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Greenville coach Dave Moore, third from right, and assistant Mark Haist, far right, talk to the Yellow Jackets during a timeout earlier this year. - Courtesy photos/Jamie McNinch

Dave Moore retires as Greenville’s football coach

After 34 years of coaching football, Dave Moore was looking for a place to call home, a community to raise his two sons and for a job he could retire from. More than 13 years ago, Moore found that home after being hired as head coach of the Greenville Yellow Jackets football program. On Friday, after 13 years as the Yellow Jackets’ head coach, Moore announced his retirement in front of his players and coaches. He finished his career as Greenville’s all-time winningest coach with a 63-61 record.


Greenville’s Hallock verbally commits to GVSU

GREENVILLE — Heavily-recruited Greenville junior girls basketball player Paige Hallock has had to make a decision as to where she wanted to play in college. She had been receiving offers for multiple schools. But on Tuesday, she posted on Twitter she verbally committed to play for Grand Valley State University. “I had known for about [...]

Greenville’s Emily Schepp (2) goes for a kill against Forest Hills Central in a Class A district loss at home on Tuesday. - Courtesy photo/Jamie McNinch

Greenville’s season ends with district loss to FH Central

The energy was there, the effort was there, but there wasn’t enough points to go round between the two teams. The Greenville Yellow Jackets played tough, competitive volleyball against a very good Forest Hills Central Rangers team, but still fell in three close games in the first round of a Class A district opening game at home on Tuesday. FH Central — an honorable mention in the latest Class A poll by the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association — won 25-22, 25-23, 25-18 to advance in the district tournament.

Greenville junior linebacker Evan Plate (6) eyes a Belding offensive player during a season-opening win at Rudness Field in August. Plate committed to play football at Central Michigan University on Monday. - Courtesy photo/Jamie McNinch

Greenville’s Evan Plate commits to Central Michigan for football

Evan Plate will continue the family tradition of playing football in college. The Greenville Yellow Jackets junior committed to playing football for Central Michigan University (CMU) Tuesday as a member of the Class of 2017. First offered a scholarship in June after a attending a CMU camp, Plate visited the campus during Saturday’s home game against Buffalo. He committed on Monday.

Greenville’s Kyle Farmer stops on a dime to get by a Cedar Springs’ defender during Monday’s Division 2 district soccer opening at Cedar Springs. Farmer scored a goal in the second half. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville advances in district soccer with 3-0 victory

Nature can be quite the equalizer when it comes to soccer. A windy day can make a simple soccer pass along the turf roll for days, a 40-yard kick go only 20 yards into the wind. Both the Greenville Yellow Jackets and host Cedar Springs Red Hawks experienced high winds that made for an interesting first round game of the Division 2 district soccer tournament on Monday, one that saw the Yellow Jackets advance. A quick goal in the first half and quick back-to-back goals in the second half propelled the Yellow Jackets to a 3-0 victory.

Greenville football players were surprised with new jerseys prior to Friday’s game at home against Cedar Springs. The new gold jerseys replace black jerseys. - Courtesy photos/Jamie McNinch

Cedar Springs spoils homecoming for Greenville

When you play the Cedar Springs Red Hawks, capitalizing on scoring opportunities is a must. Cedar Springs is efficient, to say the least, on the offensive side of the ball. The Red Hawks scored on six of seven possessions — the last ending with the completion of the game — in a 51-22 win at Greenville on Friday night.

Greenville’s Garrett Moeggenborg, right, leads Tri County’s Caleb Birdsall around a corner at the Don Baese Invitational Saturday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Personal records are the theme of Don Baese Invite

If a cross country runner wanted to set a new personal best time, Saturday at the Carson City-Crystal Don Baese Invitational seemed to be the place to do it. Coaches from Greenville, the host Eagles, Vestaburg and Tri County saw a lot of their runners set “personal records” (PRs) at the meet. The meet started with the Blue Division, which CC-Crystal and Vestaburg were in.

Greenville running back Nolan MacMillen breaks free from a tackle during a run against Forest Hills Northern Friday. Courtesy photo/Jamie McNinch

Jake Martin leads FH Northern past Greenville

Stopping Jake Martin is the task of every Forest Hills Northern opponent. After five weeks, the Greenville Yellow Jackets were the latest in trying to find a successful way. Martin, a senior quarterback, rushed for 209 yards, passed for 176 yards and accounted for all eight of the Huskies’ touchdowns, five of them on the ground, in a 62-22 win against Greenville at home Friday night.

Greenville’s Paige Hallock, right, and Forest Hills Northern’s Parker Kwiatkowski meet over the top of the net battling for a point during Tuesday’s O-K Bronze match. - Courtesy photo/Jamie McNinch

Greenville falls in 5-setter to FH Northern

Playing from the east side of Greenville’s volleyball court is a good thing. Unfortunately, the host Yellow Jackets only played two of five games from the east side. That meant the Forest Hills Northern Huskies were on the winning side of an extremely competitive five-set match on Tuesday.

Greenville’s Sam Lindeman stretches to return a shot against Northview’s Ethan Robbins at home on Monday. Robbins won the No. 1 singles match 6-0, 6-4. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Shorthanded Greenville falls at home to Northview tennis

he Greenville Yellow Jackets tennis team put up a good effort despite missing two key components. Playing without their No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles players (sickness), the Yellow Jackets dropped an O-K Bronze matchup 5-3 at home against the Northview Wildcats on Monday.