Lawrence High School lines up near the goal during the 2014 MHSAA 8-player state final at Legacy Field in Greenville. Lawrence defeated Cedarville 56-12. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Legacy Field to host two playoff games

Greenville Public School’s Legacy Field will be a busy place beginning tonight and continuing to Saturday afternoon. For the third consecutive season, Legacy Field will be hosting two Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) football playoff games.

John Forton, left, works on a swing during a golf lesson last summer. Forton, a Greenville graduate, recently accepted the men’s golf head coaching position at Grand Rapids Community College. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville’s Forton accepts GRCC golf coaching job

Plenty of people have a passion. John Forton’s passion is golf. When your job is also your passion, life is good. As is the case for Forton. Forton, a longtime PGA teaching professional, recently accepted the men’s golf head coaching position at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC). It’s been a lifelong dream to coach at the collegiate level.

Greenville coach Dave Moore, third from right, and assistant Mark Haist, far right, talk to the Yellow Jackets during a timeout earlier this year. - Courtesy photos/Jamie McNinch

Dave Moore retires as Greenville’s football coach

After 34 years of coaching football, Dave Moore was looking for a place to call home, a community to raise his two sons and for a job he could retire from. More than 13 years ago, Moore found that home after being hired as head coach of the Greenville Yellow Jackets football program. On Friday, after 13 years as the Yellow Jackets’ head coach, Moore announced his retirement in front of his players and coaches. He finished his career as Greenville’s all-time winningest coach with a 63-61 record.


SPORTS GALORE: More than wins and losses

After 34 years of teaching and coaching football, Dave Moore is calling it a career. Moore has spent the past 13 years as head coach of the Greenville Yellow Jackets football program. He began his coaching career in Texas for 12 years, spent six years as head coach at Midland Bullock Creek and three years as an assistant coach at Midland prior to taking over the Greenville program.


Greenville’s Hallock verbally commits to GVSU

GREENVILLE — Heavily-recruited Greenville junior girls basketball player Paige Hallock has had to make a decision as to where she wanted to play in college. She had been receiving offers for multiple schools. But on Tuesday, she posted on Twitter she verbally committed to play for Grand Valley State University. “I had known for about [...]

Greenville’s Emily Schepp (2) goes for a kill against Forest Hills Central in a Class A district loss at home on Tuesday. - Courtesy photo/Jamie McNinch

Greenville’s season ends with district loss to FH Central

The energy was there, the effort was there, but there wasn’t enough points to go round between the two teams. The Greenville Yellow Jackets played tough, competitive volleyball against a very good Forest Hills Central Rangers team, but still fell in three close games in the first round of a Class A district opening game at home on Tuesday. FH Central — an honorable mention in the latest Class A poll by the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association — won 25-22, 25-23, 25-18 to advance in the district tournament.


Montabella girls, 5 others qualify for XC state finals at MIS

On Saturday across the state, 11 area cross country runners qualified for the state finals, which will take place at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) this coming Saturday. Included in the 11 runners are six from the Montabella girls team, which qualified with a third place finish at regional. In addition to the top three teams in each regional, the top 15 individual runners in each regional qualify for the state finals.


Greenville falls in season finale to Wyoming

The final football game of the season is always an emotional one, win or lose. That’s especially true when the season hasn’t met expectations. On Friday, the final game of the 2015 season, a comeback attempt by Greenville fell short as the Wyoming Wolves used a game controlling ground attack to defeat the Yellow Jackets 44-34 at Legacy Field. Greenville started the season with a win at Belding, but lost seven of its final eight games to finish 2-7 overall. The loss to the Wolves left them 0-5 in the O-K Bronze.


SPORTS GALORE: Lovable Losers add a year to misery

It’s now been 107 years since the Chicago Cubs, aka the Lovable Losers, have won a World Series championship. In 1908, the Cubs defeated the Detroit Tigers in five games to win their second World Series championship. No one then would’ve dreamed their beloved Cubbies would suffer such a drought since then.

Greenville junior linebacker Evan Plate (6) eyes a Belding offensive player during a season-opening win at Rudness Field in August. Plate committed to play football at Central Michigan University on Monday. - Courtesy photo/Jamie McNinch

Greenville’s Evan Plate commits to Central Michigan for football

Evan Plate will continue the family tradition of playing football in college. The Greenville Yellow Jackets junior committed to playing football for Central Michigan University (CMU) Tuesday as a member of the Class of 2017. First offered a scholarship in June after a attending a CMU camp, Plate visited the campus during Saturday’s home game against Buffalo. He committed on Monday.