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Montabella’s Taylor Smith shoots between two Fulton defenders during the teams’ game Tuesday night.

Montabella’s Miller, Smith share chemistry

Sarah Miller and Taylor Smith have been playing girls basketball for Montabella for four years. In that time, the seniors have developed some knowledge of what each other is going to do.

Lakeview’s Nolan Saxton goes for a pin during his semifinal match on Saturday at the Lakeview Invitational. Saxton went on to win the match and the 112-pound championship.

Tri County takes second place at Lakeview Invitational

Four area teams participated in Saturday’s individual wrestling format Lakeview Invitational. The Tri County Vikings placed second out of 15 teams with 157.5 points. Behind tournament winner Mason County Central’s 172.

Montabella’s team poses for a photo at Michigan International Speedway Saturday.

Montabella girls finish ninth at state finals

Montabella cross country coach Jeff Kauffman had set a goal for his girls team to finish in the top 10 of the teams in Division 4 race Saturday at Michigan International Speedway. After finishing ninth with 260 points, Kauffman said the mission was accomplished.

Montabella’s Taylor Smith runs during the Hornet Invitational this season.

Montabella runners prep for state finals

For the first time in the history of Montabella cross country, the girl Mustangs have an extended season past regionals. The Mustang girls are in preparations for the Division 4 state finals at Michigan International Speedway Saturday. They were one of three teams that qualified from the Carson City-Crystal regional.

Carson City-Crystal’s Hailey Gregory attacks the ball during Tuesday’s match at Montabella.

CC-Crystal volleyball sweeps Montabella 3-0

The Carson City-Crystal Eagles focused on consistency, while the Montabella Mustangs worked on team communication. In an MSAC volleyball match Tuesday night, it was the Eagles cruising to a straight set win over the Mustangs 25-8, 25-10, 25-12.

Vestaburg senior Jannelle Rons goes up for a kill during Tuesday’s match at Montabella.

Vestaburg sweeps league rival Mustangs

A slow start did not effect the final outcome for the Vestaburg Wolverines. The Wolverines trailed early in each game against the Montabella Mustangs, but still won three straight to sweep their MSAC rival on the volleyball court Tuesday night.

Carson City-Crystal’s Tyler Craig, right, starts the senior division race quick during Saturday’s Hornet Run at Central Montcalm. Craig placed third overall with a time of 17:49.91.

Central Montcalm hosts 36th annual Mike Noll Hornet Run

Saturday morning started out as a great day for a run. Later in the morning, the same couldn’t be said as rain and lighting delays slowed the event and runners. Central Montcalm hosted 14 high school cross country teams and another 13 middle school teams for the 36th annual Mike Noll Hornet Run on Saturday. Area schools participating included Belding, Carson City-Crystal, Central Montcalm, Montabella and Vestaburg.

Montabella’s Drew Nemeth fouls a ball into the ground during a game against Carson City-Crystal April 30.

Montabella baseball got hot late

There were a few things that conspired against Montabella’s baseball team in the 2013 season. First was the weather. Then the youth of the team.

Montabella’s Marisol Bucao clears a hurdle during the Mid-State Activities Conference championships May 22.

Montabella track teams were young

The overwhelming theme of the 2013 Montabella track season was the youth of the two teams. “Both teams were really young. We had hardly any seniors,” said coach Dan Gibson.

Lakeview’s Preston Giles chips from off the green at No. 10 at Brookside Golf Course during the Lakeview Invitaitonal in May.

Local boys golf teams prepare for regionals

Wednesday and Thursday are the days the three local high school golf teams take to the course for the regional tournaments. Greenville, Lakeview and Montabella all will be heading to their regional tournaments happy that they were able to qualify for the tournaments.