After pool play was done, there were two standout teams at The Daily News Invitational Volleyball Tournament — Belding and Greenville. Both had been undefeated in pool play, so they were the favorites to advance the finals.
Sports Top News
The Greenville High School girls varsity golf team has been one of the most consistent and successful teams in the state for more than 10 years. The Yellow Jackets routinely win league titles, advance in the state tournament, place in the top 10 at the state finals and earn multiple individual honors on the golf course.
The Greenville Yellow Jackets have gone two seasons without a football playoff appearance. As the Yellow Jackets begin their quest to snap that streak, they do so with a team that is displaying the kind of leadership and chemistry that leads to successful seasons.
I never met Frank Stankey. I wish I had that opportunity. By all accounts, Stankey was a legend. The longtime Greenville High School physical education teacher, coach and mentor passed away early Saturday morning at the age of 71. His passing brought tears to many, an unbelievable outpour of condolences and rekindled fond memories in the community.
Nearly two weeks worth of volleyball camp will come to a completion today at Greenville High School. The camp began last week with sixth through tenth grade students and continued this week for the younger athletes in third through fifth grade. Between the two, more than 90 campers participated in learning or improving in the game of volleyball.
Wednesday and Thursday are the days the three local high school golf teams take to the course for the regional tournaments. Greenville, Lakeview and Montabella all will be heading to their regional tournaments happy that they were able to qualify for the tournaments.
Softball is a passion for Brian Zdanowski. Starting in high school and continuing today, Zdanowski has spent multiple nights and weekends each summer playing softball around the state of Michigan.
Flawless. That would be the word to describe Greenville’s first attempt at hosting a triathlon. With the sun shining brightly and spectators lining the scenic Baldwin Lake beach, more than 225 triathletes took part in the first Tri Greenville triathlon on Saturday morning. The main event featured a one-quarter mile swim, 11.8 mile bike ride and wrapped up with a 5K run.
Greenville’s baseball team ran into a tough opponent in their first game of the Division 1 district baseball tournament. The Yellow Jackets were beat by the Rockford Rams Saturday, getting mercied 12-2 when Greenville gave up seven runs in the fifth inning.
The Greenville Yellow Jackets and Grand Rapids West Catholic Falcons began a three-game series on Tuesday that would help decide the outcome of the O-K Bronze. After three games, it was the Falcons who clinched at least a share of the league title after taking two-of-three games from the Yellow Jackets, including Wednesday’s 6-3 win at Greenville.