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YEAR IN REVIEW: Top Daily News sports stories of 2013 (No. 3-1)

As 2013 comes to a close, The Daily News is taking a look back at the top 10 local sports stories of the year. We counted down from 10 to four earlier in the week. The top three stories feature four teams and many more individuals in outstanding seasons.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Dec. 17

CC-Crystal 48, Durand 47: The Eagles got two free throws from Grant Gage with 6.4 seconds left to beat the Railroaders on the road Tuesday night. Rhett Pringle led CC-Crystal with 21 points…

Carson City-Crystal’s Brad Osterman, right, tries to roll on top of Central Montcalm’s Cory Kindle during the final meet of the Central Montcalm Hornet Invitational Saturday. Kindlle pinned Osterman in 3:36.

CC-C starts perfect at Central Montcalm tourney

Carson City-Crystal’s wrestling team waited a week longer than everyone else to get their season going. When they did get going, not much went wrong. The Eagles went 5-0 at the Central Montcalm Hornet Invitational Saturday to win the event. The host Hornets went 2-3.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, Dec. 14

Montabella wins own tourney: The Mustangs won their round robin tournament Saturday by scoring 214 points to 201 for second-place St. Louis…

Carson City-Crystal’s Arron Haines gets fouled going up for a shot during Thursday’s game at home against Vestaburg. Haines scored a game-high 19 points.

Defense leads CC-Crystal past Vestaburg

The Carson City-Crystal boys basketball team got off to a quick start and never looked back. The Eagles came out firing and set an early defensively tone in a 55-42 MSAC victory over rival Vestaburg on Thursday night at home.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Dec. 11

Fowler 58, CC-Crystal 57: CC-Crystal tied the game at 57 with a pair of free throws by Grant Gage but with four seconds left CC-Crystal fouled, allowing Fowler to hit a free throw to win the game…

Five Carson City-Crystal players, dark jerseys, battle three Central Montcalm players for a rebound during the teams’ game Tuesday night.

CC-Crystal opens season with win over Central Montcalm

The first girls basketball game of the season for Carson City-Crystal and Central Montcalm saw two teams going in opposite directions. The Eagles continued their rise by beating the Green Hornets 50-25 Tuesday night.

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CC-Crystal runners close to titles

Carson City-Crystal’s cross country teams saw a mixed bag of results this season. The Eagles almost won the Mid-State Activities Conference in both boys and girls, but Montabella took the girls’ race and Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart won the boys race.

Carson City-Crystal’s Rhett Pringle runs for a first down in the first half on Friday against Pewamo-Westphalia.

CC-Crystal’s season ends with loss to Pirates

The Carson City-Crystal Eagles could only hold off the Pewamo-Westphalia Pirates for so long. The Pirates (ranked fifth in Division 7) scored two second half touchdowns, while holding the Eagles (ranked eighth in Division 7) scoreless in a 20-14 comeback win on Friday night to win their third consecutive district championship.

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CC-Crystal ready for Pewamo-Westphalia challenge

The Carson City-Crystal Eagles have been preparing all week for its toughest challenge this season on the football field. The Eagles — 10-0 after last week’s 21-6 win over Evart — will face former Central Michigan Athletic Conference rival Pewamo-Westphalia (9-1) in a Division 7 district final tonight at home.