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THE REVIEW: Motown magic

He wasn’t part of the original plan. No one had expected to discover him. Hockey scouting reports weren’t singing his praises, but as fate would have it, the ambition of a resilient Russian would give just enough of a push to grab the eye of an organization and forever change his future.

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Funeral Notices for Nov. 4, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

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JUST IN: Carson City man killed in car accident

A Carson City man was killed in an early morning car accident today. The Michigan State Police are investigating the crash, which occurred around 3:30 a.m. on Vickeryville Road near Holland Lake Road.

Carson City-Crystal’s Tabor Erskin, left, and Zach Pringle, middle, try to bring down Ravenna receiver Alex Jawor during Saturday’s first round playoff game. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

CC-Crystal loses to Ravenna in opening round 42-14

The Ravenna Bulldogs were a little more physical and a little more athletic than the Carson City-Crystal Eagles. On Saturday, in the first round of the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 6 football playoffs, the Bulldogs, behind the effort of running back David Thompson, defeated the Eagles 42-14 to advance to the district final.

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Montabella girls 15th at state finals, CC-C’s Beyer 8th

Montabella’s girls cross country team made their second trip in as many seasons to Michigan International Speedway Saturday for the Division 4 state finals. The Mustangs ended up 15th among 27 teams in the meet, getting 426 points to finish just ahead of Wixom St. Catherine’s 427 and behind Hillsdale Academy’s 414.

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OUR VIEW: Moolenaar for 4th District, no worthy candidates for 3rd

The seats for Michigan’s 3rd and 4th districts are both being contested in Tuesday’s general election.

The 3rd District covers portions of Barry, Calhoun, Ionia, Kent and Montcalm counties. The 4th District encompasses 15 counties in the central and northwest section of Michigan, including Montcalm County.

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Funeral Notices for Nov. 3, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Lakeview senior quarterback Nate Shurlow (9) evades Chippewa Hills senior linebacker Eric Russell (60) en route to a 36-yard run for a first down Friday evening at Warrior Field in Remus. - Daily News/Cory Smith

Turnovers haunt Wildcats in 41-0 loss to Chip Hills

Turnovers are hard to overcome. Seven turnovers are virtually insurmountable. On Friday, the Chippewa Hills Warriors used a dominant defensive performance and special teams to set up its offense in a 41- 0 shutout win over the Lakeview Wildcats in the opening round of the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 5 playoffs.

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Freeland runs by Central Montcalm 44-16

Central Montcalm’s football team made it to the playoffs, but couldn’t continue on because of a really good team. The Freeland Falcons had no problems with the wind or the Green Hornets, winning the Division 5 contest 44-16 Friday night.

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Montabella football falls to Whittemore-Prescott

The Montabella Mustangs won its last two regular season games to qualify for the postseason. Unfortunately, that meant a playoff matchup with the No. 5 ranked Whittemore-Prescott Cardinals on Friday night in a Division 7 first round game.