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Central Montcalm running back Trenton Braman takes a handoff from quarterback Keagan James during practice on Thursday. - Bruce Bentley

Central Montcalm junior nears 1,000 yards rushing

Central Montcalm running back Trenton Braman is nearing 1,000 yards rushing as a junior. His focus, though, is beating the Lakeview Wildcats on Friday. The Green Hornets are in a position where they control their own destiny. It’s simple, beat the Wildcats, and qualify for the playoffs for the first time since 2010.

Central Montcalm’s Blake Wittkopp, left, makes a catch during practice on Thursday. The Hornets were preparing for Friday’s home game against rival Lakeview. - Bruce Bentley

Central Montcalm, Lakeview have own motivations for game

Central Montcalm and Lakeview will renew a football rivalry on Friday night with a lot at stake. Each team has their own motivation for wanting to win the game. For the Green Hornets (5-3), it’s getting that sixth win to make the playoffs. For the Wildcats (7-1), it’s being 8-1 for the first time since 1976.

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SPORTS GALORE: Margin for error is gone in playoff push

The Lakeview Wildcats will be one of 256 teams playing for a coveted football state championship beginning on Oct. 31. Lakeview’s win at Hesperia last week guaranteed the Wildcats (6-1 overall) a second consecutive trip to the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) football playoffs.

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Greenville, Central Montcalm hoping for best at golf finals

Two area girls golf teams begin today the with the hopes of a team state title. The Greenville Yellow Jackets are returning to the Division 2 state finals for the sixth consecutive year and ninth time in the past 10 years. Central Montcalm heads to the Division 4 state finals for the first time since 2007 (Division 3 then).

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Oct. 14

Volleyball Greenville 3, Cedar Springs 0: The Yellow Jackets continued their dominance over the Red Hawks with a straight-game win 25-19, 25-11, 25-21 Tuesday night in Cedar Springs. Paige Hallock had 10 kills and four blocks for Greenville, Katherine Stidham had 10 digs, Kaylee Wilcox dished out 13 assists and Riley Jenks made six kills. [...]

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Reed City starts quick, rolls by Central Montcalm

Winning Friday’s Central State Activities Association showdown with Reed City was all but out of the question after 24 minutes of football Friday night, so Central Montcalm began its playoff push in the second half — with the running clock working against the Hornets. Defending CSAA champion Reed City stayed on pace to repeat by running out to a 36-point halftime lead before settling for a 36-18 victory at Central Montcalm.

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ROUNDUP: Prep football scores from Friday, Oct. 3

Lakeview 35, Kent City 0: The Wildcats mercied the Eagles in a CSAA-Silver game Friday night. John Zuluaga-Torres led Lakeview with 18 carries for 186 yards and four touchdowns, while quarterback Nate Shurlow had seven carries for 53 yards and a score…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Sept. 30

Belding 3, West Catholic 0: The Redskins earned another win in the O-K Blue win a shutout win over the Falcons on Tuesday night. Belding won 25-15, 25-15, 25-12. Brooke Linebaugh led the Redskins with 14 assists and three aces…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Sept. 23

Grant 3, Central Montcalm 0: The Green Hornets lost to the Tigers in a CSAA-Gold matchup 25-14, 25-21, 25-11 Tuesday night. Paiton Bartz had six digs, Hailey Hollenbeck led in aces with 10, sister hannah led in kills with seven…

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ROUNDUPS: Prep scores from Saturday, Sept. 20

Belding 1-1-2: The Redskins participated in the Williamston Invitational on Saturday. Belding went 1-1-2 for the day. In pool play, the Redskins defeated Lansing Christian 25-14, 25-23, split with New Lothrop 20-25, 25-17 and split with Fowlerville 25-18, 25-27.