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SPORTS GALORE: Michigan paying Jim Harbaugh to win

For the past 13 months, Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh has produced a steady stream of headlines. Some of them are by his own doing and some of them are strictly due to the 24/7 media cycle, which includes social media. I’m actually surprised I haven’t read an update about what Harbaugh ate for breakfast yet today. The latest stream of headlines, with signing day just five days away, has to do with the flow of Michigan graduate transfers, decommitting/committing recruits and the “evil” that is Jim Harbaugh.

Central Montcalm’s Libby Ledford shoots a 3-point shot from the corner in front of Lakeview’s Amanda Larson during the first half at home on Tuesday. Ledford led all scorers with 21 points in the Hornets win. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Central Montcalm downs rival Lakeview 47-31

It had been a long time since Central Montcalm defeated rival Lakeview in girls basketball. The Wildcats looked out of sync from the opening tip, while the Hornets came ready to play in a 47-31 win at home on Tuesday.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Jan. 26

Belding 49, Coopersville 43: The Redskins remained undefeated in the O-K Blue Conference after beating the Broncos Tuesday night. Katie Wood led Belding with 21 points, Greta Wilker added 14 and Hallee Breimayer had 12 more…

Lakeview’s Nolan Saxton, right, fights for position against Chippewa Hills’ Austin Spedowski during the 135-pound final at the Lakeview Invitational on Saturday. Saxton won by decision 4-2. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Lakeview’s Saxton eyes individual state championship

Nolan Saxton has established himself as being one of the best wrestlers in the state. The two-time state placer — seventh as a freshman and fifth as a sophomore — is currently ranked No. 5 at 130 pounds in Division 3 by michigangrappler.com. Saxton, a junior, is 29-3 this year with a career record of 107-14. All three losses this year have come to past individual state champions.

Montabella’s Carson Dalrymple, on bottom, tries to hold his position against Ionia’s Cole Cudney during the semifinals of the 103-pound division on Saturday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Chippewa Hills wrestlers win Lakeview Invitational

The competition at the individual Lakeview Invitational was noticeably tougher than past seasons. With the additions of Grandville (ranked No. 6 in Division 1) and Chippewa Hills (No. 3 in Division 3), the individual talent featured many 2015 state placers, including defending state champion Cameron Mahlich of Ionia. Chippewa Hills and Grandville dominated the competition with six individual champions and six runner-ups in 14 weight classes. Chippewa Hills, though, edged Granville in total points 250-233.5.

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ROUNDUP: Prep basketball scores from Thursday, Jan. 21

Lakeview 43, Hesperia 36: The Wildcats held the Panthers off the scoreboard in the third period, then held off a late charge to win the CSAA-Silver game Thursday night. Marc Leach had 13 points and Jon Hansen added eight for Lakeview in the win…

Lakeview’s Amanda Heady (40) puts up a shot between Hesperia’s Alissa Trip (23) and Kayleen Craner (12). - Daily News/Chip Burch

Possible record set in Lakeview girls win

Lakeview girls basketball coach Dave King wasn’t sure, but his Wildcats may have set a record Thursday night. The Wildcats allowed the Hesperia Panthers no points in the first half and four points total in a 62-4 slaughter. The four points allowed could be a record for fewest in a game.

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ROUNDUP: Prep basketball scores from Friday, Jan. 15

CC-Crystal 47, Montabella 31: The 10th-ranked Eagles outscored the Mustangs 17-1 in the second quarter and that was the difference in an MSAC game Friday night. Madi Weese had 13 points and Jenna Schneider had nine on three 3-pointers for CC-Crystal…

Lakeview’s Marc Leach looks to make a pass during the second half with Greenville’s Keegan Goetz guarding at home on Tuesday night. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville edges Lakeview in 46-43 comeback victory

Alec O’Connor hit the first two. Will Huiet hit the final one. Those three consecutive 3-pointers by O’Connor and Huiet, trailing by five points, propelled the Greenville Yellow Jackets to a much needed late run in a 46-43 win over the Lakeview Wildcats on Tuesday night.

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ROUNDUP: Prep basketball scores from Tuesday, Jan. 12

Greenville 66, Lakeview 45: The Yellow Jackets held the Wildcats to just 25 percent from the field in beating Lakeview Tuesday night. The Kemp sisters led Greenville, with Adele getting 19 and Landon getting 18. Paige Hallock added nine points and 13 rebounds. Lakeview got 23 from Kirsten Johnson.