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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.

Greenville senior Cole Antcliff, top, works on the arm of Byron Center’s Collin Stein during a match at home this season. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville’s Cole Antcliff has state title hopes

Cole Antcliff has state championship aspirations. The Greenville senior is currently 23-1 this year and ranked No. 4 at 285 pounds in Division 2 by www.michigangrappler.com. With those accolades, Antcliff is correct when he says he is a state contender.

Lakeview’s Nate Shurlow looks to make a pass with Greenville’s Keegan Cossou guarding during Tuesday’s game at Greenville. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Lakeview remains perfect with win at Greenville

Lakeview’s Jon Hansen went diving. John Zuluaga-Torres did the same. It was their effort that saved the basketball from going out of bounds. Hansen’s dive was near mid court, Zuluaga-Torres was along the baseline. The end result was a game defining three-pointer from Caleb Rubalcaba.

A look at the Detroit Pistons court during the Greenville Yellow Jackets/Belding Redskins girls basketball game at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Saturday. - Daily News/Ryan Schlehuber

Greenville sweeps rival Belding at The Palace

It was an experience the Greenville and Belding varsity basketball programs won’t forget anytime soon. Well, the Belding boys and girls team might want to forget the final scores. The rest, they will remember.

Greenville’s Troy Bedenbaugh drives through the lane and puts up a shot against Central Montcalm at home on Dec. 22 - Courtesy photo/Jamie McNinch

Greenville returns to action with three games in five days

The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys basketball team last played on Dec. 22. After a nearly three week long break, the Yellow Jackets return to action tonight for the first of three games in five days. Greenville will begin O-K Bronze play tonight at Forest Hills Northern. They will face the Belding Redskins tomorrow at The Palace of Auburn Hills and then the Lakeview Wildcats at home on Tuesday.

Central Montcalm’s Lane Ledford grabs a rebound in front of Greenville’s Mitch Niewoonder during Monday’s game in Greenville. Ledford scored 22 points in the win. - Courtesy photo/Jamie McNinch

Ledford, Switzer leads Central Montcalm past Greenville

The Central Montcalm Hornets kept shooting and the shots started to fall. Down by 10 in the first half, five at halftime and three to start the fourth quarter, the Hornets continued to battle. Seniors Lane Ledford and Todd Switzer combined for 29 of the Hornets’ 37 second half points in a 55-52 road win over the Yellow Jackets.

Greenville senior Amanda Kerschen dribbles the ball along the baseline for the Yellow Jackets during Tuesday’s game at Central Montcalm. Kerschen finished the game with five points. - Courtesy photo/Jamie McNinch

Kemp’s 24 helps Greenville to win over Central Montcalm

It took until the final minutes of the first quarter before the Greenville Yellow Jackets found some momentum. The Yellow Jackets used quickness and their height inside to defeat the Central Montcalm Hornets 58-33 on Tuesday night.

Greenville’s Stephen Hilliker goes for a pin against Byron Center during Wednesday’s home match. Hilliker pinned Bryon Biles in 1:40. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville opens wrestling year with pair of victories

With no returning state placers and only a handful of seniors, the Greenville Yellow Jackets wrestling team is as inexperienced as any of its teams in the past several seasons. Still, saying Greenville is rebuilding would be inaccurate. The team is plenty talented, very well coached and in line to win a ninth consecutive district championship this year. A four-year regional championship run ended last season.

Greenville’s Paige Hallock, right, dives for a loose ball during the regional semifinal game against Muskegon in March. - Courtesy photo/Jamie McNinch

Greenville girls excited to start hoops season

The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls basketball team has had a great amount of success the past two seasons. In the past two years, the Yellow Jackets have won 38 games, two O-K Bronze titles and one district championship, the school’s first since 1983. This year, with a quality returning base, the expectations are once again high.