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Greenville’s Stephen Hilliker checks the clock while going for a pin during the regional semifinal match against Muskegon Reeths-Puffer at Coopersville High School on Wednesday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville falls short in regional semifinal to Reeths-Puffer

The goal for the Greenville Yellow Jackets wrestling team is to reach the team state finals at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek. Unfortunately, for the second consecutive season, the Yellow Jackets season ended at regionals.
On Wednesday night, Muskegon Reeths-Puffer (28-4) came on strong late and defeated the Yellow Jackets 39-33 in a Division 2 regional semifinal at Coopersville High School.

Greenville’s Landon Kemp drives to the basket past Northview’s Sarah VanHoute during Friday’s game at home. Kemp scored 17 points in the loss. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Northview’s defense stifles Yellow Jackets

GREENVILLE — A first half offensive struggle left the Greenville Yellow Jackets with too big a deficit to come back from. Greenville scored just four first half points and trailed by 16 at halftime. A spirited second half comeback effort fell short in a 39-32 home loss to the Northview Wildcats in O-K Bronze play. The [...]

The Greenville Yellow Jackets pose for a team photo after winning its 10th consecutive district title at home on Thursday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville wrestlers top Sparta, Cedar Springs to win title

The Sparta Spartans were supposed to be the threat to dethrone the Greenville Yellow Jackets. Instead, the Cedar Springs Red Hawks nearly snapped Greenville’s district domination.

Greenville celebrates after Kyle O’Connor, right, makes a game winning free throw in overtime to beat Forest Hills Northern 52-51 at home on Friday night. - Daily News/Jamie McNinch

O’Connor’s free throw leads Greenville to OT victory

Greenville senior Kyle O’Connor needed to make just one of three free throws Friday night. Fouled shooting a 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime, O’Connor stepped to the free throw line with the clock at zero and knocked down his first attempt to give the Yellow Jackets a 52-51 win over Forest Hills Northern in O-K Bronze play.

From left, Greenville’s Eric Plate, Chase Harrington and Steve Eipper signed their Letter of Intent to play college football on Wednesday. Plate will play for Grand Valley State, Harrington for Northwood University and Eipper for Central Michigan University. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville trio signs to play college football

For the second time in five years, the Greenville High School football program had three players from one class sign to play at the next level. On Wednesday, Steve Eipper (Central Michigan), Chase Harrington (Northwood) and Eric Plate (Grand Valley State) signed Letters of Intent to play football in college.

Greenville’s Kody Wilcox, in front, is about to be taken down by Wyoming High’s Nick Ramriez during the teams’ dual meet Jan. 21. - File photo

Greenville’s wrestling team preps for Wednesday, Friday

Greenville’s wrestling team will be quite busy this week. First is a quadrangular at Grand Rapids Northview on Wednesday. The Yellow Jackets will face the host Wildcats and Sparta.

Greenville sophomore Paige Hallock goes up for a shot in the paint during the first half against Wyoming at home on Friday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Wyoming takes command of O-K Bronze with win over Greenville

Both the Greenville Yellow Jackets and Wyoming Wolves girls basketball teams were conference champions in 2014. Now playing in the same league, the Wolves took command of the O-K Bronze with a 69-37 statement victory over the Yellow Jackets on Friday.

Greenville assistant wrestling coach Bill Breen, right, calls out instruction during a match last season. Breen is up for a national coaching honor in June. - File photo

Greenville’s Breen a finalist for national coaching honor

Former Greenville High School assistant wrestling coach Bill Breen is a finalist of one of the top coaching honors in the nation. Breen, who is taking a year off from coaching this year, has been the Yellow Jackets assistant varsity wrestling coach for the past eight years. He has also coached football and baseball in the past, both in assistant and head coaching duties.

Greenville’s Stephen Hilliker, top, tries to turn over Wyoming High’s Gustavo Moreno during the 119-pound match between the two teams Wednesday night. Hilliker pinned Moreno in a minute. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Greenville wrestlers beat Wyoming High, lose to Comstock Park

Greenville’s wrestling team got the win they wanted Wednesday night. The Yellow Jackets beat Wyoming High 62-14 in an O-K Bronze Conference meet at Allinder Gym.

Greenville’s Mackenzie Bell makes a pass to her left during Tuesday’s game at home against Morley Stanwood. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville girls hold off Morley Stanwood

The Greenville Yellow Jackets connected on seven three-pointers against Morley Stanwood. Kyleigh Platt drained two of the most important triples in a 63-56 home win over the Mohawks on Tuesday night.