Lakeview’s baseball team continues to have problems getting wins. The Wildcats lost a nonconference doubleheader to the Vestaburg Wolverines by scores of 7-6 and 7-5 Friday. In both games Lakeview (6-17) had their chances to get a win.
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Montabella’s baseball team had two games that were completely different, and not just because of the outcome. The Mustangs lost the first game of two at the Fulton Invitational Saturday to the host Pirates 12-2, but then knocked off Vestaburg 7-2 in the second game.
Central Montcalm’s boys track team and Carson City-Crystal’s girls team were winners in the first meet after spring break. The Green Hornet boys beat the Eagles and Montabella Tuesday with 85 points. The Mustangs had 45 and the Eagles scored 40.
Montabella’s softball team found out Morley Stanwood’s softball team may be as good as their state champion volleyball and basketball teams. The Mustangs were mercied twice by the Mohawks 12-1 in five and 17-3 — both in five innings — in the first doubleheader of the season for both teams.
Three Vestaburg girls basketball players here honored by the Mid-State Activities Conference for their play this season. Emma Schuch was named to the all-MSAC first team, while Taylor Darmody was second-team and Lauren Bissell honorable mention.
A pair of three-year varsity basketball players led the Montabella Mustangs with first team Mid State Athletic Conference honors. Charley Helmer and Jemikal Papendick helped lead the Mustangs to a 15-win season and were awarded for their fine seasons. Jeramee Gilman, Travis Dunn and Josh Dailey also earned postseason honors.
Montabella’s Charley Helmer and Jemikal Papendick used their size to their advantage. The two seniors combined for 43 points — 26 points in the second half — to fend off the scrappy Central Montcalm Green Hornets 71-57 in a nonleague game on Tuesday night.
Montabella’s girls basketball team “outplayed” Central Montcalm, according to Green Hornets coach Marty James. The result was a 53-27 win by the Mustangs over Central in a nonconference game Monday night.
Montabella’s wrestling team finished second in their own dual-meet tournament Saturday, but only because of a lost tie-breaker. The Mustangs went 4-1 in the tournament, with their only loss coming to Mason, who is ranked 10th in the state in Division 2 by MichiganGrappler.com.
So far so good for Montabella’s wrestling team.
The Mustangs are 16-4 this season, which includes a perfect 3-0 mark in the Central Michigan Athletic Conference.