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Carson City-Crystal’s Brad Osterman, right, tries to roll on top of Central Montcalm’s Cory Kindle during the final meet of the Central Montcalm Hornet Invitational Saturday. Kindlle pinned Osterman in 3:36.

CC-C starts perfect at Central Montcalm tourney

Carson City-Crystal’s wrestling team waited a week longer than everyone else to get their season going. When they did get going, not much went wrong. The Eagles went 5-0 at the Central Montcalm Hornet Invitational Saturday to win the event. The host Hornets went 2-3.

Five Carson City-Crystal players, dark jerseys, battle three Central Montcalm players for a rebound during the teams’ game Tuesday night.

CC-Crystal opens season with win over Central Montcalm

The first girls basketball game of the season for Carson City-Crystal and Central Montcalm saw two teams going in opposite directions. The Eagles continued their rise by beating the Green Hornets 50-25 Tuesday night.

Central Montcalm coach Marty James talks with his team during a timeout this season. The Hornets finished the year 4-5.

James pleased with Central Montcalm’s 4-5 season

Central Montcalm’s football team came close to making a playoff run. But the record was 4-5, which fell two games short of automatic qualification.

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Lakeview, Central Montcalm football players earn CSAA honors

The football season is over for the Lakeview Wildcats and Central Montcalm Hornets. The Wildcats (7-3) qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 2006, but lost in the first round to Maple City Glen Lake. Central Montcalm did not qualify for the postseason and finished 4-5 overall.

Central Montcalm’s Keagan James is brought down by two Lakeview defenders in the second quarter Friday evening. Lakeview won 46-26.

Lakeview defeats CSAA rival Central Montcalm

Lakeview’s quick start over Central Montcalm led to a big win Friday night. The Wildcats scored the five of the first six touchdowns of the game and cruised to a 46-26 win over the Green Hornets Friday.

Central Montcalm’s Keagan James breaks free from a Holton tackler during Friday’s 49-36 homecoming win.

Central Montcalm tops Holton on homecoming

Central Montcalm’s football team got a win on one of their bigger nights of the season. The Green Hornets beat the Holton Red Devils 49-36 on homecoming Friday night, led by quarterback Keagan James.

Greenville junior varsity player Caroline Willadsenfires a drive on the 16th tee during Saturday’s Greenville Invitational.

Central Montcalm, Greenville use invite to learn

The Greenville Invitational Golf Tournament was designed to get golf teams prepared for the upcoming regional tournament that will take place Oct. 10 there. Both the local schools that played there used it to find areas they needed to improve on as the regionals get closer.

Central Montcalm assistant coach Kris Kolbe goes over a play during practice prior to the season. The Hornets host Big Rapids on Friday night.

Central Montcalm ready for home football win

The Central Montcalm Hornets will be looking for its first home football win of the season on Friday night. The Hornets lost in week one at home 21-0 to Chippewa Hills (1-1) and won in week two at White Cloud (0-2) 38-22. The start of the season has been both good and bad for the Hornets.

Carson City-Crystal’s Tyler Craig, right, starts the senior division race quick during Saturday’s Hornet Run at Central Montcalm. Craig placed third overall with a time of 17:49.91.

Central Montcalm hosts 36th annual Mike Noll Hornet Run

Saturday morning started out as a great day for a run. Later in the morning, the same couldn’t be said as rain and lighting delays slowed the event and runners. Central Montcalm hosted 14 high school cross country teams and another 13 middle school teams for the 36th annual Mike Noll Hornet Run on Saturday. Area schools participating included Belding, Carson City-Crystal, Central Montcalm, Montabella and Vestaburg.

Central Montcalm’s Todd Switzer, middle, works as the gunner during punt team practice on Tuesday. Austin Phenix, left, is defending Switzer, while Keagan James, in back at right, is punting.

Central Montcalm is ready to get back to the playoffs

When the Central Montcalm Hornets football team took the practice field on Tuesday evening it felt more like late September than the second day of the preseason practice. The Hornets are coming off their first losing season (2-7 in 2012) since going 4-5 in 2006. Central Montcalm went to the postseason four consecutive seasons (2007-10), but have missed that goal the past two seasons (5-4 in 2011).