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Vestaburg’s Austin Myers, right, is chased out of the pocket by Muskegon Catholic Central’s Ian Taylor during the second quarter of the teams’ Division 8 playoff game Friday night.

Turnovers lead to loss for Vestaburg against ‘bigger, faster, Muskegon CC

Vestaburg’s football team ran into one of the toughest opponents in Division 8 Friday night. “They’re bigger, stronger, faster,” Wolverine coach Dan Ryckman said. “They” were Vestaburg’s first round opponent, Muskegon Catholic Central, which dominated Vestaburg 61-8 in the first round of the playoffs Friday night.

Ashley’s Kelsey Smith (10) attacks around the block of Montabella’s Sarah Ranney during the first game of the teams’ match Tuesday night.

Ashley volleyball spoils Montabella’s parents’ night

The losses keep piling up for Montabella’s volleyball team. The Mustangs lost their 7th dual match in a row Tuesday when they fell to the Ashley Bears 25-10, 25-18, 25-17.

Vestaburg’s Elizabeth Stanton (4) tries to block the attack of Montabella’s Blake Warchuck, right, during the teams’ first game Tuesday.

Montabella fall on ‘Dig Pink’ night to Vestaburg

Montabella’s volleyball team celebrated breast cancer awareness month, but Vestaburg was the one doing the final celebrating. The Wolverines swept the Mustangs in a Mid-State Activities Conference match Tuesday by scores of 25-13, 27-25, 26-24.

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Vestaburg needs overtime to down Montabella 30-24 (Video and Gallery)

Vestaburg’s football team may have blown a lead in their game against Montabella, but they still got the win. The Wolverines got a touchdown from Christian Benavedes to beat the Mustangs 30-24 in overtime Friday night to clinch their first playoff spot since 2007.

Carson City-Crystal’s Hunter Clark carries the ball for the Eagles during a game this year. The Eagles host Montabella on Friday.

Montabella, CC-Crystal to renew football rivalry

Friday’s game between Montabella and Carson City-Crystal will be the Eagles’ homecoming game, but it will be more than that for the two teams. The Eagles will be looking to go 5-1 for the first time since 2004 with one game needed after that to make the playoffs for the first time since 1999. They also are looking to keep pace with Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart for the Mid-State Activities Conference South Division.

Carson City-Crystal’s Tori Christiansen, right, goes for a kill while Montabella’s Allie Ball attempts to block the shot. The Eagles won in straight sets.

Carson City-Crystal rolls past league rival Montabella

The Carson City-Crystal volleyball team used an all-around solid effort to remain undefeated in league play. The Eagles (13-5-8, 3-0) cruised to a 25-11, 25-12, 25-17 Mid-State Athletic Conference win over rival Montabella on Tuesday night at home. They remain perfect in the MSAC more than halfway through league play.

Lakeview’s John Zuluaga-Torres, right, is under duress from Montabella’s Daniel Cutler during a scrimmage the two teams had Friday.

Lakeview, Montabella scrimmage to get ready for football season

The first scrimmage of the football season took place for Lakeview and Montabella on Friday, giving the coaches a gauge as to where their teams are at before the games count. The Wildcats invited the Mustangs, Saranac and Vermontville Maple Valley to a scrimmage at Kos Field as the teams get ready for their season openers Aug. 24.

Lakeview’s Garrett Cavendish, left, dives back to avoid being picked off as Vestaburg’s Mason Darmody waits for the ball during the teams’ first game Friday. — Daily News/Chip Burch

Vestaburg baseball team hands Lakeview two close losses

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.

Montabella’s Drew Nemeth fouls off a pitch during the first game of the Fulton Invitational Saturday.

Montabella baseball team splits at Fulton Invitational

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.

Montabella’s Derek Martin, center, beats Central Montcalm’s Tyler Helms, left, and Carson City-Crystal’s Tyler Fisher during the 100-meter dash Tuesday.

Central Montcalm boys, CC-Crystal girls win track triangular

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.