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Daily News’ girls basketball All-Area teams

Daily News’ All-Area teams, Sixth Woman of the Year and Honorable Mentions

Lakeview’s Jacob Cole fires a pitch during a game against Montabella last summer. (File photo)

Young Lakeview baseball team aims to earn district title after coming up short last year

The Lakeview baseball team may still be working on gelling as a whole, but every Wildcats player knows the potential the team possesses this year.

Though the Wildcats were 15-18 last year, the team was able to make it to the district finals before losing to Carson City-Crystal.

The Wildcats don’t have any doubts they can make it back there again.

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Daily News All-Area wrestling awards

Daily News All-Area wrestling awards

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Daily News All-Area boys basketball awards

Daily News All-Area boys basketball awards

Pete Wurm's Lakeview Wildcats had to make a number of changes to the starting lineup due to different things that came up. Still, Lakeview ended up 14-8 overall and in the Class C district final against Leroy Pine River, one of only two area teams that made it that far. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Pete Wurm is The Daily News’ boys basketball coach of the year

Lakeview boys basketball coach Pete Wurm had to work a little harder than he wanted to this season. The Wildcats had to make a number of changes to the starting lineup due to different things that came up. Still, Lakeview ended up 14-8 overall and in the Class C district final against Leroy Pine River, one of only two area teams that made it that far.

Wurm’s work made him The Daily News Boys Basketball Coach of the Year.

New Lakeview softball coach Ron Cantu with his daughters, Hannah, left, and Hailee with their first place trophies from an end-of-the-year pony softball tournament four years ago. (Courtesy photo)

Defense, hitting, ‘small ball’ will be key to Wildcats’ success this year

Last year, the Lakeview Wildcats softball team won its first districts title since 1994 and enjoyed a 22-12 regular season finish.

This year’s team has a new coach and will have a new approach but the goal is still to be just as successful as last year’s team.

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HIT THE LINE HARD: Surviving the first round of March Madness

Perhaps there were many like me, but my brackets for the NCAA mens basketball tournament last year found its way to the trash can far, far too early. And I can thank the first round of upsets — and expected upsets that didn’t happen — for that.

Lakeview’s Keola Kaaikala, right, shoots over Leroy Pine River’s Mason Powell during the two teams’ Class C district final at Morley Stanwood High School Saturday. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Lakeview loses 50-33 to Pine River in districts final, ending Wildcats’ season

After an emotional win over Morley Stanwood Friday night, Lakeview’s boys basketball team couldn’t match it Saturday. The Wildcats lost to Leroy Pine River in the finals of the twice-delayed Class C district Saturday, falling 50-33 to the Bucks.

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Wildcats earn last-second win over Mohawks in district semifinals

The suspense of who would be victors between Morley Stanwood and Lakeview took every second of Friday’s game to figure out. Leading 55-53 with two seconds left, Morley Stanwood’s offensive weapon Nic Huntey drew a foul to go to the free throw line in hopes of tying the game.

Belding’s Mitchell Ward reacts to his blood round win against Mount Morris’ Jesse Munsell during the second round of consolation matches Friday. He was 2-1 on the day and has reached Saturday’s next consolation round.

15 of the 21 local wrestlers still alive in state finals

With each wrestler that walked onto the mats at the state individual wrestling finals, there is a story of hard work, dedication as well as triumph and heartbreak.