Big and physical are just a couple of words to describe the Greenville Yellow Jackets offensive line. Throw in an uptempo offense and the Yellow Jackets provide quick scoring capability and the ability to wear down an opponent, especially, when that opponent is young and lacking depth.
Central Montcalm was halfway home to a successful start for the high school football season against Morley Stanwood on Thursday night when the inevitable, and totally unavoidable, occurred. The second half began. The Hornets looked impressive while building up a 21-14 lead over the first 24 minutes before being outscored 40-0 in the second half of a 54-21 season-opening loss to the Mohawks.
Just like last year, Belding’s volleyball team was the best in the area. The Redskins went undefeated and won the Daily News Invitational Volleyball Tournament at their home gym Saturday. The Redskins beat Lakeview and Vestaburg in pool play, then had a tough match with Central Montcalm before besting Greenville 25-7, 25-13 in the finals.
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.