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CHIP’S CLIPS: The bests and worsts of Super Bowl XLIX

Sunday’s Super Bowl was one of the rare times when the game was actually a game throughout. The 28-24 win by the New England Patriots over the Seattle Seahawks was close, which helped the game get an overnight television rating of 49.7, according to Nielsen Media Research

Belding’s Jesse Scheidel, left, goes for a pin against his opponent during the Lakeview Invitational on Jan. 24. On Saturday, Scheidel went undefeated to help the Redskins to a second place finish at the Montabella Invitational. - File photo

Belding wrestlers finish second at Montabella

Tournament time is nearly here for Michigan high school wrestling teams. While area wrestling teams are still looking for wins the final weekend of January, they are also fine tuning for the postseason. On Saturday, the Belding Redskins traveled to Montabella for a round-robin team tournament and placed second. Their only loss was to tournament champion Chippewa Hills 40-27.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Jan. 30

Lakeview 53, Holton 17: The Wildcats hammered the Red Devils in a CSAA-Silver game Friday night. Nate Shurlow led Lakeview with 17 points and Jon Hansen added nine to the win…

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CHIP’S CLIPS: Did Tigers do enough to win?

With the weather forecast showing bitter cold next week, it’s time to start thinking about warmer things. The Detroit Tigers’ spring training is just around the corner, right? Pitchers and catchers report Feb. 19.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Jan 27

Greenville 59, FH Eastern 47: The Yellow Jackets shot the ball well to earn their first O-K Bronze win of the season on Tuesday. Keegan Cossou dominated inside and scored a game-high 22 points. Ethan Morris scored 12 points, on three three-pointers, while Troy Bedenbaugh added 10 points…

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THE REVIEW: Passing the torch

Watching the Detroit Red Wings prepare to take the ice at the Joe Louis Arena that evening, Ray Ferraro couldn’t have hidden the smile across his face, even if he wanted to. All those trips to the ice rink with his young son Landon had suddenly come to fruition for the 18-year hockey veteran, as his son made his way onto the rink for his NHL debut in the very arena that the elder Ferraro played his final game as a professional.

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COLLEGE ROUNDUP: A look at area athletes playing collegiately

Torrey Davis/Lake Forest College: The Greenville graduate, a junior, had four points, three rebounds and three assists in an 82-70 win over Cornell at home on Saturday…

Central Montcalm’s Zac MacDonald competes against Grant’s Chase Hicks during the 140-pound championship match on Saturday. Hicks won by 12-1 major decision.

Mason County Central wins Lakeview Invitational

The Lakeview Wildcats hosted its annual individual wrestling tournament on Saturday. Mason County Central outlasted 16 schools to earn the championship this weekend with 202 points. Grant was second with 164 points and Belding third with 150.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, Jan. 22

Lakeview 69, Hesperia 49: The Wildcats earned another win on Thursday. Nate Shurlow led the way with 22 points and nine rebounds. Caleb Ruvalcaba had an all-around game with 15 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Central Montcalm senior Lane Ledford goes up for a shot during a game at home against Evart this season. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

SPORTS GALORE: Ledford stays positive, Hornets stay focused

Lane Ledford made a move he has done several hundred times in his basketball career. On Friday, the Central Montcalm senior drove to the basket, along the baseline. Colliding with a Chippewa Hills defender, Ledford fell to the court with his left arm extended.