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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).

The Central Montcalm Hornets offense lines up for a play against the Lakeview Wildcats last season. The Hornets went 2-7 in 2012.

Central Montcalm gridders have been busy

It’s not like Central Montcalm’s football team has been idle this summer. Far from it. The Green Hornets have been doing a lot of things this summer to prepare for their opening game on Aug, 29, noted coach Marty James.

Central Montcalm coach Rocky Studley (44) meets with his team on the mound during a game against Lakeview May 7.

Central Montcalm baseball team struggle with errors

When it came to figuring out why the Central Montcalm baseball team didn’t do as well as coach Rocky Studley would have liked, he boiled it down to one thing. “We had too many errors,” he said. “That was the deal. We played ball with some pretty good teams. But we had too many errors on the year.”

Central Montcalm varsity volleyball coach Haley Dawe, standing left, talks with more than 45 athletes during Thursday’s camp at the high school.

Central Montcalm hosts youth volleyball camp

Unlike baseball, basketball and other sports, area youth leagues are not available for interested volleyball players. Because of that, most volleyball players are not introduced to the sport until middle school and even high school for others.

Central Montcalm’s LaShae Wright, left, clears a hurdle during The Daily News Track Invitational in May. Wright placed third at the Division 3 state meet in the 100-meter hurdles.

Central Montcalm track teams made ‘huge strides’

Central Montcalm’s track teams had some hiccups during the season, but co-coach Kris Kolbe was still happy with how things went. “Starting with the boys, we knew we were young,” he said. “We only had one senior on the team, so we knew we were going to have some big shoes to fill with some inexperienced kids. We saw some huge gains at every meet, which will give us something to build on for next year.”