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Sports Writer Chip Burch names the top 10 Michigan sports stories of 2013

At the end of every year I bring you the top 10 Michigan sports stories. This list will be a little Tigers-heavy, because the Tigers made more news than anyone else in the state.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Dec. 17

CC-Crystal 48, Durand 47: The Eagles got two free throws from Grant Gage with 6.4 seconds left to beat the Railroaders on the road Tuesday night. Rhett Pringle led CC-Crystal with 21 points…

Carson City-Crystal’s Brad Osterman, right, tries to roll on top of Central Montcalm’s Cory Kindle during the final meet of the Central Montcalm Hornet Invitational Saturday. Kindlle pinned Osterman in 3:36.

CC-C starts perfect at Central Montcalm tourney

Carson City-Crystal’s wrestling team waited a week longer than everyone else to get their season going. When they did get going, not much went wrong. The Eagles went 5-0 at the Central Montcalm Hornet Invitational Saturday to win the event. The host Hornets went 2-3.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, Dec. 12

Montabella 50, Coleman 44: The Mustangs made a second half comeback over the Comets with a 37-22 finish on Thursday night. Chase Murray led the Mustangs with 15 points…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, Dec. 11

Central wins a pair: The Green Hornets went to Williamston Wednesday night and won both of their dual meets, beating Dansville 45-36 and Bath 48-33…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Dec. 11

Fowler 58, CC-Crystal 57: CC-Crystal tied the game at 57 with a pair of free throws by Grant Gage but with four seconds left CC-Crystal fouled, allowing Fowler to hit a free throw to win the game…

Five Carson City-Crystal players, dark jerseys, battle three Central Montcalm players for a rebound during the teams’ game Tuesday night.

CC-Crystal opens season with win over Central Montcalm

The first girls basketball game of the season for Carson City-Crystal and Central Montcalm saw two teams going in opposite directions. The Eagles continued their rise by beating the Green Hornets 50-25 Tuesday night.

Central Montcalm coach Marty James talks with his team during a timeout this season. The Hornets finished the year 4-5.

James pleased with Central Montcalm’s 4-5 season

Central Montcalm’s football team came close to making a playoff run. But the record was 4-5, which fell two games short of automatic qualification.

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Lakeview, Central Montcalm football players earn CSAA honors

The football season is over for the Lakeview Wildcats and Central Montcalm Hornets. The Wildcats (7-3) qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 2006, but lost in the first round to Maple City Glen Lake. Central Montcalm did not qualify for the postseason and finished 4-5 overall.

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Hometown Hornets to face Harlem Wizards

The Harlem Wizards are coming to Central Montcalm High School. The Wizards are a show basketball team that combines comedy, athleticism, tricks, teamwork, dazzling ball-handling and extreme dunks.