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Prep results for Tuesday, April 24

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Baseball

Tri County sweeps Fruitport: The Vikings remained in the hunt for the Lakes 8 Conference lead after winning a doubleheader from the Trojans Tuesday by scores of 12-2 in five innings and 5-2. Cody Dines got the win, allowing three hits and walking one while fanning one, then adding three hits and three RBIs at the plate. Mitch Swaney had a two-run homer in an eight-run third inning that broke open the game. Brandon Peterman got the win in the second game, as he went five innings and scattered five hits and four walks, striking out two. Swaney came in for the sixth and seventh innings and got the save despite three walks. Tyler Burns had two of Tri County’s four hits. Records: 8-5 and 5-1. Next: at home vs. Northview today.

Lakeview falls twice: The Wildcats were victimized by the Holton Red Devils by identical 13-3 scores in both ends of a CSAA doubleheader Tuesday. Damien Beckett took the loss in the opener, going only one inning and giving up five hits and three walks around three strikeouts. Beau Moore and Garrett Cavendish had the only Lakeview hits in the game. Chad Kain was the losing pitcher in the nightcap, as he allowed seven hits and six walks amongst three strikeouts. The Wildcats’ four hits came from Cavendish, Kyler Ridgeway, Jordan Stephens and Joe Cole. Records: 2-5 and 1-4. Next: at Chippewa Hills Friday.

Softball

Lakeview, Holton split: The Wildcats lost the first game with the Red Devils 2-1, but won the second game 4-3 in eight innings. Sadie Massey was hit with the loss in the opener, as she gave up six hits and three walks while striking out four. Massey, Andrea Henry and Erin Vanderzand had the only Lakeview hits. A suicide squeeze play by Keelie Outman got the Wildcats the win in the second game, making a winner out of Vanderzand, who scattered four hits and struck out three. Henry was 3-for-4 and Chelsea Lint and Liz Nielsen were each 2-for-4. Records: 7-4 and 4-2. Next: at Chippewa Hills Friday.

Golf

Central second, Lakeview fifth at jamboree: The first CSAA jamboree of the season saw the Green Hornets finish behind Big Rapids, as the Cardinals shot 343 to 361 for Central. Lakeview shot 419 to finish ahead of Hesperia. For the Hornets, Ryan Michalek and Tyler Johnson had matching 88s, Ben Gladding had a 90 and Jared Cilibraise added a 97. The Wildcats were led by Jon Wandel with a 92, followed by R.K. Boomer with 100, Nate Nelson with a 111 and Brock Kanouse with a 116. Next: Central hosts the next CSAA jamboree May 1.

Greenville third: The Yellow Jackets shot a team score of 178 Monday to finish last among three O-K White teams. Grand Rapids Northview shot a 170 while Lowell carded a 172. Greenville’s leaders were Dylan Bernth with a 42 and Dake Fisch with a 43. Next: at home against GR Creston today.

Boys track

GR Christian 117 ½, Greenville 14 ½: The Yellow Jackets were beaten by the Eagles in an O-K White Conference meet Tuesday. Greenville got points from Von Brown for third in the 100 (11.96), Stephen Carter for third in the 200 (24.21) Kyle Swindell for third in the 800 (2:14.76), Levi Helms for first in the pole vault (11-0) and Luke Wilson for third in the long jump (19-7 ½). Records: 1-4 and 1-2. Next: at home vs. Lowell Thursday.

Girls track

GR Christian 75, Greenville 62: The Yellow Jackets suffered their first loss of the season Tuesday as they fell to the Eagles. Leading the scoring for Greenville was Taylor Baker, who won the 400 (1:02.53), was second in the 100 (13.13) and the 200 (26.91) and was a member of the winning 1,600-meter relay team (4:19.86). Rosalyn Wyse was also a member of that relay team and won the 300-meter hurdles (49.26) and was third in the high jump (4-10). Records: 4-1 and 2-1. Next: at home against Lowell Thursday.

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Prep results for Monday, April 23

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Softball

Greenville swept by Rockford: The Yellow Jackets fell in both games of a doubleheader to the Rockford Rams on Monday night. Rockford won game one 12-6. Lizzy Niemiec and Nikota Howe each had three hits for the Yellow Jackets to lead the way. Beth Gantz, Alyssa Canterbury and Sarah Newhouse added two hits each. Lexii Canterbury took the loss, allowing four earned runs and eight hits with five strikeouts in seven innings. Game two was won by the Rams 10-0 in six innings. Howe had the lone Greenville hit while Alyssa Canterbury took the loss. Quote: “I thought Lexii battled through some adversity and pitched well in game one. Unfortunately, we committed nine errors behind her.” — Greenville coach Tom Hallock. Record: 3-6. Next games: at home Thursday against East Grand Rapids.

