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Lakeview’s Nate Shurlow looks to make a pass over the head of Montabella’s Josh Balhorn during Tuesday’s game. Shurlow scored 10 points for the Wildcats. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Defense leads Lakeview past Montabella at home

The Lakeview Wildcats thrive when their defense leads to easy offense. Such was the case Tuesday night at home. The Wildcats’ defense forced 21 turnovers, which led to easy baskets — 30 field goals in all — in a 69-27 victory over Montabella.

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THE REVIEW: Getting rid of the wrinkles

You may have heard the phrase, “A tiger can’t change his stripes.” Simply put, the intrinsic heartbeat cannot be changed, but no one said a few grooming tips can’t be offered.

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Seven area wrestlers win regional championships

t was a successful weekend for area wrestlers as 22 of 36 regional qualifiers advanced to the Michigan High School Athletic Association individual state finals tournament on Saturday. Seven wrestlers won regional championships in their respective divisions and weight classes. The top four placers in each bracket advances to the state finals.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Feb. 20

CC-Crystal 60, Montabella 25: The Eagles won their game against the Mustangs in a MSAC battle Friday night. CC-Crystal got 13 from Kaleb Barrett and nine each from Garrett Tabor and Grant Gage…

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SPORTS GALORE: Wrestlers turn to individual aspect

Honestly, I expect to see near that same number following Saturday’s tournaments. This year, though, could produce the area’s first individual state champion since Greenville’s Jordan Thomas (189 pounds in Division 2), Lakeview’s Jordan Betham (152 in Division 3) and Carson City-Crystal’s Kenneth Dittenber (103 in Division 4) all won state titles.

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THE REVIEW: Preparing for a whirlwind

Walking into Fifth Third Ballpark that August evening, the buzz was hard to ignore. With 8,000-plus fans crowding into their seats, the West Michigan Whitecaps prepared to move a step closer to their playoff push.

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Individual wrestlers advance to regional tournament

The Michigan High School Athletic Association individual wrestling tournament started with districts around the state on Saturday. In all, 36 wrestlers from seven area schools advanced through districts to the regional tournament.

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SPORTS GALORE: Jackie Robinson West learns life lesson

The Jackie Robinson West (JRW) Little League Baseball team from Chicago this week became just the third team in Little League Baseball World Series history to have wins and/or a championship vacated for rule violations. JRW was last summer’s sports sensation after winning the United States championship to reach the Little League World Series.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Feb. 13

Lakeview 60, Morley Stanwood 51: The Wildcats remained undefeated in the CSAA-Silver after knocking off the Mohawks Friday night. Caleb Ruvalcaba led Lakeview with 33 points, 25 of which came in the first half…

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ROUNDUP: Prep basketball scores from Tuesday, Feb. 10

Hastings 50, Greenville 46: The Yellow Jackets lost to the Saxons Tuesday night. Troy Bedenbaugh had 13 points and Mitch Niewoonder added 10 for Greenville…