Greenville girls golf coach Nancy Johnson would rather remember that her Yellow Jackets got to the state finals and not where they finished, while Tri County junior Julia Bice ended up with a two-day score of 209 at the Division 3 state final at Bedford Valley Golf Course in Battle Creek.
Greenville’s girls golf team is looking up at the field after the first day of the Division 2 state finals.
The Yellow Jackets finished the first of two rounds at The Meadows at Grand Valley State University in 18th place Friday.
Greenville’s girls golf team has one final tournament ahead of them.
The Yellow Jackets will be heading to Grand Valley State University’s own golf course, The Meadows, for the two-day, two-round Division 2 state finals starting this morning and continuing through Saturday.
It’s the tale of two pullers. One is an experienced champion with a decorated resume in arm wrestling, while the other is an up-and-coming newcomer with rising potential.
Greenville’s football team took advantage of a weak opponent at the perfect time.
The Yellow Jackets sent a homecoming crowd home happy Friday night, beating Grand Rapids Northview 31-13 to come within one win of making the playoffs for the first time in six years.
In the process, they kept the Wildcats (0-7, 0-4) winless in 2016.
With three games left in the regular season, five local football teams have a chance to lock up a playoff spot.
It takes six wins to automatically qualify for the Michigan High School Athletics Association playoffs, although, if there aren’t enough teams with six or more wins, five-win teams can sneak in.
Coaches prefer to get that solid sixth win, and, as it stands now, Belding, Carson City-Crystal, Greenville, Lakeview and Vestaburg have a legitimate shot at earning an automatic bid to the post-season. Tri County can maybe sneak in if it wins its last three games, which would give the Vikings five wins.
Greenville’s football team had a tough task to climb back against the No. 2 team in the state in Division 2 according to The Associated Press.
The Yellow Jackets couldn’t do it, losing 35-10 to the Lowell Red Arrows on military night Friday at Legacy Field.
On Friday, the Lowell at Greenville football game and Merrill at Montabella football game will be dedicated to military veterans, with Carson City-Crystal and Vestaburg’s game to celebrate their traditional Salute to Our Soldiers game Oct. 7 in Carson City.
Greenville’s golf team was a little shorthanded, so coach Nancy Johnson had to call up two junior varsity players to fill out almost all of her team.
Belding had a full compliment of varsity players.
With a chance to tie, Forest Hills Central opted to win the game against Greenville with 18 seconds left, but the defense made one more big play to clinch a thrilling 35-34 road win Friday night.