Note: Due to phone outages not all game results were received.

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Prep results for Saturday, April 21

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Baseball

CC-Crystal splits at Potterville: The Eagles went to the Potterville Invitational Saturday and took one of the two games they played. They opened against Vermontville Maple Valley and lost 2-1. Garner Cusack took a complete-game loss, allowing five hits and striking out six around five walks. Hunter Clark and Thomas Vargas were each 2-for-3 at the plate in the game. In the second game, CC-Crystal got a 5-4 win over Bellvue when Jack Powers knocked in two runs for a 5-3 lead, then Lucas Ratu got the final two outs without a hit or walk for the save. The winning pitcher was Clark, who gave up one hit and five walks while striking out four in three innings. Vargas, Cusack, Powers and Mitch Wesley had a hit each for the Eagles. Record: 5-5. Next: at Potterville today.

Softball

Central 1-2 at P-W: The Green Hornets went to the Pewamo-Westphalia tournament Saturday and went 1-2 on the day. They opened with Saranac, losing 12-11 in nine innings. Scylar Blaisdell took the loss in that game, going four innings and allowing four hits. Michaela Crooks had four hits for Central and Molly Buskirk, Karli Clark, Sadie Rowland. Makayla Studley and Maddie Christensen had two hits each. The Hornets won the second game, a 15-0 mercy of Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian. Blaisdell gave up two hits and struck out two in the three-inning game, then helped her own cause with two hits at the plate. Buskirk also had two hits. In the final game, the host Pirates beat Central 10-0 in six innings, handing Rowland the loss after she scattered eight hits and five walks with two strikeouts over 4 1/3 innings. Crooks, Buskirk, Clark and Christensen had hits in the game. Record: 3-6. Next: at home against Vestaburg today.

Belding blanked at Eaton Rapids: The Redskins were mercied three times at the Eaton Rapids Invitational Saturday, losing 17-0 to Mount Pleasant, 13-0 to the host Greyhounds and 14-0 to Wayland. Hill took the loss in the first and third games, going only an inning and a third against the Oilers and allowing five hits and two walks with a strikeout, then going only two-thirds of an inning against Wayland and scattering two walks and five hits without a strikeout. Kyleigh Linebaugh was the losing pitcher in the second game, as she went three innings and allowed five hits and a walk without a strikeout. Makayla Boss and Hannah Linebaugh had the only hits in the opener; Voss, Hannah Linebaugh and Kyleigh Linebaugh had the only hits in the second game and Mindy Reminga had the only hit in the third game. Record: 7-7. Next: at Coopersville Tuesday.

Montabella loses twice: The Mustangs lost both of their games at the Fulton Invitational Saturday, losing to the host Pirates 11-1 and then to Merrill 16-0. Kayla LaCroix had four hits on the day, with three of those coming in the opener. The other spoiled a no-hit bid by the Vandals. Cheyann Frasle and Emily Lint took the losses on the mound for Montabella. Record: 4-13. Next: at Coleman today.

CC-Crystal loses two: The Eagles went to the Potterville Invitational Saturday and came away without a win, losing to Perry 6-1 and the host Vikings 1-0. In the opener, Mackenzie Geister took the loss when her defense committed five errors. Geister allowed nine hits and struck out two without a walk. Six different CC-Crystal players had one hit in the game. Potterville scored in the bottom of the fifth and final inning of the second game to get the win. Katie Wilcox was the losing pitcher despite allowing only two hits and striking out four. The only hit registered by the Eagles was by Meriah Gallagher. Record: 4-6. Next: at home against Potterville today.

Soccer

Belding 3, Ionia 2: Mackenzie Krieger broke a 2-2 tie at halfime with an unassisted goal to give the Redskins their first win of the season on Friday. Krieger also scored on a penalty kick in the first half and Charlene Kehoe added a first-half tally. Samantha Parker made six saves in goal for Belding. Record: 1-3-1. Next: at home against Coopersville today.

Ludington 2, Lakeview 0: The Wildcats were shut out by the Orioles Friday night. Danielle Clark made 11 saves in the loss. Quote: “The girls played really well. Two unlucky goals.” – Lakeview coach Chris Smith. Record: 4-3-1. Next: at home against Reed City today.

