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Tri County’s Jamison Hawley (21) slides into second base safely as the ball gets away from Grant’s Alex Walters, left, during the teams’ game at Fifth Third Ballpark on Monday.

Tri County baseball team hammers Grant at Fifth Third Ballpark

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.

Tri County guard Devin Longoria looks to make a pass during Friday’s Class B district final at Belding. Sparta won its first district title in 32 years with a 52-33 win.

Sparta wins first district title in 32 years over TC

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.

Tri County’s Kaylie Caverley goes up against Central Montcalm’s Karli Clark on Wednesday during the district semifinals.

Free throws seal tight game for Tri County girls basketball

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.

Tri County’s Mitchel Swaney (white jersey) grabs a rebound between Lakeview’s Kolter Schwartz, left, and Dillon Kimble, right, during the teams’ game Tuesday night.

Lakeview struggles, beaten by Tri County

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.

Tri County’s Dani Longoria recovers the ball after Lakeview’s Estelle Molitor knocks it away during Tuesday’s game at Lakeview. The Wildcats won 40-28.

Lakeview earns fifth win against Tri County

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.


Chippewa Hills downs Lakeview for Tri County mat title; Belding fourth

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.

Earning honors at the banquet were, left to right, Kayla Vos, most valuable player; Ally Rackley, most improved player and Jessika Doty, most dedicated player.

Tri County golfers earn postseason awards

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.

Tri County’s Hunter Wiltjer, left, is about to be met at the line of scrimmage by Greenville’s Will Kronlein (82) during the two middle school teams’ game Saturday night.

Greenville eighth-graders topped by Tri County

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.

A look inside at the construction of a new ice rink being built at the Cedar Rock Sports Plex in Cedar Springs. The rink is expected to open on Sept. 25.

Hockey rink comes to Cedar Springs

Ice hockey fans will no longer have to travel to Grand Rapids or beyond to practice, play or just skate for fun.


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