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Greenville’s Alec Grice gets tangled with Cedar Springs’ Santiago Quiroga and falls to the turf, while Gabe Zwinger comes away with the ball for the Red Hawks during Tuesday’s Division 2 district opening game. - Bruce Bentley

Greenville advances in soccer tourney

The Greenville Yellow Jackets didn’t play its best game of the year, but it was enough to advance in the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 2 district soccer tournament. After a slow start, the Yellow Jackets adjusted to the synthetic surface at Cedar Springs and was able to score once in each half of a 2-0 victory over the host Red Hawks.

Greenville’s Eric Plate reaches for an extra yard during Friday’s homecoming game at Legacy Field against Forest Hills Northern. Plate rushed for 234 yards in the loss. - Courtesy photos/Jamie McNinch

Greenville loses to FHN in homecoming heartbreaker

The Greenville Yellow Jackets needed to play the perfect game. On Friday, the Forest Hills Northern Huskies, ranked No. 7 in Division 3 and defending O-K Bronze champions, visited Legacy Field in what many thought would be a convincing victory over the Yellow Jackets.

Greenville coach Dave Moore practices as Forest Hills Northern scout team quarterback at practice on Thursday. The two teams will meet Friday at Legacy Field. Greenville is 4-1 overall. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville faces tough league challenge vs. FHN

The Greenville Yellow Jackets will have its toughest challenge of the season on Friday when the Forest Hills Northern Huskies visit Legacy Field. The Huskies are defending O-K Bronze champions, a perfect 5-0 this season and ranked No. 6 in Division 3 in the latest Associated Press prep football poll. Greenville, on the other hand, enters the game 4-1 overall. Both teams are 1-0 in the league.

Greenville’s Dair Smith heads the ball over Wyoming’s Ezequiel Sanchez Lagunas during Tuesday’s O-K Bronze soccer match at Yellow Jacket Stadium.

Wyoming soccer edges Greenville 2-1

The Greenville Yellow Jackets were in attack mode. Unfortunately, Wyoming Wolves goalkeeper Jesse Flores was in defense mode. Flores, a senior, made save after save on Tuesday night as the Wolves held off a late Greenville surge for a 2-1 victory in an O-K Bronze soccer match.

From left, Greenville defenders Conner Wyckoff (18) Caleb Jeanette (1) Hunter Tobey (36) and Cody Buchanan (76) bring down Comstock Park running back Monterio Smith (1) Friday evening at Legacy Field in Greenville. - Cory Smith

Greenville controls 2nd half, beats Comstock Park

Greenville coach Dave Moore said the Yellow Jackets needed to stop the running game of the Comstock Park Panthers. It took a half, but the Yellow Jackets did just that. Trailing 16-14 at halftime, Greenville held the Panthers scoreless in the second half and pounded out three touchdowns of its own for a 37-16 victory on Friday night at Legacy Field.

Northview’s Alex Mendez scores from this corner kick for a 4-0 advantage late in the first half. Mendez scored three goals in the Wildcats victory. - Bruce Bentley

Northview soccer shuts down Yellow Jackets 5-0

The Greenville Yellow Jackets were coming off a dominating 6-1 win over the Lowell Red Arrows in its last game. With a 3-2 record, the Yellow Jackets were off to one of their better starts in recent seasons. On Tuesday, perennial powerhouse Northview made the trip to Greenville, which would be a great game to gauge how good these Yellow Jackets really were.

Greenville senior Eric Plate rushes for an 82-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage Thursday evening against Belding at Legacy Field in Greenville. Plate rushed for a school single-game record  265 yards and totaled a single-game record of 373 all-purpose yards.

Greenville dominates rivalry game vs. Belding

It didn’t take long for the Greenville Yellow Jackets to set the tone for its annual rivalry grudge match against the Belding Redskins. Actually, it took just 18 seconds. On the first play from scrimmage, Greenville senior Eric Plate cut to the outside, he turned on the burners and raced 82 yards for a touchdown.

Greenville’s Conner Wyckoff slips by a defender during practice on Wednesday. - Bruce Bentley

Greenville looks toward start of football season

The Michigan high school football season begins just two weeks from today. On Aug. 28, the Greenville Yellow Jackets will host longtime rival Belding at Legacy Field. The Redskins snapped a five-game losing streak against the Yellow Jackets with a 47-14 victory a year ago to open the season.

Greenville graduate Jordan Thomas during his senior season against Lowell’s Gabe Dean.

Michigan’s Thomas to host wrestling camp

Jordan Thomas loves giving back. The former Greenville Yellow Jacket wrestler and current University of Michigan redshirt sophomore will host his third annual wrestling camp at Greenville High School.

Greenville cornerback Eric Plate, right, checks a Lakeview receiver off the line during Tuesday’s passing camp at Legacy Field. The first official football practice in Aug. 11.

Lakeview competes vs. GHS at passing camp

What a difference a week makes. A week ago, the temperature was more reminiscent of late-September (mid-60s). On Tuesday, the temperature felt like summer again (upper 80s).