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Belding’s Rachel Warner competes in the 3,200 relay during the O-K Blue Conference meet at home this month.

High expectations for Belding girls track

The Belding Redskins girls track team is in the midst of an incredibly successful two-year run. The Redskins followed up last year’s perfect O-K Blue season and conference championship with a second consecutive perfect dual season and track championship, the only two girls track titles in school history.

Lakeview senior Maddie Shurlow sends a pass downfield during Wednesday’s home match against Big Rapids Crossroads. Shurlow scored twice including the game-winner on a penalty kick late in the second half.

Lakeview wins with late penalty kick, 6-5

Goals have been hard to come by this season for the Lakeview Wildcats girls soccer team. At least that was the case prior to Wednesday’s match at home against Big Rapids Crossroads, which saw the Wildcats score six goals, the last on a penalty kick, to defeat the Cougars 6-5 on a chilly, rainy afternoon.

Lakeview’s Justice Rummel delivers a pitch during the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader against Central Montcalm. The Hornets rallied for a 7-3 win.

Central Montcalm softball sweeps rival Lakeview

The Central Montcalm Hornets picked up a couple of Central State Activities Association games on Tuesday. The Hornets had to rally in game one for a 7-3 victory over rival Lakeview, while game two was a bit easier with a 16-1 four inning mercy.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, May 13

Lakeview takes two from CM: The Wildcats won both games of a CSAA doubleheader Tuesday over the Green Hornets by scores of 3-2 and 8-0. Jordan Stephens of Lakeview hit a two-RBI double to give the Wildcats the win…

Belding’s Brian Daller connects on a pitch, but flies to center field during the second inning on Wednesday at Fifth Third Ballpark against Cedar Springs.

Belding falls twice at Fifth Third Ballpark

The Belding Redskins, unfortunately, have been finding ways to lose baseball games this year. On Wednesday night, at Fifth Third Ballpark, the Redskins did more of the same in two nonconference losses to the Cedar Springs Red Hawks.

Greenville freshman Landon Kemp attempts a pole vault during a meet at Yellow Jacket Stadium this season. Kemp set the school record with a vault of 11-7 on April 26. - Jamie McNinch

Greenville freshman sets pole vault record

It was just a matter of time before Landon Kemp set the Greenville High School girls pole vault record. The freshman, who has been pole vaulting since fifth grade, set the school record on April 26 at the Fulton Invitational with a vault of 11-7. The vault broke the previous record of 11-6 set by Audrey Wyse in 2013.

Belding’s Summer Eubanks clears a hurdle during Tuesday’s shortened track meet at home against Allendale. Eubanks placed second behind teammate Alex Parker.

Storm delays Belding track vs. Allendale

Inclement weather forced a delay in the track meet between the Belding Redskins and Allendale Falcons on Tuesday evening. The matchup between O-K Blue rivals was delayed after five completed events and will be made up on Monday at 4 p.m.

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Chippewa Hills takes CSAA jamboree

The Chippewa Hills Warriors claimed the CSAA jamboree on Tuesday at Waters Edge Golf Club in Fremont. Hesperia was the host school.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, April 28

Belding 4th: The Redskins placed fourth in Monday’s O-K Blue Jamboree hosted by Sparta at Cedar Chase Golf Course. Belding fired a 193, which was behind Comstock Park’s 175, Coopersville’s 187 and Allendale’s 191…

The start of the 2014 Yellow Jacket Challenge on Sunday began in the Greenville Middle School parking lot and finished on the football field at Legacy Field.

580 people participate in Yellow Jacket Challenge

It was a little windy and a little chilly on Sunday afternoon, but that didn’t stop plenty of runners and walkers from taking part in the seventh annual Yellow Jacket Challenge. A total of 370 runners and more than 200 walkers/fun runners took part in the event, which serves a fundraiser for Education Foundation of Greenville. Proceeds are used exclusively for wellness, exercise and nutrition programs throughout Greenville Public Schools.