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.
Lakeview’s boys basketball team could barely miss when they took a shot Friday night. The Wildcats shot 52.5 percent from the field in beating the Central Montcalm Green Hornets 80-51 in a Central State Activities Association game.
The Lakeview Wildcats girls basketball team keeps on winning. The Wildcats extended their winning streak to 16 games on Thursday with a 54-29 win at Central Montcalm. That was about the only thing coach Dave King was happy with.
For the first time in five years, the Greenville Yellow Jackets wrestling team will not be ending its season at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek. On Wednesday night, Bay City Western revenged last year’s regional final loss (45-19) with a 32-25 Division 2 regional final victory over the Yellow Jackets in Mount Pleasant.
Central Montcalm did all it could against the Newaygo Lions. In the end, the Lions shooting and defensive pressure was too much for a Hornets team struggling with sickness and injuries.