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Greenville’s Alec Ward, right, tangles with Bay City Western’s Christian Schoenherr during the Division 2, 140-pound semifinal on Friday. Ward placed second after a finals match loss to St. Johns’ Zac Hall. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Ward places second, 11 others earn all-state wrestling honors

The Michigan High School Athletic Association individual wrestling tournament is an exhilarating three-day weekend full of joy and heartbreak. Overall, the area had 26 wrestlers earn their way through a grueling team regular season and then individual district and regional tournaments to reach the state finals. In the end, 12 of those wrestlers placed at least eighth in their respective weight classes and divisions.

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ROUNDUP: State wrestling tournament results

First round results from the MHSAA individual state wrestling tournament.

Carson City-Crystal’s Tori Christiansen, right, tries to lay up on Pewamo-Westphalia’s Hannah Thelen during the teams’ Class C district semifinal Wednesday night.

CC-Crystal outduels Pewamo-Westphalia in semis

Carson City-Crystal’s girls basketball team used their signature defense to beat a very good team Wednesday night. The Eagles, ranked eighth in the state in Class C by The Associated Press, held the Pewamo-Westphalia (P-W) Pirates to just six points in the first half en route to a 34-21 win in the Class C district tournament.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, Feb. 24

CC-Crystal 42, Saranac 24: The Eagles opened Class C district play at home with a win over the Redskins Monday night. Mikayla Duflo and Mackenzie Geister outscored the entire Saranac team, as Duflo had 16 points and Geister added 13…

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JUST IN: Hesperia defeats Carson City-Crystal in wrestling quarterfinals

Everything seemed to work in favor of the Hesperia Panthers. The Panthers won the coin toss, won the first three matches and were able to revenge a earlier season loss to the Carson City-Crystal Eagles (No. 4 seed) to advance to the Division 4 state wrestling semifinals with a 44-21 win on Friday afternoon at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek.

The Carson City-Crystal Eagles during the national anthem prior to last year’s team state quarterfinal match at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek. The Eagles return for a second consecutive year with a regional final win over St. Louis.

No. 4 CC-Crystal to battle No. 5 Hesperia at Kellogg Arena

Reaching Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek for the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) team wrestling finals means you have had an outstanding season. Doing it for a second consecutive season means a consistent wrestling program is being built and season expectations continue to rise, as is the case for the Carson City-Crystal Eagles.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Feb. 18

Lakeview 53, White Cloud 18: The Wildcats continued to win in the CSAA, getting an easy win over the Indians Tuesday night. Shawn Lindsey scored 12 points and Jon Wandel and Brad Hamlin had eight each for the winners.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Feb. 14

CC-Crystal 48, Montabella 34: The Eagles took the MSAC game against the Mustangs Friday night. Grant Gage had 16 points, Arron Haines added 13 and Garrett Tabor scored 11 for 40 of the 48 CC-Crystal points…

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CC-Crystal cruises by Montabella, wins 14th straight

The last time Montabella’s girls basketball team played Carson City-Crystal, the Mustangs didn’t make a field goal and lost 26-8. For the first half of Thursday’s rematch, it looked like they may get shut out again.

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CC-Crystal wrestlers returning to state finals

Carson City-Crystal’s wrestling team is headed back to Battle Creek. The Eagles won their own Division 4 team regional tournament Wednesday night by beating Laingsburg 55-21 and St. Louis 39-38.