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Montabella’s Hanna Stockwell swings at a high pitch during the Mustangs’ first game against Breckenridge on Tuesday.

Montabella softball team loses pair to Breckenridge

BLANCHARD — Montabella’s softball team is no longer undefeated in the Mid-State Activities Conference (MSAC). The Mustangs, who were 2-0 in the MSAC after beating Carson City-Crystal in a doubleheader, lost both ends of a doubleheader to Breckenridge on Tuesday by scores of 7-6 and 12-1 in five innings. “Those are two wins we needed,” [...]

By Ryan Schlehuber

Rooting for Carson City-Crystal’s underdog

As a sports editor who covers multiple teams for up to eight local high schools, I try not to be a “homer” for one particular team.

But I have to admit, after doing a story on Carson City-Crystal’s girls soccer team, it’s hard to not throw on an Eagles hat and root for them.

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Daily News winter sports ‘Spark Plug’ Players of the Year

We’ve had our Daily News All-Area award winners, and now we recognize those players who might not fill up the stats book, but their team may not be as successful or enjoy the sport as much without them.


Daily News’ girls basketball All-Area teams

Daily News’ All-Area teams, Sixth Woman of the Year and Honorable Mentions


Daily News All-Area wrestling awards

Daily News All-Area wrestling awards

Terry Larsen, far right, huddles in with players from his Montabella girls basketball team at what would be his last game of his high school coaching career, against Leroy Pine River in a regional game March 7. The team lost but it was a memorable end of the season for Larsen, who guided his team to a district title, the team’s first since 2009. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Terry Larsen retires after 28 years of coaching Montabella basketball

  EDMORE — Terry Larsen dreamed of coaching basketball on a bigger stage than high school. But after taking a few years off to reflect, he realized he was already living his dream. After 28 years being involved in coaching, the 1971 Montabella graduate has decided to step down from his “dream job” as Montabella’s [...]


Daily News All-Area boys basketball awards

Daily News All-Area boys basketball awards

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Montabella’s Brynn Lobert to continue track career at Aquinas College

BLANCHARD — Brynn Lobert has been pushing her potential as a runner since she was in seventh grade. Her efforts paid off Thursday when she signed a letter of intent to continue her running career with Aquinas College’s track team. The Montabella senior is part of a Mustangs girls track and field team that has [...]

Montabella senior point guard Madi Cutler drives past Leroy Pine River’s Selma Barnett (22) and Kaylee Goodman (20) during the second half of Tuesday’s game. Cutler finished with a team-high 11 points.

Montabella’s great playoff run ends with loss to Pine River

It was an unexpected and wonderful run, however, Montabella’s playoff streak came to an end at the hands of Leroy Pine River Tuesday.

Belding’s Mitchell Ward reacts to his blood round win against Mount Morris’ Jesse Munsell during the second round of consolation matches Friday. He was 2-1 on the day and has reached Saturday’s next consolation round.

15 of the 21 local wrestlers still alive in state finals

With each wrestler that walked onto the mats at the state individual wrestling finals, there is a story of hard work, dedication as well as triumph and heartbreak.