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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, Dec. 17

MONTABELLA WINS TWO: The Mustangs went to Ovid-Elsie and won their two meets Wednesday night. They opened with a 36-36 tie with the host Marauders, but won on the ninth tie-breaker, which is most near-falls. Montabella then beat Hemlock 48-36…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Dec. 16

Lakeview 40, Newaygo 29: The Wildcats beat the Lions in a CSAA crossover game Tuesday night by holding Newaygo to just three points in the second quarter. Sadie Massie led Lakeview with 12 points and Maddie Shurlow had eight points and seven rebounds…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Dec. 12

Lakeview 68, Holton 37: The Wildcats picked up their second straight win with a CSAA-Silver win over the Red Devils Friday night. Nate Shurlow had 24 points and 11 rebounds and Drake Boomer added 12 points to the winning effort…

Montabella’s Joel Bucao drives between two Evart players during the teams’ game Monday night. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Montabella boys open with OT victory

Montabella’s boys basketball team needed four extra minutes of playing time, but it got it’s first win of the season. The Mustangs went into overtime before knocking off the Evart Wildcats 55-53 Monday night in the season opener for both teams.

Lakeview senior guard Saddie Massie (3) sprints past Montabella junior defender Marisol Bucao (10) during a breakaway in the third quarter Tuesday evening. - Daily News/Cory Smith

Defense leads Lakeview to 53-20 season opening win

The Lakeview Wildcats and Montabella Mustangs opened the girls basketball season on Tuesday and both teams showed signs of rust. Lakeview’s defense, though was mostly strong and helped to carry the Wildcats to a season opening 53-20 win over the Mustangs at home.

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Montabella girls 15th at state finals, CC-C’s Beyer 8th

Montabella’s girls cross country team made their second trip in as many seasons to Michigan International Speedway Saturday for the Division 4 state finals. The Mustangs ended up 15th among 27 teams in the meet, getting 426 points to finish just ahead of Wixom St. Catherine’s 427 and behind Hillsdale Academy’s 414.

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Montabella football falls to Whittemore-Prescott

The Montabella Mustangs won its last two regular season games to qualify for the postseason. Unfortunately, that meant a playoff matchup with the No. 5 ranked Whittemore-Prescott Cardinals on Friday night in a Division 7 first round game.

Montabella quarterback Brady Burggren takes reps during Thursday’s practice. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Montabella ready to face No. 5 ranked team in D-7

The Montabella Mustangs have been in playoff mode for the past three weeks. After back-to-back losses to Carson City-Crystal and Coleman, the Mustangs’ record stood at 4-3. Six wins guaranteed a playoff spot, meaning Montabella needed to win its final two games to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2011.

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Four area teams qualify for football playoffs

The Road to Ford Field begins on Friday/Saturday night for four area football teams. Pairings (games times to be decided later today) were announced on Sunday night with Lakeview (8-1), Central Montcalm (5-4), Carson City-Crystal (7-2) and Montabella (6-3) all getting the chance to play a 10th game this season.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Oct. 24

CC-Crystal 56, Potterville 28: The Eagles will go into the playoffs with momentum after beating the Vikings Friday night. Dallas O’Green had the hat trick, getting two touchdowns running, catching a touchdown pass from Zach Pringle and returning a kickoff 70 yards for another score…