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Montabella’s Smith ‘really happy’ with state finish

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.

Greenville’s Bailey Parmelee races toward the finish line of a meet earlier this season. Parmelee finished seventh at the Division 1 state final on Saturday.

Parmelee seventh at state XC meet

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. They defeated Chippewa Hills 25-12, 25-23, 17-25, 25-15 at Tri County.

Redskins top Chippewa Hills for district title, Grant next

The Belding Redskins won their third district title in four years on Saturday afternoon.


GHS girls golf team cleans up postseason honors

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 Jeremy Quezada (62) and Drew Nemerth chase Saginaw Nouvel Catholic Central's Gabriel Augustin during the first quarter of the teams' Division 7 playoff game Friday night.

Powerful Nouvel ends Montabella’s season

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.


Beal City too much for Carson City-Crystal volleyball

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.


Montabella volleyball falls in districts

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.

Greenville sophomore Leah Somerfield, left, reaches to hit the ball around two Rockford blockers during the opening round of the district tournament. Rockford won in three games.

Yellow Jackets battle, but fall to No. 2 Rams

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.


Record deceiving, says CC-C coach

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.

Central Montcalm’s Paige Switzer, right, sends an attack that is partially blocked by Tri County’s Mackenzie Paulsen during Monday’s district game.

Hornets down Vikings in volleyball districts

Central Montcalm got its district title hopes off on the right foot Monday. The Green Hornets sent Tri County to the sidelines in the Class B district by beating the Vikings 25-12, 25-15, 25-12.