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SPORTS GALORE: Lovable Losers add a year to misery

It’s now been 107 years since the Chicago Cubs, aka the Lovable Losers, have won a World Series championship. In 1908, the Cubs defeated the Detroit Tigers in five games to win their second World Series championship. No one then would’ve dreamed their beloved Cubbies would suffer such a drought since then.

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ROUNDUPS: Prep scores from Wednesday, Oct. 21

Central Montcalm 3, Big Rapids 0: The Green Hornets finished second in the CSAA-Gold after beating the Cardinals 25-19, 25-22, 25-21 Tuesday night. Kenzie Rutz led in kills with nine, Sam Nichols had two blocks, Paiton Bartz had five aces and nine digs and Jenna Switzer added 20 assists…

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CC-Crystal defeats MSAC rival Vestaburg 39-19

Carson City-Crystal felt like it was getting a little bit shortchanged when it comes to playing football under the Friday night lights in October before Vestaburg gave the Eagles their money’s worth for the first time in three weeks. Led by three touchdowns from Dallas O’Green, the Eagles scored nearly a point a minute in a 45-19 Mid-State Activities Association victory at Vestaburg, but the Wolverines made the Eagles battle for a full 48 minutes in Friday’s annual Salute the Soldiers game.

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Salute Our Soldiers game is tonight between CC-C, Vestaburg

The game that honors those who have served in branches of the United States military is set for tonight.

The annual Salute Our Soldiers game will take place between Vestaburg and visiting Carson City-Crystal.

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EMILY WALDON: A season of unfortunate events

Quarterback Dan Orlovsky would like to forget 2008 as much as anyone. Orlovsky was at the helm for the Detroit Lions as they fell 31-21 to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field that year. While any loss has the ability to leave a sting, this particular defeat marked a milestone that anyone would love to go without. A 10-point difference was all it took for the Lions to earn the title of becoming the first team to go winless throughout an entire 16-game season, since the 1976 expansion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which finished their year at 0-14.

Carson City-Crystal senior running back Dallas O’Green (1) outruns two Ashley defenders on a catch and run for a touchdown in the second quarter Friday night at Community Field in Carson City. - Daily News/Cory Smith

CC-Crystal rolls to 45-0 win over Ashley on HOF night

Carson City-Crystal turned back to the clock to honor some of its athletic heroes from the past Friday night, just before the Eagles football team turned the running clock on the visiting Ashley Bears. The Eagles played a nearly flawless first half of football — scoring 31 points in the second quarter — to jump out to a 38-0 lead before settling for a 45-0 victory at home.

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SPORTS GALORE: Daily fantasy sports is gambling

Every week, I’m one of a couple million people who plays daily fantasy sports via Fanduel, DraftKings or other companies. Fanduel and DraftKings are the most popular and handle a majority of the marketplace. These companies and their product have skyrocketed in popularity the past couple of years much like online poker gambling in the early 2000s.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, Oct. 7

Tri County 3, Newaygo 0: The Vikings won their CSAA-Gold match over the Lions Tuesday, winning 25-12, 25-23, 25-17. Leading Tri COunty was Lena Thompson with nine kills, Dani Stewart with 17 digs, Taylor Prins had 21 assists and Autumn Stears had five blocks…

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CC-Crystal to induct second Hall of Fame class

For the second time, Carson City-Crystal High School will be inducting a group of athletes into its Athletic Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place at halftime of Friday’s home football game against Ashley. Last year, Don Baese, a longtime varsity coach; athlete Brenda (Smith) Jolls and the 1973 boys cross country team (state champions) were in the inaugural class. This year, the 1983 girls track team, Mike Karasinski, Rich Pilkington and Roland Carter will be inducted.

Greenville’s Garrett Moeggenborg, right, leads Tri County’s Caleb Birdsall around a corner at the Don Baese Invitational Saturday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Personal records are the theme of Don Baese Invite

If a cross country runner wanted to set a new personal best time, Saturday at the Carson City-Crystal Don Baese Invitational seemed to be the place to do it. Coaches from Greenville, the host Eagles, Vestaburg and Tri County saw a lot of their runners set “personal records” (PRs) at the meet. The meet started with the Blue Division, which CC-Crystal and Vestaburg were in.