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SPORTS GALORE: Selig says no more

Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig is intent on ridding his sport of performance enhancing drugs. I applaude his determination, but let’s just say it is about time.

Candlestone head golf pro Mitch Stressman on the driving range on Friday afternoon.

Greenville grad new golf pro at Candlestone

Mitch Stressman loves his job. The 2007 Greenville High School and 2011 Ferris State University graduate is the new head golf professional at Candlestone Golf and Resort.

The start of the 6th annual Yellow Jacket Challenge on Sunday in Greenville. A total of 529 people participated in the event.

Yellow Jacket Challenge takes place with sunshine

After weeks of rain and clouds, the sunshine finally made an appearance. It was perfect timing as the 6th annual Yellow Jacket Challenge took place at Greenville High School on Sunday.

Central Michigan’s Taylor Johnson, left, talks with Jessica Schroll during halftime of the Chippewas’ game against Notre Dame on Dec. 9, 2012.

Belding’s Johnson reflects on NCAA tournament experience

Central Michigan’s women’s basketball team hadn’t won a Mid-American Conference championship since 1984. That was also the last time the Lady Chippewas had been to the NCAA Division 1 women’s tournament. All that changed this season when CMU won the MAC tournament and was in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

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SPORTS GALORE: Girls basketball teams in midst of great seasons

As we near the end of January, high school sports teams have reached at least the mid-point in their respective seasons. So far this year, several of our area teams are having outstanding seasons. Some with legitimate chances of conference titles, district titles and beyond.

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SPORTS GALORE: Not much hope for an end to lockout

There was some optimism early this week that the nonsense called the NHL lockout would be coming to the end. After all, the NHL owners actually submitted a proposal, which included some amendments from previous “going through the motion” offers. That was late last week.

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Ingles to host basketball skills camp in Greenville

Former Greenville High School basketball star Zach Ingles is using his talents to help area youths with their offensive basketball skills. Ingles — who played college hoops at Eastern Kentucky and professionally overseas — is hosting the Sports Galore Basketball camp Saturday at Greenville High School from 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. The camp will focus purely on learning how to create opportunities and to score points.

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SPORTS GALORE: World Series not guaranteed

If you thought the Detroit Tigers made things interesting in 2012, wait until the 2013 season begins in April. Last year, the experts anointed the Tigers American League Central Division champions before the ink was dry on the new mega-deal of Price Fielder.

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Johnson’s 13 points help CMU win in Florida

The Central Michigan women’s basketball team nearly reached the century mark in Florida on Thursday night. The Chippewas — playing in the Gator Holiday Classic — defeated Saint Joseph’s 98-84 in a game marred with 54 fouls.

Notre Dame’s Ariel Braker, dark jersey, gets a layup blocked by Central Michigan’s Crystal Bradford during the first half of the teams’ game Thursday night.

Johnson’s Chippewas fall to No. 5 Notre Dame

Central Michigan’s women’s basketball team knew they had a big game Thursday night against fifth-ranked Notre Dame. The crowd knew it too and came out over 3,800 strong to support the Lady Chippewas.