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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…

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SPORTS GALORE: Margin for error is gone in playoff push

The Lakeview Wildcats will be one of 256 teams playing for a coveted football state championship beginning on Oct. 31. Lakeview’s win at Hesperia last week guaranteed the Wildcats (6-1 overall) a second consecutive trip to the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) football playoffs.

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CC-Crystal tops Montabella for first MSAC win

It took a while, but Carson City-Crystal’s volleyball team got their first win in the Mid-State Activities Conference. The Eagles downed Montabella in straight games 25-15, 25-17, 25-9 Tuesday night.

Carson City-Crystal junior running back Dallas O’Green (1) hauls in a 40-yard Hail Mary pass for a touchdown on the last play of the first half against Montabella Friday night. - Daily News/Cory Smith

CC-Crystal tops Montabella in MSAC matchup

Carson City-Crystal’s football team needed to break a two-game losing streak. Montabella’s needed to start another winning streak. The Eagles broke their streak.

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ROUNDUP: Prep football scores from Friday, Oct. 3

Lakeview 35, Kent City 0: The Wildcats mercied the Eagles in a CSAA-Silver game Friday night. John Zuluaga-Torres led Lakeview with 18 carries for 186 yards and four touchdowns, while quarterback Nate Shurlow had seven carries for 53 yards and a score…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Sept. 30

Belding 3, West Catholic 0: The Redskins earned another win in the O-K Blue win a shutout win over the Falcons on Tuesday night. Belding won 25-15, 25-15, 25-12. Brooke Linebaugh led the Redskins with 14 assists and three aces…