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Carson City-Crystal senior guard Avery Earles eyes down one of his eight 3-pointers he made against Central Montcalm Friday night. He led the team with 24 points in the Eagles’ 53-34 win. Earles was two shy of the school record for 3-pointers made. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Senior Avery Earles nails eight 3’s to lead Eagles past Green Hornets, 53-34

Going into the game against a good Carson City-Crystal boys basketball team, Dan Basom knew his game plan had to be to stop the Eagles’ two top shooters. But on Tuesday night, it was Avery Earles.

The Carson City-Crystal bench and fans react to Daniel Smith’s attempt to pin New Lothrop’s Allan Jamick in the 171-pound match during Friday’s state wrestling regionals at Central Michigan University. Smith pinned Jamick in the second round. The Hornets were able to make a comeback on the Eagles, however, winning the quarterfinals match 32-31 to advance to the semifinals against Leroy Pine River.  (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Carson City-Crystal wrestling team loses by one to New Lothrop in state quarterfinals

It wasn’t supposed to be this way. This was the year of the young Carson City-Crystal Eagles. Unfortunately, the New Lothrop Hornets had other plans.

Carson City-Crystal’s wrestling team came into the Michigan High School Athletics Association’s quarterfinals at Central Michigan University’s McGuirk Arena Friday as the No. 3 seed against No. 6 New Lothrop, but the Hornets were able to make a comeback to win 32-31 to advance to the semifinals against Leroy Pine River tomorrow.

Carson City-Crystal will compete in this year’s team wrestling state finals at Central Michigan Friday, taking on New Lothrop at noon. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Carson City-Crystal wrestling team preps for New Lothrop in state finals

The Eagles will head to McGuirk Arena on the campus of Central Michigan University for the Division 4 state wrestling finals Friday. The action begins at noon with CC-Crystal facing New Lothrop in the 3 vs. 6 matchup.

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UPDATE: Suspect identified after meth lab found in Carson City

While executing a search warrant Wednesday, the Central Michigan Enforcement Team (CMET) located an active meth lab on Second Street in Carson City.

Tri County’s Dakota Greer will compete in the individual state finals as the only undefeated wrestler in the local area, having set a 50-0 record this season and is the 119-pound district champion. Individual state finals are at The Palace of Auburn Hills March 2-4. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

21 local wrestlers move to individual state finals at The Palace March 2-4

A total of 21 local wrestlers are going to The Palace of Auburn Hills to try to win a title. All 21 finished fourth or better at their individual tournaments across the state and will move on to wrestle at The Palace for the final time March 2 to March 4.

Carson City-Crystal coach Kacy Datema holds up the trophy of the Hesperia regional tournament after the Eagles defeated St. Louis and Hart Wednesday night. (Courtesy photos)

Aiden Adkins’ win clinches regional title for Carson City-Crystal wrestling

Every high school wrestler wants the chance Aiden Adkins got Wednesday night … and his results. The Hesperia regional team wrestling title came down to a 125-pound matchup between Carson City-Crystal’s Adkins and Hart’s James Vanderswag, and the Eagles sophomore didn’t disappoint.

Greenville’s Stephan Hilliker, above, works Forest Hills Eastern’s Ryan Roth into position for a pin during Saturday’s state individual districts tournment in Lowell. Hilliker would get the pin 1:44 into the match, giving him a district title in the 125-pound division. (Sports Pro Images | Jamie McNinch)

30-plus local wrestlers qualify at weekend individual districts

As the dust settles from Saturday’s state individual district tournaments, as many as 33 wrestlers qualified for the next round, the regionals, which will be next Saturday. The Carson City-Crystal Eagles, wrestling out of the 27-4 Hesperia district, saw 10 wrestlers qualify, which is the most among the area schools, followed by Greenville, which had eight qualify. Belding had six qualify while Tri County and Montabella each had four wrestlers who finished fourth or better to qualify for regionals. Central Montcalm finished with two qualifiers and Lakeview with one.

Carson City-Crystal’s Kaleb Barrett, dark jersey, goes up for a shot around three Vestaburg players during the teams’ game Monday night. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Vestaburg holds off Carson City-Crystal in league make-up game

One quarter turned a tight game into a big win Monday night. That quarter was the third, as the Vestaburg Wolverines outscored the Carson City-Crystal Eagles 9-4 and it turned into a 51-42 win for the Wolverines.

Carson City-Crystal's Haleigh Hubbell, right, goes around Merrill's Olivia Fleming (21) and Morgan Dubay (10) during the teams' game Thursday night.

CC-Crystal gets revenge on Merrill

The last time Carson City-Crystal and Merrill’s girls basketball teams got together, the Vandals won.
The Eagles got their revenge on Merrill Thursday night, winning 37-11 in a Mid-State Activities Conference (MSAC) game.

Greenville's Paige Hallock, left, and Landon Kemp each signed their letters of intent to play at the college level, with Hallock set to play basketball at Grand Valley State University while Kemp will continue her long jump career at South Dakota University.

HIT THE LINE HARD: Enjoying the hype of committing

This is the time of year I always love, when “National Signing Day” is upon us. I love all the hype of which highly-touted high school football recruit is going where and which team has raked in the most studs and whose team is going to be crazy good next year, or so we think. One of the the trends I’ve gotten caught up in and enjoy watching are the creative announcements these recruits have been posting online lately.