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Carson City-Crystal’s Alex Baker, left, hand fights with Tri County’s Nick McGhan during Saturday’s Tri County Invitational. McGhan defeated Baker 3-0. The Vikings defeated the Eagles 47-30. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Sparta wins Tri County wrestling invitational

The Sparta Spartans outlasted good competition all day long to finish with an unblemished record and won the Tri County wrestling invitational on Saturday. The Spartans went 5-0, capping their day with a pin at 130 pounds to come from behind and defeat the Comstock Park Panthers in their final match of the day. Trailing 36-32, the pin gave Sparta a 38-36 victory.

Tri County’s Madelyn Paulen, right, tries to get an attack over the block of Grant’s Hannah Anderson (10) and Sierra Schuitema (1) during the two teams’ match Oct. 21. - Chip Burch

Tri County had solid volleyball season

The Tri County volleyball team’s first venture into the Central State Activities Association Gold Division turned out to be pretty good. The Vikings finished second in the conference with a 5-1 record, losing to Grant in a match that decided the winner of the conference. They were 28-19-8 overall.

Tri County golfers, from left, Hannah Drouin, Cierra Kargenian and Kelsey Geers display awards they were given for their play this season. Drouin was most valuable, Kargenian was most dedicated and Geers was most improved. - Courtesy photo

Tri County golfers make big improvements

Tri County’s girls golf team not only was starting out in a new conference, but was also starting out with somewhat of a new team. “We had 10 new girls this year,” noted coach Roxanne Faber. “With such a new beginner team, you’re starting from ground zero, and making a lot of improvements and that’s what we did.”

Lakeview’s Sadie Massie, right, tries to put an attack past the block of Cedar Springs’ Sydney Plummer (2) and Brooke Bennett, middle, during the Morley Stanwood Invitational Saturday. - Chip Burch

Tri County falls to host Mohawks

Tri County’s volleyball team had a chance to pull off an upset of the Morley Stanwood Mohawks at the Mohawks’ own invitational Saturday. But Morley Stanwood, ranked fifth in the state in Class C by the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association, ended up with a 25-21, 25-8 win over the Vikings.

Chippewa Hills’ Rachael Boerma, left, hits an attack past the block of Tri County’s Sam Inman, middle, and Lauren Baak, right, during the first game of the teams’ match on Tuesday.

Tri County remains perfect in CSAA-Gold

Tri County’s volleyball team continues to roll through teams in the Central State Activities Association Gold Division. The Vikings rolled through Chippewa Hills in straight games Tuesday night, winning 25-14, 25-14, 25-19.

Tri County’s Dylan Lagunas, right, and Kent City’s Zach Austin go for a ball during the two teams’ game Monday.

Tri County soccer wins 8-0

Tri County’s soccer team has been scoring in bunches all season. The Vikings scored a bunch again Monday, mercying the Kent City Eagles in one half 8-0.

Belding’s Brady Phelps, left, tries to break up a pass near the end zone to Tri County’s Ryne Dailey on Thursday at Rudness Field. The two teams competed against each other in a 7-on-7 passing camp.

Belding, Tri County meet in 7-on-7 passing camp

The Belding Redskins and Tri County Vikings are coming off dramatically different seasons in 2013. The Redskins are coming off a 7-4 season, which included it first playoff appearance since 2007. The Vikings went 1-8, a year ago, following two consecutive winless seasons.

Kral signs her letter-of-intent with Cleary University to golf in college. With her is Cleary coach Bob Fillips. — Courtesy photo

Tri County’s Kral signs to golf at Cleary University

Tri County’s Taylir Kral will continue her golfing career at the next level. Kral recently signed her letter-of-intent to play golf in college for Cleary University in Howell.

Tri County’s Jayson Veneklasen wrestles against Grant’s Caleb Yates during Wednesday’s district finals. Tri County won 62-8.

Tri County tops Grant for wrestling district title

The Tri County Vikings were familiar with the Grant Tigers. The Lakes 8 Conference members has faced each other plenty this season. So it was a surprise when Tri County cruised through the Division 3 district championship match over rival Grant 62-8. The win was the Vikings second consecutive district title.

Lakeview’s Nolan Saxton goes for a pin during his semifinal match on Saturday at the Lakeview Invitational. Saxton went on to win the match and the 112-pound championship.

Tri County takes second place at Lakeview Invitational

Four area teams participated in Saturday’s individual wrestling format Lakeview Invitational. The Tri County Vikings placed second out of 15 teams with 157.5 points. Behind tournament winner Mason County Central’s 172.