The Carson City-Crystal Eagles just keep winning. Playing on Saturday, the Eagles won their 12th consecutive game. It was easily its biggest win of the year and more than likely one of its biggest wins in school history.
The Michigan High School Athletic Association announced the seedings for the team wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday, and none of the three local teams still involved were given a high seed. The highest seed went to the Carson City-Crystal Eagles, who will be a six-seed against the New Lothrup Hornets in the Division 4 tournament.
There will be a little more than two dozen wrestlers from the area heading to the individual wrestling state finals after they qualified in the top four of their weight classes in the regional competitions Saturday. Leading the local schools was Carson City-Crystal, who had seven qualify for a trip to the Palace in Auburn Hills March 1-2.
Don’t let the other team score. That is the pretty simple sounding philosophy Carson City-Crystal coach Ryan Fritz preaches to his team. Actually, it’s a philosophy borrowed from Fritz’s father, but one that seems to be working just fine for the Eagles.
Butternut 79, SE GR Homeschoolers 66: Butternut, playing without leading scorer Josh Snyder, beat SE Grand Rapids Thursday behind David Crouse’s 23, Caleb Wyman’s 21 and Nate Crawford’s 13…
When it comes down to it, a ranking doesn’t mean a thing in high school wrestling, so says Carson City-Crystal (CC-C) head coach Kacy Datema. His Eagles team, however, earned every bit of its reputation as the ninth-ranked team in District 4, winning the regional title with a tough 45-33 win over the St. Louis Sharks at Montabella High School on Wednesday night.
In three years, Jason Gray built the Carson City-Crystal football program into winners. If they are to continue winning, Carson City will be doing so with a new head coach in 2013. On Tuesday, Gray officially resigned as head coach and informed his coaching staff and team he has accepted the same position for Chesaning Union High School.
Every wrestling team begins winter practice in November dreaming of the chance to reach Battle Creek for the team state championship. Just eight teams in each of the four divisions get to realize this dream. Tonight, five area teams will have the chance to claim a regional title and a spot in the final eight, which will take place Feb. 22 and 23 at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek.
Greenville 47, Hastings 40: The Yellow Jackets outscored the Saxons 12-7 in the fourth quarter to help pull out the win on Tuesday at home. Leah Somerfield scored the first nine points of the final quarter and finished with a game-high 26 in the win
No one will accuse the Carson City-Crystal girls basketball team of playing a soft schedule this season. With wins against Class B schools Belding, Tri County and Shepherd already, not to mention league rivals Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart and Montabella, the Eagles faced another quality Class B school in Sparta on Saturday at home.