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Central Montcalm's Mason Barnwell drives to the basket during the teams’ Class B semifinal on Wednesday night.

Central Montcalm shoots for first district title since 1991

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.

Greenville sophomore Paige Hallock makes a pass during the Class A regional semifinal game against Forest Hills Central on March 4. Hallock earned O-K Bronze first team honors this season. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Hallock, Kemp earn O-K Bronze basketball honors

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.


Keselring not selected for NCAA wrestling finals

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 advances to final with win over Shepherd

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.


Alma’s defense sends Lakeview to sidelines

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 REVIEW: Breaking up is hard to do

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.


Funeral Notices for March 13, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, March 13, 2015


JUST IN: Greenville Planning Commission talks Hathaway, Mobil gas station

The Greenville Planning Commission has a full plate right now.

During Thursday’s meeting, the commission reviewed a final site plan from Hathaway Green Planned Unit Development (PUD), then held a work session concerning an expansion of the EZ Mart Mobil gas station.

Family and friends comfort Darlene Dickinson, second from left, as she watches her Evergreen Township home burn Wednesday afternoon. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Memories Lost: Sheridan area home destroyed by fire

When Charles Dickinson stepped outside his home Wednesday afternoon to the sight of thick black smoke rising not far in the distance, his heart immediately sank. A nearby house was on fire and he had a gut feeling he may know the homeowner.


Spring cleanup stops in Sheridan

Village residents hoping to unload junk during a spring cleanup event should make other plans this year. Although the village has sponsored cleanup days in past years, poor turnout last year has prompted Sheridan Village Council members to forego the event this year.