As 2013 comes to a close, The Daily News is taking a look back at the top 10 local sports stories of the year. We will count down from 10 to four today and reveal the top three local sports stories of the year on Tuesday.
At the end of every year I bring you the top 10 Michigan sports stories. This list will be a little Tigers-heavy, because the Tigers made more news than anyone else in the state.
Montabella wins own tourney: The Mustangs won their round robin tournament Saturday by scoring 214 points to 201 for second-place St. Louis…
Central wins a pair: The Green Hornets went to Williamston Wednesday night and won both of their dual meets, beating Dansville 45-36 and Bath 48-33…
Lakeview’s boys basketball team gave Montabella a lesson in ball pressure. The Wildcats caused multiple Mustang turnovers in a 53-22 victory over Montabella in the season-opening game for both teams Tuesday night.
Greenville 40, Muskegon Reeths-Puffer 37: The Yellow Jackets used an 11-5 third quarter to help pull away from the Rockets on Tuesday night to open the high school basketball season. Leah Somerfield led the way with 16 points and 12 rebounds for Greenville…
Montabella will be looking for a new varsity football coach. David Clay resigned earlier this month, saying he couldn’t give the time to the program that he would have liked.
Montabella’s volleyball team had only one win in the entire 2013 season, but that win came at a pretty good time. The win was in the Mid-State Activities Conference tournament, and it propelled the Mustangs to a third-place finish overall.
When the spring comes back around in 2014, Montabella will have a pair of new varsity coaches. The varsity baseball team will be led by Jon Greenhoe while JV softball coach Chara Wood was promoted to varsity.
Montabella cross country coach Jeff Kauffman had set a goal for his girls team to finish in the top 10 of the teams in Division 4 race Saturday at Michigan International Speedway. After finishing ninth with 260 points, Kauffman said the mission was accomplished.