Central Montcalm’s softball team has been preparing for the Division 3 regional Saturday at Holton. “We had a good practice Monday,” said coach Bruce Nicholson. “We took (Tuesday) off but we had a scrimmage (Wednesday) with Ithaca who is also going to regionals. (Thursday) we went to Belding to scrimmage them and Northview.”
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Two local softball teams will be heading to the regional round of the playoffs after winning their district tournament. Belding and Central Montcalm are moving on after two wins Saturday.
Central Montcalm’s softball team continued rolling through the Central State Activities Association Tuesday. It’s their toughest test to date in the conference was Tuesday against Hesperia, which also came in with just two losses in the conference.
Two baseball teams struggling to get wins this season met at Central Montcalm Tuesday, and one is no longer struggling. That team would be the Lakeview Wildcats, who beat the Green Hornets 6-4 and 7-0 in a Central State Activities Association doubleheader.
After weeks of rain and clouds, the sunshine finally made an appearance. It was perfect timing as the 6th annual Yellow Jacket Challenge took place at Greenville High School on Sunday.
On Wednesday afternoon, Central Montcalm senior Paige Switzer realized a dream come true. Switzer, a volleyball and softball star for the Hornets, signed a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball in college for Lander University in Greenwood, S.C.
All the sports events scheduled for Monday and even Tuesday were canceled because of rain. With the exception of a few teams, most school teams have yet to take the field or the track to start the season.
Former Central Montcalm and Greenville golf coach Jim Whitmer has a long resume of success. Whitmer coached golf at Central Montcalm from 1972 until 2001 when he retired. After that, he spent another five years coaching the Greenville boys golf team. He coached both boys and girls at Central Montcalm, as well as football, basketball [...]
Sure, Central Montcalm’s boys basketball team could have had a better season. The Green Hornets were 4-17 on the season, but not all was lost, according to coach John Kearney.
Central Montcalm’s girls basketball team got off to a slow start under new coach Kevin Everingham. “We had a weak start to the season,” Everingham said. “I think we won the majority of the games in the second half of the season. We could have done the same type of thing in the first half if we played a little better early on.”