Boys track

Montabella 12th at Fulton: The Mustangs got only four places for their 15 points Saturday, as Jared Martin was second in the long jump (19-3) and fourth in the 100 meters (11.5), Jonny Durham was fifth in the pole vault (9-0) and Max Taubitz was sixth in the pole vault (9-0). Next: at home for the MSAC jamboree Wednesday.

CC-Crystal 15th: The Eagles were 15th at the Fulton Invitational Saturday, scoring eight points. Tyler Craig got all eight, finishing fourth in the 1,600 (4:56) and the 3,200 (10:13). Next: at home against Pewamo-Westphalia, Fowler and Portland St. Patrick Wednesday.

Girls track

CC-Crystal seventh: At the Fulton Invitational Saturday the Eagles ended up with 48 points to finish seventh among the 16 teams. Katelyn Beyer was the big point-scorer, winning the 1,600 (5:38) and 3,200 (12:13). Elizabeth McCrackin helped out with a fifth in the 3,200 (13:11) and Gabby Hummel added a fifth in the 200 (29.03). Next: at home against Pewamo-Westphalia, Fowler and Portland St. Patrick Wednesday.

Montabella ninth at Fulton: The Mustang girls had 22 points, which was good enough for ninth among 16 teams at the Fulton Invitational Saturday. Cora Okkema supplied most of the points, winning the discus (106-8) and the shot put (36-0). Next: at home for the MSAC jamboree Wednesday.

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Prep results for Wednesday, April 18.

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Baseball

Belding sweeps Mohawks: The Redskins earned two wins on the road against Morley Stanwood Wednesday afternoon. Game one was 5-2. Ron VanDyke picked up the win. He went seven innings, allowing one earned run with eight strikeouts. Seth Nelson, Todd Haller and Tyler Daller each had two hits. Game two was 3-1. Kole Hart earned the win in seven innings of work. He struck out five and allowed just four hits. Cody Saliers had two hits and an RBI for Belding. Records: 5-3 and 2-3. Next: at home against Belding today.

Soccer

Lakeview 3, Big Rapids 1: The Wildcats and Cardinals were in a scoreless tie at halftime in a tough CSAA road battle on Wednesday. Lakeview and Big Rapids traded goals, before the Wildcats found the net for their last two goals in the win. Nele Tarras scored twice for the Wildcats while Megan Leach added the other goal. Ally Reed had two assists and Katie Johnson one assist. Danielle Grant made 10 saves for Lakeview. Quote: “We played together again tonight. We passed well and had good communication. It was a physical battle and a hard fought match.” — Lakeview coach Chris Smith. Record: 4-2-1. Next: at Ludington on Friday.

EGR 6, Greenville 1: The Yellow Jackets struggled in an O-K White loss to East Grand Rapids on Wednesday at home. Ali Loding scored the lone Greenville goal. It was unassisted. Records: 2-3 and 0-1. Next: at home against GR Creston on Monday.

Golf

Belding defeats Ionia: The Redskins topped the Bulldogs in a nonconference dual at Shadow Ridge 184-187 on Wednesday. Cody Christensen led the Redskins with a 39. Conor Wisman shot 46, Dillon Riches 48 and Bryce Johnson 51. Next: at Ionia County Shootout hosted by Lakewood on Saturday at Willow Wood Country Club in Portland.

Tennis

Greenville 6, GR Creston 1: The Yellow Jackets won their second match of the week with an O-K White win over the Polar Bears on Wednesday. Singles winners for Greenville were No. 1 Marina Rupp (3-6, 6-4, 6-4) and No. 3 Rebecca Dakin (6-1, 6-3). Alex Wagner at No. 2 was leading her opponent in the third set when rain forced the match to end. Greenville sweeped all four of the doubles matches. No. 1 Grace Fowler/Rebekah Hamman won 6-1, 6-1; No. 2 Lizzy VanderLaan/Shalom Paulino won 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 Courtney Pierson/Julia Hansen won 6-0, 6-1 and No. 4 Grace Beckman/Teresa Larez won 6-0, 6-0. Quote: “We played well today in the majority of our spots. I was extremely impressed with senior Marina Rupp today in her efforts against Mallory Robinson. Mallory is a great player and Marina played smart and very aggressive at the right moments. It is a great feeling for our girls to be 2-0 for the week.” — Greenville coach Ashley Mocciaa. Next: at Hastings Invitational on Saturday.

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Prep results for Tuesday, April 17.

