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CHIP’S CLIPS: The best and worst of Super Bowl 50

So the old man goes out on top. Super Bowl 50 will likely go down as Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s swan song, and he will be going out a winner — even if brother Eli wasn’t all that thrilled about big brother getting his second title. It will also go down as a defensive clinic by the Broncos, showing defense is still possible in a league that is outlawing defense little by little.

Tri County’s Ashley Bowen handles the basketball in front of Central Montcalm defender Kiara Wernette during Friday’s game. Bowen scored 16 points in the Vikings 50-48 win. Wernette tallied 11 points. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Tri County free throws edge Central Montcalm

For the second time this season two of the top teams in the CSAA-Gold battled down to the wire. This time is was Tri County edging past rival Central Montcalm 50-48 at home on Friday night. “I thought we hit free throws down the stretch and understood the situations,” Tri County co-coach Chris Overbeek said. “We had some kids step up and play good defense tonight.”

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Feb. 5

Greenville 50, Northview 46: The Yellow Jackets broke a three-game losing streak and got their first O-K Bronze Conference win at the hands of the Wildcats Friday night. Brock Kohler, who was playing his first game after being promoted from the JV squad, led Greenville with 11 points…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Feb. 2

Tri County 76, Fremont 52: The Vikings jumped over .500 with a win over the Packers Tuesday night. Dylan Matulis had a near triple-double with 16 points, 11 rebounds and eight steals for Tri County. Cam Miller added 15 points and four blocks to the win…

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SPORTS GALORE: Michigan paying Jim Harbaugh to win

For the past 13 months, Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh has produced a steady stream of headlines. Some of them are by his own doing and some of them are strictly due to the 24/7 media cycle, which includes social media. I’m actually surprised I haven’t read an update about what Harbaugh ate for breakfast yet today. The latest stream of headlines, with signing day just five days away, has to do with the flow of Michigan graduate transfers, decommitting/committing recruits and the “evil” that is Jim Harbaugh.

Central Montcalm’s Libby Ledford shoots a 3-point shot from the corner in front of Lakeview’s Amanda Larson during the first half at home on Tuesday. Ledford led all scorers with 21 points in the Hornets win. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Central Montcalm downs rival Lakeview 47-31

It had been a long time since Central Montcalm defeated rival Lakeview in girls basketball. The Wildcats looked out of sync from the opening tip, while the Hornets came ready to play in a 47-31 win at home on Tuesday.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Jan. 26

Belding 49, Coopersville 43: The Redskins remained undefeated in the O-K Blue Conference after beating the Broncos Tuesday night. Katie Wood led Belding with 21 points, Greta Wilker added 14 and Hallee Breimayer had 12 more…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, Jan. 23

Newaygo 59, Central Montcalm 46: The Hornets lost in a CSAA Gold makeup game at home on Saturday to Newaygo. Gunther Ebels and CJ Denman each score nine points to lead the Hornets. Zach Bigelow added eight points, while Andrew Jacoby grabbed five rebounds…

Montabella’s Carson Dalrymple, on bottom, tries to hold his position against Ionia’s Cole Cudney during the semifinals of the 103-pound division on Saturday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Chippewa Hills wrestlers win Lakeview Invitational

The competition at the individual Lakeview Invitational was noticeably tougher than past seasons. With the additions of Grandville (ranked No. 6 in Division 1) and Chippewa Hills (No. 3 in Division 3), the individual talent featured many 2015 state placers, including defending state champion Cameron Mahlich of Ionia. Chippewa Hills and Grandville dominated the competition with six individual champions and six runner-ups in 14 weight classes. Chippewa Hills, though, edged Granville in total points 250-233.5.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Jan. 22

Big Rapids 78, Central Montcalm 36: The Green Hornets were mercied by the Cardinals, who shot 58.5 percent from the field, in a CSAA-Gold game Friday night. Mitch Nichols had eight and Hunter VeltKamp had seven for Central…