The Michigan High School football season is a little less than two months away. To be exact, the first official practice allowed is Aug. 10. On Thursday, the Greenville Yellow Jackets hosted the Lakeview Wildcats and Tri County Vikings in a 7-on-7 passing camp at Legacy Field. It was the first camp for both the Wildcats and Vikings, but second for Greenville as they were at Rockford on Tuesday. All three coaches seem pleased with their teams’ effort.
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Sure, Greenville boys golf coach Marty Carmichael would have liked for his team to finish better in the O-K Bronze Conference. But he wasn’t unhappy with the way the Yellow Jackets played. Greenville finished fourth in the Bronze, one place behind Northview.
Greenville’s baseball team was almost perfect Saturday. The Yellow Jackets won both of their games at the Belding Invitational Saturday, winning without giving up a single run.
When Kyle Swindell crossed the finish line of the 4×400-meter relay, it capped an excellent night for the Greenville Yellow Jackets boys and girls track teams. Competing at the O-K Bronze Conference track championship at Forest Hills Northern, the Yellow Jackets boys team placed second and the girls team third on Friday.
The day started cold, but with an abundance of sunshine, the day finished warm. Three golfers, though, were hot all day long at the annual Greenville Invitational at Brookside Golf Course on Thursday.
The weather finally cooperated for the Greenville Yellow Jackets track teams. Competing for the first time in 10 days, the Yellow Jackets’ girls team defeated Cedar Springs 70-67, while the Red Hawks’ boys defeated Greenville 74-63 at Yellow Jacket Stadium on Monday.
The Greenville Yellow Jackets golf team dominated the Lakeview Invitational. Greenville’s four golfers finished first through fourth, while the Yellow Jackets shot 340 to win the invitational over Kent City’s 391 at Brookside Golf Course on Saturday.
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.
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.