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Tri County’s Andrew Houghton watches his putt on the 18th green during the CSAA jamboree Monday at Brookside Golf Course.

Lakeview 2nd at own CSAA jamboree

GOWEN — Lakeview’s boys golf team made a major step forward Monday. The Wildcats finished second at the Central State Activities Association jamboree Monday at Brookside Golf Course. Lakeview shot a 361, which trailed only Big Rapids’ 313. “I am very pleased with (Monday’s) performance,” Lakeview coach Brian Corwin said. “We had a tough round [...]

Lakeview’s Dan Jaquays, left, and Jeremiah Ropeleski, right, go over the final hurdle during the 110-meter hurdles event against White Cloud on Tuesday.

Lakeview opens CSAA-Silver track season with pair of wins

LAKEVIEW — Lakeview’s track teams got their conference season off to a good start Tuesday. The Wildcats were victorious with both genders of their track meet against White Cloud, with the boys winning 93-44 and the girls winning 73- 62. Lakeview’s coaches were happy with those results despite the cold, windy conditions the Wildcats and [...]

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Daily News winter sports ‘Spark Plug’ Players of the Year

We’ve had our Daily News All-Area award winners, and now we recognize those players who might not fill up the stats book, but their team may not be as successful or enjoy the sport as much without them.

Coach Eric Nichols, far left, and his Greenville girls basketball team fought through several setbacks this fall but still managed to be in their league title contention and post a 14-7 overall record. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Greenville girls basketball team fights through a season full of setbacks

Eric Nichols and his Greenville girls basketball team saw a season of high expectations turn into a series of setbacks.

Despite not meeting their season goals, the Yellow Jackets showed true grit in weathering more challenges than they expected, said Nichols, who wrapped up his sixth season with Greenville with a 14-7 record.

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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.