Every wrestling team begins winter practice in November dreaming of the chance to reach Battle Creek for the team state championship. Just eight teams in each of the four divisions get to realize this dream. Tonight, five area teams will have the chance to claim a regional title and a spot in the final eight, which will take place Feb. 22 and 23 at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek.
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Snow was falling outside, inside in was raining three-pointers. On Thursday night, the Big Rapids Cardinals were on fire. They drained nine three-pointers and 31 field goals in all, as they defeated the host Central Montcalm Hornets 74-37 in CSAA action.
Rivalry basketball games are intense and usually physical. That’s expected. Such was the case Tuesday night in Stanton as the Lakeview Wildcats (6-3, 4-3) earned a hard fought, foul-riddled game over rival Central Montcalm 50-31 in a CSAA matchup.
Central Montcalm senior basketball player Breanna Collins will have the opportunity to play her favorite game for another four years. The Hornet center recently committed to play college basketball at Alma College of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA).
Shawn Lindsey had a night to remember Monday night. The Lakeview junior scored 22 points to lead the Wildcats to a 52-34 win over the Central Montcalm Green Hornets.
After wrestling at the Central Montcalm Hornet Invitational Saturday, a pair of local wrestling teams came out near the top of the 10-team tournament. Carson City-Crystal was the highest-finishing local team, ending up third in the tournament. Central Montcalm was fifth after beating sixth-place Belding.
A big night for Central Montcalm High School saw a disappointing end. The “Orange Out” game to raise money for juvenile diabetes research went to the visiting Chippewa Hills Warriors 50-38 Friday night.
The Carson City-Crystal girls basketball team won a lot of low scoring defensive games a year ago. This year, it looks like the offense is poised to be a consistent threat. Led by Mikayla Duflo’s 18 points, the Eagles cruised to an opening night 53-29 victory over the Central Montcalm Hornets at home.
After three weeks of practice and scrimmages, the girls high school basketball season is set to tip off tonight with five area games. The featured matchup takes place in Carson City as the Central Montcalm Hornets visit to begin the season. Each team is coming off completely different seasons.
The Central Montcalm Hornets football team missed the playoffs for the second consecutive year this season. Prior to that, the Hornets were playoff qualifiers for four straight seasons. Getting back to the playoffs is always the goal and what the team will strive for in 2013.