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THE REVIEW: Preparing for a whirlwind

Walking into Fifth Third Ballpark that August evening, the buzz was hard to ignore. With 8,000-plus fans crowding into their seats, the West Michigan Whitecaps prepared to move a step closer to their playoff push.

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Belding, Tri County wrestlers fall in regionals

Both the Belding Redskins and Tri County Vikings were defeated by state-ranked opponents in the Division 3 regional wrestling tournament on Wednesday night.

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Individual wrestlers advance to regional tournament

The Michigan High School Athletic Association individual wrestling tournament started with districts around the state on Saturday. In all, 36 wrestlers from seven area schools advanced through districts to the regional tournament.

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SPORTS GALORE: Jackie Robinson West learns life lesson

The Jackie Robinson West (JRW) Little League Baseball team from Chicago this week became just the third team in Little League Baseball World Series history to have wins and/or a championship vacated for rule violations. JRW was last summer’s sports sensation after winning the United States championship to reach the Little League World Series.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Feb. 13

Lakeview 60, Morley Stanwood 51: The Wildcats remained undefeated in the CSAA-Silver after knocking off the Mohawks Friday night. Caleb Ruvalcaba led Lakeview with 33 points, 25 of which came in the first half…

Tri County’s wrestling team poses with the district trophy after winning the Division 3 district at home Wednesday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Tri County wins district wrestling tournament

Tri County’s wrestling team had to work to win their Division 3 wrestling district Wednesday. The Vikings held off a late charge from Grant to take a 39-25 win at home.

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THE REVIEW: Guido Knudson ready for Lakeland

When you hear the words, “Pour then, winter, with your damp; storm and freeze outside. Drive your light flakes around in front of my closed windows,” what is the first thing that comes to mind? Believe it or not, the writer wasn’t channeling a typical Michigan winter day.

Tri County’s Nick McGhan goes for a pin against Chippewa Hills’ Kaden Ellis during the 112-pound championship match at the CSAA tournament on Saturday. McGhan earned the fall at 5:31. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

14 area wrestlers place at CSAA tournament

Three area wrestling teams wrapped up the regular season on Saturday at the Central State Activities Association tournament at Tri County. In all, 14 wrestlers from Central Montcalm, Lakeview and Tri County placed in the top four. Tri County led the way with eight individual placers, while Lakeview and Central Montcalm each had three.

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Daily leads Tri County past Central Montcalm

After winning just its second game of the season earlier in the week on the strength of a Ryne Dailey double-double, the Tri County boys basketball team turned it into a winning streak on Friday night by hitting the Dailey “Triple” for a 64-56 victory at Central Montcalm. Just days after the Tri County senior went for a double-double of 13 points and 13 rebounds in a 75-72 victory over Fremont, he stepped out beyond the 3-point line to spark Friday night’s victory over Central Montcalm.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Feb. 6

Greenville 56, Forest Hills Northern 48: The Yellow Jackets got all but seven of their points from three players in beating the Huskies in an O-K Bronze Conference game Friday night. Peyton Mount led with 18, Landon Kemp had 17 and Paige Hallock had 14 for Greenville…