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Daily News’ girls basketball All-Area teams

Daily News’ All-Area teams, Sixth Woman of the Year and Honorable Mentions

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Daily News All-Area wrestling awards

Daily News All-Area wrestling awards

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Daily News All-Area boys basketball awards

Daily News All-Area boys basketball awards

Central Montcalm girls basketball coach Rob Putnam, middle, guided this year’s team to a 17-6 record (a school record for most wins in a season) and to two district playoff wins. It is the first time the Green Hornets won a district playoff game in more than 10 years. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Green Hornets’ season is another step to greatness

The Central Montcalm Green Hornets girls basketball team this year did something it hadn’t in more than 10 years. But that was only one part of what defined the team’s successful season.

Tri County junior Dakota Greer, right, makes a quick move on Hemlock’s Stuart Massa in the Division 3 119-pound title match at The Palace of Auburn Hills Saturday. Greer won the match, giving him his second state individual of his career. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Tri County’s Dakota Greer earns second individual wrestling title

Two years ago, as a freshman, Dakota Greer was on top of the world, winning an individual state wrestling title. On Saturday evening, he relived that feeling, earning his second state individual title with a convincing 23-8 victory over Stuart Massa of Hemlock in the Division 3 119-point title match at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Belding’s Mitchell Ward reacts to his blood round win against Mount Morris’ Jesse Munsell during the second round of consolation matches Friday. He was 2-1 on the day and has reached Saturday’s next consolation round.

15 of the 21 local wrestlers still alive in state finals

With each wrestler that walked onto the mats at the state individual wrestling finals, there is a story of hard work, dedication as well as triumph and heartbreak.

Central Montcalm’s Gunther Ebels goes in for two of his team-high 14 points during the Green Hornets’ game against White Cloud Thursday night. (Daily News | Chip  Burch)

Central Montcalm ends regular season with a win

Central Montcalm’s boys basketball team will be going into the playoffs with a little momentum. The Green Hornets won their final regular-season game Thursday, beating White Cloud 55-38 at home.

Belding’s Avery German, middle, tries to put up a shot but is blocked by both Central Montcalm’s Bree Brasington, left, and Kenzie Rutz during the teams’ Class B district game Monday night. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Central Montcalm beats Belding 47-37 to advance in districts

One quarter and one missing player ended Belding’s girls basketball season Monday night. Belding had its season end by Central Montcalm in the Class B girls basketball district opener Monday night, losing 47-37 in Alma.

Tri County’s Dakota Greer will compete in the individual state finals as the only undefeated wrestler in the local area, having set a 50-0 record this season and is the 119-pound district champion. Individual state finals are at The Palace of Auburn Hills March 2-4. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

21 local wrestlers move to individual state finals at The Palace March 2-4

A total of 21 local wrestlers are going to The Palace of Auburn Hills to try to win a title. All 21 finished fourth or better at their individual tournaments across the state and will move on to wrestle at The Palace for the final time March 2 to March 4.

Central Montcalm's Austin Proctor hits a 3-pointer over Big Rapids players Friday. Proctor's team wore orange and white uniforms as part of the school's Orange Out event to raise awareness for type 1 diabetes. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Martin’s 50 points lead Big Rapids over Central Montcalm

Demetri Martin showed why he may be the best basketball player in the state against Central Montcalm on Friday. The Big Rapids senior forward dropped a school single-game record 50 points to help his Cardinals (15-1 overall, 11-0 CSAA-Gold) earn a 83-45 win during Central Montcalm’s Orange Out event, which raises awareness of type 1 diabetes.