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HIT THE LINE HARD
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.

Carson City-Crystal’s Paulina Schoenmeyer, left, celebrates with teammates Kaylee Reeder, middle, and Stella Klinger after scoring a goal in a game May 13, 2016. The school’s board of education recently extended the program’s varsity status another two years and the team has as many as 20 girls signed up for next season already. (File photo)

After two seasons, Carson City-Crystal’s girls varsity soccer program extended through 2018

After two successful — but convoluted — seasons of girls varsity soccer at Carson City-Crystal High School, the sport is being given another chance to build upon itself. It was two years ago that the Carson City-Crystal Area School Board of Education voted to make girls soccer a varsity sport at the school for a trial period of two years.

Carson City-Crystal’s Kaylee Reeder, center, tries to escape the double-team of Montabella’s Lauryn Wisner, left, and Hanna Stockwell during the teams’ game Thursday night. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Carson City-Crystal uses big runs to beat Montabella

A couple of big runs doomed Montabella’s girls basketball team Thursday night.

The big runs came in the middle two quarters as Carson City-Crystal beat the Mustangs 52-31 in a Mid-State Activities Conference match.

Montabella's Lexi McQueen, middle, tries to lay up between Carson City-Crystal's Kaylee Reeder, left, and Haleigh Hubbell during the teams' game Thursday night.

CC-Crystal uses big runs to beat Montabella

BLANCHARD — A couple of big runs doomed Montabella’s girls basketball team Thursday night. The big runs came in the middle two quarters as Carson City-Crystal beat the Mustangs 52-31 in a Mid-State Activities Conference match. The Eagles (9-2, 5-2) started out with a 7-2 run over the first 4:35 of the opening quarter, only [...]

Carson City-Crystal’s Megan Dailey, left, and Cara Wiles, right, and Vestaburg’s Lezlie Fairchild scramble for a loose ball during the teams’ game Friday night. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Cara Wiles ‘steals’ the show in CC-C win over Vestaburg

Carson City-Crystal’s girls basketball team found themselves witnessing a school record Friday night. The Eagles’ Cara Wiles not only scored 24 points but set a school record by getting 15 steals in a 68-13 mercy-rule win over Vestaburg.

Cedar Rock Sports Plex in Cedar Rock is offereing a free program to young children who are interested in learning the sport of hockey. The program is at 6 p.m. Saturday. (Courtesy photo)

Free program offers hockey lessons to youths

James Hodge has loved the sport of hockey since he was 7 years old. Now he’s getting the chance to love the sport through his two sons.

Hodge, of Greenville, has played many levels of hockey during his life, including collegiate. And now that his sons, Zander, 5, and Conner, 4, are old enough to strap on a pair of ice skates, Hodge has introduced them to the sport he loves through a free program called “Try Hockey for FREE,” offered at the Cedar Rock Sports Plex.

Carson City-Crystal's Haleigh Hubbell, left, tries to go for a basket despite the defense of Fulton's Morgan Warnke, right, during Friday’s “Battle On M-57.”

CC-Crystal dominates ‘Battle On M-57’

CARSON CITY — The game wasn’t close from the outset. Carson City-Crystal’s girls basketball team dominated from the opening tip-off and beat Fulton 49-15 during the teams’ annual fundraiser for Sparrow Carson Hospital’s “Battle On M-57” Friday. The game was all Eagles from the start. CC-Crystal allowed only a Lyndsi Wolfe basket and missed free [...]

Carson City-Crystal's Kaleb Barrett, white jersey, gets between two Fulton players to put up a shot during the teams' “Battle On M-57” Friday night.

CC-Crystal falters to Fulton in ‘Battle On M-57′

A few bad plays cost Carson City-Crystal Friday night. The Eagles had enough turnovers to lose to the Fulton Pirates 55-47 in the second annual “Battle On M-57” between the teams. “It was tough because it was a rivalry game, but I think we’ll learn from it and become better for it so it was [...]

Carson City-Crystal’s Kaleb Barrett, left, tries to drive by Fulton’s Brandon Jones during their game Jan. 2.

CC-Crystal, Fulton to play again to benefit Sparrow Carson Hospital

CARSON CITY — On Friday, Carson City- Crystal’s basketball teams will be battling for bragging rights again. Sparrow Carson Hospital will be the big winner, though. The Eagles will take on the Fulton Pirates in the second “Battle On M-57” between the teams. The first one, Jan. 2, resulted in a pair of CC-Crystal wins. [...]