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.
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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.