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ROUNDUPS: Prep scores from Saturday, Sept 13

Greenville boys seventh, girls sixth at Sparta: The Yellow Jacket boys scored 177 points to finish seventh in the Blue division of the Sparta Invitational Saturday, while the girls scored 170 for sixth place…

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Defense leads Central Montcalm by Tri County

Central Montcalm junior Tyler McGuire was going nowhere fast on offense during Friday’s rain-soaked game against Tri County, so the two-way starter did his damage on the other side of scrimmage. After being thrown for losses in the offensive backfield five separate times in the first half, McGuire scored on two long touchdowns after stripping the football from a Tri County running back to ignite a 41-7 Central State Activities Association Gold Division victory at Central Montcalm.

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ROUNDUPS: Prep scores from Friday, Sept. 12

Baldwin 20, Vestaburg 6: The Wolverines scored the first touchdown of the game but Baldwin shut them down the rest of the way. Jason Mertens scored from five yards out for the only Vestaburg score…

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Central Montcalm renews rivalry with Tri County Friday

Friday will be the first time since 2007 that the Tri County Vikings and Central Montcalm Green Hornets get together for a football game. But unlike 2007, when the Vikings won 7-0, there’s more on the line in this game because both teams are in the same conference. This game counts in the Central State Activities Association Gold Division standings.

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THE REVIEW: Blashill ready for third season with Griffins

It was a moment that will be remembered by West Michigan hockey fans for years to come. Seventeen years following the decision by the DeVos and Van Andel families to bring hockey to Grand Rapids, the city watched as the Grand Rapids Griffins prepared to close out game six of the 2013 Calder Cup Championship against the Syracuse Crunch in Syracuse, New York.

Central Montcalm tight end Bo Studley catches a touchdown in the endzone during the second quarter of play against Clio Friday evening. - Cory Smith

Central Montcalm falls in heartbreaker 30-29

Central Montcalm broke open a tie game by capitalizing on two fourth-down, fourth-quarter gambles Friday night and appeared to be on its way to a 2-0 start before Clio stunned the Hornets with its own version of fourth-and-a-miracle. The Hornets had a 15-point lead with just 2:10 remaining in the game before Clio turned the tables by scoring two touchdowns — including one with no time remaining on the clock — to pull off an improbable 30-29 victory at Central Montcalm.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, Sept. 3

White Cloud 3, Lakeview 1: The Wildcats lost on the road in CSAA play on Wednesday against the Indians. White Cloud won 25-22, 25-20, 25-27, 25-17…

West Michigan Whitecap Javier Betancourt smiles during this year’s Midwest League All-Star game.

THE REVIEW: One team, one dream

When an individual processes the ability to reassure a group of thousands through something as simple as a smile, this is truly a gift. The signature grin and youthful exuberance of West Michigan Whitecaps second baseman Javier Betancourt seems to come as naturally to him as his ability to set the table for turning an effortless double play.

Central Montcalm quarterback Keagan James avoids a tackler during a game last season. The Hornets opened the 2014 season with a 36-6 win over Morley Stanwood on Thursday.

James: Central Montcalm used defense to win

Central Montcalm’s football team hadn’t beat Morley Stanwood in the past five years. That all changed Thursday, as the Green Hornets had a 36-6 win over the Mohawks.

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ROUNDUP: Prep results from Thursday, Aug. 28

CC-Crystal 47, Houghton Lake 6: The Eagles opened their season with a road win Thursday night. Dallas O’Green had three touchdowns, Tabor Erskin had two and Garrett Tabor and Shane Wiggins had one each…