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Montabella girls, 5 others qualify for XC state finals at MIS

On Saturday across the state, 11 area cross country runners qualified for the state finals, which will take place at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) this coming Saturday. Included in the 11 runners are six from the Montabella girls team, which qualified with a third place finish at regional. In addition to the top three teams in each regional, the top 15 individual runners in each regional qualify for the state finals.

Carson City-Crystal senior runningback Dallas O’Green (1) escapes Pewamo-Westphalia junior linebacker Nathan Smith (24) en route to scoring a rushing touchdown in the first quarter Friday evening. - Daily News/Cory Smith

CC-Crystal can’t stop Smith, Pewamo in playoffs

In the end, Carson City-Crystal’s football team made the Pewamo-Westphalia Pirates sweat a little. The Eagles led the undefeated Pirates at halftime, but turned the ball over three times in the second half and lost 42-21 in the first round of the Division 7 playoffs Friday night. The loss ends Carson City’s season at 6-3. But the Eagles had the looks to pull the upset.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, Oct. 31

CC-Crystal 3-2: The Eagles hosted the MSAC tournament on Saturday and finished in a tie for third with Montabella. CC-Crystal defeated Ashley 25-19, 25-9, Vestaburg 25-11, 25-21 and Montabella 25-20, 19-25, 15-11…


CC-Crystal has difficult task against Pewamo

When the Carson City-Crystal football team made the playoffs, no one really knew what was in store for them in the “second season.” Now that the Eagles know they will face Pewamo-Westphalia (P-W) in the first round, they know they have their work cut out for them. CC-Crystal (6-3) will face a Pirate team that went 9-0 in the regular season, winning the Central Michigan Athletic Conference by a game over Dansville.

Carson City-Crystal team members line up for the National Anthem with their pink jerseys before facing Fulton on Thursday night. - Daily News/Chip Burch

CC-Crystal beats Fulton on ‘Dig Pink’ night

Carson City-Crystal’s volleyball team made sure their “Dig Pink” night performance complimented their new uniforms. The Eagles swept M-57 rival Fulton 25-19, 25-22, 25-9 Thursday night on a night where they were raising money for breast cancer research.


ROUNDUPS: Prep scores from Wednesday, Oct. 21

Central Montcalm 3, Big Rapids 0: The Green Hornets finished second in the CSAA-Gold after beating the Cardinals 25-19, 25-22, 25-21 Tuesday night. Kenzie Rutz led in kills with nine, Sam Nichols had two blocks, Paiton Bartz had five aces and nine digs and Jenna Switzer added 20 assists…


CC-Crystal defeats MSAC rival Vestaburg 39-19

Carson City-Crystal felt like it was getting a little bit shortchanged when it comes to playing football under the Friday night lights in October before Vestaburg gave the Eagles their money’s worth for the first time in three weeks. Led by three touchdowns from Dallas O’Green, the Eagles scored nearly a point a minute in a 45-19 Mid-State Activities Association victory at Vestaburg, but the Wolverines made the Eagles battle for a full 48 minutes in Friday’s annual Salute the Soldiers game.


Salute Our Soldiers game is tonight between CC-C, Vestaburg

The game that honors those who have served in branches of the United States military is set for tonight.

The annual Salute Our Soldiers game will take place between Vestaburg and visiting Carson City-Crystal.

Carson City-Crystal senior running back Dallas O’Green (1) outruns two Ashley defenders on a catch and run for a touchdown in the second quarter Friday night at Community Field in Carson City. - Daily News/Cory Smith

CC-Crystal rolls to 45-0 win over Ashley on HOF night

Carson City-Crystal turned back to the clock to honor some of its athletic heroes from the past Friday night, just before the Eagles football team turned the running clock on the visiting Ashley Bears. The Eagles played a nearly flawless first half of football — scoring 31 points in the second quarter — to jump out to a 38-0 lead before settling for a 45-0 victory at home.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, Oct. 7

Tri County 3, Newaygo 0: The Vikings won their CSAA-Gold match over the Lions Tuesday, winning 25-12, 25-23, 25-17. Leading Tri COunty was Lena Thompson with nine kills, Dani Stewart with 17 digs, Taylor Prins had 21 assists and Autumn Stears had five blocks…