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Greenville’s Landon Kemp (13) looks to pass while guarded by Cedar Springs’ Aailyah Sargent (33) during the teams’ game Jan. 15.

Greenville girls hoopsters get ready for the coming season

GREENVILLE — Practice for high school girls basketball teams began two weeks ago, with Greenville joining teams around the state in getting ready for the 2016- 2017 season. The Yellow Jackets are coming off last season’s O- K Bronze Conference title and an appearance in the Class A regional semifinals. But there is no O-K [...]

Carol Klein of Greenville became the first woman to throw a perfect bowling game at Sheridan Lanes in the house’s history when she did it Monday night.

Greenville woman rolls first 300 game in Sheridan Lanes’ history

Carol Klein picked an interesting location to get her first career 300 game.

Klein, 52, became the first woman to ever throw a perfect game at Sheridan Lanes when she did it during her Monday Night Women’s League.

Senior quarterback Jason Whitens (15) scampers down the field for an 89-yard touchdown run to put his Powers North Central Jets up 14-0 against the Deckerville Eagles during the MHSAA eight-man football state finals at Greenville’s Legacy Field Friday. The Jets repeated as champions, winning 58-22. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Powers North Central establishes ‘legacy’ with back-to-back 8-man state titles

The small community of Powers is quickly establishing itself as the “title town” of the Upper Peninsula with its school.

The Jets of Powers North Central used a 30-0 run in the second half of the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s eight-man football state final game Friday night at Greenville’s Legacy Field to beat the Deckerville Eagles 58-22 to repeat at state champions.

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Legacy Field to host two football playoff games

Legacy Field at Greenville High School will still see some more football action this year, as it is the location for two playoff games this week.

Greenville’s football stadium will host Michigan High School Athletic Association’s eight-man state finals game Friday and a Division 4 semi-finals game Saturday.

Greenville senior and state pole vault champion Landon Kemp holds up a flag to the school she chose to attend next year: The University of South Dakota. She will compete in pole vaulting under the tutelage of Coyotes track and field coach Derek Miles, a three-time pole vault Olympian. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

State pole vault champion Landon Kemp commits to South Dakota University

Surrounded by several family, friends, teammates and coaches, Landon Kemp finally announced what everyone was waiting for.

The 2016 state pole vault champion will be attending the University of South Dakota to play for Derek Miles, a three-time pole vault Olympian and head coach of the Coyotes’ track and field team.

Greenville’s Logan Sharp, bottom right, signs his letter of intent to play for Northwood University baseball, watched by Greenville varsity baseball coach Corey Kohler, bottom left, his father, Richard Jr., top left, and his mother, Leslie. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Logan Sharp to play baseball at Northwood University

  GREENVILLE — Greenville senior Logan Sharp will be playing baseball beyond next season. Sharp signed a letter of intent Wednesday to play for Northwood University in 2018. “It was a great fit, academically, for me and also they have a good program up there and I really enjoyed the coaches,” Sharp said. Sharp was [...]

Greenville senior Paige Hallock, bottom right, signs her letter of intent to play basketball at Grand Valley State University, while watching are Greenville girls varsity basketball coach Eric Nichols, bottom left, Hallock’s father, Tom, top left, and mother, Beth. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Paige Hallock to play basketball at Grand Valley State University

In the spring, Greenville senior Paige Hallock tweeted she gave a verbal commitment to Grand Valley State University’s (GVSU) women’s basketball program.

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If done right, Friday night football can be better — for everyone

With the Big Ten Conference (B1G) announcing it will schedule more games on Friday nights next year, one question remains: Will this really hurt high school football?

Zach Ingles, right, talks with his father Kent before a boys basketball game between Kent’s Big Rapids Cardinals and Zach’s Tri CountyVikings on Jan. 8. Zach is now the coach of Olivet College’s women’s basketball team. (File photo)

Former Tri County coach Zach Ingles now coaching Olivet women

Zach Ingles lasted just one year as Tri County boys basketball coach before switching to a college career.

Ingles is now coaching Olivet College’s women’s basketball team after he was hired Oct. 12 to oversee the Lady Comets.

Greenville senior quarterback Cal Syrjala (2) works his way through a crowd of Lowell defenders for positive yardage in the second quarter Friday. (Daily News | Cory Smith)

Yellow Jackets overmatched vs. Red Arrows in playoffs, lose 42-17

For one quarter, despite nearly every card in the deck being stacked against Greenville, it appeared a first-round playoff victory was well within the realm of possibility.

But then, top-ranked, undefeated Lowell — making its 18th straight playoff appearance — did what it does best, and pulled away for a 42-17 victory Friday despite no lack of effort on behalf of the Yellow Jackets.