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Central tops Reed City for third straight CSAA-Gold softball title

REED CITY — Central Montcalm’s softball team continues to pile up the Central State Activities Association (CSAA) Gold Division titles. The Green Hornets won their third straight division title Friday when they beat Reed City 15-1 in six innings and 14-0 in five innings in Reed City. “Every one of them is special,” Central coach [...]

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 [...]

Greenville’s Reece Burden (12) connects on a pitch by Central Montcalm’s Hunter VeltKamp during the first of a doubleheader between the two teams in Stanton Saturday. The Yellow Jackets swept the Green Hornets winning both games, 12-2 in game one and 7-5 in game two. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Greenville sweeps Central Montcalm in baseball doubleheader

A four-run seventh-inning rally awakened the offense for Greenville that led to a 7-5 win in its first game against Central Montcalm Saturday.

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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.

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Daily News’ girls basketball All-Area teams

Daily News’ All-Area teams, Sixth Woman of the Year and Honorable Mentions

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Daily News All-Area wrestling awards

Daily News All-Area wrestling awards

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Daily News All-Area boys basketball awards

Daily News All-Area boys basketball awards

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By Ryan Schlehuber

HIT THE LINE HARD: Surviving the first round of March Madness

Perhaps there were many like me, but my brackets for the NCAA mens basketball tournament last year found its way to the trash can far, far too early. And I can thank the first round of upsets — and expected upsets that didn’t happen — for that.

Central Montcalm girls basketball coach Rob Putnam, middle, guided this year’s team to a 17-6 record (a school record for most wins in a season) and to two district playoff wins. It is the first time the Green Hornets won a district playoff game in more than 10 years. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Green Hornets’ season is another step to greatness

The Central Montcalm Green Hornets girls basketball team this year did something it hadn’t in more than 10 years. But that was only one part of what defined the team’s successful season.