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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, April 17

Tri County wins two: The Vikings defeated Reed City 5-0 and 11-1 on the road Friday. Kyle Peterman faced just 22 batters in game one to earn the win. He allowed two hits with nine strikeouts. Austin Ching had two hits and three RBIs, while Mikey Johnson had two hits and an RBI…

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Area hoops teams earn BCAM Academic All-State

High school student-athletes are just that. Students and athletes. Regardless of talent on the court or the field, academics should be the first priority of any student-athlete. This winter, several area basketball teams earned Academic All-State honors from the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM).

Central Montcalm’s Brandon Braman delivers a pitch during game two of the Hornets’ doubleheader at Greenville on Wednesday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville baseball sweeps Central Montcalm

The Greenville Yellow Jackets used a couple of underclassman hurlers to keep the Central Montcalm hitters at bay. Greenville freshman Tyler Schmitt pitched four innings, while sophomore Eduardo Rivera threw the final three innings in a 3-1 second game win at home on Wednesday.

Central Montcalm’s Mallory Morgan connects with a pitch during Wednesday’s game at Greenville. -  Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Central Montcalm softball sweeps DH at Greenville

The Central Montcalm Hornets girls softball team came out swinging. The Hornets saw its first four batters reach base and scored three times in the first inning of an 8-3 win at Greenville on Wednesday.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, April 14

Central Montcalm 2-0: The Hornets defeated the Saranac Redskins twice at home on Tuesday. Game was a 16-6 mercy in five innings. Ben West earned the win, allowing seven hits, three walks, five earned runs and seven strikeouts…

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THE REVIEW: The Miguel effect

Something is going right in the city of Detroit. Detroit, you say? The city where dreams of professional athletic grandeur have gone to die a slow and painful death for so many years?

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Yellow Jacket Challenge will take place Sunday

The eighth annual Yellow Jacket Challenge will take place in just seven days. The Yellow Jacket Challenge consists of a 5K-run, a one-mile walk and the young Yellow Jacket fun runs. The event serves as a fundraiser for the Education Foundation of Greenville. Proceeds are used exclusively for wellness, exercise and nutrition programs throughout Greenville Public Schools.

Central Montcalm senior Makayla Studley takes a cut during batting practice prior to spring break. The senior hit 12 home runs as a junior, which was a school record. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Studley set to lead Central Montcalm Hornets in final season

Makayla Studley has a passion for the game of softball. That passion has created a relentless work ethic, which helped developed the skills to make Studley one of the areas best softball players.

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THE REVIEW: Lucky No. 7 for Izzo

As Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo ascended the ladder Sunday evening at the Carrier Dome, a genuine smile was spotted on the face of the veteran. With a pair of scissors, Izzo snipped the final piece of the remains of the net from the hoop, turned to face the crowd and exhibited not one, but a pair of fist pumps.

Central Montcalm coach Rob Putnam talks with his team during a timeout this season. The Hornets went 7-14 overall this season. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Inexperience leads to struggles for Central Montcalm girls hoops

Rob Putnam took over the Central Montcalm girls basketball team this year and admitted it was a learning experience for both him and the team. The Green Hornets ended up 7-14 overall and 4-8 in the Central State Activities Association Gold Division. Yet Putnam liked the way his first season went.