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.
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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.
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.