Bruce Bentley

A look at the Detroit Pistons court during the Greenville Yellow Jackets/Belding Redskins girls basketball game at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Saturday. - Daily News/Ryan Schlehuber

Greenville sweeps rival Belding at The Palace

It was an experience the Greenville and Belding varsity basketball programs won’t forget anytime soon. Well, the Belding boys and girls team might want to forget the final scores. The rest, they will remember.

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SPORTS GALORE: Vote for Tram

Alan Trammell deserves to be enshrined in Cooperstown. That is my opinion, which is shared by many, but unfortunately, is not shared by enough of the members of the Baseball Writer’s Association of America (BBWAA). They are the ones responsible for voting each and every year.

Greenville’s Troy Bedenbaugh drives through the lane and puts up a shot against Central Montcalm at home on Dec. 22 - Courtesy photo/Jamie McNinch

Greenville returns to action with three games in five days

The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys basketball team last played on Dec. 22. After a nearly three week long break, the Yellow Jackets return to action tonight for the first of three games in five days. Greenville will begin O-K Bronze play tonight at Forest Hills Northern. They will face the Belding Redskins tomorrow at The Palace of Auburn Hills and then the Lakeview Wildcats at home on Tuesday.

Lakeview senior Caleb Ruvalcaba directs the offense at home on Tuesday against Chippewa Hills. The Wildcats improved to 5-0 with the win. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Lakeview’s Shurlow scores 24 to lead Wildcats

Offensively, the Lakeview Wildcats looked to be in midseason form. Defensively, according to coach Mike Schreiber, Lakeview could have been much better.

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SPORTS GALORE: My own Walter Mitty moment

There it was, laying near the Dallas Cowboys’ 30-yard line, a yellow penalty flag. It was plain as day. Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew was interfered with by Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens on third-and-one, just inside Dallas territory. With a little more than eight minutes remaining in the game, the penalty meant the Lions had an automatic first down and some 15 yards tacked onto their field position.

Montabella’s Dan Davidson, at left, competes at the 2014 MHSAA individual state finals at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Davidson finished fifth. Davidson, who graduated last year, is an assistant coach for the Mustangs this year.

Depth forces Montabella to focus on individual aspect

Due to a lack of wrestler turnout, the Montabella Mustangs are mainly focusing on the individual aspect of its season this year. The Mustangs, 2-2 on the young season, will wrestle at today’s individual tournament at St. Louis. With about 10 wrestlers on the squad, the Mustangs will be giving up plenty of points in team competitions.

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SPORTS GALORE: Feeling pretty good about Harbaugh

This is a column that may come back to bite me. There will no shortage of “I told you he wasn’t coming to Michigan.” But I don’t care. I feel in just a few days, Jim Harbaugh will reunite with the University of Michigan and become the Wolverines new head coach. This is just my personal opinion.

Central Montcalm’s Lane Ledford grabs a rebound in front of Greenville’s Mitch Niewoonder during Monday’s game in Greenville. Ledford scored 22 points in the win. - Courtesy photo/Jamie McNinch

Ledford, Switzer leads Central Montcalm past Greenville

The Central Montcalm Hornets kept shooting and the shots started to fall. Down by 10 in the first half, five at halftime and three to start the fourth quarter, the Hornets continued to battle. Seniors Lane Ledford and Todd Switzer combined for 29 of the Hornets’ 37 second half points in a 55-52 road win over the Yellow Jackets.

Lakeview junior Jon Hansen shoots a three-pointer during the first half of Friday’s game against White Cloud. Hansen hit three three-pointers in the fourth quarter to finish with 10 points. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Lakeview improves to 4-0 with 69-30 win

Lakeview coach Mike Schreiber thought his team started the Christmas break a little earlier than expected. While the Wildcats offense struggled in the first half, their defense was tremendous for four quarters in a 69-30 win over White Cloud on Friday night.

Belding’s Lucas McNinch fires up a shot between a pair of Hastings defenders during Thursday’s game at home. McNinch finished with eight points. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Turnovers hurt Belding in 51-42 loss to Hastings

The Belding Redskins had the momentum in the final minutes of the second quarter. They were unable to carry it over into the second half. Tied at halftime, the Hastings Saxtons defense held the Redskins to just five field goals in the second half in a 51-42 win.