Central Montcalm’s baseball team was 12-21-1 this spring, but coach Bob Luginbuhl was still happy with the season. “I was pretty pleased with our level of play,” Luginbuhl said. “I thought we improved as the season went on, starting after the Lakeview loss. After the Lakeview loss in mid-May, we took off after that. We beat some teams with good records after that. That was a stepping stone, so to speak.”
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The Central Montcalm Hornets picked up a couple of Central State Activities Association games on Tuesday. The Hornets had to rally in game one for a 7-3 victory over rival Lakeview, while game two was a bit easier with a 16-1 four inning mercy.
Pending approval by the Central Montcalm Board of Education, a pair of new varsity coaches will be roaming the sidelines for the Green Hornets. John Johnson will take over the varsity volleyball program in the fall, while Rob Putnam will be promoted from JV girls basketball to varsity in November.
The Lakeview Wildcats girls basketball team had a tremendous season. The Wildcats finished the regular season with an 18 game winning streak following two losses and won the Central State Activities Association league title.
Lakeview’s boys basketball team could barely miss when they took a shot Friday night. The Wildcats shot 52.5 percent from the field in beating the Central Montcalm Green Hornets 80-51 in a Central State Activities Association game.
The Lakeview Wildcats girls basketball team keeps on winning. The Wildcats extended their winning streak to 16 games on Thursday with a 54-29 win at Central Montcalm. That was about the only thing coach Dave King was happy with.
Central Montcalm did all it could against the Newaygo Lions. In the end, the Lions shooting and defensive pressure was too much for a Hornets team struggling with sickness and injuries.
Two girls basketball teams going in opposite directions met at Cook Gymnasium Monday night. The result didn’t change the direction either team was going.
Central Montcalm’s wrestling team seemed to need a kick to get going at the Parchment Invitational Saturday. Even though the Green Hornets won the opening match against the host Panthers and ended up fourth overall, a slow start bugged the Hornets, according to coach Dan VanderVlucht.
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.