Greenville senior Kyle O’Connor needed to make just one of three free throws Friday night. Fouled shooting a 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime, O’Connor stepped to the free throw line with the clock at zero and knocked down his first attempt to give the Yellow Jackets a 52-51 win over Forest Hills Northern in O-K Bronze play.
The Belding Redskins placed 11 wrestlers at the regular season-ending O-K Blue tournament at Comstock Park on Friday. Allendale — regular season dual champions — placed first with 189 points. Sparta was second with 162.5, Comstock Park third (153.5), Belding fourth (138.5), Coopersville fifth (41) and Grand Rapids West Catholic sixth (14 points).
For the second time in five years, the Greenville High School football program had three players from one class sign to play at the next level. On Wednesday, Steve Eipper (Central Michigan), Chase Harrington (Northwood) and Eric Plate (Grand Valley State) signed Letters of Intent to play football in college.
Bryce Wilker is a Michigan State Spartan. The Belding High School senior realized his dream of playing college football when he signed his Letter of Intent to play for Michigan State University on Wednesday.
Two Central Montcalm football players made their national signing day special by signing letters of intent to play college football. Seniors Keagan James and Jacob Palmer signed their letters of intent Wednesday. James will play for St. Francis College of Illinois and Palmer will play for Hope College.
The Tri County Vikings boys basketball team has struggled to close out games all season long. Tuesday night at home was the exact opposite.
Tournament time is nearly here for Michigan high school wrestling teams. While area wrestling teams are still looking for wins the final weekend of January, they are also fine tuning for the postseason. On Saturday, the Belding Redskins traveled to Montabella for a round-robin team tournament and placed second. Their only loss was to tournament champion Chippewa Hills 40-27.
Both the Greenville Yellow Jackets and Wyoming Wolves girls basketball teams were conference champions in 2014. Now playing in the same league, the Wolves took command of the O-K Bronze with a 69-37 statement victory over the Yellow Jackets on Friday.
The frenzy that is the state high school wrestling tournament is fast approaching. With the Carson City-Crystal wrestlers earning their biggest win of the season Wednesday, it looks like the Eagles are primed for another run toward Kellogg Arena.
Belding High School has one of the newest and best high school basketball gymnasiums in the area and possibly the state. On Friday night, Belding will host a night of fun events with the hope of setting a new attendance record for Redskins Arena. This event is also to show off the gym, say thank you to the community and local businesses for their support in helping to build the arena.