During a World Powerlifting Association tournament in Portland, Oregon, both Joshua and Kaitlynn Naert, representing the state of Michigan and the American Powerlifting Association (APA), went up against competitors from 15 states and five foreign countries, where they dominated in all three of the powerlifting categories — squat, bench and deadlift — for their age groups, with Kaitlynn establishing three world records in the the 14-year-olds category.
STANTON — Central Montcalm held its annual Pre-Regional Invitational cross country meet Monday as a way for teams and runners to get ready for the regional runs Saturday.
The host Green Hornets, Lakeview and Vestaburg all brought some runners to the meet, along with Morley Stanwood, Reed City and Saranac.
With a berth in the postseason hanging in the balance, the Lakeview Wildcats needed every player focused.
Facing off against rival Central Montcalm Hornets, all records were thrown out the window Friday night, with every player from both teams motivated by pure passion.
But as it would turn out, the Wildcats (6-3) were simply too overpowering for the Hornets (1-8), dominating at the line of scrimmage, and running their way to a 35-0 shutout, clinching a spot in the playoffs in the process.
Tri County’s boys cross country team had something to be proud of Tuesday.
The Vikings ended up second behind Fremont in the Central State Activities Association (CSAA) Gold Division at the Championships they hosted, finishing with 99 points to the Packers’ 26.
It is said a team learns more about itself after a loss than a win. But when a team loses its coach suddenly, it is a lesson no one is prepared for.
When Jim Johnson abruptly stepped down as Central Montcalm volleyball coach at the beginning of the school year because, what the school administration said, was for “personal reasons,” it was a shock to the players.
A few local teams are participating in cancer awareness games for the month of October. Breast cancer is usually recognized during the month of October, and most schools will be dedicating “pink out” games for that particular cause, however, this year, Central Montcalm is also dedicating some games towards childhood cancer, which the representing color is gold.
Tri County has decided to bring awareness to all types of cancer, which is signified by the color purple.
The intimidation factor was on full tilt for Central Montcalm’s volleyball team in its match against Lakeview. The event took place Thursday afternoon in front of the school’s entire student body. Facing a boisterous crowd that filled the stands, the Green Hornets were able to overcome the intimidation to sneak away with a two-game sweep, winning 25-23 in each game.
Lightning was in the air, but the thunder was coming from the ground game of the Newaygo Lions, who overtook Central Montcalm 41-7 Friday evening.
In a match that will likely determine who wins the Central State Activities Association Gold Division champion, Grant’s volleyball team came away with a win.
The Tigers beat the Central Montcalm Green Hornets in four games Tuesday night, 25-13, 25-20, 21-25, 25-13.
Kathy Thompson sees greatness in her Tri County volleyball team. It’s just … those … darn … mistakes … that are holding her Vikings back.
“If we play well, and let the other team make mistakes, we’re going to be fricking amazing,” said a frustrated Thompson, whose team lost three close matches to Central Montcalm Tuesday evening, 27-25, 25-19 and 25-22, during a Central State Activities Association—Gold head-to-head conference match-up.