Greenville High School graduate Jordan Thomas is set to host his second youth wrestling camp in August. Thomas (2012 graduate), who is now wrestling for the University of Michigan, was a three-time individual state champion in high school. He was state runner-up once and finished his career with more than 200 wins against just three loses.
It’s not like Central Montcalm’s football team has been idle this summer. Far from it. The Green Hornets have been doing a lot of things this summer to prepare for their opening game on Aug, 29, noted coach Marty James.
When it came to figuring out why the Central Montcalm baseball team didn’t do as well as coach Rocky Studley would have liked, he boiled it down to one thing. “We had too many errors,” he said. “That was the deal. We played ball with some pretty good teams. But we had too many errors on the year.”
Unlike baseball, basketball and other sports, area youth leagues are not available for interested volleyball players. Because of that, most volleyball players are not introduced to the sport until middle school and even high school for others.
Central Montcalm’s track teams had some hiccups during the season, but co-coach Kris Kolbe was still happy with how things went. “Starting with the boys, we knew we were young,” he said. “We only had one senior on the team, so we knew we were going to have some big shoes to fill with some inexperienced kids. We saw some huge gains at every meet, which will give us something to build on for next year.”
Central Montcalm’s softball team faced a familiar foe with a trip to Michigan State University on the line. Unfortunately, that familiar foe took revenge on the Green Hornets for beating them twice in the regular season.
Central Montcalm’s softball team has been preparing for the Division 3 regional Saturday at Holton. “We had a good practice Monday,” said coach Bruce Nicholson. “We took (Tuesday) off but we had a scrimmage (Wednesday) with Ithaca who is also going to regionals. (Thursday) we went to Belding to scrimmage them and Northview.”
The three remaining boys golf teams that were playing in the regional golf tournaments finished 10th or worse Thursday. So golf season is over for Lakeview, Montabella and Tri County after they were eliminated from the boys golf playoffs.
The 6th annual Central Montcalm Sports Boosters golf outing, benefitting the high schools’ student athletes, will be held Friday, June 14 at Brookside Golf Course in Gowen. The golf outing is an 18-hole scramble with teams of four. Registration for the event will begin at 8 a.m. and golf will begin with a shotgun start at 8:45 a.m. Following golf, participants will enjoy lunch and a raffle of great prizes.
Two local softball teams will be heading to the regional round of the playoffs after winning their district tournament. Belding and Central Montcalm are moving on after two wins Saturday.