The dream of a Michigan High School Athletic Association individual state wrestling championship is still alive for 21 area grapplers. On Saturday, a trio of seniors were able to capture regional championships: Tri County’s Nick McGhan at 112 pounds in Division 3, Carson City-Crystal’s Taylor Barkley at 119 pounds and Dallas O’Green at 130 pounds in Division 4. In Division 3, the Belding Redskins qualified five wrestlers, which tied a school record for most individual qualifiers in a single season.
CC-Crystal 53, Montabella 38: The Eagles downed the Mustangs in an MSAC game Friday night, getting 46 of their 53 points from two sources. CC-Crystal was led by Kaleb Barrett with 24 points and Garrett Tabor added 22. Montabella was led by Josh Balhorn with 19…
Offense was at a premium. Trailing after the first quarter, the Carson City-Crystal Eagles made a switch defensively and cruised to a 32-16 win over MSAC rival Montabella at home on Thursday. The Mustangs opened the game with a pair of baskets by Ashley Swarts for a 5-2 lead. After the Eagles bounced back with a one-point advantage, Hanna Stockwell finished the first quarter with five straight points for a 10-6 lead.
In December, the goal every wrestler is to reach the Michigan High School Athletic Association individual state finals at The Palace of Auburn Hills. On Saturday, 36 individual wrestlers still have that goal intact after placing in the top four at their respective individual tournaments. Five area wrestlers won district championships while earning a high seed for regional tournaments this Saturday.
CC-Crystal 56, Sacred Heart 33: The Eagles outscored the Irish 19-2 in the first quarter and 16-4 in the third quarter to easily win their MSAC game Friday night. Garrett Tabor had 25 points and Avery Earles added 13 for CC-Crystal…
The first time Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart and Carson City-Crystal played each other, the teams combined for 41 points. Not the second time. The Irish had no problems with the Eagles on Thursday night, winning 59-47 to claim the Mid-State Activities Conference title outright.
Greenville 40, Hastings 34: The Yellow Jackets took a 19-19 tie after three quarters and turned it into their second straight win, beating the Saxons Tuesday night. Sophomore Brock Kohler led with 11 points and senior Alec O’Connor followed with eight…
Carson City-Crystal’s basketball team hadn’t practiced at all between Friday’s game against Coleman and Monday night. That concerned coach Cory Schneider. But the Eagles won 64-49 over the Grant Tigers Monday night, putting Schneider’s concerns to rest.
So the old man goes out on top. Super Bowl 50 will likely go down as Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s swan song, and he will be going out a winner — even if brother Eli wasn’t all that thrilled about big brother getting his second title. It will also go down as a defensive clinic by the Broncos, showing defense is still possible in a league that is outlawing defense little by little.
The Greenville Yellow Jackets went into the O-K Bronze postseason tournament in second place. After Friday’s individual tournament, the Yellow Jackets earned the outright O-K Bronze championship for the fourth consecutive season at Northview.