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34 area athletes qualify for track state finals

The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) track and field regional meets were good to area athletes on Friday and Saturday. In all, 34 athletes from area schools qualified in their respective divisions for the MHSAA state finals on May 30.

Greenville’s Reece Burden delivers a pitch during the Belding Invitational against the Redskins Saturday. The Yellow Jackets defeated the Redskins 3-0. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Greenville wins Belding baseball invitational

Greenville’s baseball team was almost perfect Saturday. The Yellow Jackets won both of their games at the Belding Invitational Saturday, winning without giving up a single run.

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Thomas wrestling camp set for June

Former University of Michigan wrestler and Greenville High School graduate Jordan Thomas will again host a wrestling camp this summer. This will be Thomas’ fourth camp, which is held in the Greenville High School wrestling loft.

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SPORTS GALORE: Time for Chris Webber to grow up

Chris Webber was the one who accepted the money. Chris Webber called the timeout. Chris Webber lied to a grand jury. Chris Webber also continues to carry a chip on his shoulder, which was evident during his interview on The Dan Patrick radio program Wednesday. Webber apparently has issues with his former Fab Five teammates and the University of Michigan.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, May 13

Central Montcalm 2-0: The Hornets continued their winning ways with a pair of wins at home against Ionia on Wednesday. Game one was an 8-3 win. Emaleigh Taylor earned her first varsity win in 4 2/3 innings. She allowed one run and three hits with three strikeouts. Mallory Morgan got the save…

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CHIP’S CLIPS: Generalities cause Deflategate concern

By now everyone has seen the reports about the “Deflategate” report and the subsequent punishment doled out by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell against the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady. I have a problem with the report — and the punishment. And the two go hand-in-hand.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, May 12

Belding 3, Allendale 0: The Redskins pitched another shutout Tuesday, blanking the Falcons in an O-K Blue Conference game that was the second in a season-ending four-game road trip. Veronica Muniz had two goals, Katie Wood had one goal, Tina Griffioen had two assists and Sharlyn Ornelas added an assist…

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THE REVIEW: Finding the missing pieces

Welcome to the month of May. That wonderful time of year when sports fans are preparing for the second month of regular season baseball and just like that, the National Football League is once again a topic of conversation. For the Detroit Lions, the focal point of the 2015 NFL draft came in the form of repairing a running game that finished the 2014 regular season ranked 28th in rushing yards with 1,422, averaging roughly 3.6 yards per carry.

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SPORTS GALORE: Serious wrestlers wanted for intense training

Success as a wrestler doesn’t come by accident. Successful wrestlers, like most athletes, dedicate hours to perfecting their craft. Wrestling takes place during the winter sports season in Michigan, but it’s the spring and summer months that can elevate an average wrestler to an elite wrestler at the high school level.

Greenville senior Kyle Swindell takes a look at the clock as he crosses the finish line in first place of the 4x400-meter relay at the O-K Bronze Conference track championship on Friday.

Greenville boys 2nd, girls 3rd at O-K Bronze championship

When Kyle Swindell crossed the finish line of the 4×400-meter relay, it capped an excellent night for the Greenville Yellow Jackets boys and girls track teams. Competing at the O-K Bronze Conference track championship at Forest Hills Northern, the Yellow Jackets boys team placed second and the girls team third on Friday.