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Central Montcalm ends Belding’s district softball title string

It took one bad inning for Belding’s streak of Division 2 district softball titles to end. The Central Montcalm Green Hornets broke open a close game with five runs in the seventh inning to beat the Redskins 7-4 in the Alma district semifinals Saturday.

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Central Montcalm baseball tops Belding to reach finals

Central Montcalm’s baseball team got the bats going at the right time. The Green Hornets pounded out 10 hits and took advantage of seven walks to beat Belding 11-5 in the semifinals of the Division 2 baseball district Saturday.

Central Montcalm’s Brandon Braman delivers a pitch in game one of a doubleheader against Carson City-Crystal on Monday. The Hornets won the game 2-1 and went on to win game two 11-0. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Central Montcalm edges CC-Crystal in pitchers duel

Strong pitching and defense in baseball should be good enough for a team to win more times than not. On an extremely windy Monday afternoon, both the Central Montcalm Hornets and Carson City-Crystal Eagles displayed strong pitching and defense. One team, though, had to lose.

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34 area athletes qualify for track state finals

The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) track and field regional meets were good to area athletes on Friday and Saturday. In all, 34 athletes from area schools qualified in their respective divisions for the MHSAA state finals on May 30.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, May 15

Central hammers Cardinals twice: The Green Hornets outscored Big Rapids 35-1 in winning a CSAA-Golf doubleheader Friday, winning 16-0 in four innings and 19-1 in three innings. Scylar Blaisdell won the opener on the mound, throwing a complete-game one-hitter and striking out three…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, May 14

Tri County 9, Wyoming Kelloggsville 3: The Vikings got a non-conference win Thursday, beating the Rockets. Kyle Peterman came in in relief in the fifth inning, got a strikeout after giving up a hit and was credited with the win when Tri County took the lead while he was the pitcher of record…

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SPORTS GALORE: Time for Chris Webber to grow up

Chris Webber was the one who accepted the money. Chris Webber called the timeout. Chris Webber lied to a grand jury. Chris Webber also continues to carry a chip on his shoulder, which was evident during his interview on The Dan Patrick radio program Wednesday. Webber apparently has issues with his former Fab Five teammates and the University of Michigan.

Lakeview’s Ben Outman tees off on hole No. 9 at Glenkerry Golf Course on Wednesday. Outman shot a season-best round 36 (1-over par). - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Butternut out shoots Lakeview, Central Montcalm

After a few days of playing golf in rain and wind, the sunshine was abundant and the wind, finally calm. Playing at Glenkerry Golf Course, the Butternut Homeschoolers defeated the Lakeview Wildcats and Central Montcalm Hornets on Wednesday. Butternut shot 173, Lakeview 194 and Central Montcalm 202.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, May 13

Central Montcalm 2-0: The Hornets continued their winning ways with a pair of wins at home against Ionia on Wednesday. Game one was an 8-3 win. Emaleigh Taylor earned her first varsity win in 4 2/3 innings. She allowed one run and three hits with three strikeouts. Mallory Morgan got the save…

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CHIP’S CLIPS: Generalities cause Deflategate concern

By now everyone has seen the reports about the “Deflategate” report and the subsequent punishment doled out by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell against the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady. I have a problem with the report — and the punishment. And the two go hand-in-hand.