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Montabella senior Maliena Sheehan makes her final attempt at the long jump a good one, reaching 15 feet, 3 inches, which clinched first place at the MSAC track championships. It was her fourth event in a row she participated in. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Montabella, CC-C see many shining moments in conference track championship

Montabella and Carson City-Crystal see a few shining moments in MSAC track championship Wednesday.

Tri County’s Taylor Prins, left, and Lakeview’s Morgan Schultz go after the ball during the teams’s CSAA soccer game Monday.

Tri County Vikings one win away from share of CSAA title

LAKEVIEW — Tri County’s girls soccer team is now one win away from no worse than a share of the Central State Activities Association (CSAA) title. The Vikings had no problems beating Lakeview Monday, winning 7-3 to go to 14-1 overall and 12-1 in the CSAA. The win pleased Vikings coach Vic Matulis. “We just [...]

Vikings striker Grace Miller, middle, splits between two Big Rapids defenders during a road game May 10, in which she scored a hat trick — three goals — to lead her team to a 5-3 win.

Tri County’s Grace Miller having a comeback year with Vikings soccer

Tri County sophomore Grace Miller has been having a comeback season with the Vikings soccer team, having worked through a genetic blood disease that took her off the field for much of last season.

Sophomore Tanner Ching, left, has filled a needed spot in the Vikings’ defense by handling the hot corner known as third base. To the right of him is senior shortstop Austin Nagelhout, who has been a mentor to Ching since Ching moved up to the varsity level this year.

Tri County’s Tanner Ching takes on challenge of third base while providing offense with pop

Sophomore Tanner Ching has been flourishing at the “hot corner” — third base — for the Tri County Vikings varsity baseball team this year.

Tri County sophomore striker Grace Miller (20) nails a shot that found the back of the net in the Vikings’ first of three goals against the Big Rapids Cardinals in Big Rapids Wednesday. The win avenged a 1-0 loss to the Cardinals earlier in the year, which, currently, is Tri County’s only loss on the season. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Tri County soccer avenges an earlier loss with a 5-3 win over Big Rapids

With one quick goal, Grace Miller had loosened up pressure that had been building on her team since last month and was the catalyst for Tri County’s 5-3 win against Big Rapids Wednesday.

Savanna Wilson, left, is one of many Tri County soccer players who Vikings coach Vic Matulis sees as a leader this year. Wilson is one of only three seniors on the team.

Key to success for Tri County soccer this year is loosening up, coach say

Vic Matulis usually coaches like a drill sergeant, but this year’s squad is teaching him to loosen up. Matulis’ Tri County Vikings squad is once again doing well, posting an 8-1 record so far this season and looking to best its 17-4 record from last year.

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Tri County Vikings get solid 9-1 win over Division 1 Holland

It’s been a rough season for the Tri County baseball team this season, but on Wednesday against a Division 1 school, the Vikings played like a juggernaut. Tri County (2-11 overall, 0-4 CSAA-Gold), a Div. 3 team, earned an impressive 9-1 win against Division 1 Holland Dutch (6-10 overall) at the Art Van Sports Complex.

Tri County’s Andrew Houghton watches his putt on the 18th green during the CSAA jamboree Monday at Brookside Golf Course.

Lakeview 2nd at own CSAA jamboree

GOWEN — Lakeview’s boys golf team made a major step forward Monday. The Wildcats finished second at the Central State Activities Association jamboree Monday at Brookside Golf Course. Lakeview shot a 361, which trailed only Big Rapids’ 313. “I am very pleased with (Monday’s) performance,” Lakeview coach Brian Corwin said. “We had a tough round [...]

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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.