The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls cross country team will begin the season in just a few days. Even though the team returns five runners from last year’s squad, the Yellow Jackets will be a small team.
The Big Rapids Cardinals were expected to be the favorite to take home the CSAA championships this season. On Wednesday, at the first league match of the season, the Cardinals showed exactly why so many had those expectations.
The focus for the Greenville Yellow Jackets has officially turned toward next week’s season opening football game against rival Belding. That was the message from coach Dave Moore following a four team scrimmage at Legacy Field on Wednesday, which pitted the Yellow Jackets against East Lansing, Muskegon Mona Shores and Jenison.
The Detroit Lions took to the field to open its preseason football schedule at Ford Field on Thursday. Also taking the field, prior to the Lions 23-3 win over the Jets, was Greenville 7-year-old Nathan Larson.
Expectations are high for the Belding Redskins volleyball team. That happens when you win district championships every year from 2009 to 2013. Last year, a young Redskins team lost in a five set district final thriller to Lakeview.
Experience means an awful to high school sports teams. With nine seniors lost to graduation, four of them starters, the Vestaburg Wolverines will begin the 2015 season with an extremely young squad.
Both the boys and girls Carson City-Crystal cross country teams placed second in the Mid-State Activities Conference a year ago. Both teams placed second behind Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart. This year, The Eagles will again have to get past the Irish if they want to win the MSAC championship, which the girls team did in 2011.
The Carson City-Crystal volleyball team won 21 matches in 2014. This year’s team returns just five players along with coach Ashley Seals returning. Despite the youth, the Eagles are hoping to continue that success this season.
The Montabella Mustangs cross country program has been pretty successful the several years. With five returners on both the boys and girls teams, the Mustangs are expected to continue that success.
One team is experienced and the other, not so much. That is the tale of the Belding Redskins cross country team for the upcoming 2015 season. The girls (3rd in the O-K Blue in 2014) are the experienced squad with seven returning runners who have broken the 22 minute mark. The boys, on the other hand, return just three runners from last year’s team, which placed 5th in the league.