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Baseball

Big Rapids 7, Central Montcalm 3: The Green Hornets were beaten by the Cardinals in a CSAA game Tuesday night. Micah Parr went six innings and took the loss as he scattered eight hits, walked four and struck out five. Parr and Austin Edwards had two hits each in that game. The second game was called after three innings with the Cardinals leading 7-3. The game will have to be resumed at a later date. Records: 1-4 and 0-2. Next: at Hesperia Friday.

Tri County wins two: The Vikings knocked off Grant in a Lakes 8 doubleheader Tuesday, winning 11-6 and 7-3. Brandon Peterman was the winning pitcher in the front end of the twin bill, pitching in relief and allowing a hit and three walks against three strikeouts. Cody Mitz had two hits, including a home run in the sixth inning. Cody Dines won the second game, which was shortened to five innings because of darkness but counted. Dines allowed three hits, struck out four and walked three. Tri County had five hits as a team in the game. Records: 5-4 and 3-1. Next: at Lakeview Thursday.

Lakeview loses two: The Wildcats dropped a pair of CSAA games to White Cloud Tuesday by scores of 5-2 and 15-5. Damien Beckett took the loss in the opener, despite allowing only four hits. He walked five and struck out nine. Lakeview had five different hitters get one hit each. The second game lasted only five innings because of the mercy rule, helped along by the Wildcats committing six errors in the third inning that led to seven runs. Chad Kain took the loss, allowing three hits and six walks against three strikeouts. Kyler Ridgeway, Jordan Stephens and Beau Moore had two hits each in the game. Records: 2-2 and 1-2. Next: at home against Tri County Thursday.

Belding splits with Sparta: The Redskins lost the first game of an O-K Blue Conference doubleheader to the Spartans 7-2 Tuesday, but took the second game 4-3. Jordan Myers was hit with the loss in the first game despite not allowing an earned run. Tyler Daller had the only RBI for Belding in that game. The winning pitcher in the nightcap was Tyler Strevel, who pitched 6 2/3 innings and allowed three hits. Jacob Spencer got the save as he got the last out of the game. Cody Douglas was 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Belding. Records: 3-3 and 2-3. Next: at Morley Stanwood today.

Softball

Lakeview mercies Indians twice: The Wildcats had no problems with White Cloud Tuesday, winning 17-3 and 13-3. Sadie Massey won the first game, allowing three hits and five walks while striking out two. At the plate Massey was 4-for-5, outdone only by Andrea Henry, who was 5-for-5. Ashley Sorsen added two more hits and Maddie Shurlow homered. Erin Vanderzand was the winnng pitcher in the second game, as she scattered four hits, struck out two and walked two. Henry, Vanderzand and Estelle Molitor had three hits each and Massey, Sorsen and Shurlow added two each. Records: 6-2 and 3-1. Next: at home against Tri County Thursday.

Belding sweeps Sparta: The Redskins continued their pursuit of an O-K Blue title with two more conference wins on Tuesday. Belding won game one 8-2 and game two 8-3. Kyleigh Linebaugh earned the win in both games. Combined she went 14 innings, allowing nine hits, one walk and no earned runs with 13 strikeouts. In game one, Linebaugh, Makalya Boss, Morgan Hill, Caitlin Alkire, Kaitlyn Lieffers and Autumn Thome each had two hits. Lieffers had two RBIs. In game two, Kyleigh Linebaugh and Hannah Linebaugh each had three hits. Alkire, Thome and Boss each had two hits. Hannah Linebaugh and Mindy Reminga each had two RBIs. Record: 7-3 and 5-0. Next: today at Morley Stanwood for a doubleheader.

Greenville loses two: The Yellow Jackets were the latest victims of the Morley Stanwood Mohawks, ranked first in the state in Division 3 in the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association pre-season poll. The Mohawks won the first game 6-4, giving Lexii Canterbury a loss, allowing six hits and striking out three. Six different Jackets had a hit each. Morley Stanwood won the second game 9-3, handing Alyssa Canterbury the loss, giving up eight hits and a walk while striking out five. Lexii Canterbury and Nikota Howe had two hits each, with one of Howe’s hits a two-run homer. Record: 3-4. Next: at Tri County Friday.

Soccer

Lakeview 6, Fremont Providence Christian 1: The Wildcats got nine saves from Danielle Grant in beating the private school Tuesday. Ally Reed had three goals, and Katie Johnson, Danelle Wood and Goldie Vickers also found the back of the net for Lakeview. Record: 3-2-1. Next: at Big Rapids today.

