The top two teams in the Danish Festival men’s softball tournament had to face each other three times to decide the outcome. In the end, All American Communications topped Ed Koehn Automotive Group two out of three times, including 17-10 in the championship game.
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The sun was shining, but the wind was blowing. The area’s top track athletes never let the wind phase them in the annual Daily News Track Classic on Tuesday evening at Yellow Jacket Stadium.
Tri County’s annual trip to Fifth Third Ballpark was a successful one this year. The Vikings had no problems with the Grant Tigers on Monday, winning 10-4 in the annual game at the home of the West Michigan Whitecaps.
Sparta is now home to two 2012 district basketball titles. The Spartans boys basketball team followed the lead of their girls team and defeated the Tri County Vikings 52-33 for their first district title in 32 years. The Spartan girls won their first ever district title on March 2 with a 48-39 win over the Vikings, as well.
Close basketball games usually come down to free throws. Wednesday’s district semifinal between Central Montcalm and Tri County wasn’t any different. In just the final 10 seconds of the game both teams thought they had won the game. Wednesday’s district semifinal between Central Montcalm and Tri County wasn’t any different. In just the final 10 seconds of the game both teams thought they had won the game.
Lakeview’s boys basketball team’s shooting was as cold as the weather. The Wildcats made just two field goals in the first half and lost to the Tri County Vikings 65-41 Tuesday night.
The Lakeview Wildcats and Tri County Vikings girls basketball teams spent a majority of the night at the free throw line on Tuesday. The two teams combined for 47 fouls, 58 free throws and plenty of turnovers in Lakeview’s 40-28 nonconference victory over the Vikings at Cook Gymnasium.
Lakeview’s wrestling team came up just short at the Tri County Wrestling Invitational Saturday, but the Wildcats won’t complain too much. The Wildcats lost in the championship match to Chippewa Hills 49-22 to take second. It was their only loss on the day.
The Vikings, under second year coach Roxanne Faber, improved dramatically in 2011. The team’s 18-hole average improved by 85 strokes and their nine-hole average by 24 strokes. Every returning player lowered their 18-hole average by at least 10 strokes, including Lyndsae Kranz and Baylee Zemla each by more than 40 strokes.
Greenville Middle School’s eighth-grade football team moved the ball against Tri County Middle School Saturday, but untimely turnovers cost Greenville. The middle school Yellow Jackets lost to the middle school Vikings 30-20 at Black Field, dropping Greenville to 1-2 on the season.