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Central Montcalm’s Makayla Studley, left, goes in for a basket during the first quarter of Friday’s game against Chippewa Hills. Studley finished with eight points. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Chippewa Hills fends off Central Montcalm girls in overtime

Central Montcalm’s girls basketball team struggled shooting most of Friday night, both from the floor and the free throw line. The Hornets, though, found a groove at the right time to force overtime against the Chippewa Hills Warriors at home. The Warriors refocused and battled back for a 45-40 CSAA Gold win in the extra time.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Jan. 16

Lakeview 61, Kent City 42: The Wildcats had no problems with the Eagles in a CSAA-Silver game Friday night. Nate Shurlow canned 19 points, Caleb Ruvalcaba added 13 and John Zuluaga-Torres added nine points and nine rebounds…

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JUST IN: Greenville man critically injured after vehicle strikes bicycle

A Greenville man is in critical condition after a vehicle struck the bicycle he was riding Friday evening. A Michigan State Police trooper responded to the accident around 6 p.m. on Montcalm Avenue just north of M-57.

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Sixth grade students in Belding Middle School teacher Jennifer DiSpirito’s classroom listen attentively to a presentation on unhealthy relationships from Relief After Violent Encounter’s Domestic Assault Response Advocacy Coordinator Amanda Peterson on Thursday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Expert helps Belding middle schoolers learn to identify unhealthy relationships

As children enter adolescence and jump headfirst into the ever-changing world of relationships, there’s no questioning that the distinction between right and wrong grows more important.

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CM board elects officials, OKs interim superintendent deal

Interim Superintendent Amy Meinhardt opened the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education organizational meeting Wednesday evening so that the board — with its rookie board members — could elect their officers.

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VIDEO: Soldier surprises daughter with homecoming in kindergarten classroom

Five-year-old Gabby Petersen knew she was getting a present Friday, but as to what could be hidden beneath wrapping paper was a mystery.

Tammy Hollinshead is planning the Turk Lake Haunted Days, which will be held May 1 to May 3. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Montcalm Township business owners creating a haunted festival in May

Tammy Hollinshead is planning a zombie apocalypse. Ground zero will be Turk Lake.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, Jan. 15

CC-Crystal 54, Montabella 41: The Eagles snapped a two-game losing streak on Thursday with a road win over MSAC rival Montabella. CC-Crystal led by two points at halftime, but used a 17-8 third quarter to stretch the lead for a win…

Greenville senior Cole Antcliff, top, works on the arm of Byron Center’s Collin Stein during a match at home this season. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville’s Cole Antcliff has state title hopes

Cole Antcliff has state championship aspirations. The Greenville senior is currently 23-1 this year and ranked No. 4 at 285 pounds in Division 2 by www.michigangrappler.com. With those accolades, Antcliff is correct when he says he is a state contender.

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SPORTS GALORE: Tigers still need Scherzer

In a mere five weeks, another Major League Baseball season will begin with the reporting of pitchers and catchers to spring training facilities around Arizona and Florida. The Detroit Tigers’ battery mates report to Lakeland on Feb. 19 with their first workout a day later. Position players report on Feb. 23 with their first workout, also a day later.