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THE REVIEW: In Stuart Scott’s departure, battle was not lost

It became a tradition.
The studio lights clicked on, the teleprompters came to life and those red letters reading, “On-Air” illuminated as he sat there in the studio, like so many days before.

Carson City-Crystal’s Regan Heckman, left, looks for someone to pass to as Fulton’s Connor Proctor closes in during the teams’ game Saturday night. - Daily News/Chip Burch

CC-Crystal girls hold off Fulton 36-32

Carson City-Crystal’s girls basketball team got a win Saturday, but it wasn’t easy. The Eagles held off a difficult Fulton team with a 36-32 win in the first game of the “Battle On M-57.”

Carson City-Crystal’s Kolton Kavanaugh dunks during the fourth quarter of the Eagles’ game against Fulton Saturday night. - Daily News/Chip Burch

CC-Crystal boys hand Fulton first loss

It took one big quarter for Carson City-Crystal’s boys basketball team to get a win. The Eagles used a 17-point second quarter to knock off the Fulton Pirates 59-45 in the second game of the “Battle on M-57” that benefitted Carson City Hospital.

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THE REVIEW: All part of the journey

As the 2013 season came to a close for the Detroit Lions, under the direction of Jim Schwartz, the front office knew it was time for a change. Though the season was an improvement from the previous year, the performance was not enough to provide job security, especially for a city as hungry for improvement as Detroit.

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SPORTS GALORE: Feeling pretty good about Harbaugh

This is a column that may come back to bite me. There will no shortage of “I told you he wasn’t coming to Michigan.” But I don’t care. I feel in just a few days, Jim Harbaugh will reunite with the University of Michigan and become the Wolverines new head coach. This is just my personal opinion.

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THE REVIEW: Coreau continues to shine

If you would have told Jeff and Sharon Coreau that a visit to a National League Hockey game would alter the future of their 7-year-old son, they would have most likely just looked at you and smiled. As he slid into his seat, three rows behind the goalie that evening, young Jared Coreau discovered the direction he wanted to go.

Belding’s Connor Barker, at top, tries to finish pinning Carson City-Crystal’s Colton Blasher during the John Baum Invitational Saturday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Belding tops CC-Crystal to win own invitational

Belding’s wrestling team needed a big win over Carson City-Crystal in the championship match to win its own invitational Saturday. The Redskins got it, beating the Eagles 51-23 to cap off an undefeated tournament.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, Dec. 20

Greenville second at Hudsonville: In a meet that had only six varsity teams, the Yellow Jackets finished second with 159 points at the Hudsonville Invitational Saturday. Whitehall won with 236 points…

Carson City-Crystal’s Mikayla Duflo gets ready to shoot a three-pointer during last season’s Class C regional final against St. Louis. - File photo

CC-Crystal girls basketball off to 5-0 start

There seems to be no slowing down the Carson City-Crystal girls basketball team. Led by potential all-state sharpshooter Mikayla Duflo, the Eagles are off to a perfect 5-0 start this season after Tuesday’s 54-12 win over Lansing Christian. Duflo led the Eagles with 22 points (on six three-pointers) and six assists. Maddi Weese added 15 points and five rebounds in the win.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Dec. 16

Lakeview 40, Newaygo 29: The Wildcats beat the Lions in a CSAA crossover game Tuesday night by holding Newaygo to just three points in the second quarter. Sadie Massie led Lakeview with 12 points and Maddie Shurlow had eight points and seven rebounds…