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Greenville’s Justin Zimmer will begin rookie minicamp with the Buffalo Bills on Friday. Zimmer was signed by the Bills following the completion of the NFL draft on Saturday. - File photo collage by Cory Smith

Greenville graduate Justin Zimmer signs with Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills have gained a whole new fan base in West Michigan. While Justin Zimmer, a 2011 Greenville High School graduate, did not hear his name called during the three days of the NFL draft, he was quickly signed to a free agent contract following the draft by the Buffalo Bills on Saturday. A dominating defensive tackle from Ferris State University, Zimmer realized his childhood dream of playing in the NFL with the signing.

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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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, April 26

Belding 2-0: The Redskins continued its fine start to the season with a pair of O-K Blue wins at Comstock Park on Tuesday. Belding won game one 5-1. Aaden Quinn earned the win. He pitched seven innings, struck out six and allowed four hits. Dylan McMaster had two hits, while Mitch Shepard and Logan Campbell had RBIs…

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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 Drew Morris hits a shot out of the bunker on hole No. 18 at the Lakeview Invitational at Brookside Golf Course on Saturday. Morris shot 91, which was good for second overall. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

McNeill leads Greenville to Lakeview Invitational win

On a sunny and at times breezy day, Greenville’s Graham McNeill played a great round to lead the Yellow Jackets to victory. McNeill earned match medalist honors with an 81, while the Yellow Jackets shot a team score of 373 to win the Lakeview Invitational at Brookside Golf Course on Saturday. Cedar Springs was second shooting a 394. Kent City shot 401, Central Montcalm 419, Lakeview (Navy) 432, Big Rapids 477 and Montabella 517. The Lakeview (Gold) did not have a team score with three golfers.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, April 23

Lakeview splits a pair: The Wildcats went to the St. Louis Invitational Saturday and split two games. They beat St. Louis 2-1 and lost to Tawas by the same score. In the win, James Smith went the distance for Lakeview and allowed only one hit and struck out six but walked five. Smith also had three hits and Caleb Cavendish added two…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, April 19

CC-Crystal wins a pair: The Eagles opened their MSAC season with a pair of wins over Coleman Tuesday, winning 10-1 and 8-4. Cam Saylor was the winning pitcher in the opener, scattering three hits. Zach Pringle had four hits, Lane Humphrey added three hits and Drew Stout and Shane Wiggins had two hits each…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, April 16

Central Montcalm 1-1: The Hornets split a pair of games at the Bath tournament on Saturday. Game one was a 10-2 loss to Lansing Catholic. Andrew Jacoby took the loss. Noah Stauffer had a double, while Austin Williams and Bryant Ciganik had singles. The Hornets rebounded with an 11-3 win over Lansing Waverly…

Greenville graduate Justin Zimmer trains for the NFL draft at Michael Johnson Performance in Texas in February. - Courtesy photo/Larry Zimmer

NFL prospect Justin Zimmer ready for draft

The NFL draft, a three-day extravaganza, begins in less than two weeks. For Greenville graduate Justin Zimmer, an NFL defensive lineman prospect from Ferris State University, it’s down to a waiting game: Waiting to find out if he will be drafted, and, if not, signed as a free agent following the draft. After training for three months in Texas, Zimmer is back home in Michigan and working out at Ferris State in preparation for the draft and a potential NFL minicamp.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, April 15

Tri County 12, Reed City 1: The Vikings won the front end of a CSAA-Gold doubleheader Friday over the Coyotes for their first win of the season. Colton Harris went the distance and allowed three hits with seven strikeouts but hit four batters with pitches. Isaac Reams and Marcus Kimmel had two hits and two RBIs each…