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Greenville’s Jacob VanTassell signs with Aquinas College after lone track season to continue career as hurdler

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Jacob VanTassell spent a lot of his high school career as a soccer player.

While he enjoyed his time on the pitch, as he entered the summer of his senior year, VanTassell had the urge to change things up.

Ionia’s Josiah Magley signs with Oakland University to continue track, cross country career

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Josiah Magley has always been a distance runner for the Ionia Bulldogs, but he hasn’t always been as dominant as he is today.

In his first 3,200-meters run as a seventh-grader, Magley recorded a time of 13:39. Magley recorded several top-five finishes in track in his seventh-grade year, but it wasn’t what he wanted — Magley wanted to be the best.

Ionia’s Heath LaPointe signs letter of intent to join Albion College cross country, track teams

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As a middle schooler, Heath LaPointe joined the Ionia cross country and track teams as a fun, extracurricular activity.

When he transitioned into high school, LaPointe looked at it as a challenge — an opportunity to restart, learn everything all over again and step up his game. He accomplished some great things along the way, leading him to May 4, with a pen in his hand along with four of his fellow teammates.

Vestaburg’s Allison Wichert excited to continue track career at Alma

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Allison Wichert is an artist. Her painting skills are sublime.

She wants to eventually take those artistry skills into the professional world, she wants to jump into advertising with graphic design to create flyers or even television advertisements. She said she has the skills to get there, but she is sometimes hard on herself when it comes to her work — she wants to be as perfect as possible.

Ionia’s Angellyn Hyde signs LOI to join brand new Lander University track team

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Since joining the Ionia track team as a middle schooler, Angellyn Hyde has grown quite attached to the sport.

Specializing as a middle-distance runner for the Bulldogs, Hyde has been instrumental in the success of the Ionia girls track team, helping them to an undefeated season and conference championship in 2022.

CC-C’s Paige Ewalt overcomes debilitating asthma, signs letter of intent to join Adrian College cross country and track teams

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Nearly a year ago, Paige Ewalt’s life changed forever.

In July 2021, while with her boyfriend, fellow 2022 Carson City-Crystal graduate Cole Stone, Ewalt suffered an asthma attack, one that required hospitalization. Ewalt has been asthmatic since she was about 3 years old, but it never became much of a problem until her sophomore year of high school.

Eagles in the wings

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Top-ranked Carson City-Crystal track athletes ready to break through for individual state titles, second-straight team state title at today’s state finals

Zane Forist has made himself a household name across the state.

The defending Division 4 state champion in the shot put and discus, as well as the national champion in both events, as well, is a large reason why the Carson City-Crystal boys track team has seen great success over the last two years.

CC-C’s Forist, Vestaburg’s Wichert win Most Outstanding at Daily News track Invitational

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CC-C’s Forist, Vestaburg’s Wichert win Most Outstanding at Daily News track Invitational

Sports roundup for May 31, 2022

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SOFTBALL MERRILL SWEEPS CC-C: The Eagles fell to Merrill in both games of their home doubleheader on May 24, losing 17-2 and 18-2. No individual stats were submitted. NEXT: hosted district semifinals against Fowler at 10 a.m. Saturday. FARWELL SWEEPS VESTABURG: The Wolverines lost both games of their hosted doubleheader on May 24 against Farwell, losing 12-0 and 11-1. Addi […]

Sports roundup for May 25, 2022

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Sports roundup for May 25, 2022