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Area hoops teams earn BCAM Academic All-State

High school student-athletes are just that. Students and athletes. Regardless of talent on the court or the field, academics should be the first priority of any student-athlete. This winter, several area basketball teams earned Academic All-State honors from the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM).

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, April 15

Breckenridge downs Vestaburg twice: The Wolverines were upended by future MSAC foe Breckenridge in a doubleheader Wednesday. The Huskies won game one 5-3. Mitch Sellers took the loss for Vestaburg, striking out seven in three innings…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, April 14

Central Montcalm 2-0: The Hornets defeated the Saranac Redskins twice at home on Tuesday. Game was a 16-6 mercy in five innings. Ben West earned the win, allowing seven hits, three walks, five earned runs and seven strikeouts…

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Tri County mercies Lakeview for first win

Tri County’s baseball team was still stinging from going 0-4 in a trip to Indiana over spring break. However, the Vikings came out of that funk in a hurry Tuesday night.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, April 13

Greenville splits: The Yellow Jackets lost the first game 5-1 and won the second game 3-1 at home against the Sparta Spartans on Monday. Sparta’s Carl Dietrich earned the win in game one. He worked all seven innings, allowing five hits with three strikeouts. Calvin Syrjala took the loss…

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Lakeview, Vestaburg moving down in class

Lakeview and Vestaburg’s sports teams will be changing classes next school year. The Wildcats will drop to Class C for next season, while the Wolverines will be dropping down to Class D for 2015-2016.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, March 30

Grant 5, Lakeview 2: The Wildcats hosted the Tigers in a non-conference matchup after Grant’s Field was not ready for play. It didn’t matter as Lakeview lost, getting only goals from Brooke Reed and Laura Pachaly in the loss…

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Duflo named Class C All-State by BCAM

Four area girls basketball players earned All-State honors by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan on Tuesday. Carson City-Crystal senior Mikayla Duflo was named Class C All-State, while Montabella junior Ashley Swarts earned Class C honorable mention.

Lakeview senior Maddie Shurlow moves to her left by a defender dudring a game at home this season. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Lakeview girls hoops finished season strong

Lakeview’s girls basketball team gathered momentum through a tough league slate and finished strong. The Wildcats went 15-6 overall, but four of those six losses were in the Central State Activities Association (CSAA) Silver Division.

Lakeview’s Kirsten Johnson slams a triple during the second game of the Wildcats’ doubleheader against Alma Tuesday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Lakeview opens season with a pair of losses to Alma

Lakeview softball coach Daryl Johnson was glad to get the first doubleheader of the season out of the way. That was about the only thing he was glad about.