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Blake Bitner of Greenville was the first male to cross the finish line at Crystal Run the Lake with a time of 27:49. — Daily News/Chip Burch

First-timers win 5-mile Crystal Run the Lake

The 17th Crystal Run the Lake running race was a lot cooler than last year’s race. High humidity was nowhere to be found and it helped bring out a lot of runners to the event, which helped get over 80 runners registered on Saturday, Aug. 3, noted Crystal Chamber of Commerce President Janet Shy. She said the route has also changed.

The Sports Galore softball team poses with the trophy after winning the Greenville Classic Saturday.

Sports Galore softball wins Greenville Classic again

For the second time in three years Sports Galore is a winner. Sports Galore knocked off Magnum Sports 14-6 in the finals of the Greenville Classic Softball Tournament Saturday.

Gus Macker takes over the streets of Belding on Aug. 3-4. More than 350 teams will take part in this year’s 40th anniversary tournament.

Gus Macker ready for 40th anniversary celebration

It all started with a group of friends who wanted to play basketball. It evolved into Gus Macker Basketball — the original 3-on-3 tournament. Now 40 years later, Gus Macker is a community event. It’s a weekend event where family and friends still get together to play basketball for the love of the game.

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Greenville Classic tourney partially on for weekend

The Greenville Classic softball tournament is still on — somewhat. According to Greenville Parks and Recreation Director Kris Berry, the co-ed tournament has been canceled due to lack of interest. The men’s tournament will continue.

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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.

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Fowler one of several winners at Crystal Motor Speedway

Nice weather was well appreciated Saturday night at Crystal Motor Speedway with a large contingent of cars and fans on hand to welcome the first decent race night of the year. The evening’s event was sponsored by H&H Excavating of Carson City.

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.

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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.