t’s time to break out the hose-stretchers, left-handed screwdrivers and ID10-T forms because the Montcalm Township Fire Department has a few probies to break-in.
The Lakeview Wildcats girls basketball team completed another successful season in 2014-2015. The Wildcats finished the season with 15 wins against six losses. Their season came to an end with a loss to eventual district champion Belding on March 2.
The Crystal Township Fire Department will now be operating with a stronger pump at its new water well after a unanimous vote of township board members Wednesday evening. In a 3-1 vote, with Clerk Bob Naumann absent and Treasurer Ted Padgett opposed, board members voted to purchase a $46,729.25 motor from Frayer Water Wells Drilling and Repair of Vestaburg.
Not since the likes of Brian Thwaites, Matt Spencer, Tom Thomsen and Jason Anderson roamed the halls of Central Montcalm have the Hornets won a boys basketball district title. The year was 1991. Thwaites went for 23 points and 12 rebounds in a 59-44 win over Lakewood to lead the Hornets to its first district title since 1978. That same team went on to defeat Mason in the regional finals before falling to Flint Powers Catholic 59-47 in the Class B quarterfinals.
The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls basketball season ended with a district semifinal loss to Forest Hills Eastern on March 4. The Yellow Jackets finished the season 9-11 overall and 3-7 in the O-K Bronze.
Greenville graduate Tyler Keselring was anxiously waiting to hear his name announced for an at-large bid to the NCAA wrestling championships on Wednesday. The Central Michigan senior instead saw two wrestlers he defeated during the regular season earn at-large bids for the championships March 19-21 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
Central Montcalm’s boys basketball team got to the Class B district finals they are hosting, but it wasn’t easy. The Green Hornets survived an early onslaught from the Shepherd Bluejays and won 44-36 Wednesday night.
Lakeview’s boys basketball team got off to a slow start and it cost them the rest of the season. The Wildcats were sidelined in the Class B district playoffs by the Alma Panthers Wednesday, losing 66-46 at Central Montcalm High School.
The winds of change are blowing once again in the Motor City. So, prepare those Taylor Swift ballads, kids, but remember, it’s not you, it’s him. Just as the Detroit Tigers have settled in to accepting the absence of Max Scherzer, they may now be in the perfect position of offering a pint of Ben & Jerry’s to their football neighbors — the Lions — across the street as they prepare to deal with a departure of their own.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, March 13, 2015