Sports

HIT THE LINE HARD
By Ryan Schlehuber

Rooting for Carson City-Crystal’s underdog

As a sports editor who covers multiple teams for up to eight local high schools, I try not to be a “homer” for one particular team.

But I have to admit, after doing a story on Carson City-Crystal’s girls soccer team, it’s hard to not throw on an Eagles hat and root for them.

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Daily News winter sports ‘Spark Plug’ Players of the Year

We’ve had our Daily News All-Area award winners, and now we recognize those players who might not fill up the stats book, but their team may not be as successful or enjoy the sport as much without them.

Tri County’s Quentin Stevens signs his letter of intent to Walsh University last week.

Tri County student headed to Walsh U.

HOWARD CITY — Tri County football player Quentin Stevens will continue his football career in the fall. Last week, Stevens signed a letter of intent to play for Walsh University, where he said he will be a tight end. “When I went down there, you could tell there’s something changing,” Stevens said. “They have a [...]

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Daily News’ girls basketball All-Area teams

Daily News’ All-Area teams, Sixth Woman of the Year and Honorable Mentions

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Daily News All-Area wrestling awards

Daily News All-Area wrestling awards

Tri County junior Dakota Greer earned his second consecutive state individual title, this year in the Division 3 119-pound class. He is this year's Daily News Wrestler of the Year.

Tri County’s Dakota Greer is The Daily News’ Wrestler of the Year

Tri County junior Dakota Greer won a state title this past winter, going 51-0 in the 119-pound division in Division 3 and was the only area wrestler to win an individual state title, which made him an easy choice for The Daily News Wrestler of the Year.

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Daily News All-Area boys basketball awards

Daily News All-Area boys basketball awards

Tri County competitive cheer coach Jennifer Laskey cheers on her team during the Division 3 state finals at the DeltaPlex March 4. Laskey was named the Division 3 coach of the year by the Competitive Cheer Coaches Association of Michigan.

Tri County’s Jennifer Laskey is cheer coach of the year

HOWARD CITY — Tri County’s competitive cheer team has garnered multiple awards from the Competitive Cheer Coaches Association of Michigan. Vikings coach Jennifer Laskey was named the coach of the year in Division 3 along with being named the District 18 coach of the year. “I honestly was sitting in New York City and happened [...]

Vestaburg’s Noah Johnston, right, shoots over Carson City-Crystal’s Drew Stout during the teams’ game Feb. 6.

Vestaburg’s Johnston earns all- state in Class D

VESTABURG — Vestaburg junior Noah Johnston was the Wolverines’ leader on the basketball court. He was recognized for that when he was named all- state honorable mention by The Associated Press. Johnston was proud of the honor. “I feel pretty good about it,” he said. “God is good and I couldn’t be here without him.” [...]

HIT THE LINE HARD
By Ryan Schlehuber

HIT THE LINE HARD: Surviving the first round of March Madness

Perhaps there were many like me, but my brackets for the NCAA mens basketball tournament last year found its way to the trash can far, far too early. And I can thank the first round of upsets — and expected upsets that didn’t happen — for that.