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Greenville’s Emily Schnepp, left, tags Grand Rapids Northview’s Danielle Anderson, right, without the ball during the first game of a doubleheader Thursday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Greenville, Northview split softball doubleheader

Greenville’s softball team had to deal with cold and wind, despite the school’s best attempts to shield them from it. The Yellow Jackets were initially bothered by Thursday’s cold in the first game of their doubleheader with Grand Rapids Northview enough to lose the first game 13-6, but they rebounded to win the second game 5-2.

Greenville’s Trevor Myers putts from the fringe on hole No. 9 at Brookside Golf Course on Wednesday. Myers shot 53 for the round. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville shoots 179 in the wind and snow

The weather conditions were not ideal, to say the least. Playing in a strong wind, snow and bitter cold temperatures for April, the Greenville Yellow Jackets boys golf team hosted an O-K Bronze Jamboree at Brookside Golf Course on Wednesday afternoon.

Greenville’s Dair Smith heads the ball over Wyoming’s Ezequiel Sanchez Lagunas during an O-K Bronze soccer match at Yellow Jacket Stadium in 2014. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville senior signs to play soccer at the next level

Greenville High School senior Dair Smith has played soccer since he was 5 years old. Now he will get to play the game he loves for another four years after signing to play collegiately at Olivet Nazarene University (ONU) in Bourbonnais, Ill.

The start of the eighth annual Yellow Jacket Challenge on Sunday. Nearly 500 people participated in the 5K and one-mile walk. More participated in the youth fun runs. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Stowe, Ringleka win Yellow Jacket Challenge

Take away an occasional strong wind and the eighth annual Yellow Jacket Challenge (YJC) was perfect. On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, with temperatures in the 60s, nearly 500 people participated in the annual 5K, one-mile walk and youth fun runs, which benefits Greenville Public Schools.

Central Montcalm’s Brandon Braman delivers a pitch during game two of the Hornets’ doubleheader at Greenville on Wednesday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville baseball sweeps Central Montcalm

The Greenville Yellow Jackets used a couple of underclassman hurlers to keep the Central Montcalm hitters at bay. Greenville freshman Tyler Schmitt pitched four innings, while sophomore Eduardo Rivera threw the final three innings in a 3-1 second game win at home on Wednesday.

Kenowa Hills’ Frances Dodge sends a free kick toward the goal, while Greenville’s Kinsey Golden (10), Olivia Sowerby (9) and Morgan Christensen (16) stand in front to block the shot. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Strong 2nd half leads Kenowa Hills past Greenville soccer

Kylee Krogman scored her second goal of the game just three minutes into the second half. Only it wasn’t a goal, or at least a goal seen by the officials. Instead of Greenville’s soccer team leading 2-0 early in the second half against the Kenowa Hills Knights on Monday, the Yellow Jackets soccer team held just a one-goal lead at that point.

The winners of the annual Tri-Greenville Travelin’ Trophy were Greenville Middle School and Baldwin Elementary, bottom left, in 2014. Each year the elementary and secondary school with the highest percentage of participants in the Tri-Greenville win the trophy to be displayed at their respective school.

Third annual Tri-Greenville Triathlon & Duathlon May 30

The third annual Tri-Greenville is fast approaching and this year has a couple of new features to entice participation. This year’s Tri-Greenville on May 30, in addition to the adult and youth triathlon, has added an adult duathlon for those who want to avoid the swim portion of a triathlon.

Greenville senior Sarah Newhouse slides in under the tag of Lowell’s Megan Summerfield to give the Yellow Jackets a game one 6-5 win at home on Monday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville opens softball season with a sweep

For the first game of the season, on a windy and chilly evening, the Greenville Yellow Jackets were seeing the ball well at the plate. The Yellow Jackets knocked out 25 hits over two games, while opening the 2015 softball season with a non-conference sweep over the Lowell Red Arrows at home on Monday.

Greenville’s Landon Kemp clears a vault as a freshman in 2014. Kemp holds the school record of 12-feet-0 and just set a national meet record on March 13. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Kemp soars, sets national meet pole vault record

Landon Kemp continues to fly through the air. Each time, she raises the bar…literally. Kemp, who set the Greenville High School pole vault record multiple times a year ago, set another record on March 13, this time at the New Balance Nationals Indoor competition in New York City.

Greenville’s Sarah Newhouse delivers a pitch during an early season game last year. Newhouse has signed to play softball for Kalamazoo Valley Community College. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville duo signs to play softball in college

Sarah Newhouse and Elizabeth Niemiec have yet to begin their season seasons of softball, save for practice, for the Greenville Yellow Jackets. Still, they both know they will continue to play softball following their Greenville careers.