Different year, same result. For the second year in a row, the Carson City-Crystal girls basketball team has won a share of a conference title. This time around it’s a share of the Mid-State Activities Conference title, claiming a share with a 50-14 drubbing of Coleman Thursday night.
Carson City-Crystal coach Kacy Datema had one goal when he took over the Eagles wrestling program three years ago… start winning again. The former Eagles wrestler was part of a winning tradition that had gone awry in the few seasons before becoming head coach. Datema was a two-time individual state champion for the Eagles and had the opportunity to compete at the team state finals in 1988.
Central Montcalm 52, Hesperia 36: The Green Hornets picked up a CSAA win Thursday night when they outscored the Panthers 31-16 in the second half. Scott Schalow led Central with 11 points …
After a thorough reevaluation, members of the Belding Area Schools Board of Education reversed a decision from more than a year ago that will now keep the district’s administration building on Orchard Street open and in use. At Monday night’s school board meeting, a unanimous vote changed a decision from November 2011 that was originally in favor of closing the facility.
The number of foreclosed properties continue to be on the rise in Montcalm County. The county forfeited 880 parcels in 2009 (from 2007 taxes), 974 parcels in 2010 (from 2008 taxes), 1,180 parcels in 2011 (from 2009 taxes) and 1,200 parcels last year (from 2010 taxes), according to Montcalm County Treasurer JoAnne Vukin.
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The Greenville girls basketball team are conference champions for the first time since 1990. The Yellow Jackets were already assured of the first O-K Bronze title — prior to Wednesday’s tipoff — courtesy of a loss by second place Forest Hills Northern on Tuesday to Grand Rapids West Catholic.
For the second time this season, the Greenville and Forest Hills Eastern boys basketball teams went into overtime. Unfortunately, for the second time Eastern (12-6, 6-2) knocked off the Yellow Jackets with a shot at the buzzer.
Vestaburg 75, Big Rapids Crossroads Charter Academy 31: The Wolverines outscored Crossroads Charter 23-10 in the second quarter for a mercy-rule win Wednesday night. Dewayne McKinney had 26 points and 20 rebounds…
Sandy Raines was elected Montcalm County’s drain commissioner in November’s election, and we likely could not have elected a more competent and qualified person to that office. She served as deputy drain commissioner under the long-time commissioner, Don Cooper. As assistant to the highly respected Cooper, she undoubtedly played a strong role in her predecessor’s success.