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.


SPORTS GALORE: Daily fantasy sports is gambling

Every week, I’m one of a couple million people who plays daily fantasy sports via Fanduel, DraftKings or other companies. Fanduel and DraftKings are the most popular and handle a majority of the marketplace. These companies and their product have skyrocketed in popularity the past couple of years much like online poker gambling in the early 2000s.


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…


CC-Crystal to induct second Hall of Fame class

For the second time, Carson City-Crystal High School will be inducting a group of athletes into its Athletic Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place at halftime of Friday’s home football game against Ashley. Last year, Don Baese, a longtime varsity coach; athlete Brenda (Smith) Jolls and the 1973 boys cross country team (state champions) were in the inaugural class. This year, the 1983 girls track team, Mike Karasinski, Rich Pilkington and Roland Carter will be inducted.

Greenville’s Garrett Moeggenborg, right, leads Tri County’s Caleb Birdsall around a corner at the Don Baese Invitational Saturday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Personal records are the theme of Don Baese Invite

If a cross country runner wanted to set a new personal best time, Saturday at the Carson City-Crystal Don Baese Invitational seemed to be the place to do it. Coaches from Greenville, the host Eagles, Vestaburg and Tri County saw a lot of their runners set “personal records” (PRs) at the meet. The meet started with the Blue Division, which CC-Crystal and Vestaburg were in.


Montabella to forfeit Friday football game to CC-Crystal

Montabella’s football team will not be playing Carson City-Crystal Friday. The Mustangs decided to forfeit the game because they didn’t have enough healthy players to play the game. The announcement came in an email from Montabella athletic director John Helinski.


THE REVIEW: Divide and conquer

With the leaves changing and the Detroit Tigers one step closer to being put out of misery, focus has shifted to a delightful round of inner-state trash talk with everyone making it a point to reflect on their true feelings toward the Ohio State Buckeyes. To onlookers, it’s chaos. To the locals, it’s Big Ten football.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, Sept. 21.

CC-Crystal falls in 4: The Eagles lost a home match against Portland St. Patrick in four sets 19-25, 25-20, 25-20, 26-24. Jenna Schneider had 18 digs, 13 points and four aces…


THE REVIEW: Cultivating the future

It’s a situation Andrew Graham has faced before. For the second consecutive year, the second-year manager for the West Michigan Whitecaps finds himself in the mix of the pressures of the postseason. But you won’t see any added perspiration on the face of the 33-year-old. Observing his mannerisms along the third base line during game time, you can spot the glint in his eye from any location, a glint displaying the drive and the fight for success within the former minor league catcher.


SPORTS GALORE: Texas HS football players should never play again

Playing high school sports is a privilege and not a right. That is as true in Michigan as it is in Texas, even if the state of Texas takes its high school football a little more serious than the rest of the country. This past Friday, the lights shined on Texas football for all the wrong reasons.