Tri County High School

Black Knights advance

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Belding football ousts Tri County, 56-30, in first matchup between programs

Just as cars marched away into Friday night’s darkness with taillights behind them, Tri County’s football players did the same. They marched off Rudness Field with the stadium lights behind them — some for the final time as Vikings.
Meanwhile, celebrations were just beginning for Belding after securing a 56-30 win over the visiting Vikings in a Division 5 pre-district game. Friday also marked the first time the two schools had ever faced off against one another.

Belding, TC football to battle in area playoff matchup for first time

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Thirty-four miles. A 46-minute drive from Goodin-Parker Field in Howard City, down M-91 will bring Tri County to Rudness Field in Belding for the first time.

Yes, the Black Knights and Vikings will face off for the first time in program history in Friday’s Division 5 district opener. It should be a memorable matchup, and it begins with the coaches — who do have a history, unlike their respective programs.

Belding, CC-C, TC earn berths in MHSAA football playoffs

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Three Daily News area football teams have earned an opportunity to play postseason football this year. Belding (8-1, Division 5), Tri County (7-2, D5) and Carson City-Crystal (8-1, D8) will play for championship hopes beginning this weekend.

In Division 5, Tri County will travel to Rudness Field to face off against Belding for what will be the first matchup between the two schools in history. CC-C will travel to Fowler in a rematch of Week 1, when Fowler defeated CC-C, 29-0.

Tri County football turnovers prove costly in 41-28 loss to Muskegon Catholic Central on Senior Night

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Every five yards, a Tri County football senior hugged a teammate or coach. Then on to the next, from end zone to end zone at Goodin-Parker Field until hugging head coach Phil Butler.

The traditional Senior Walk for the Vikings is always emotional — it usually marks the end of an era for seniors playing their final football game at home; some playing in their final football game ever. In the case on Friday, there’s still more football to play. It just won’t be at home.

Tri County marching band 4th at Belding invite, sets sights on state finals

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From the opening notes struck by the frontline pit percussion lining the sideline of Rudness Field on Saturday afternoon, the Tri County High School marching band performed with a level of focus and energy that will only grow in the next month to come. 

Competing at the annual Belding Band Invitational in Fight V of the Michigan Competing Bands Association competition, the 84-member band performed the majority of its show, “Babel,” in front of a large crowd — many of whom made the trip from the Howard City area to watch the band perform. 

Tri County football loses undefeated season, falls to Big Rapids, 27-26

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Central Montcalm girls win, boys finish second at CSAA meet; Lakeview, Tri County show steady improvement

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Central Montcalm’s cross country team has been off to a blazing start, one of its best in two decades. The Green Hornets have a young program with just one senior on each the boys and girls teams.

So when the Hornets jumped out to the start they did, winning Central State Activities Association jamborees, first-year coach Austin Sargent said he was excited for the season. Now, the girls team is in a prime position to win the conference title after earning a team win during Tuesday’s meet at Lakeview.

Tri County, Lakeview, Central Montcalm girls golf battle for CSAA bragging rights in conference championship

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Alexis Curry, Emma Kosinski and Addisyn Siple made for an intriguing final pairing of Tuesday’s Central State Activities Association conference championship.

Tri County volleyball relies on leadership to earn sweep over Chippewa Hills with dramatic third set

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Tri County’s volleyball team was looking for a spark, it needed one in a big way if it was going to earn a sweep over Chippewa Hills.

The Vikings cruised through the first two sets, 25-13 and 25-8, to put themselves in a position to earn the sweep. The Warriors had other ideas as they led by as many as seven in the third set on Tuesday at TCHS.

Tri County earns first win over Reed City in 19 years in epic showdown

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Stuart Gould has been known for his speed. He’s a state champion in the 400-meter dash and has displayed his quickness on the football field.

That speed came in handy for the Tri County football team Friday night.