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Greenville pitcher Calvin Syrjala fires a pitch past Lakeview’s Jacob Ridgeway in the third inning of game one. Greenville beat Lakeview 5-2 in game one of Wednesday night’s doubleheader.

Greenville baseball sweeps Lakeview in district tuneup

Greenville’s Parker Syrjala hadn’t pitched since mid-April. On Wednesday, Syrjala took the mound against the Lakeview Wildcats and showed no signs of rust. Syrjala, on a strict pitch count, went 4 2/3 innings without allowing a hit or run for a 5-0 victory in the second of two games.

Greenville’s Alec Ward, middle, signs his letter of intent to wrestle for Davenport University. With Ward, left to right, are father Steve Ward, Davenport coach Jamie Boyd, Greenville coach Paul Johnson and mother Stacy Ward.

Greenville’s Ward to wrestle at Davenport University

Greenville’s Alec Ward will have the opportunity to continue his wrestling career. In doing so, Ward will help a new program set the foundation for future success. On Friday, Ward signed to wrestle collegiately for Davenport University in Grand Rapids.

Greenville’s Devon Tate lays down a bunt during the first inning of Wednesday’s doubleheader against Forest Hills Eastern. Tate was thrown out at first, but finished the game with one hit and two runs.

Greenville softball rallies to defeat FH Eastern

The Greenville Yellow Jackets softball team found itself in an early hole. Fortunately, the Yellow Jackets continued to battle and found a way to pull out a 7-6 O-K Bronze win at home against the Forest Hills Eastern Hawks on Wednesday night.

Belding’s Brady Blasher prepares for his at bat Monday against Greenville. Belding fell to Greenville 9-8 in game one of the double header.

Greenville baseball takes two from Belding

Greenville’s baseball team got some offense going in their doubleheader against Belding Monday. The Yellow Jackets were able to pound out 19 runs in beating the Redskins 9-8 and 10-1 on Belding’s diamond.

Greenville freshman Landon Kemp attempts a pole vault during a meet at Yellow Jacket Stadium this season. Kemp set the school record with a vault of 11-7 on April 26. - Jamie McNinch

Greenville freshman sets pole vault record

It was just a matter of time before Landon Kemp set the Greenville High School girls pole vault record. The freshman, who has been pole vaulting since fifth grade, set the school record on April 26 at the Fulton Invitational with a vault of 11-7. The vault broke the previous record of 11-6 set by Audrey Wyse in 2013.

The start of the 2014 Yellow Jacket Challenge on Sunday began in the Greenville Middle School parking lot and finished on the football field at Legacy Field.

580 people participate in Yellow Jacket Challenge

It was a little windy and a little chilly on Sunday afternoon, but that didn’t stop plenty of runners and walkers from taking part in the seventh annual Yellow Jacket Challenge. A total of 370 runners and more than 200 walkers/fun runners took part in the event, which serves a fundraiser for Education Foundation of Greenville. Proceeds are used exclusively for wellness, exercise and nutrition programs throughout Greenville Public Schools.

Greenville’s Beth Gantz rips a first inning single against Cedar Springs on Tuesday at home. Gantz had two hits in a 7-6 game one victory.

Greenville softball sweeps Cedar Springs

Fresh off a weekend tournament championship at Morley Stanwood, the Greenville Yellow Jackets softball team was hoping to keep its solid play going against a conference rival. On Tuesday, the Yellow Jackets did just that and swept the Cedar Springs Red Hawks in an O-K Bronze doubleheader at home. Greenville took game one 7-6 and rallied late to win game two 8-5.

Greenville’s Ally Berry, left, races the 100-meter dash during Wednesday’s O-K Bronze track meet against Northview. Ally won the 100 and three other events for the Yellow Jackets.

Yellow Jackets begin track season with a pair of wins

The sun was shining, but the temperatures were chilly and the wind was a little much at times. Still, the Greenville Yellow Jackets boys and girls track teams finally opened the season on Wednesday night at Yellow Jacket Stadium. They did so with a pair of dominating wins over O-K Bronze rival Northview.

Kyle Reamer, right, leads the start of a distance race for the Yellow Jackets during a meet at home last year. Reamer graduated last year.

Greenville track teams ready to continue season

Greenville High School has a long tradition of solid performances, both individually and as a team, on the track and in the field. The Yellow Jackets are expecting more of the same this season.

Greenville’s Ryan Johnson holds his latest 300 ring. Johnson recently bowled a 300 from the left side. He has 16 as a right-hander.

Tragedy leads to rare bowling feat

Bowling is just a game. For some, bowling is just a hobby, a night out of the house. For others, it’s about competition and being the best. But mostly, it’s just a game.