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THE REVIEW: Michigan’s man and the road ahead

It was a breaking news segment that struck nationwide. Media personalities crowded into Detroit Metro Airport to capture the arrival of a charter flight carrying the face of change for a deflated University of Michigan football program.

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College Roundup

McKenzie Breimayer/Aquinas College: The Belding graduate, a freshman, scored four points and had one assist in 21 minutes of play at Lawrence Tech University on Saturday…

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SPORTS GALORE: Vote for Tram

Alan Trammell deserves to be enshrined in Cooperstown. That is my opinion, which is shared by many, but unfortunately, is not shared by enough of the members of the Baseball Writer’s Association of America (BBWAA). They are the ones responsible for voting each and every year.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Jan. 6

Central Montcalm 61, Morley Stanwood 42: The Green Hornets are still undefeated after knocking off the Mohawks Tuesday night. Lane Ledford led Central with 20 points, Todd Switzer added 14 and Mason Barnwell added 11 points…

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SPORTS GALORE: My own Walter Mitty moment

There it was, laying near the Dallas Cowboys’ 30-yard line, a yellow penalty flag. It was plain as day. Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew was interfered with by Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens on third-and-one, just inside Dallas territory. With a little more than eight minutes remaining in the game, the penalty meant the Lions had an automatic first down and some 15 yards tacked onto their field position.

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THE REVIEW: In Stuart Scott’s departure, battle was not lost

It became a tradition.
The studio lights clicked on, the teleprompters came to life and those red letters reading, “On-Air” illuminated as he sat there in the studio, like so many days before.

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THE REVIEW: All part of the journey

As the 2013 season came to a close for the Detroit Lions, under the direction of Jim Schwartz, the front office knew it was time for a change. Though the season was an improvement from the previous year, the performance was not enough to provide job security, especially for a city as hungry for improvement as Detroit.

Firefighters from 16 fire departments worked together Wednesday to extinguish a blaze at Crooks Potato Farms, located at 5450 N. Musson Road near Stanton, where six storage facilities were destroyed resulting in millions of dollars in damages. — Daily News/Cory Smith

New Year’s Eve fire leaves millions in damages at Crooks Potato Farms

This new year will be one of rebuilding and attempting to move forward for the employees and owners of one of the largest potato farms in Montcalm County.

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SPORTS GALORE: Feeling pretty good about Harbaugh

This is a column that may come back to bite me. There will no shortage of “I told you he wasn’t coming to Michigan.” But I don’t care. I feel in just a few days, Jim Harbaugh will reunite with the University of Michigan and become the Wolverines new head coach. This is just my personal opinion.

Central Montcalm’s Lane Ledford grabs a rebound in front of Greenville’s Mitch Niewoonder during Monday’s game in Greenville. Ledford scored 22 points in the win. - Courtesy photo/Jamie McNinch

Ledford, Switzer leads Central Montcalm past Greenville

The Central Montcalm Hornets kept shooting and the shots started to fall. Down by 10 in the first half, five at halftime and three to start the fourth quarter, the Hornets continued to battle. Seniors Lane Ledford and Todd Switzer combined for 29 of the Hornets’ 37 second half points in a 55-52 road win over the Yellow Jackets.