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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.

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By Ryan Schlehuber

HIT THE LINE HARD: What’s wrong with second favorites?

I have been a fan of all the Detroit pro sports teams all my life. But I also have second favorites. For some reason, that doesn’t sit well with others. I remember the very day I became a New England Patriots fan … are you done gasping? Ok. So, as I was saying, I remember the day I became a New England Patriots fan. It was the 1985-86 Super Bowl. If you can’t recall, they were thumped by the Chicago Bears 46-10.

vFrom left, Carson City-Crystal’s Kolbi Humphrey, Ashley’s Haley Wilson, Carson City-Crystal’s Kaylea Stone and Ashley’s Lupita Gutierrez battle for a rebound during Thursday night’s game. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Carson City-Crystal holds Ashley to 16 in win

One thing that Carson City-Crystal girls basketball coach Tim Stout preaches to his Eagles at every practice is defense.

That defense came into play in a big way Thursday night.

The Eagles held the Ashley Bears to just seven field goals in a 39-16 win in a Mid-State Activities Conference (MSAC) game.