SPORTS GALORE: Texas HS football players should never play again

Playing high school sports is a privilege and not a right. That is as true in Michigan as it is in Texas, even if the state of Texas takes its high school football a little more serious than the rest of the country. This past Friday, the lights shined on Texas football for all the wrong reasons.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, Sept. 3

Vestaburg 20, Farwell 6: Chris Keeler had runs of three, three and five yards for all three of the Wolverines’ scores over the Eagles Thursday night. Keeler finished with 18 carries for 90 yards and Dalton Keyes added 13 carries for 79 yards. Vestaburg had 209 yards of offense, all on the ground…


THE REVIEW: Expand and conquer

For the first time in roughly six years, the Detroit Tigers find themselves face to face with a slim chance at the playoffs, a chance that’s slimmer by the day. Working to bolster their chances, the Tigers will use the start of September to shift focus from bullpen frustrations to a roster expansion. At this time, major league teams move beyond their usual 25-man roster count and open an opportunity for some of the standout prospects to get a chance at playing in the big leagues.

Greenville’s Kyle Farmer, left, tries to maneuver the ball around Lakeview’s Ricky Harvey during the teams’ game Monday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Greenville soccer takes down Lakeview

Greenville’s boys soccer players didn’t let a little thing like a one-hour delay bother them. The Yellow Jackets waited out the delay, then came out firing and mercied the Lakeview Wildcats 9-1 Monday night.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, Aug. 29

Vestaburg 46, Breckenridge 12: The Wolverines began the season on a winning note Friday. In the convincing win, Vestaburg rushed for 327 yards with both Chris Keeler and Alex Steed rushing for 101 yards. Keeler scored three times, while Steed found the end zone twice…

Lakeview’s Dakota Hershberger (84) and Tony Seaborn (on the ground) team up to bring down Tri County’s Dylan Matulis during the first half of the Wildcats’ 28-21 victory on Friday night. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Lakeview outlasts Tri County to win season opener

Every time the Tri County Vikings seized the momentum, the Lakeview Wildcats took it right back. In a thrilling season opening game, both teams made mistakes, but also kept every fan on their toes in the final minutes of the game. In the end, the Wildcats avenged last year’s one-point loss with a 28-21 win over the Vikings on Friday night.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, Aug. 27

CC-Crystal loses in finals: The Eagles went across M-57 to the Fulton Invitational on Thursday and made it to the finals. They started with a 25-20, 25-8 loss to eventual champion Ovid-Elsie, then beat Webberville 25-20, 25-17 and Breckenridge 25-19, 25-21. Then CC-C split with the host Pirates, losing the first 25-13 but winning the second 25-19…


Local XC teams open season at Chip Hills Invite

Five local teams ran at the Early Season Warrior Invitational Tuesday, but none finished in the top 10 of the meet. On the boys’ side, Greenville had the best finish in the area, finishing 13th with 321 points. Montabella was 14th with 366 and Lakeview had 549 points for 19th out of 20 teams.

Lakeview’s Marc Leach, right, looks to move the ball away from Ithaca’s Mike Meier during the teams’ game Monday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Lakeview soccer gives first win to new coach

Jeff Bennett earned his first win in his first game as Lakeview Wildcats boys soccer coach. The Wildcats opened the 2015 season with a 2-1 win over the Ithaca Yellowjackets Monday in windy and rainy conditions.

Belding’s Jessica Wittenbach (5) tries to block the attack of Greenville’s Rylie Jenks (13) during The Daily News Invitational Volleyball Tournament Saturday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Belding does it again at The Daily News Invitational

Just like last year, Belding’s volleyball team was the best in the area. The Redskins went undefeated and won the Daily News Invitational Volleyball Tournament at their home gym Saturday. The Redskins beat Lakeview and Vestaburg in pool play, then had a tough match with Central Montcalm before besting Greenville 25-7, 25-13 in the finals.