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SPORTS GALORE: Girls basketball teams in midst of great seasons

As we near the end of January, high school sports teams have reached at least the mid-point in their respective seasons. So far this year, several of our area teams are having outstanding seasons. Some with legitimate chances of conference titles, district titles and beyond.

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SPORTS GALORE: Not much hope for an end to lockout

There was some optimism early this week that the nonsense called the NHL lockout would be coming to the end. After all, the NHL owners actually submitted a proposal, which included some amendments from previous “going through the motion” offers. That was late last week.

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Ingles to host basketball skills camp in Greenville

Former Greenville High School basketball star Zach Ingles is using his talents to help area youths with their offensive basketball skills. Ingles — who played college hoops at Eastern Kentucky and professionally overseas — is hosting the Sports Galore Basketball camp Saturday at Greenville High School from 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. The camp will focus purely on learning how to create opportunities and to score points.

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SPORTS GALORE: World Series not guaranteed

If you thought the Detroit Tigers made things interesting in 2012, wait until the 2013 season begins in April. Last year, the experts anointed the Tigers American League Central Division champions before the ink was dry on the new mega-deal of Price Fielder.

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SPORTS GALORE: 8-player football final in Greenville

Just two more weeks remain in the fall high school sports season. Winter basketball and wrestling practice has already started, but until football season is over most won’t pay attention to the fast approaching second season.

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Drunken driver arrested after driving over cemetery headstones

A 24-year old Rockford man is in custody after being arrested for drunken driving after he ran over a gravestone at the Montcalm Township Cemetery on Johnson Road. Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of someone running over headstones in the cemetery at 11:07 p.m. Sunday night.

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SPORTS GALORE: Crunch time for area football teams

Wasn’t it just 90 degrees? Didn’t you just buy back-to-school supplies? Is it really week eight of the high school football season? I don’t know how it feels to you, but I’m pretty sure I was just scrambling to finish The Daily News Fall Sports Preview last week or so. Unfortunately, that is not the case.

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SPORTS GALORE: Cabrera or Trout?

For the second consecutive year there is a healthy debate regarding the American League MVP race. For the second consecutive season the debate involves a Detroit Tiger. Last year, we debated whether a pitcher (Justin Verlander) was worthy of winning the honor, despite pitching every fifth game. In the end, voters realized just how valuable verlander was and voted him MVP.

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Punt, Pass and Kick competition Sunday

It’s football season and now area kids will have another opportunity to show off their various skills. The NFL’s Punt, Pass and Kick (PPK) competition is coming to Greenville on Sunday. The event, open to area kids ages 6 to 15 will take place at Legacy Field at Greenville High School beginning at 2 p.m.

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SPORTS GALORE: Rooting for the Angels

Well, I will be rooting for the Los Angeles Angels beginning tonight. The AL Central leading Chicago White Sox will play their next three games against the Angels.