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Carson City-Crystal’s Mikayla Duflo (11) shoots despite the crowd of Montabella’s Kendra Stockwell (21), Madi Cutler (14) and Hannah Stockwell (3) on Thursday night. - Daily News/Chip Burch

CC-C girls down Mustangs, clinch MSAC championship

For the first time since joining the Mid-State Activities Conference (MSAC), the Carson City-Crystal girls basketball team is the conference champions. And this time, they don’t have to share it with Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart.

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SPORTS GALORE: Wrestlers turn to individual aspect

Honestly, I expect to see near that same number following Saturday’s tournaments. This year, though, could produce the area’s first individual state champion since Greenville’s Jordan Thomas (189 pounds in Division 2), Lakeview’s Jordan Betham (152 in Division 3) and Carson City-Crystal’s Kenneth Dittenber (103 in Division 4) all won state titles.

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THE REVIEW: Preparing for a whirlwind

Walking into Fifth Third Ballpark that August evening, the buzz was hard to ignore. With 8,000-plus fans crowding into their seats, the West Michigan Whitecaps prepared to move a step closer to their playoff push.

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Individual wrestlers advance to regional tournament

The Michigan High School Athletic Association individual wrestling tournament started with districts around the state on Saturday. In all, 36 wrestlers from seven area schools advanced through districts to the regional tournament.

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SPORTS GALORE: Jackie Robinson West learns life lesson

The Jackie Robinson West (JRW) Little League Baseball team from Chicago this week became just the third team in Little League Baseball World Series history to have wins and/or a championship vacated for rule violations. JRW was last summer’s sports sensation after winning the United States championship to reach the Little League World Series.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Feb. 13

Lakeview 60, Morley Stanwood 51: The Wildcats remained undefeated in the CSAA-Silver after knocking off the Mohawks Friday night. Caleb Ruvalcaba led Lakeview with 33 points, 25 of which came in the first half…

Belding’s Monica Baylis, left, goes in for a shot against Montabella’s Madi Cutler during Tuesday’s game. The Redskins won 36-31. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Breimayer leads Belding to comeback win over Montabella

Hallee Briemayer caught fire when her team needed it the most. The Belding Redskins struggled offensively most of the night, but its defense was outstanding. While the defense was forcing key turnovers down the stretch, Breimayer was filling the basket in a 36-31 comeback win at Montabella on Tuesday.

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Division 3 district wrestling set for tonight

The road to Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek begins tonight for high school wrestling teams in Divisions 1 and 3. That means Belding, Central Montcalm, Lakeview and Tri County will have their team districts tonight in Division 3. The winners advance to team regionals next week.

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Montabella gridders, Taylor HM academic all-state

Montabella’s football team was named an honorable mention academic all-state by the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association. Along with the team designation, Pete Taylor also was named honorable mention academic all-state individually.

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THE REVIEW: Guido Knudson ready for Lakeland

When you hear the words, “Pour then, winter, with your damp; storm and freeze outside. Drive your light flakes around in front of my closed windows,” what is the first thing that comes to mind? Believe it or not, the writer wasn’t channeling a typical Michigan winter day.