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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.

The winners of the annual Tri-Greenville Travelin’ Trophy were Greenville Middle School and Baldwin Elementary, bottom left, in 2014. Each year the elementary and secondary school with the highest percentage of participants in the Tri-Greenville win the trophy to be displayed at their respective school.

Third annual Tri-Greenville Triathlon & Duathlon May 30

The third annual Tri-Greenville is fast approaching and this year has a couple of new features to entice participation. This year’s Tri-Greenville on May 30, in addition to the adult and youth triathlon, has added an adult duathlon for those who want to avoid the swim portion of a triathlon.

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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Montabella golfers ready for season

The Montabella golf team has been pretty successful the past two seasons, both individually and as a team. In 2013, the Mustangs qualified for the Division 4 team regional tournament. In 2014, three individual golfers reached regionals with Josh Balhorn qualifying for the state tournament.

Greenville senior Sarah Newhouse slides in under the tag of Lowell’s Megan Summerfield to give the Yellow Jackets a game one 6-5 win at home on Monday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville opens softball season with a sweep

For the first game of the season, on a windy and chilly evening, the Greenville Yellow Jackets were seeing the ball well at the plate. The Yellow Jackets knocked out 25 hits over two games, while opening the 2015 softball season with a non-conference sweep over the Lowell Red Arrows at home on Monday.

Greenville’s Wayne Knickerbocker rolled his first 300 recently at Jacket Lanes

Longtime Greenville bowler rolls first 300, 786 series

Close but no cigar. That was usually the case for longtime Greenville bowler Wayne Knickerbocker.

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ROUNDUPS: Prep scores from Thursday, March 26

CC-Crystal 1, Ithaca 0: Pitching dominated on a cold Thursday evening with the Eagles pulling out the victory at home. Whitney LaVictor earned the win, throwing seven innings of one-hit ball, while striking out six…

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Tri County baseball ready for season in new league

The Tri County Vikings begin play in a new conference for the 2015 season. After competing in the Lakes 8 Conference the past several years, the Vikings will participate in the CSAA Gold this season.

Greenville’s Landon Kemp clears a vault as a freshman in 2014. Kemp holds the school record of 12-feet-0 and just set a national meet record on March 13. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Kemp soars, sets national meet pole vault record

Landon Kemp continues to fly through the air. Each time, she raises the bar…literally. Kemp, who set the Greenville High School pole vault record multiple times a year ago, set another record on March 13, this time at the New Balance Nationals Indoor competition in New York City.

Greenville’s Sarah Newhouse delivers a pitch during an early season game last year. Newhouse has signed to play softball for Kalamazoo Valley Community College. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville duo signs to play softball in college

Sarah Newhouse and Elizabeth Niemiec have yet to begin their season seasons of softball, save for practice, for the Greenville Yellow Jackets. Still, they both know they will continue to play softball following their Greenville careers.