The Michigan High School Athletic Association individual wrestling tournament is an exhilarating three-day weekend full of joy and heartbreak. Overall, the area had 26 wrestlers earn their way through a grueling team regular season and then individual district and regional tournaments to reach the state finals. In the end, 12 of those wrestlers placed at least eighth in their respective weight classes and divisions.
First round results from the MHSAA individual state wrestling tournament.
Carson City-Crystal’s girls basketball team used their signature defense to beat a very good team Wednesday night. The Eagles, ranked eighth in the state in Class C by The Associated Press, held the Pewamo-Westphalia (P-W) Pirates to just six points in the first half en route to a 34-21 win in the Class C district tournament.
The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls basketball team is just one win away from its first district title since 1983. On Wednesday, the Yellow Jackets held off a feisty Lowell Red Arrows team for a 68-58 win at Cedar Springs. They will face Forest Hills Central on Friday at Cedar Springs for the Class A district title.
The Greenville Yellow Jackets continue to evolve its offense this season. From a fast paced (patterned after Grinnell College) style offense to a half court, more deliberate post style game, the Yellow Jackets have done a little bit of everything this season. They still shoot the three, but their defense is toughening up and the changes have helped the Yellow Jackets to three straight wins.
The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls basketball team have won O-K Bronze Conference titles the past two years. The next goal is winning a district title for the first time since 1983. On Monday, the Yellow Jackets took the first step toward a Class A district title with a 53-39 win at Forest Hills Northern. Greenville never trailed in the game.
Everything seemed to work in favor of the Hesperia Panthers. The Panthers won the coin toss, won the first three matches and were able to revenge a earlier season loss to the Carson City-Crystal Eagles (No. 4 seed) to advance to the Division 4 state wrestling semifinals with a 44-21 win on Friday afternoon at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek.
Reaching Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek for the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) team wrestling finals means you have had an outstanding season. Doing it for a second consecutive season means a consistent wrestling program is being built and season expectations continue to rise, as is the case for the Carson City-Crystal Eagles.
The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys basketball team is out of the O-K Bronze Conference race. But that doesn’t mean they can’t play spoiler for teams still competing for the coveted league championship. That’s what happened on Tuesday night as the Yellow Jackets pulled off a 61-55 upset win at Cedar Springs. The Red Hawks entered the game tied with Forest Hills Northern at 6-1 in the league. The loss, couple with Northern’s 45-42 win over Northview, leaves the Red Hawks a game back with two league games remaining.
On senior night, it was a couple of freshman helping to lead the Greenville Yellow Jackets to victory. Playing for the second time in seven days against the Northview Wildcats, freshman Landon Kemp and Paige Hallock combined for 32 points in Greenville’s 48-37 O-K Bronze Conference win.