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Tri County has solid hoops season with new coaches

Tti County’s girls basketball team had to deal with a new coach this season. In fact, two new coaches. The Vikings had Chris Overbeek and Shelly DeGeer take over as co-coaches this season, and they ended up 13-9 overall and 9-3 in the Central State Activities Association Gold Division.

Lakeview’s Brookelyn Reed fires a shot on goal during a game last spring. The Wildcats open the season on Thursday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Lakeview soccer ready to improve on field

The Lakeview Wildcats girls soccer team will look to get back to its winning ways in 2015. The Wildcats, just 7-9 overall a year ago and 2-4 in the CSAA, returns every key player from last year’s squad.

Montabella’s Hunter Myers, at left, tries to escape the hold of Lakeview’s Kevin Johnson during a meet earlier this year. - File photo

Montabella matmen ‘learned a lot,’ says coach

Montabella’s wrestling team had some question marks coming into the season about how they were going to do. The Mustangs ended up 12-11 in dual meets this season and finished fourth in a loaded Central Michigan Athletic Conference.

Greenville’s Alex Budge, at top, tries to roll over Wyoming High’s Sutavo Moreno during a meet earlier this year.

Greenville wrestlers had to feel out season

Expectations were high for a Greenville wrestling team that had made multiple state quarterfinal appearances. That is unless you are coach Paul Johnson, who didn’t know what to expect when the season started.

Wilmer Martin

ON THE RECORD: Man jailed after attempting to neuter dog using livestock implement

A Fenwick man has been sentenced to jail time and fines after attempting to neuter a dog using a castration banding tool commonly used on farm livestock.

Wilmer Nolt Martin, 50, was convicted of abandoning/cruelty to animals, two counts of a stray dog and two counts of an unlicensed dog.

Central Montcalm junior Kalika Wernette drives in for a basket during a game this season. - File photo

Central Montcalm trio earn CSAA Gold honors

The Central Montcalm Hornets girls basketball team had three players earn league honors for their play this season. Earning CSAA Gold first team honors was Kenzie Rutz. Makayla Studley was named second team, while Kalika Wernette earned honorable mention.

Lakeview’s James Smith goes for a pin during the Lakeview Invitational this season. - File photo

Lakeview wrestlers take CSAA Silver, win 18 times

Lakeview’s wrestling team was the champions of the first Central State Activities Conference Silver Division ever. But yet, the Wildcats finished the season with an 18-13 record in dual meets.


Greenville resumes freshman baseball program

After a hiatus of a few years, Greenville High School will again field a freshman baseball team. The program along with freshman and junior varsity cheer, boys and girls varsity skiing and boys and girls junior varsity tennis have all been suspended recently due to budget constraints.

An Amish buggy and a pickup truck were involved in an accident last Thursday morning on Fitzner Road in Montcalm Township. — File photo

UPDATE: Amish man dies after buggy-pickup truck accident

An Amish man has died from his injuries after being involved in a buggy-pickup truck accident last Thursday.


Funeral Notices for March 25, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, March 25, 2015