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Shurlow sends a pass down field during Tuesday’s passing camp at Greenville.

Lakeview’s Shurlow ready for 2nd season under center

A year ago, Lakeview’s Nate Shurlow was a first-year starting quarterback. Actually, he was a first-year high school football player. Shurlow, an all-around talented athlete, was a member of the Wildcats soccer team the previous two fall seasons.

Lakeview senior Jon Wandel putts during the Division 3 state golf finals at The Meadows at Grand Valley State University.

Wandel, Balhorn wrap up state golf finals

Day two at the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Division 3 state golf finals wasn’t as good to Lakeview senior Jon Wandel as day one was. Wandel fired an 88 on Saturday at The Meadows at Grand Valley State University. Wandel shot 76 on Friday to finish with a two-round total of 164.

Lakeview’s Jon Wandel hits a shot during his junior season last year. Wandel is competing Friday and Saturday in the Division 3 golf state finals at The Meadows at Grand Valley State University.

Lakeview’s Wandel ready for golf state finals

Lakeview senior Jon Wandel is a legitimate state championship contender. Wandel will compete Friday and Saturday in the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Division 3 state golf finals at The Meadows at Grand Valley State University. Wandel qualified as an individual with rounds of 78 at districts and 77 at regionals.

Lakeview catcher Calvin Englund connects for a double against the Big Rapids Cardinals this season. Englund earned a CSAA honorable mention.

Lakeview has four earn CSAA honors

The Lakeview Wildcats baseball team struggled to find consistency in its season this year. Part of the inconsistency was due to the awful weather in April, which forced the cancelations of practices and many early season games.

Greenville pitcher Calvin Syrjala fires a pitch past Lakeview’s Jacob Ridgeway in the third inning of game one. Greenville beat Lakeview 5-2 in game one of Wednesday night’s doubleheader.

Greenville baseball sweeps Lakeview in district tuneup

Greenville’s Parker Syrjala hadn’t pitched since mid-April. On Wednesday, Syrjala took the mound against the Lakeview Wildcats and showed no signs of rust. Syrjala, on a strict pitch count, went 4 2/3 innings without allowing a hit or run for a 5-0 victory in the second of two games.

Lakeview’s Garrett Cavendish beats the throw to second during Tuesday nights game against the Big Rapids Cardinals. Big Rapids won both games of Tuesday’s doubleheader. - Kyle Wilson

Big Rapids sweeps Lakeview on the diamond

Missed opportunities cost the Lakeview Wildcats baseball team a win. Trailing early, the Wildcats battled back to take the lead against the Big Rapids Cardinals only to give the lead and the game away the next inning in a 9-8 loss at home on Tuesday night.

Lakeview senior Maddie Shurlow sends a pass downfield during Wednesday’s home match against Big Rapids Crossroads. Shurlow scored twice including the game-winner on a penalty kick late in the second half.

Lakeview wins with late penalty kick, 6-5

Goals have been hard to come by this season for the Lakeview Wildcats girls soccer team. At least that was the case prior to Wednesday’s match at home against Big Rapids Crossroads, which saw the Wildcats score six goals, the last on a penalty kick, to defeat the Cougars 6-5 on a chilly, rainy afternoon.

Lakeview’s Justice Rummel delivers a pitch during the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader against Central Montcalm. The Hornets rallied for a 7-3 win.

Central Montcalm softball sweeps rival Lakeview

The Central Montcalm Hornets picked up a couple of Central State Activities Association games on Tuesday. The Hornets had to rally in game one for a 7-3 victory over rival Lakeview, while game two was a bit easier with a 16-1 four inning mercy.

Lakeview’s Rylee Nielsen kicks the ball downfield in front of a defender from Kent City on Monday at home. The Wildcats won 6-0.

Lakeview cruises to 6-0 victory over Kent City

Kent City’s girls soccer team hasn’t won a game in four years, according to coach Marshall VanderMey. The Eagles left Lakeview still searching for that first win.

Ryan Oshnock coaches for Eastern Michigan University during a game last season. Oshnock will coach Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern this fall.

Lakeview grad gets FHN varsity coaching job

Ryan Oshnock is keeping high school coaching in the family. The 2003 Lakeview graduate was recently hired as the varsity football coach at Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern High School.