The Grant Tigers dominated with their serve and along net in a four game regional semifinal win over the Belding Redskins. The Redskins – district champs three of the last four years – found themselves down early in each game and lost 25-19, 15-25, 13-25, 15-25 on Tuesday night at Central Montcalm.
Montabella sophomore Taylor Smith had a memorable trip to the state cross country finals in Brooklyn, Mich., on Saturday. Smith finished fifth among girls in Division 4 at Michigan International Speedway. Her time was 19:01.4.
Bailey Parmelee has been really good in cross country all season long. On Saturday, the Greenville senior finished her career with a medal. Parmelee was seventh overall in Division 1 at the state cross country finals at Michigan International Speedway, coming in with a time of 18:10.1.
The Belding Redskins won their third district title in four years on Saturday afternoon.
The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls golf team wrapped up an already successful season by taking home even more team and individual honors for its play in 2011. In 2011, the Yellow Jackets won the O-K White Conference for the 10th consecutive season, placed second at the Division 2 regionals and tied a school high with a third place finish at the Division 2 state finals in October.
Montabella’s football team found out how a two-time state champion operates. The Saginaw Nouvel Catholic Central Panthers routed the Mustangs 62-6 Friday night in a Division 7 district final game.
The Carson City-Crystal Eagles fought hard but still lost to Beal City in the volleyball district semifinal Thursday. Beal City – ranked fourth in Class C – swept the Eagles 25-11, 25-14, 25-15 in a match that was closer than the scores indicate.
The Montabella Mustangs volleyball team saw their season come to an end Thursday night. The Mustangs lost to the Ithaca Yellowjackets 25-15, 25-7, 25-11 in the Class C District No. 83 semifinal at Carson City-Crystal. After a quick start the Mustangs struggled most of the night.
After a slow start the Greenville Yellow Jackets volleyball team fought hard for the final two games. In the end, it wasn’t enough to defeat the No. 2 rated team in Class A. The Rockford Rams defeated Greenville in straight sets 25-10, 27-25, 25-18 in the opening round of the District No. 7 tournament on Tuesday at Rockford.
Carson City-Crystal’s football team didn’t have the season they were expecting this year.
The Eagles followed last year’s 3-6 record with a 1-8 slate this season, losing all but their last game of the season. The Eagles beat Potterville to salvage a win. But coach Jason Gray said the season was noteworthy.