Tennis

Greenville 6, Kenowa Hills 2: The Yellow Jackets swept all four doubles matches Tuesday in beating the Knights. Marina Rupp and Alex Wagner won their singles matches, while winning doubles matches were the teams of Rebecca Hamman and Grace Fowler, Lizzy Vanderlaan and Shalom Paulino, Julia Hansen and Courtney Pierson and Grace Beckman and Teresa Larez. Next: at Grand Rapids Creston today.

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Prep results for Monday, April 16.

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Softball

Vestaburg mercies Montabella twice: The Wolverines allowed only one hit to the Mustangs in two games Monday, mercying Montabella 11-1 and 11-0. Kayla Dill was the winning pitcher for Vestaburg, allowing only an Allie Ball hit in five innings. The loss went to Emily Lint, who walked six and allowed five hits — two of those to Taylor Darmondy, who had four RBIs. Janelle Rons threw a five-inning no-hitter at the Mustangs, allowing only a controversial hit batter to miss a perfect game. She struck out seven. Kayla LaCroix was the losing pitcher for Montabella, as she walked 11 batters. Dill had two hits and Darmody added four more RBIs. Records: Montabella is 4-9 and 2-2, Vestaburg is 6-0 and 4-0. Next games: Montabella is at Farwell Thursday, Vestaburg is at Ashley Thursday.

CC-Crystal loses two: The Eagles dropped a pair of CMAC games to Laingsburg Monday, losing 12-1 and 12-6. In game one, Katie Wilcox was the losing pitcher, as she walked nine and allowed six hits while striking out six. CC-Crystal had only three hits: from Mackenzie Geister, Raelynne Ferguson and Mariya Schafer. Geister was hit with the loss in the second game, despite walking four and fanning two with nine hits allowed. Wilcox and Tomberlee Smith had two hits and Meriah Gallagher had a home run for the Eagles. Records: 3-3 and 1-3. Next games: at Fowler Thursday.

Baseball

CC-Crystal splits: The Eagles lost the first game of their CMAC doubleheader with Laingsburg 5-3, but beat the Wolfpack 4-3 in the second game Monday. Nathan LaVictor was the losing pitcher in the opener despite allowing two hits and five walks on seven strikeouts. Mitch Wesley and Lucas Ratu had the only hits in the game for CC-Crystal. The Eagles won the second game when the Wolfpack walked four straight batters in the sixth inning. LaVictor came back in the second game in relief of Jeremy Schneider and struck out four. Hunter Clark had two hits and three stolen bases for CC-Crystal. Records: 4-3 and 1-3. Next games: at Fowler Thursday.

Golf

Belding shoots 201: The Redskins competed in an O-K Blue Conference jamboree on Monday at Scott Lake Golf Course hosted by Comstock Park. The Redskins shot a 201 in rough conditions. Cody Christensen led Belding with a 48. Bryce Johnson shot 49, Zack Johnston 52 and Tyler Christensen a 58. Sparta was first with 167, followed by Cedar Springs and Comstock Park with 169. Next match: at Ionia on Wednesday.

Lakeview fires 393: The Wildcats shot a 393 to finish in 10th place at the Greenville Invitational on Monday at Glenkerry Golf Course. Jon Wandel shot 89 to lead Lakeview. Jon King fired a 92, RK Boomer a 104 and Jake Inman and Nate Nelson each shot 108. Muskegon Mona Shores won the event with a 308. Forest Hills Central was second with 314 and Grand Ledge tied for third with Kenowa Hills at 333. Central Montcalm was sixth with 354, Greenville eighth with 366 and Montabella 11th with 437. Andrew Yeager of Forest Hills Central was match medalist with a 73. Next match: at Chippewa Hills Warrior Invitational on Thursday.

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Prep results from Saturday, April 14.

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Baseball

Tri County splits at Ludington: The Vikings split a pair of Lakes 8 games on Friday against the Orioles. Tri County won game one 6-1 behind the pitching efforts of Devin Longoria. Longoria earned the win in seven innings of work, allowing just three hits and three walks, while striking out eight. Cody Mitz led the Vikings at the plate with four hits and three RBIs. Mitch Swaney and Mitch Goerner each had two hits. Ludington rallied for four runs in the second game to beat the Vikings 4-3. Brandon Peterman pitched all seven innings, allowing five hits, three walks while striking out eight. Longoria had three hits and two RBIs while Peterman added two hits. Record: 2-3 (1-1). Next: at home Tuesday against Grant for a doubleheader.

