On Friday, the Lowell at Greenville football game and Merrill at Montabella football game will be dedicated to military veterans, with Carson City-Crystal and Vestaburg’s game to celebrate their traditional Salute to Our Soldiers game Oct. 7 in Carson City.
Though their coach was missing from the game, the Tri County Vikings’ offense surely wasn’t, as the soccer team earned its second win of the season with a solid 6-1 victory over Reed City Monday.
Kathy Thompson sees greatness in her Tri County volleyball team. It’s just … those … darn … mistakes … that are holding her Vikings back.
“If we play well, and let the other team make mistakes, we’re going to be fricking amazing,” said a frustrated Thompson, whose team lost three close matches to Central Montcalm Tuesday evening, 27-25, 25-19 and 25-22, during a Central State Activities Association—Gold head-to-head conference match-up.
Both teams only scored twice each during the rivalry game between the Tri County Vikings and Central Montcalm Green Hornets, but every second of the 48-minute game was a nail-biter.
With Central Montcalm’s scoreboard down for the entire game, the anticipation of time built, especially in the last few minutes.
Down 13-6, the Vikings were staring down the end zone 71 yards away with less than three minutes to play in the game, time being shouted out periodically by the referees.
The first game in the Mid-State Activities Conference for Vestaburg and Montabella is a rivalry game.
The Wolverines face the Mustangs in Blanchard in the first conference game of the season for both teams tonight.
If there are two teams that mirror one another, as far as team comparisons and progress, it is the Tri County Vikings and the Central Montcalm Green Hornets football teams. Tri County plays at Central Montcalm at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Lakeview and Tri County have had two close games in their previous two matchups.
Thursday night’s matchup wasn’t as close.
The Wildcats ran all over the Vikings in winning 37-6 at Kos Field in the season-opener for both teams.
Central Montcalm’s volleyball team found a good way to start its season Saturday. The Green Hornets won the Daily News Volleyball Tournament, beating the host Belding Redskins in three games in the championship game to win.
Here it’s my first week as Daily News sports editor, and I’m already playing from behind.
Having accepted the new position on Monday, transitioning from features editor and filling the vacancy left by my dear friend and longtime and much-respected Sports Editor Bruce Bentley, I’ve had to “hit the line hard” and catch up with teams, local athletic directors and coaches as high school fall sports season is already upon us.
Lena Thompson has been a hitter throughout her high school career in volleyball.
That all will change when she gets to Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) this fall.