…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, May 14

Tri County 9, Wyoming Kelloggsville 3: The Vikings got a non-conference win Thursday, beating the Rockets. Kyle Peterman came in in relief in the fifth inning, got a strikeout after giving up a hit and was credited with the win when Tri County took the lead while he was the pitcher of record…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, May 12

Belding 3, Allendale 0: The Redskins pitched another shutout Tuesday, blanking the Falcons in an O-K Blue Conference game that was the second in a season-ending four-game road trip. Veronica Muniz had two goals, Katie Wood had one goal, Tina Griffioen had two assists and Sharlyn Ornelas added an assist…

Carson City-Crystal senior Kolton Kavanagh clears a high jump during the Mid-State Activities Conference meet at Montabella on Wednesday. Kavanagh won the event with a jump of 6-foot-4. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Kavanagh sets his sights on D3 track state finals

As Kolton Kavanagh’s love for track and field grew, so did his ability. Coincidence? Probably not. The Carson City-Crystal senior played baseball as a freshman. As a sophomore, Kavanagh split time between the diamond and the track. He switched full-time to track and field as a junior and has excelled ever since.

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Carson City-Crystal wins own baseball invitational

Carson City-Crystal’s baseball team had a game to remember in the finals of their own baseball tournament Saturday. The Eagles beat Delton Kellogg 1-0 in the championship game to take the trophy, but more than the trophy was the way the game was played.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, May 9

Central Montcalm 1st: The host Hornets won their own invitational on Saturday. Central Montcalm finished with 139 points. Lakewood was second with 122 points, while Saranac was third with 119. Logan Davis finished first in the 100-meter dash (11.59 seconds) and 200 dash (23.61)…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, May 8

CC-Crystal hammers Ashley: The Eagles had no problems with the Bears in an MSAC matchup Friday night, outscoring the, 25-5. The first game was a 14-4, complete-game win, with Whitney LaVictor getting the win despite suffering a scary injury to her elbow that only allowed her to go five innings…

Carson City-Crystal’s Josh Coston, left, releases a discus attempt at the MSAC track meet on Wednesday. Coston set a school record with a throw of 159 feet, 8 inches. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Montabella girls, Coleman boys win MSAC track meet

The Mid-State Activities Conference (MSAC) is very competitive in track and field. On Wednesday, at Montabella High School, the host Mustangs edged Carson City-Crystal 124-112 on the girls’ side. Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart was close behind with 91 and followed by Vestaburg (20 points) and Coleman (4).