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Greenville’s Tayler Schofield, front, looks to reverse Cedar Springs’ Gabe Gardner during a 160-pound match Wednesday night. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Greenville wins 11th consecutive district title

Greenville’s wrestling team almost had its streak of district titles ended Wednesday night. Almost being the key word. The streak remained alive when the Yellow Jackets won the Cedar Springs district final over the host Red Hawks 35-34, giving Greenville its 11th district title in as many years.

Greenville’s Landon Kemp splits through Big Rapids’ defenders Grace White (10) and Crystal Brinker (23) for two points during the first half at home Tuesday. - Sports Pro Images/Jamie McNinch

2nd half defense leads Greenville win

The Greenville and Big Rapids girls basketball teams have combined for 20 wins this season against just six losses. In a non-conference matchup, it was the Yellow Jackets adding to the win column with a hard, fought 59-46 win over the Cardinals at home Tuesday. Big Rapids started strong in the first half, but Greenville’s defensive intensity in the second half led to its seventh consecutive win.

Greenville’s Stephen Hilliker, top, tries to roll Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern’s Troy Sorensen during their 119-pound match Wednesday night. Hilliker won on a technical fall for his 100th career win. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Greenville defeats Belding wrestlers

Greenville’s wrestling team got a pair of wins it wanted Wednesday night. The Yellow Jackets won their O-K Bronze matchup with Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern, winning 57-24. They then beat arch rival Belding 53-15. It was good enough for Greenville coach Paul Johnson.

Greenville senior Mackenzie Bell moves to ball against Forest Hills Eastern’s Hannah Syme (31) during Friday’s 69-52 O-K Bronze road win. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville girls pick up another league road win

ADA TOWNSHIP — A quick start and strong finish helped the Greenville Yellow Jackets girls basketball team to its third consecutive victory. Landon Kemp’s 19 points led four Greenville scorers in double figures in a 69-52 win at Forest Hills Eastern on Friday. It was Greenville’s third straight league road game to open the O-K Bronze [...]

A panoramic look at Greenville High School’s Legacy Field. Eddie Ostipow, the new Greenville varsity football head coach, will be roaming the sidelines this fall. - Daily News/Cory Smith

Eddie Ostipow takes over Greenville’s football program

Eddie Ostipow saw a unique opportunity and went after it. Ostipow, the varsity football head coach at Forest Hills Eastern the past three seasons, was one of nearly 50 applicants for the vacant varsity head coaching position at Greenville High School. After a month of going through all of the applications, narrowing the field to eight, interviews and more, Greenville Athletic Director Brian Zdanowski announced the hiring of Ostipow last week.

Greenville’s Paige Hallock splits through two defenders on her way to a basket against Cedar Springs during Friday’s league game. Hallock scored 23 points. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Hallock, Kemp combine for 43 points in Greenville win

After opening the O-K Bronze season with a tough loss, the Greenville Yellow Jackets bounced back with a road win to even its league record.
Juniors Paige Hallock and Landon Kemp supplied most of the Greenville offense. Hallock scored a game-high 23 points, while Kemp added 20 points in a 54-44 win at Cedar Springs on Friday.

Greenville's Nolan MacMillen makes an over the shoulder catch against Forest Hills Eastern last October. Greenville's new football Eddie Ostipow coached the past three seasons at FH Eastern (19-12 overall).

Greenville hires Eddie Ostipow as new football coach

The head coaching position at Greenville High School was coveted by nearly 50 applicants. After a month of going through all of the applications, narrowing the field to eight, interviews and more, a decision was announced on Thursday. Eddie Ostipow, who has spent the past three years as head coach of Forest Hills Eastern, has been named Greenville’s new head coach. He replaces the retired Dave Moore, who spent 13 years as coach.

Lakeview’s Marc Leach looks to make a pass during the second half with Greenville’s Keegan Goetz guarding at home on Tuesday night. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville edges Lakeview in 46-43 comeback victory

Alec O’Connor hit the first two. Will Huiet hit the final one. Those three consecutive 3-pointers by O’Connor and Huiet, trailing by five points, propelled the Greenville Yellow Jackets to a much needed late run in a 46-43 win over the Lakeview Wildcats on Tuesday night.

Tri County’s Dakota Greer, left, hand fights with Greenville’s Austin Dickinson in the 125-pound match at the Rockford Invitational on Saturday. Greer won by technical fall 16-1.- Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Tri County wrestlers win Rockford Invitational

The Tri County Vikings wrestling team continued its spectacular season with five more wins. The Vikings were perfect and defeated the Greenville Yellow Jackets 42-25 in the final match to win the Rockford Invitational on Saturday. It was the second time this season the Vikings knocked off the Yellow Jackets. It was also the first time in school history Tri County defeated Rockford.

Montabella’s Joel Bucao handles the ball with Vestaburg’s Christian Keeler applying the defensive pressure in an MSAC matchup on Thursday night. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Vestaburg pulls out late MSAC win at Montabella

The Vestaburg Wolverines earned its fifth win in as many tries this season, but it was anything but easy. Trailing most of the game, the Wolverines did not maintain a lead until the final 1:18 of the game in a 54-48 MSAC win at Montabella on Thursday night. Vestaburg coach Todd Halcomb said a win is a win, although he noted they were lucky to pull one out.