Central 0-2 at Portland: The Green Hornets were mercied in both of their games at the Portland Invitational Saturday, losing to Owosso 11-1 in five innings and Lansing Waverly 15-5 in six innings. Micah Parr allowed nine hits and eight walks in the first game, striking out three. Central had only three hits: by Parr, Hunter Myers and Austin Edwards. Edwards took the loss in the second game, scattering 14 hits and three walks amongst four strikeouts. Myers had two of Central’s six hits. Record: 1-3. Next: at home Tuesday against Big Rapid

Softball

Montabella 1-2: The Mustangs played three games at the Morley Stanwood Invitational on Saturday. Montabella won game one defeating White Cloud 9-5. Emily Lint (4-1) earned the win. She allowed two hits, walked nine and struck out seven. The Mustangs had 13 hits in the game with Melissa Allen leading the way with three of them and four RBI. Krista Daws, Allie Ball, Cheyann Frasle and Kayla LaCroix each had two hits. Lint and Frasle had two RBIs, while Sarah Ranney and Ball each drove in one run. Ionia won game two 21-9. The Mustangs did score eight runs in the fourth inning after trailing 11-0. Frasle was the losing pitcher (1-2). Mariah Davidson and LaCroix each had two RBIs. Game three was a 14-5 victory for Morley Stanwood. Lint (4-2) suffered the loss, allowing six hits and four walks in six innings. Daws and Ball each had two hits. Ball had two RBIs. Quote: “We are seeing improvement every time we go out.   The kids are starting to hit the ball harder and getting a better idea of what to do on defense.” — Montabella coach Vicki Sawyer. Record: 4-7 (2-0). Next: at Vestaburg on Monday.

Boys track

Central eighth: The Green Hornets were in the Gold Division of the Mohawk Relays at Morley-Stanwood Saturday and finished eighth, getting only three places. The long jump relay was fifth with Dylan Ledin and Tyler Reed, the high jump relay was sixth with Alex Maxted and Nathan Barnwell and the shot put relay was sixth with Brandon Antes and Cory Kindle. Next: at Chippewa Hills Tuesday with Big Rapids.

Girls track

Hornets fourth at Mohawk Relays: Central’s girls took fourth place as a team in the Gold Division of the Mohawk Relays at Morley-Stanwood Saturday. LaShae Wright led the Green Hornets with fourth places in the 400-meter relay, the Mohawk Sprint Medley and the Mohawk Medley. Rachel Davis, Cierra Sutherland and Kiersten Everingham had two places each for Central. Next: at Chippewa Hills Tuesday with Big Rapids.

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Prep results for Thursday, April 12.

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Baseball

Montabella 7, Ashley 6: The Mustangs won their first game on Thursday against the Bears, but game two was called due to darkness tied at five in the fifth inning. The conference game will be concluded later this season. Travis Dunn earned the win in relief. He went 1 1/3 innings, allowing two hits and one run. Nate Bandfield started the game and went 5 2/3 innings, allowing five runs on two hits with 10 strikeouts. Nate Jankowsy, Jeremee Gilman and Dunn each had two hits. Record: 2-2. Next: at Vestaburg on Monday.

Belding falls twice: West Catholic — after losing on Tuesday to the Redskins — swept a road doubleheader with 6-2 and 9-0 wins Thursday. In game one, Seth Nelson took the loss. He went five innings, allowing six runs, three of those earned and two hits. Russ McDowell had two hits for Belding, while Josh Moore had an RBI double. The Redskins struck out 12 times in game two and could not get the bats going. Tyler Strevel suffered the loss. He gave up four earned runs in five innings. Ron VanDyke had two hits. Record: 1-2 (1-2). Next: at Greenville today.

CC-C loses two: The Eagles struggled at the plate in 3-0 and 2-0 losses to CMAC rival Saranac on Thursday. Game one went nine innings before being decided. Nathan LaVictor pitched well going eight innings, allowing three hits, zero runs with eight strikeouts. Saranac scored three times in the ninth for the win. Thomas Turner took the loss. He pitched the ninth inning and did not give up an earned run. Mitch Wesley was 2-for-4 with three stolen bases. Jeremy Schnieder took the loss in game two. He pitched four innings, allowing two runs on one hit and two strikeouts. Lucas Ratu went 1-for-2. Record: 3-2 (0-2). Next: at home vs. Laingsburg on Monday.

