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ROUNDUP: Prep basketball scores from Friday, Jan. 8

CC-Crystal 37, Sacred Heart 21: The Eagles remained undefeated in MSAC play after beating the Irish Thursday night. Kaleb Barrett had 18 of CC-Crystal’s 37 in the win…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Dec. 11

Greenville 54, Belding 45: The Yellow Jackets got the win over their archrival Redskins on the road Friday night. Keegan Cossou had 12 points and Nate Kubec added 11 for Greenville. Brendan Dines led Belding, who had 10 3-pointers, with 12 points and Lucas McNinch added 10…

Tri County’s Parker Martin, top left, tries to finish the pin on Lakeview’s Brandon Gunderman-Lake during the teams’ meet at a school assembly at Lakeview High School Thursday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Tri County wrestlers beat Lakeview at assembly

Lakeview’s wrestling team hosted a special assembly Thursday afternoon to showcase their wrestling team in a real competition. Tri County didn’t make for very good guests at the assembly. The Vikings defeated the Wildcats 51-16 in front of the Lakeview student body at Cook Gymnasium.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Dec. 8

Vestaburg 54, Breckenridge 52: The Wolverines got a win in the season opener against the future MSAC opponent Huskies Tuesday night. Collin Dove had 22 points on 9-of-13 field-goal shooting to lead Vestaburg…

Lakeview’s Kirsten Johnson tries to move the ball along the baseline in front of a couple of Alma defenders during Friday’s game at home. Johnson scored a team-high 14 points. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Alma pulls out 2OT victory at Lakeview

Mackenzie Seeley’s shooting brought her team back, while Madison Doolittle’s defense gave the Alma Panthers a second chance. After forcing overtime with a late basket in the fourth quarter, the Lakeview Wildcats jumped out to a seven point overtime lead. The Panthers kept fighting and Doolittle’s inbound steal and basket forced a second overtime. From there, the Panthers were able to finish off the Wildcats in a wild 46-42 double overtime win in Lakeview on Friday night.

Lakeview’s Mike Hallada handles the ball for the Wildcats during a game at home last season. The Wildcats won 15 games and won the CSAA Silver championship last season. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Lakeview boys hoops begin season with new leadership

After 18 seasons, the Lakeview Wildcats boys basketball team has a new leader. Due to the retirement of longtime coach Mike Schreiber, the Wildcats are now coached by Pete Wurm, who spent the past two seasons leader the Lakeview junior varsity team to a 31-8 record.

Lakeview’s Tara Ward putts during a tournament at Holland Lake Golf Course this season. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Lakeview girls golf season ‘a moderate success’

Lakeview’s girls golf season didn’t end the way the Wildcats wanted it to. The Wildcats finished fifth in the five-team Central State Activities Association and that was because at the biggest conference meet of the season Lakeview couldn’t field a full team.

Beal City’s Mackenzie Schneider (7) fires an attack past the block of Lakeview’s Emily Molitor, middle, and Ciarra Magnuson during the Class C district playoffs Monday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Lakeview swept 3-0 by Beal City in districts

For one game at least, Lakeview volleyball coach Ashley Martz loved what her team was doing on the court. But unfortunately for her and the Wildcats, it was the last game of the season. The Beal City Aggies swept the Wildcats in the first round of the Class C district tournament Monday by scores of 25-20, 25-17, 28-26.

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Montabella girls, 5 others qualify for XC state finals at MIS

On Saturday across the state, 11 area cross country runners qualified for the state finals, which will take place at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) this coming Saturday. Included in the 11 runners are six from the Montabella girls team, which qualified with a third place finish at regional. In addition to the top three teams in each regional, the top 15 individual runners in each regional qualify for the state finals.

Central Montcalm sophomore defender C.J. Denman (10) recovers a fumble by the Lakeview Wildcats while being tackled by Lakeview senior lineman Jacob Ridgeway (77) during the second quarter Friday evening. - Daily News/Cory Smith

Lakeview holds off rival Central Montcalm 21-16

With its longshot playoff hopes flickering like a candle in a hurricane, host Lakeview took care of the business at hand Friday night by delivering a hard-fought 21-16 victory over Central Montcalm. “When you look at the rivalry we have with Central Montcalm, you know they are going to give you their best shot, and it will always be a good game,” Lakeview coach Sean Rinehart said. “They have some real good play makers, but we were able to put together four good quarters of football.”