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CC-Crystal boys, Montabella girls win first MSAC meet

Carson City-Crystal’s boys track team and Montabella’s girls track team got wins in the first Mid-State Activities Conference jamboree of the season Wednesday. The Eagle boys scored 112 points, beating the 89.5 scored by Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart and 84 scored by Coleman. Montabella had 48 and Vestaburg scored 13.

The start of the eighth annual Yellow Jacket Challenge on Sunday. Nearly 500 people participated in the 5K and one-mile walk. More participated in the youth fun runs. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Stowe, Ringleka win Yellow Jacket Challenge

Take away an occasional strong wind and the eighth annual Yellow Jacket Challenge (YJC) was perfect. On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, with temperatures in the 60s, nearly 500 people participated in the annual 5K, one-mile walk and youth fun runs, which benefits Greenville Public Schools.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, April 16

Lakeview 5, Ithaca 3: The Wildcats picked up their second win of the season Thursday, beating the Yellowjackets in a makeup game. Lauren Pachaly had three goals and Brooke Reed added two goals and an assist…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, April 14

Central Montcalm 2-0: The Hornets defeated the Saranac Redskins twice at home on Tuesday. Game was a 16-6 mercy in five innings. Ben West earned the win, allowing seven hits, three walks, five earned runs and seven strikeouts…

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THE REVIEW: The Miguel effect

Something is going right in the city of Detroit. Detroit, you say? The city where dreams of professional athletic grandeur have gone to die a slow and painful death for so many years?

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Yellow Jacket Challenge will take place Sunday

The eighth annual Yellow Jacket Challenge will take place in just seven days. The Yellow Jacket Challenge consists of a 5K-run, a one-mile walk and the young Yellow Jacket fun runs. The event serves as a fundraiser for the Education Foundation of Greenville. Proceeds are used exclusively for wellness, exercise and nutrition programs throughout Greenville Public Schools.

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Montabella golfers ready for season

The Montabella golf team has been pretty successful the past two seasons, both individually and as a team. In 2013, the Mustangs qualified for the Division 4 team regional tournament. In 2014, three individual golfers reached regionals with Josh Balhorn qualifying for the state tournament.

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THE REVIEW: Lucky No. 7 for Izzo

As Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo ascended the ladder Sunday evening at the Carrier Dome, a genuine smile was spotted on the face of the veteran. With a pair of scissors, Izzo snipped the final piece of the remains of the net from the hoop, turned to face the crowd and exhibited not one, but a pair of fist pumps.

Montabella’s Ashley Swarts looks to make a pass during a home game against Belding this season. Swarts earned AP Class C honorable mention this year. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Montabella girls ‘did some things no one expected’

Montabella’s girls basketball team finished third in the Mid-State Activities Conference, but it was the surprises that caught coach Terry Larsen’s eyes. The Mustangs were 9-12 this season, a season Larsen said he thought “went very well.”

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THE REVIEW: Another day at the office

When the Detroit Red Wings made the decision to produce a fresh face for their American Hockey League affiliate in Grand Rapids, they appear to have landed the golden ticket in the form of head coach Jeff Blashill. Since Blashill’s arrival in West Michigan, the Griffins franchise has seemingly discovered a way to win and do it with consistency. This season being no exception.