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CHIP’S CLIPS: The bests and worsts of Super Bowl XLIX

Sunday’s Super Bowl was one of the rare times when the game was actually a game throughout. The 28-24 win by the New England Patriots over the Seattle Seahawks was close, which helped the game get an overnight television rating of 49.7, according to Nielsen Media Research

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, Jan. 31

CC-Crystal third at Leslie: The Eagles scored 170 points at the Leslie Invitational Saturday, finishing behind winner Manchester (181) and second-place Springport (178)…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Jan. 30

Lakeview 53, Holton 17: The Wildcats hammered the Red Devils in a CSAA-Silver game Friday night. Nate Shurlow led Lakeview with 17 points and Jon Hansen added nine to the win…

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CHIP’S CLIPS: Did Tigers do enough to win?

With the weather forecast showing bitter cold next week, it’s time to start thinking about warmer things. The Detroit Tigers’ spring training is just around the corner, right? Pitchers and catchers report Feb. 19.

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Lakeview continues winning, beats Central Montcalm

Lakeview’s boys basketball team showed Central Montcalm why they are one of the best teams in the area. The Wildcats held their rival, the Green Hornets, to just six points in the first quarter, then hung on to beat them 49-42 Tuesday night.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Jan 27

Greenville 59, FH Eastern 47: The Yellow Jackets shot the ball well to earn their first O-K Bronze win of the season on Tuesday. Keegan Cossou dominated inside and scored a game-high 22 points. Ethan Morris scored 12 points, on three three-pointers, while Troy Bedenbaugh added 10 points…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, Jan. 26

Grant 51, Central Montcalm 30: The Hornets lost just for the second time all season on Monday. The Tigers pulled away in the second quarter with a 19-7 run to lead 27-14 at halftime…

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THE REVIEW: Passing the torch

Watching the Detroit Red Wings prepare to take the ice at the Joe Louis Arena that evening, Ray Ferraro couldn’t have hidden the smile across his face, even if he wanted to. All those trips to the ice rink with his young son Landon had suddenly come to fruition for the 18-year hockey veteran, as his son made his way onto the rink for his NHL debut in the very arena that the elder Ferraro played his final game as a professional.

Central Montcalm’s Todd Switzer fires up a three-point shot during the fourth quarter of Friday’s home game against Big Rapids. Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Central Montcalm rallies for win over Big Rapids

Todd Switzer’s fourth three-pointer was his biggest of the night, and quite possibly the biggest of the season. With just 2.6 seconds remaining, Switzer, who was also fouled on the shot, drained his final three-pointer and only free throw of the night to give the Central Montcalm Hornets a thrilling, 46-42 come-from-behind victory over the Big Rapids Cardinals on Friday night.

Central Montcalm’s Zac MacDonald competes against Grant’s Chase Hicks during the 140-pound championship match on Saturday. Hicks won by 12-1 major decision.

Mason County Central wins Lakeview Invitational

The Lakeview Wildcats hosted its annual individual wrestling tournament on Saturday. Mason County Central outlasted 16 schools to earn the championship this weekend with 202 points. Grant was second with 164 points and Belding third with 150.