Chip Burch

Lakeview’s Amanda Larson, right, tries to go around Greenville’s Tessa Tobey, left, during the teams’ game Friday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Krogman’s hat trick leads Greenville over Lakeview

Greenville’s soccer team pulled out a close game against Lakeview Friday. The Yellow Jackets got three goals and an assist from Kylee Krogman. But her last goal was the game-winner, as Greenville beat the Wildcats 4-3. Greenville coach Jeremy Neve said the win was huge.

Montabella’s Kalvin Quackenbush, right, has the ball hit him while Vestaburg’s Tyler Ruckle tries to field it during the first game of the teams’ doubleheader Tuesday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Vestaburg picks up two league wins at Montabella

Vestaburg’s baseball team is on a roll in the Mid-State Activities Conference (MSAC). The Wolverines are 4-0 in the MSAC after beating Montabella in a doubleheader Tuesday, 10-0 in seven innings and 13-3 in six innings.

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Chip’s Clips: Where the Red Wings go from here

After another playoff disappointment, the Detroit Red Wings have some work to do to get back to being a contender for the Stanley Cup. Sure, the Wings have made the playoffs for 25 years. But in the past few years, it’s been a struggle to get there. In order to make it 26 straight and do some damage, the Wings will have to make a lot of changes.

Greenville’s Kylee Krogman, at left, sends a shot down field in front of Belding’s Katie Wood during the first half of their teams’ game on Thursday night. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Belding’s long, high goals beat Greenville

Greenville girls soccer coach Jeremy Neve may wish he had a taller goalkeeper. Belding scored two goals over the head of Greenville goalkeeper Kenna Allen to beat the arch rival Yellow Jackets 2-1 on Thursday at Yellow Jacket Stadium. Belding coach Tom Griffioen noted they had to play without a few key players, including his daughter Tina, who watched from the sideline.

Greenville's Alexis VanTassell returns a shot during the 3-doubles match Tuesday against Lake Odessa Lakewood. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Lakewood tennis sweeps Greenville

Greenville’s tennis team was coming off a win over Ithaca on Monday. That momentum didn’t carry over to Tuesday’s match. The Lake Odessa Lakewood Vikings swept the Yellow Jackets 8-0 in Greenville, putting their record at 6-0 overall.

Tri County’s Skylar Reed delivers a pitch during the first inning at Greenville on Monday. Reed earned the win allowing six hits and five strikeouts. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Tri County softball mercies Greenville for 5-0 start

An eight-run fifth inning was all the Tri County softball team needed. The Vikings used that run to mercy the Greenville Yellow Jackets 17-7 in six innings Monday at Hannah Field in Greenville. Tri County remained undefeated at 5-0 with the win.

Grant’s Alyssa Bearup, left, tries to work the ball around Lakeview’s Sydnie Nielsen during the teams’ game Thursday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Lakeview opens CSAA schedule with win over Grant

Lakeview’s soccer team got its Central State Activities Association (CSAA) schedule off on the right foot Thursday. The Wildcats hung on to beat the Grant Tigers 4-3 in the first CSAA game of the season for them.

Lakeview’s Justice Rummel delivers a pitch during the second game against the Belding Redskins on Tuesday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Belding softball takes advantage of Lakeview miscues

Belding’s softball team came back from spring break picking up where they left off. Lakeview’s softball team wasn’t so fortunate. The Redskins won both games of a doubleheader from the Wildcats on Tuesday, 10-4 and 11-1.

Lakeview's Kirsten Johnson will play college softball for Olivet College next year.

Lakeview’s Johnson heads to Olivet in 2017

Kirsten Johnson will be playing softball beyond this spring. Johnson signed a letter of intent to play for Olivet College in the spring of 2017. Johnson had been recruited by Lansing Community College, Alma College, Muskegon Community College and Aquinas College.

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Six local girls basketball teams academic all-state

Academics is a topic that is stressed in the athletic programs of local high schools, and the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM) noticed. BCAM announced its academic all-state girls basketball teams Thursday, with six of the eight local schools being named honorable mention in their classes. The top 10 in team GPA were named academic all-state, with all others who had at least a 3.0 team GPA named honorable mention.