Softball

Montabella sweeps: The Mustangs won two over MSAC rival Ashley on Thursday. Montabella won game one 15-3 in five innings. Emily Lint (2-0) earned the win. She allowed two hits and had four strikeouts. Cheyann Frasle went 3-for-4 with five RBIs and Allie Ball had two hits and five RBIs. Game two was a 15-1 five inning win. Frasle (1-0) was the winning pitcher. She allowed just two hits and struck out four. Frasle also had two hits and three more RBIs. Melissa Allen drove in four runs, Kayla LaCroix had two hits and three RBIs while Sarah Ranney added two hits. Lint also had two RBIs. Record: 3-5 (2-0). Next: at Morley Stanwood Invite on Saturday.

Eagles split: Carson City-Crystal split with CMAC foe Saranac on Thursday. The Eagles lost game one 11-7. Katie Wilcox took the loss. She allowed 13 hits and had three strikeouts. Micala Decker had four hits to lead the Eagles. Mackenzie Geister, Hailey Shinabarger and Wilcox each had one hit. The Eagles bounced back with a 6-5 game two win. Geister earned the win. She allowed four hits with four strikeouts. Meriah Gallagher had three hits while Raelynne Ferguson, Tomberlee Smith and Decker each had one hit. Record: 3-1 (1-1). Next: at home Monday vs. Laingsburg.

Soccer

Belding ties: The Redskins and Portland played to a 0-0 tie on Thursday. Being a nonconference game there was no shootout to decide a winner. Sam Parker made 12 saves for Belding. The Redskins had 26 shots on goal, but could not find the back of the net. Record: 0-2-1. Next: at home against Lakewood on Monday.

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Prep results for Wednesday, April 11.

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Baseball

Lakeview 14, Montabella 13: The Wildcats won a shootout Tuesday over the Mustangs in the first game of two. Kyler Ridgeway was the winning pitcher, allowing five hits and seven walks in five innings. Nate Jankowsky took the loss allowing one earned run in two innings of work. Kelvin Bracken and Jordan Stephens had three hits each for Lakeview, while Garrett Cavendish and Joey Cole added two hits. Montabella got three hits from Drew Nemeth and two from Travis Dunn. The second game was tied at five after 4 ½ innings, but won’t be finished. Records: Lakeview is 1-0, Montabella is 2-1. Next: Lakeview is at home against Central Montcalm Friday, Montabella is at home against Ashley today.

CC-Crystal 5, Morrice 3: The Eagles started their doubleheader with Morrice a half-hour after the scheduled start time due to a late-arriving opponent Tuesday. In the one game they got in Garner Cusack went five innings and gave up five hits and three walks while striking out three for the win. Thomas Turner got the save with a 1-2-3 seventh, striking out two. Caleb Geselman had two hits and two RBIs and Cusack knocked in two more. The second game was called after three innings due to darkness and won’t be made up. Record: 3-0. Next: at home against Saranac today.

Softball

Lakeview sweeps Montabella: The Wildcats took two at home from the Mustangs in a nonconference matchup Wednesday. Lakeview won game one 6-1. Saddie Massie earned the win. She went seven innings, allowing three hits with four strikeouts. Emily Lint took the loss. She went seven innings, allowing two hits and one earned run with eight strikeouts. Montabella had seven errors. Erin Vanderzand had two hits and two RBIs while Keelie Outman and Liz Nielsen each had a hit and RBI for the Wildcats. Allie Ball and Melissa Allen had hits for Montabella. Game two was 7-5 in favor of Lakeview. Vanderzand earned the win. She went seven innings. allowing eight hits with six strikeouts. Chelsea Lint and Estelle Molitor each had two hits for Lakeview. Taylor Smith, Krista Daws and Ball each had two hits. Quote: We struggled with our hitting in the first game, but connected much better in the night cap. I was very pleased with our pitching, especially Emily Lint.” — Montabella coach Vicki Sawyer. Records: Lakeview, 3-1; Montabella, 1-5. Next: Montabella is at home against Ashley today; Lakeview will host Central Montcalm on Friday.

Girls track

Greenville 77, EGR 60: The Yellow Jackets stopped the Pioneers in O-K White action on Wednesday at home.Taylor Baker and Bailey Parmelee were double winners for Greenville. Baker won the 100-meter dash in 12.62 and the 200 dash in 26.51. Parmelee won the long jump with 14-feet-10 1/2 and the 3,200 run in 11:18.89. Other winners were Taylor Christensen (100 hurdles) in 16.54, Taylor Zimmer (shot put) with 31-9, Audrey Wyse (pole vault) with 10-0, Rosalyn Wyse (300 hurdles) in 48.30 and Leah Somerfield (discus) with 88-10. The Greenville 800 relay team of Taylor Bretzke, Rosalyn Wyse, Allegra Berry and Baker also placed first. Next: at Muskegon Reeeths-Puffer Invitational on Friday.

