New pitch count rule forces high school pitchers to adjust their approach on the mound against batters.
BLANCHARD — The last time Montabella’s softball team has been to the Division 4 regionals was 2007. The Mustangs are headed back to that part of the playoffs at 10 a. m. Saturday when they go to Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart to face Morrice in the semifinals. Montabella coach Whisper Dawson said she “can’t put [...]
A pair of local softball teams won district titles Saturday. Central Montcalm’s girls got a win in the Portland district in Division 2. They beat Alma 9-4 in the semifinals, then beat the host Raiders 7-6 in the finals. Mallory Morgan got the win in both games. In the first game, she allowed 10 hits [...]
The Montabella girls basketball team is getting a new coach, however, one that is already familiar with the team and vice versa. Sarah Korte, who was the Mustangs junior varsity girls basketball coach for two-and-a-half years prior to last year, has filled the varsity head coaching position vacated by Terry Larsen, who stepped down last season after six years at the helm.
In only its second year, the Montabella junior high equestrian team captured a team championship at the Isabella County Fairgrounds in Mount Pleasant.
BLANCHARD — Another Montabella girls track runner has signed a letter of intent to run at the college level. Anna Ferman signed a letter of intent to run at Siena Heights University. “I wanted to go there because it was a smaller school,” Ferman said. “ I was originally going to go to a bigger [...]
BLANCHARD — One of Montabella’s girls track athletes will play the same sport in college. Brittany Knapp signed a letter of intent Monday to run for Ottawa University, a Christian college in Ottawa, Kansas. Knapp said she decided on Ottawa once she visited the campus. “They had a very nice facility and everyone was so [...]
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,” [...]
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.
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.