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Lakeview senior Ricky Harvey (middle) shoots the ball past Reed City’s senior goalkeeper Silas Schultz with 18 seconds left to put the Wildcats up 6-0 in the first half of Monday’s game at Lakeview. The Wildcats won 9-1. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Lakeview soccer gets impressive win over Reed City

Lakeview soccer team’s midfield defense disrupted the offensive flow of Reed City all game in a decisive 9-1 divisional victory Monday.

The Lakeview Wildcats (6-2 overall) took control of the game quickly against their Central State Activities Association opponent, almost scoring on a behind-the-back kick by junior Dan Steele four minutes into the game. The Wildcats would get on the board two minutes later with junior Nick Ruvalcaba’s goal with 34:58 remaining in the first half.


Home-team Wildcats win the Lakeview Invitational

LAKEVIEW — Last year, Lakeview didn’t make it to bracket play at its own volleyball invitational. That changed this time around. The Wildcats won its Lakeview Invitational Saturday, beating Big Rapids in three games, 25- 22, 23- 25, 15-7 in the final to take the tournament. The win was a big one, according to coach [...]

Lakeview’s junior running back Jason Kroeze runs around the corner against the Morley Stanwood defense in Friday’s game at Morley Stanwood. It was a defensive battle, which the Mohawks took the victory in overtime, 13-10. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Lakeview loses OT heartbreaker, 13-10

Lakeview’s football team knew they had a tough game to play when they faced Morley Stanwood Friday night.

Tough it was. The two teams went into overtime before the Mohawks beat the Wildcats 13-10 on a broken play that turned into a touchdown.

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Lakeview take best-of-5 series to the brink before falling to Hesperia

Losing is never fun, but for Ashley Martz’s Lakeview Wildcats volleyball team, its close loss to the Hesperia Panthers in a five-game series Wednesday was a needed learning lesson.

In Martz’s first year as coach last year, winning was problematic, so much so the Wildcats went winless last year. This year, however, Martz is seeing major improvement and the ever-so-important wins. The loss to Hesperia, however, may prove more valuable than the win.

The Wildcats came out hot in the first game, leading the whole way to a 25-20 win and looking like the favorite between the two teams. However, the Panthers took the next two matches, 25-18 and 25-16.

From right, Grand Rapids West Catholic’s Kateri Mills, Belding’s Astrid Aarestrup, Sparta’s Vanessa Hulbert and Belding’s Victoria Wittenbach finish in a line from second to fifth during the Redskins’ cross country meet at Lightning Bend Park Wednesday. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Belding, Lakeview fall in shortened cross country meet

The heat index was 102 degrees when Belding and Lakeview met Sparta and Grand Rapids West Catholic in a cross country meet Wednesday.

That was the reason the meet was shortened from 5,000 meters (3.1 miles) to 3,200 meters (two miles).

Lakeview’s Mia McCrumb bumps the ball during the Daily News Invitational Aug. 20. (File photo)

Lakeview Wildcats prepare for Morley Stanwood

It’s early in the volleyball season, but Lakeview’s volleyball team has a big match Wednesday.

The Wildcats will host Morley Stanwood at Cook Gym Wednesday. The Mohawks have won a pair of state championships in Class C.

Lakeview’s James Smith (55) and Zach Hamlin (2) tackle Tri County’s Cayden Luchies, as a flag is thrown on the play for offensive holding during the teams’ game Thursday night. — Daily News/Chip Burch

Lakeview overtakes Tri County in 37-6 football win

Lakeview and Tri County have had two close games in their previous two matchups.

Thursday night’s matchup wasn’t as close.

The Wildcats ran all over the Vikings in winning 37-6 at Kos Field in the season-opener for both teams.

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SPORTS GALORE: One last column, one last thank you

I’ve been thinking for a few weeks on what and how to write my final column as sports editor of The Daily News. As I write this column, I’m still not exactly sure what to say, so I’m just going to type what comes to mind. After 15 1/2 years, today is my final day working for Stafford Publishing.


Lakeview falls to Montague in regionals

LAKEVIEW — Lakeview’s softball team came into the Division 3 regionals they hosted with high hopes. But the mistakes they made left them with a loss. The Wildcats lost in the regional semifinal to the Montague Wildcats 4-2 Saturday, ending Lakeview’s season. “Three of the four runs were unearned and it was too big of [...]

Lakeview’s softball team poses with their Division 3 district trophy after winning the Morley Stanwood district Saturday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Lakeview wins first softball district title since 1994

Lakeview’s softball team did something that they haven’t done in 22 years. The Wildcats won a district softball title Saturday, beating Morley Stanwood in the district final 15-1 in a five-inning mercy. Lakeview won their last district title in 1994.