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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…

Central Montcalm’s Hannah Hollenbeck, left, bumps a ball next to teammate Maddy Christensen (8) during the Green Hornets’ match against Ithaca Tuesday night.

Central Montcalm netters hand Ithaca first win

Central Montcalm’s volleyball team went 2-0-1 in the Daily News Invitational, and coach John Johnson was happy. After Tuesday’s four-game loss to Ithaca, he wasn’t.

The Belding Redskins won The Daily News Volleyball Invitational on Saturday at home. The Redskins defeated Tri County in three sets to win the championship for the second consecutive season. The team consists of, front row from left, Greta Wilker, Sam McNeal and Brooke Linebaugh; back row from left, Izzy Wood, coach Mikayla Linebaugh, Summer Eubank, Emily Byrne, Olivia Stephan, Jo McCully, Kimmie Thomas, Sarah Brownell and Madison Gregory. Missing from photo is Lexi Pilkington. - Courtesy photo

Belding makes it two in a row at DN Invite

Belding’s volleyball team started out the season the same way they started last season. The Redskins won the opening tournament of the season, the Daily News Invitational at their own gym.

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THE REVIEW: Tri County’s Overbeek a true inspiration

When students of Tri County High School take to the halls this fall to begin the new school year, they are sure to cross paths with one individual in particular, who has solidified himself as a fixture in the growth of the school district both in the classroom and on the field. Oh, and did we also mention the basketball court?