Bruce Bentley

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Greenville, Belding vote for O-K Conference realignment

Every four years, O-K Conference member schools vote for realignment. Some years, the vote is quick and easy and others not so much. This year’s vote went quick and was passed by member school athletic directors and principals easily. Last week, athletic directors voted 40-8 in favor of the realignment proposal and school principals voted 40-8 in favor, as well, on Wednesday. To pass, 32 yes votes were needed.

Greenville’s Danny Bohner putts for birdie on the first playoff hole (No. 1) of the Greenville Invitational at Brookside Golf Course. Bohner shot a 77 for the round. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Petoskey shoots 323 to win Greenville Invitational

The day started cold, but with an abundance of sunshine, the day finished warm. Three golfers, though, were hot all day long at the annual Greenville Invitational at Brookside Golf Course on Thursday.

Greenville senior Kyle Swindell crosses the finish line to win the 400-meter dash against Cedar Springs at home on Monday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville’s Kyle Swindell hoping to reach state finals

Kyle Swindell runs multiple events for the Greenville Yellow Jackets boys track team. The 400-meter dash, though, is his favorite and the focus of his final season in purple and gold.

Greenville’s Landon Kemp competes in the 100-meter hurdles during Monday's home meet against Cedar Springs.- Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville girls track edges Cedar Springs

The weather finally cooperated for the Greenville Yellow Jackets track teams. Competing for the first time in 10 days, the Yellow Jackets’ girls team defeated Cedar Springs 70-67, while the Red Hawks’ boys defeated Greenville 74-63 at Yellow Jacket Stadium on Monday.

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Belding, Central Montcalm split on the diamond

The Belding Redskins hosted the Central Montcalm Hornets baseball team and split a doubleheader on Monday. Belding won game one 9-2, while the Hornets won game two 8-4.

Lakeview senior Seth Kanouse hits a fairway shot on hole No. 10 at Brookside Golf Course on Saturday. Kanouse shot 93. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville golfers win Lakeview invite

The Greenville Yellow Jackets golf team dominated the Lakeview Invitational. Greenville’s four golfers finished first through fourth, while the Yellow Jackets shot 340 to win the invitational over Kent City’s 391 at Brookside Golf Course on Saturday.

Tri County’s Kyle Peterman delivers a pitch during game one of Friday’s doubleheader at Central Montcalm. Peterman struck out 11, but took the loss in a 3-2 nine inning game. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Central Montcalm tops Tri County in nine innings

Todd Switzer and Kyle Peterman dueled back and forth for nine innings. Switzer earned the win for Central Montcalm with Ben West’s walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning — two extra innings — to defeat the Tri County Vikings 3-2 on Friday.

Greenville’s Trevor Myers putts from the fringe on hole No. 9 at Brookside Golf Course on Wednesday. Myers shot 53 for the round. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville shoots 179 in the wind and snow

The weather conditions were not ideal, to say the least. Playing in a strong wind, snow and bitter cold temperatures for April, the Greenville Yellow Jackets boys golf team hosted an O-K Bronze Jamboree at Brookside Golf Course on Wednesday afternoon.

Greenville’s Dair Smith heads the ball over Wyoming’s Ezequiel Sanchez Lagunas during an O-K Bronze soccer match at Yellow Jacket Stadium in 2014. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville senior signs to play soccer at the next level

Greenville High School senior Dair Smith has played soccer since he was 5 years old. Now he will get to play the game he loves for another four years after signing to play collegiately at Olivet Nazarene University (ONU) in Bourbonnais, Ill.

Belding junior Veronica Muniz sends a shot toward the goal, which resulted in the Redskins’ second goal against Allendale at home on Monday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Belding soccer wins big 7-1, Wood scores 4 goals

Belding’s Katie Wood scored four goals, but it’s the Redskins’ chemistry that has the team rolling early in the season. Wood scored the final goal of the first half and the first three goals of the second half to help lead the Redskins past O-K Blue rival Allendale 7-1 on Monday night.