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34 area athletes qualify for track state finals

The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) track and field regional meets were good to area athletes on Friday and Saturday. In all, 34 athletes from area schools qualified in their respective divisions for the MHSAA state finals on May 30.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, May 15

Central hammers Cardinals twice: The Green Hornets outscored Big Rapids 35-1 in winning a CSAA-Golf doubleheader Friday, winning 16-0 in four innings and 19-1 in three innings. Scylar Blaisdell won the opener on the mound, throwing a complete-game one-hitter and striking out three…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, May 14

Tri County 9, Wyoming Kelloggsville 3: The Vikings got a non-conference win Thursday, beating the Rockets. Kyle Peterman came in in relief in the fifth inning, got a strikeout after giving up a hit and was credited with the win when Tri County took the lead while he was the pitcher of record…

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SPORTS GALORE: Time for Chris Webber to grow up

Chris Webber was the one who accepted the money. Chris Webber called the timeout. Chris Webber lied to a grand jury. Chris Webber also continues to carry a chip on his shoulder, which was evident during his interview on The Dan Patrick radio program Wednesday. Webber apparently has issues with his former Fab Five teammates and the University of Michigan.

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CHIP’S CLIPS: Generalities cause Deflategate concern

By now everyone has seen the reports about the “Deflategate” report and the subsequent punishment doled out by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell against the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady. I have a problem with the report — and the punishment. And the two go hand-in-hand.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, May 12

Belding 3, Allendale 0: The Redskins pitched another shutout Tuesday, blanking the Falcons in an O-K Blue Conference game that was the second in a season-ending four-game road trip. Veronica Muniz had two goals, Katie Wood had one goal, Tina Griffioen had two assists and Sharlyn Ornelas added an assist…

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THE REVIEW: Finding the missing pieces

Welcome to the month of May. That wonderful time of year when sports fans are preparing for the second month of regular season baseball and just like that, the National Football League is once again a topic of conversation. For the Detroit Lions, the focal point of the 2015 NFL draft came in the form of repairing a running game that finished the 2014 regular season ranked 28th in rushing yards with 1,422, averaging roughly 3.6 yards per carry.

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SPORTS GALORE: Serious wrestlers wanted for intense training

Success as a wrestler doesn’t come by accident. Successful wrestlers, like most athletes, dedicate hours to perfecting their craft. Wrestling takes place during the winter sports season in Michigan, but it’s the spring and summer months that can elevate an average wrestler to an elite wrestler at the high school level.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, May 7

Belding 7, Wyoming Potter’s House 0: The Redskins came within one goal of mercying the Pumas on Thursday. Katie Wood had a “Texas hat trick” with four goals, Mia Karstein added two and Joesi Krieger had one. Tina Griffioen had three assists, Kylee Chickering added two and Mariela Tovar had one…

Carson City-Crystal’s Josh Coston, left, releases a discus attempt at the MSAC track meet on Wednesday. Coston set a school record with a throw of 159 feet, 8 inches. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Montabella girls, Coleman boys win MSAC track meet

The Mid-State Activities Conference (MSAC) is very competitive in track and field. On Wednesday, at Montabella High School, the host Mustangs edged Carson City-Crystal 124-112 on the girls’ side. Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart was close behind with 91 and followed by Vestaburg (20 points) and Coleman (4).