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Greenville cornerback Eric Plate, right, checks a Lakeview receiver off the line during Tuesday’s passing camp at Legacy Field. The first official football practice in Aug. 11.

Lakeview competes vs. GHS at passing camp

What a difference a week makes. A week ago, the temperature was more reminiscent of late-September (mid-60s). On Tuesday, the temperature felt like summer again (upper 80s).

Greenville’s Eric Plate leaps over the goal line to score for the Yellow Jackets during their 7-on-7 matchup against Ludington on Tuesday night at Legacy Field in Greenville.

Greenville continues football preparation

It definitely felt like football season. It’s just mid-July, but with temperatures in the mid-60s, a bout of rain and constant changing between overcast and sunny skies, it felt more like mid-September.

Trey Conner from the Grand Rapids Drive gives a motivational speech to basketball campers on Thursday at Greenville High School as part of the Zach Ingles Basketball Skill camp.

Ingles hosts 8th annual basketball skills camp

Zach Ingles just wants to see area kids in the gym, more specifically, being active. For the eighth consecutive summer, the former Greenville Yellow Jacket basketball star, hosted his basketball skills camp at Greenville High School.

Greenville All-Stars’ Jon Rittersdorf swings at a pitch during the team’s game against the Rockford All-Stars on Monday.

Greenville All-Stars fall short vs. Rockford

The first game of the Little League Junior division All-Star tournament had fans from both Rockford and Greenville cheering loudly. The Rockford fans got the last cheer, as the Rockford All-Stars beat Greenville 12-11.

Team Max of My Team Triumph crosses the finish line on Saturday at the second annual Tri Greenville Triathlon.

Professional Minnema wins Tri Greenville Triathlon

It was a spectacular day for the second annual Tri Greenville Triathlon. With the sun shining bright more than 200 people participated in the triathlon on Saturday, which started and finished at Baldwin Lake in Greenville.

Greenville pitcher Calvin Syrjala fires a pitch past Lakeview’s Jacob Ridgeway in the third inning of game one. Greenville beat Lakeview 5-2 in game one of Wednesday night’s doubleheader.

Greenville baseball sweeps Lakeview in district tuneup

Greenville’s Parker Syrjala hadn’t pitched since mid-April. On Wednesday, Syrjala took the mound against the Lakeview Wildcats and showed no signs of rust. Syrjala, on a strict pitch count, went 4 2/3 innings without allowing a hit or run for a 5-0 victory in the second of two games.

Greenville’s Alec Ward, middle, signs his letter of intent to wrestle for Davenport University. With Ward, left to right, are father Steve Ward, Davenport coach Jamie Boyd, Greenville coach Paul Johnson and mother Stacy Ward.

Greenville’s Ward to wrestle at Davenport University

Greenville’s Alec Ward will have the opportunity to continue his wrestling career. In doing so, Ward will help a new program set the foundation for future success. On Friday, Ward signed to wrestle collegiately for Davenport University in Grand Rapids.

Greenville’s Devon Tate lays down a bunt during the first inning of Wednesday’s doubleheader against Forest Hills Eastern. Tate was thrown out at first, but finished the game with one hit and two runs.

Greenville softball rallies to defeat FH Eastern

The Greenville Yellow Jackets softball team found itself in an early hole. Fortunately, the Yellow Jackets continued to battle and found a way to pull out a 7-6 O-K Bronze win at home against the Forest Hills Eastern Hawks on Wednesday night.

Belding’s Brady Blasher prepares for his at bat Monday against Greenville. Belding fell to Greenville 9-8 in game one of the double header.

Greenville baseball takes two from Belding

Greenville’s baseball team got some offense going in their doubleheader against Belding Monday. The Yellow Jackets were able to pound out 19 runs in beating the Redskins 9-8 and 10-1 on Belding’s diamond.

Greenville freshman Landon Kemp attempts a pole vault during a meet at Yellow Jacket Stadium this season. Kemp set the school record with a vault of 11-7 on April 26. - Jamie McNinch

Greenville freshman sets pole vault record

It was just a matter of time before Landon Kemp set the Greenville High School girls pole vault record. The freshman, who has been pole vaulting since fifth grade, set the school record on April 26 at the Fulton Invitational with a vault of 11-7. The vault broke the previous record of 11-6 set by Audrey Wyse in 2013.