Boys track

EGR 94, Greenville 43: The Pioneers dominated the track events on Wednesday in the first league match of the year at Yellow Jacket Stadium. Jesse Muniz placed first in the 110-meter hurdles with 16.22. Luke Wilson was first in the long jump at 20-feet-9, Zeke Rewa was first in the discus at 104-5 and Jorgin Chapin was first in the 3,200 run in 10:42.64. Muniz also earned a second in the 300 hurldes and did Rewa in the 110 hurdles. Next: at Muskegon Reeeths-Puffer Invitational on Friday.

Soccer

Sparta 5, Belding 3: The Spartans pulled away from the Redskins in the second half on Wednesday evening. Sparta outscored Belding 3-1 in the second half. Kenzi Krieger scored twice for the Redskins while Cheyenne Paulson added the other goal. Nicolina Larsson had an assist. Amanda Tate made nine saves in goal for Belding. Quote: “I was really pleased with the way we played. We’ve come a long way with our field presence and vision. We had a lot of young players with good performances.” — Belding coach Blaine Kemme. Record: 0-2. Next: today at home against Portland.

Golf

MPSH 186, Montabella 220: The Mustangs fell in their first match of the year on Wednesday at Mount Pleasant Country Club. Austin Garner led the Mustangs with a 51. Dakoda Lobert fired a 54, Paul Bellingar 56 and Austin Huber a 59. Ben Schilling of Sacred Heart was the match medalist with a 38. Quote: “Even though everyone showed some very promising shots and holes, a lack of experience reared its ugly head on at least a couple of holes for all of us.” — Montabella coach Dave Nelson. Record: 0-1. Next: at the Greenville Invitational on Monday.

Greenville third: The Yellow Jackets lost to a pair of O-K White Conference foes Tuesday, as East Grand Rapids shot 166 to Northview’s 183 and Greenville’s 203. Dylan Bernth was the Jackets’ low shooter with a 47, followed by Jake Visch with a 48, Brady McNeill with a 51 and Tyler Rasmussen, Alex Karatkiewicz and Connor Swindell each shooting 57. Record: 0-2. Next: at home Monday for the Greenville Invitaitonal.

Tennis

East Grand Rapids 8, Greenville 0: The powerful Pioneers were too much for the Yellow Jackets on Wednesday night at home. East Grand Rapids swept Greenville in both singles and doubles and held the Yellow Jackets to just four single game wins. Record: 0-2-1. Next: at Muskegon Reeths Puffer Invitational on Saturday.

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Prep results from Tuesday, April 10.

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Baseball

Belding 3, GR West Catholic 1 (8 innings): The Redskins opened their season with an extra inning win on Tuesday. Dylan Hunt’s sacrifice fly scored Seth Nelson for the winning run. Belding added a run on an error. Kole Hart, Russ McDowell and Todd Haller each had two hits. Jordan Myers earned the win with two innings pitched in relief of Jacob Spencer. Quote: “This is a huge win for our program.  We have been making strides in the right direction and tonight our boys worked together to earn a win.” — Belding coach Michael Ostrander. Record: 1-0, 1-0. Next: at home against West Catholic on Thursday for a doubleheader.

Grandville 5, Tri  County 2: The Vikings were dropped by the Bulldogs in a single game Tuesday. Andy Thompson was the losing pitcher, allowing two earned runs in three innings on three hits, a walk and five strikeouts. Tyler Burns had two hits for Tri County, while Cody Mitz and Jamison Hawley had RBIs. Record: 1-2. Next: at Ludington Friday.

Greenville wins two (JV): The Yellow Jackets junior varsity team cruised to 29-0 and 33-0 wins over Lansing Sexton on Tuesday on the road. Peter Januzelli won game one and Mitch Niewoonder won game two. In game one, Keagan Harkness and Austin McCarty each had two hits and three RBIs. In game two, Januzelli had five hits and five RBIs. Nick Reamer, Joey Rickle and Ethan Morris each had three hits. Record: 2-0. Next: at Belding Friday.

Softball

Belding 10, GR West Catholic 0: The Redskins won their first O-K Blue Conference game of the year on Tuesday with a 10-0 five inning victory. Kyleigh Linebaugh earned the win with nine strikeouts while allowing just two hits. Rachel Hunt, Hannah Linebaugh, Morgan Hill and Kyleigh Linebaugh each had two hits. Record: 2-1, 1-0. Next: at home Thursday against West Catholic for a doubleheader.

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