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Belding forward Greta Wilker (12) battles for a defensive rebound with Lakeview’s Amanda Heady (40) during third-quarter action Monday night. - Courtesy photos/Joe Veselenak

Belding’s defense, rebounding leads to victory over Lakeview

The Belding Redskins squared off with the Lakeview Wildcats in what felt like a girls basketball district final, but was just a tournament opener. Playing at home, the Redskins used their physicality, defense and rebounding to defeat the Wildcats 55-41 in the Class B district tournament game on Monday night.

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CC-Crystal survives scare from Saranac

Carson City-Crystal’s girls basketball team got its first win in the Class C district tournament Monday, but needed overtime to earn it. The Eagles beat the Saranac Redskins 50-45 in overtime in a near upset.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, March 2

Tri County 52, Newaygo 38: The Vikings advanced in the Class B district at Newaygo by beating the host Lions for a third time this season, using a 17-4 third quarter scoring run to overcome a three-point deficit at halftime…

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Funeral Notices for March 3, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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Judge Hoort answers a question about grandparent visitation

Our daughter passed away and our son-in-law is refusing to allow us to see our grandchildren. What can we do?

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Belding boys bowling advances to state finals

The Belding Redskins boys bowling team placed third at the regional tournament to qualify for the Division 3 state finals on Saturday. The Redskins shot 3,445 to place behind regional champions Wyoming Kelloggsville (3,681) and Fremont (3,541).

Lakeview’s Rylee Nielsen goes in for a fast break basket during the first quarter of Friday’s home game against Hesperia. Lakeview finished the regular season 15-5 overall and will face Belding in districts on Monday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Lakeview girls roll past Hesperia in season finale

LAKEVIEW — Senior night was a good one for the Lakeview Wildcats girls basketball team. While not much of a contest, the Wildcats used Friday’s 61-17 win over Hesperia as a tune-up for Monday’s Class B district tournament opener. Sadie Massie’s 22 points and Maddie Shurlow’s 13 assists helped pace the Wildcats to victory. “This [...]

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ED GILBERT: Fun things happening and other things

The Flat River Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will stage its 20th Anniversary Hunting Heritage Banquet on March 7. Doors will open at 5 p.m. at the St. Joseph Parish gym, at 409 South Bridge St., in Belding.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Feb. 27

CC-Crystal 71, Ashley 49: The Eagles were winners in a MSAC contest with the Bears Friday night. Grant Gage led CC-Crystal with 18, Kolton Kavanaugh added 17 and Jeremy Schneider added 11…

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Montcalm County plagued by weekend fires

Once again, a string of structure fires burned through Montcalm County throughout the weekend. The weekend started with a mobile home fire south of Lakeview Friday. Then Saturday struck with a morning house fire in Howard City followed by a lunchtime structure fire northeast of Howard City. Later on Saturday, a Crystal dumpster fire was called in followed by house that burned southeast of Crystal. On Sunday, a pump house just east of Crystal also went up in flames.