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Central Montcalm’s Austin Edwards, left, scampers back to first base as Lakeview’s Brad Hamlin, right, waits for the ball during the first game of the teams’ doubleheader Tuesday.

Lakeview takes two from Central Montcalm on diamond

Two baseball teams struggling to get wins this season met at Central Montcalm Tuesday, and one is no longer struggling. That team would be the Lakeview Wildcats, who beat the Green Hornets 6-4 and 7-0 in a Central State Activities Association doubleheader.

Lakeview’s Brookelyn Reed spins away from Newaygo’s Gina Hestetun toward the goal on Wednesday. Reed scored Lakeview’s lone goal.

Newaygo hands Wildcats first loss of season

The Central State Activities Association league soccer title may very well come down to a rematch between the Lakeview Wildcats and Newaygo Lions. As of now, the Lions have the advantage after Wednesday’s 2-1 win over the Wildcats. A fast start by Newaygo (5-2, 2-0) gave the Wildcats their first blemish of the season.

Belding’s Mariah Heintzelman fouls a pitch off of home plate during the second game against Lakeview on Monday. Belding won game one, but game two was called in the third inning due to rain.

Belding softball defeats Lakeview 5-2 in season opener

It wasn’t ideal, but at least they were playing. The Belding Redskins and Lakeview Wildcats softball teams took to the field for the first time, literally, on Monday night at Demorest Field.

Greenville’s Stankey Field, where the Yellow Jackets play baseball, shows some standing water in the infield and in foul territory after Tuesday’s rain.

Local sports teams having to work around bad weather

All the sports events scheduled for Monday and even Tuesday were canceled because of rain. With the exception of a few teams, most school teams have yet to take the field or the track to start the season.

Lakeview senior Beau Jensen looks to make a pass during a game this winter.

Lakeview to be in Class C next year

Things will be changing for Lakeview sports next season. Lakeview will be dropping to Class C for basketball and volleyball next season after reclassifications were announced by the Michigan High School Athletic Association March 20.

Lakeview junior Shawn Lindsey goes finishes a breakaway with an easy layup during a game this season.

Lakeview boys get three on CSAA league team

Lakeview Wildcats junior Shawn Lindsey was named to the All-CSAA boys basketball first team for his play this year. Lindsey leads three Wildcats on the postseason team, while one Central Montcalm Hornet earned honors, as well. Nate Shurlow was named to the second team and John Torres an honorable mention for the Wildcats. Trevin Nemeth [...]

Lakeview’s Terry Greiser, right, battles with Belding’s Michael Walker at the individual state wrestling finals earlier this month.

Youth, numbers held down Lakeview wrestlers

Todd Barton’s first season has Lakeview wrestling head coach didn’t go the way he wanted. The Wildcats were just 6-27 on the season and youth had a part to play in that, Barton said.

Carson City-Crystal’s Kenneth Dittenber, right, tries to keep Logan Griffin of Erie Mason on the mat during Saturday’s Division 4 state final at 112 pounds. Dittenber lost 5-4 in four overtimes.

14 wrestlers place at individual state finals

Sometimes it’s just not meant to be. That may have been the case for Carson City-Crystal senior Kenneth Dittenber, who was in search of a third straight individual wrestling state title on Saturday at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Carson City-Crystal’s Kenneth Dittenber starts his Division 4 semifinal match against Sanford Meridian’s Joe Shuler with a handshake. Dittenber won by major decision 14-3 and will be trying for his third straight state title today.

Area wrestlers take center stage for individual titles at state finals

Brighter lights. Bigger arena. That is the setting called the Palace of Auburn Hills. This weekend, it’s not the Detroit Pistons on centerstage, but the best of the best in high school wrestling.

Lakeview’s Sadie Massie goes in for a basket during Monday’s district opening win over Belding at Alma High School Lakeview won 59-43.

Henry drains 25, leads Lakeview past Belding

During the pregame warmups, the Lakeview Wildcats seemed to be shooting the ball pretty well. They definitely did not waste any shots prior to the game, especially senior Andrea Henry. Henry scored a game-high 25 points, while leading the Wildcats to a 59-43 district opening win over the Belding Redskins on Monday night at Alma.