The Michigan high school football season begins just two weeks from today. On Aug. 28, the Greenville Yellow Jackets will host longtime rival Belding at Legacy Field. The Redskins snapped a five-game losing streak against the Yellow Jackets with a 47-14 victory a year ago to open the season.
Steve Eipper will play college football for Central Michigan University next year. Eipper, a senior lineman for the Greenville Yellow Jackets, committed this summer to the Chippewas. It was a process that began and ended quickly.
Greenville Yellow Jackets football coach Dave Moore begins his 12th season in charge of the program. During the 11 seasons prior, the Yellow Jackets have made the postseason four times, won nine games twice and a district title in 2005. Moore is Greenville’s all-time winningest coach with a mark of 55-50, but are coming off a disappointing 2-7 season in 2013.
Jordan Thomas loves giving back. The former Greenville Yellow Jacket wrestler and current University of Michigan redshirt sophomore will host his third annual wrestling camp at Greenville High School.
The Oakland A’s went all in. The Detroit Tigers decided to call. On Thursday, the MLB trading deadline turned into the ultimate poker tournament. Two of the top teams in the American League, the A’s and Tigers, both spent the day trying to stack their pitching rotations, their deck, if you will.
Trying to balance work and play is always difficult. Trying to balance work and more work is even tougher. For Wes Cummings, balancing his job as a realtor and his passion as a baseball coach was too much. Because of that, Cummings recently resigned after two seasons as head coach for the Carson City-Crystal Eagles.
Youth soccer is one of the most popular participation sports in, not only the state of Michigan, but the entire United States. In Michigan, according to the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA), girls soccer has the fourth highest participation total of any sport. On the boys side, soccer has the fifth highest participation numbers.
Don’t settle for average. That is the message being relayed from Lakeview football coach Sean Rinehart to his team. This week’s minicamp was just one more step the program is taking toward a second season under Rinehart.
A year ago, Lakeview’s Nate Shurlow was a first-year starting quarterback. Actually, he was a first-year high school football player. Shurlow, an all-around talented athlete, was a member of the Wildcats soccer team the previous two fall seasons.
What a difference a week makes. A week ago, the temperature was more reminiscent of late-September (mid-60s). On Tuesday, the temperature felt like summer again (upper 80s).