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Alex Myers (984) takes the lead during the 2013 Yellow Jacket Challenge. Myers went on to win the event with a time of 17:31.3. This year’s event is April 27.

Yellow Jacket Challenge to finish on Legacy Field

Rain, snow and sunshine. Mother Nature has been busy this week in Michigan. With the craziness of the the recent weather, thoughts of running or walking in the seventh annual Yellow Jacket Challenge (YJC) may have taken a back seat. With less than two weeks before this year’s event there is still time to get registered for either the 5K run, one mile walk or young Yellow Jacket fun runs.

Kyle Reamer, right, leads the start of a distance race for the Yellow Jackets during a meet at home last year. Reamer graduated last year.

Greenville track teams ready to continue season

Greenville High School has a long tradition of solid performances, both individually and as a team, on the track and in the field. The Yellow Jackets are expecting more of the same this season.

Belding’s Teresa Myles, second from right, starts a distance run during The Daily News Track Classic last year at Greenville High School.

Belding girls ready for more track success

The 2013 girls track season was an incredible one for the Belding Redskins. Last year included a 6-0 dual meet record, invitational wins at home and Lakeview, first place at the O-K Blue Conference meet and the O-K Blue championship. The Redskins placed fourth at regionals, ninth out of 15 teams at the Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association (MITCA) team state meet and broke eight school records last year.

Big Rapids varsity boys basketball coach Kent Ingles on the sideline during a game at Lakeview last year. Ingles coached varsity basketball at Greenville High School from 1978-2002.

Former Greenville coach reaches quarterfinals

Kent Ingles has an extensive basketball coaching resume. Last Wednesday night, the former Greenville Yellow Jackets boys varsity coach (1978-2002) added to his resume, which includes hundreds of wins, conference, district and regional championships.

Greenville’s Ryan Johnson holds his latest 300 ring. Johnson recently bowled a 300 from the left side. He has 16 as a right-hander.

Tragedy leads to rare bowling feat

Bowling is just a game. For some, bowling is just a hobby, a night out of the house. For others, it’s about competition and being the best. But mostly, it’s just a game.

Lakeview’s Maddie Shurlow looks to take a shot while being double teamed during a game this season. Shurlow was voted to the CSAA first team.

3 Lakeview girls on CSAA 1st team

The Lakeview Wildcats girls basketball team had a tremendous season. The Wildcats finished the regular season with an 18 game winning streak following two losses and won the Central State Activities Association league title.

Lakeview senior Jon Wandel (5) guards Shelby’s Caleb Anderson as he brings the ball up the court during Monday’s Class C regional semifinal game at Montabella High School. Shelby defeated the Wildcats 80-72.

Beckman’s 37 leads Shelby by Lakeview in regionals

The Shelby Tigers could shoot the ball from anywhere on the court. They made those shots, too. Led by senior Jason Beckman, the Tigers drained nine first half three-pointers, went inside in the second half and sealed the game from the free throw line during Monday’s 80-72 Class C regional semifinal win over the Lakeview Wildcats at Montabella High School.

Lakeview’s Shawn Lindsey drives by an Ithaca defender in first half of Friday’s district final game at home.

Lakeview holds on for win over Ithaca

LAKEVIEW — The Lakeview Wildcats are district champions for the first time since 2008. It did not come easy. The Wildcats (20-3) opened the second half with a flurry, but needed a late basket by junior Nate Shurlow to clinch a 46-45 Class C district championship over the Ithaca Yellowjackets on Friday night in Lakeview. [...]

Carson City-Crystal junior Mikayla Duflo hits a three-point late in the fourth quarter to pull the Eagles within five points of St. Louis on Thursday night.

JUST IN: St. Louis girls end CC-Crystal’s season

It’s been a remarkable run for the Carson City-Crystal girls basketball team.

Not just this season, but in the past three seasons, the Eagles won 59 games, three league and three district championships.

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CC-Crystal hangs on to beat Grandville CC

There would be no putback by Emily VanVliet for Grandville Calvin Christian to send Carson City-Crystal to the sidelines this time. The Eagles made 11 of 16 free throws in the fourth quarter and held off a late charge by the Squires to win 38-34 in the Class C girls regional semifinal Tuesday night.