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.
The 2015 season was the last for Carson City-Crystal track coach Marcus LeGrand, as he is leaving the position. LeGrand went out on top, winning the first conference championship for the Eagle boys since 1983.
Carson City-Crystal had a girls soccer program for the first time in 2015. The Eagles, who were not affiliated with any conference, were 2-9 in the inaugural season. Coach Ashley Seals said the first year was “phenomenal.”
Carson City-Crystal’s Josh Coston just had the week of a lifetime. Coston first signed a letter-of-intent to compete in track and field at Eastern Michigan University on May 27. He followed that up with a Division 3 discus state championship on Saturday and then graduated high school on Sunday.
The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) held its state championship track meets in four divisions on Saturday. With 34 area athletes competing across West Michigan, the day, despite the rain, turned out to be pretty good for many.