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.
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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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.