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COLLEGE ROUNDUP: A look at area athletes playing collegiately

Torrey Davis/Lake Forest College: The Greenville graduate, a junior, had four points, three rebounds and three assists in an 82-70 win over Cornell at home on Saturday…

Central Montcalm senior Lane Ledford goes up for a shot during a game at home against Evart this season. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

SPORTS GALORE: Ledford stays positive, Hornets stay focused

Lane Ledford made a move he has done several hundred times in his basketball career. On Friday, the Central Montcalm senior drove to the basket, along the baseline. Colliding with a Chippewa Hills defender, Ledford fell to the court with his left arm extended.

Joe Mantiply delivers a pitch for the West Michigan Whitecaps during a game last season. - Daily News/Emily Waldon

THE REVIEW: Becoming the eighth man

Baseball, as with any sport, is a game of adversity. It’s your best pitch against his best swing and try as we may, we aren’t always able to come out on top.

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Pistons Flight Crew to perform in Greenville

The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys and girls basketball teams played at The Palace of Auburn Hills a week ago. Now, a team from The Palace will be coming to Greenville. The Detroit Pistons Flight Crew and official mascot Hooper will be in attendance on Jan. 30 and will perform between the boys and girls varsity games against Wyoming that night.

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SPORTS GALORE: Tigers still need Scherzer

In a mere five weeks, another Major League Baseball season will begin with the reporting of pitchers and catchers to spring training facilities around Arizona and Florida. The Detroit Tigers’ battery mates report to Lakeland on Feb. 19 with their first workout a day later. Position players report on Feb. 23 with their first workout, also a day later.

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Online registration is open for Yellow Jacket Challenge

By mid-January in Michigan, spring and summer are long forgotten seasons of joy. With temperatures well below freezing, snow and ice everywhere, spring is a wish for many. After a long holiday season, meaning filling up on food and dessert, this is the time of year to get back in shape.

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THE REVIEW: Michigan’s man and the road ahead

It was a breaking news segment that struck nationwide. Media personalities crowded into Detroit Metro Airport to capture the arrival of a charter flight carrying the face of change for a deflated University of Michigan football program.

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College Roundup

McKenzie Breimayer/Aquinas College: The Belding graduate, a freshman, scored four points and had one assist in 21 minutes of play at Lawrence Tech University on Saturday…

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SPORTS GALORE: Vote for Tram

Alan Trammell deserves to be enshrined in Cooperstown. That is my opinion, which is shared by many, but unfortunately, is not shared by enough of the members of the Baseball Writer’s Association of America (BBWAA). They are the ones responsible for voting each and every year.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, Jan. 8

Vestaburg 63, Montabella 47: The Wolverines won Thursday’s home game against MSAC rival Montabella. Vestaburg opened the game with a 13-4 first quarter and led 28-14 at halftime…