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Lakeview’s Jacob Tanis puts a shot on goal during Tuesday’s game at home against Tri County.

Lakeview holds on for win over Tri County

It didn’t take long for the Lakeview Wildcats soccer team to take control. Lakeview senior David Wheeler was able to knock in a goal just five minutes into the game against the Tri County Vikings on Tuesday evening in a nonleague 2-1 victory at home.

Lakeview sophomore Ryohei Mitsui looks to make a move by a Big Rapids defender during Tuesday’s game at home. Big Rapids scored twice late to win 2-0.

Big Rapids scores late, defeats Lakeview 2-0

For nearly 70 minutes, the Lakeview Wildcats and Big Rapids Cardinals battled to a scoreless tie. Unfortunately for the Wildcats, the Cardinals would score twice in an 8:42 time frame to earn a 2-0 CSAA road win Tuesday evening. The Cardinals (9-4-1, 4-0) are now in the drivers seat to win the league championship.

Lakeview senior Garrett Cavendish carries the ball during the first half of the Wildcats’ loss on Friday night.

Newaygo stuns Lakeview with late touchdown

For nearly 45 minutes, the Lakeview Wildcats were on its way to a season opening, third consecutive victory. If only, the final three minutes were different. With Lakeview punting from its own 39-yard line, the snap sailed high and punter Brandon Bisel could not corral the ball. The Newaygo Lions recovered on the Wildcats’ 25-yard line with just 3:16 remaining in the game.

Lakeview’s Nate Davis (11) and Newaygo’s Alexander Karrip (2) chase after the ball during the teams’ game Tuesday.

Lakeview scores four, beats Newaygo

Lakeview’s soccer team had been working on trying to get more offense going in their opponent’s zone. If their game against Newaygo was any indication, the message got through.

Lakeview quarterback Nate Shurlow moves to hand the ball off to Garrett Cavendish (5) during Monday’s first practice of the season. The practice began at midnight on Kos Field.

Wildcats get an early start on 2013 football season

The high school football season is officially underway. Today, across the state, is the first day of two-a-day practices, with the first game less than three weeks away. One area team got things started at the first possible moment.

Lakeview’s Gus Ward takes a handoff during a game last year for the Wildcats. Lakeview opens the 2013 season Aug. 29 at home against Morley Satanwood.

Lakeview transitions with new football coach

With just a few weeks before the start of the high school football season, the Lakeview Wildcats continue summer preparation with new head coach Sean Rinehart. Rinehart, a Michigan native, has spent the past several years in North Carolina coaching the same sport. Now, for the first time he is in charge of his own program and loving every minute of it.

Lakeview’s Bramyn Payne gets ready to hit on the second hole at the Lakeview Invitational May 1.

Coach says Lakeview golfers ‘exceeded expectations’

Things went very well for Lakeview’s boys golf team this season. So well that coach Brian Corwin said he “didn’t know how much better the season could have been.”

Lakeview’s Katie Johnson plays the ball forward during a game this year.

Lakeview kickers overcame a lot

Lakeview’s girls soccer team was hit with a lot of different roadblocks during the season. The Wildcats still finished 11-5-1, but they had to go through some adversity, noted coach Chris Smith.

Lakeview senior Katie Johnson moves the ball away from a defender and looks to make a pass during a game this year. Johnson was one of four Wildcats to earn first team CSAA honors.

Lakeview soccer has four earn first team honors

The Lakeview Wildcats soccer team featured just four seniors and three juniors this season. Despite the youth, and the fact one of their seniors (Megan Leach) was out all season because of injury, the Wildcats managed to finish the year 11-5-1. Lakeview finished second in the CSAA behind Newyago and lost to regional finalist Grand Rapids Catholic Central (plays Muskegon Oakridge in regional final tonight at Big Rapids) in the district tournament.

Lakeview’s Preston Giles chips from off the green at No. 10 at Brookside Golf Course during the Lakeview Invitaitonal in May.

Local boys golf teams prepare for regionals

Wednesday and Thursday are the days the three local high school golf teams take to the course for the regional tournaments. Greenville, Lakeview and Montabella all will be heading to their regional tournaments happy that they were able to qualify for the tournaments.