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Montabella runner signs to run at Ferris

BLANCHARD — Kensi Garvey finished 13th at the cross country state finals in Division 4 Nov. 7. Now she’s going to continue her career at Ferris State. The Montabella senior signed a letter of intent to run cross country and track at the Division 2 school last week. “First off, it was who has the [...]


Montabella girls, 5 others qualify for XC state finals at MIS

On Saturday across the state, 11 area cross country runners qualified for the state finals, which will take place at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) this coming Saturday. Included in the 11 runners are six from the Montabella girls team, which qualified with a third place finish at regional. In addition to the top three teams in each regional, the top 15 individual runners in each regional qualify for the state finals.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, Oct. 31

CC-Crystal 3-2: The Eagles hosted the MSAC tournament on Saturday and finished in a tie for third with Montabella. CC-Crystal defeated Ashley 25-19, 25-9, Vestaburg 25-11, 25-21 and Montabella 25-20, 19-25, 15-11…


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…

Montabella’s Kendra Stockwell, right, dribbles up the sideline while watched by Carson City-Crystal’s Mikayla Duflo (11) and Sara McAlvey (14) during a game Feb. 19. - File photos

Montabella’s Stockwell twins do everything together

Without their jersey numbers on, it’s difficult for one to tell Hanna and Kendra Stockwell apart. The juniors are twin sisters who play volleyball, basketball and softball for Montabella. And pretty much do everything else together.

Vestaburg’s Lauren Dove, left, tries to block the tip of Montabella’s Madi Cutler during the teams’ match Tuesday night. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Montabella volleyball makes quick work of Vestaburg

Two volleyball teams got together at Montabella High School on Tuesday night looking for their first win in the Mid-State Activities Conference. The host Mustangs got that win, beating arch rival Vestaburg 25-23, 25-14, 25-13.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, Oct. 1

Belding 3-1: The Redskins defeated the three-time O-K Blue champion Coopersville Broncos on the road Thursday. After losing to the Broncos in five sets in early September, the Redskins rebounded with a 24-26, 25-17, 25-18, 25-22 win…


Montabella to forfeit Friday football game to CC-Crystal

Montabella’s football team will not be playing Carson City-Crystal Friday. The Mustangs decided to forfeit the game because they didn’t have enough healthy players to play the game. The announcement came in an email from Montabella athletic director John Helinski.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Sept. 22

Belding 3, Allendale 0: The Redskins swept the Falcons in an O-K Blue Conference match Tuesday night 25-20, 25-11, 25-14. Johanna McCully led with 12 kills, Brooke Linebaugh dished out 31 assists, Greta Wilker made 17 digs, and Wilker, Sam McNeal and Sarah Brownell had three aces each…

Central Montcalm’s Mackenzie Rutz, center, fires an attack past Shepherd’s Ashtyn Snyder (10) and Jordyn Emelander (6) during pool play of the Montabella Invitational Saturday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Belding does it again at Montabella Invite

For the third straight tournament, Belding’s volleyball team came out on top. The Redskins won the Montabella Invitational Saturday, adding to their wins at The Daily News Invitational and the Carson City-Crystal Invitational earlier in the season.