As they did last season, Carson City-Crystal’s football team opened the season with a win over Houghton Lake. The Eagles got by the Bobcats 34-20 Friday night in a game that was a stark contrast from the 47-6 win to open last season.
CC-Crystal loses in finals: The Eagles went across M-57 to the Fulton Invitational on Thursday and made it to the finals. They started with a 25-20, 25-8 loss to eventual champion Ovid-Elsie, then beat Webberville 25-20, 25-17 and Breckenridge 25-19, 25-21. Then CC-C split with the host Pirates, losing the first 25-13 but winning the second 25-19…
Just like last year, Belding’s volleyball team was the best in the area. The Redskins went undefeated and won the Daily News Invitational Volleyball Tournament at their home gym Saturday. The Redskins beat Lakeview and Vestaburg in pool play, then had a tough match with Central Montcalm before besting Greenville 25-7, 25-13 in the finals.
Carson City-Crystal running back Dallas O’Green is back for his senior season with the Eagles, hoping to make an impact. O’Green has been a leader since he was a sophomore, coach Devin Pringle said. Now O’Green hopes to continue that role.
Preparations for another football season have been underway at Carson City-Crystal. After spending three days at Lake Arrowhead Camp in West Branch to open practice last week, things are getting more intricate by the day for the Eagles.
Both the boys and girls Carson City-Crystal cross country teams placed second in the Mid-State Activities Conference a year ago. Both teams placed second behind Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart. This year, The Eagles will again have to get past the Irish if they want to win the MSAC championship, which the girls team did in 2011.
The Carson City-Crystal volleyball team won 21 matches in 2014. This year’s team returns just five players along with coach Ashley Seals returning. Despite the youth, the Eagles are hoping to continue that success this season.
The first day of practice for high school volleyball player may determine whether there will be a second day for that player. All the local high schools will have tryouts when the first day of practice comes and the local coaches have some things they are looking for in a varsity player.
New Carson City-Crystal softball coach Bob Naumann had some high expectations for his new team. However, those expectations didn’t come to fruition. The Eagles went 9-27 overall and 4-6 in the Mid-State Activities Conference.
Carson City-Crystal’s baseball team had a season that was one for the record books, somewhat. The Eagles went 22-17-1 overall and 5-5 in the Mid-State Activities Conference in 2015. That conference record was good enough for third place.