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Central Montcalm senior Paige Switzer signs her letter of intent to play college volleyball for Lander University in South Carolina on Wednesday. She is surrounded by, left to right, father Andy Switzer, high school coach Haley Dawe, AAU coach Lisa Gettys, high school coach Amy Tasker and mother Roxanne Switzer.

Central Montcalm’s Switzer signs with Lander U.

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.

Greenville’s Stankey Field, where the Yellow Jackets play baseball, shows some standing water in the infield and in foul territory after Tuesday’s rain.

Local sports teams having to work around bad weather

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, middle, was elected to the MIGCA Hall of Fame in March. Pictured with him is MIGCA executive director Gregg Kirchen and current Central Montcalm boys and girls golf coach Gary Buchholz. Buchholz was named the girls Division 3 Regional Coach of the Year.

Longtime golf coach Jim Whitmer makes MIGCA Hall of Fame

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 [...]

Central Montcalm’s Mason Barnwell brings the ball up the court during the Class B district tournament this season.

Different facets to Central Montcalm boys hoop season

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 senior Michaela Crooks backs down on a Lakeview defender this season.

Central Montcalm girls struggled early, came on late

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.”

Lakeview junior Shawn Lindsey goes finishes a breakaway with an easy layup during a game this season.

Lakeview boys get three on CSAA league team

Lakeview Wildcats junior Shawn Lindsey was named to the All-CSAA boys basketball first team for his play this year. Lindsey leads three Wildcats on the postseason team, while one Central Montcalm Hornet earned honors, as well. Nate Shurlow was named to the second team and John Torres an honorable mention for the Wildcats. Trevin Nemeth [...]

Central Montcalm’s Jesse Judge, left, wrestles during the individual state finals at the Palace of Auburn Hills earlier this month. Judge placed eighth in Division 3 at 189 pounds.

Central Montcalm mat coach predicting big things next season

There’s some optimism coming from Central Montcalm after this past wrestling season. That optimism is coming from coach Dan VanderVlucht after his team finished with a 24-9 record in the regular season and won a Division 3 district title.

Belding’s Brenden Zuver goes in for a layup during Wednesday’s district semifinal games at Shepherd.

Central Montcalm, Belding both fall in district semis

The Central Montcalm Hornets and Belding Redskins boys basketball teams have had similar seasons this year. Both the Hornets and Redskins struggled to win games, but battled hard and never gave up. Wednesday’s district semifinal games were more of the same for the two schools.

Carson City-Crystal’s Kenneth Dittenber, right, tries to keep Logan Griffin of Erie Mason on the mat during Saturday’s Division 4 state final at 112 pounds. Dittenber lost 5-4 in four overtimes.

14 wrestlers place at individual state finals

Sometimes it’s just not meant to be. That may have been the case for Carson City-Crystal senior Kenneth Dittenber, who was in search of a third straight individual wrestling state title on Saturday at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Carson City-Crystal’s Kenneth Dittenber starts his Division 4 semifinal match against Sanford Meridian’s Joe Shuler with a handshake. Dittenber won by major decision 14-3 and will be trying for his third straight state title today.

Area wrestlers take center stage for individual titles at state finals

Brighter lights. Bigger arena. That is the setting called the Palace of Auburn Hills. This weekend, it’s not the Detroit Pistons on centerstage, but the best of the best in high school wrestling.