Tri County’s Julia Bice participated in the Division 3 state finals at Bedford Valley Golf Course in Battle Creek Friday  (Courtesy photo)

Greenville girls golf, Tri County’s Bice enjoy state finals

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 Rylee Welsh chips onto the seventh green of The Meadows at Grand Valley State University at the Division 2 state golf finals first round Friday. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Greenville girls golf open state finals in 18th place

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 will be heading to The Meadows at Grand Valley State University for the Division 2 state finals today. Pictured are, from left, Mackenzie Larsen, Rylee Welsh, Brooke Helms, Anna Wierda, Landon Kemp, Sydney Zayler and coach Nancy Johnson. (Courtesy photo)

Greenville girls golf playing in state finals

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.

Brandon Sellers, 22, of Greenville, is contending for his first arm wrestling title at Muskegon’s VFW Post 446 on Saturday. He is facing Sand Lake’s Matt Bourdon for the 157-pound, left-hand arm wrestling title. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Greenville’s Brandon Sellers to arm wrestle for title against champion Matt Bourdon

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 Calvin Syrjala reaches for a touchdown while being tackled by a Grand Rapids Northview player Friday night. (Sports Pro Images | Jamie McNinch)

Greenville one step closer to playoffs with win over Northview

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.

After starting the season 0-2, the Belding Redskins have turned things around and are riding a four-game winning streak heading into week 7 going on the road to Godwin Heights (3-3) hoping to get one step closer to an automatic bid to the playoffs.

Five local teams have legitimate shot to make the post-season

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 Branden Parris, left, tries to tackle Lowell’s David Kruse on Friday night. (Sports Pro Images | Jaime McNinch)

Yellow Jackets lose to No. 2-ranked Red Arrows 35-10 at home

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.

The Vestaburg Wolverines will visit the Carson City-Crystal Eagles Oct. 7 in the annual Salute to Our Soldiers football game, a tradition that is in its fifth year. (File photo)

Four local schools honoring military veterans at football games

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.

Belding’s Zoe Anderson tees off on the 11th tee at The Links At Bowen Lake during the O-K White Conference jamboree Monday. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Belding fifth, Greenville sixth at golf jamboree

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.

Greenville’s senior quarterback Cal Syrjala scores a touchdown against Forest Hills Central. The two teams went down to the wire, with Greenville stopping a two-point conversion to win the game on the road 35-34. (Jamie McNinch | Sports Pro Images)

Greenville edges Forest Hills Central in a thrilling 35-34 road win

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.