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Greenville senior Nikota Howe, middle, signs her Letter of Intent to play softball for Lake Erie College on Thursday. Also in the picture are Howe’s mother Laura Mahlich, left, and father Duane Howe.

Howe signs with Lake Erie College

Nikota Howe loves softball. She always has. On Wednesday, Howe accomplished a childhood goal by signing a Letter of Intent to play college softball and continue her career after high school.

Former Greenville High School teammates Justin Zimmer, left, and Zane Weaver (65) line up against each other during Saturday’s Ferris State/Northern Michigan football game in Big Rapids.

Former Greenville teammates battle on the gridiron

There was a Greenville reunion of sorts in Big Rapids on Saturday afternoon. Combined, the Ferris State Bulldogs and Northern Michigan Wildcats football teams featured four former Greenville Yellow Jackets. In addition to the players, plenty of family and friends made the trip to catch the regular season finale between the GLIAC rivals.

Mike Mulholland, a Greenville graduate, snapped this picture during the Detroit Lions/Chicago Bears game this season at Ford Field. Mulholland is the statewide sports photographer for the MLive Media Group.

Greenville graduate working dream job

Mike Mulholland is working his dream job. He just turned 24 years old. The Greenville High School graduate (2007) and soon to be Central Michigan University graduate is the statewide sports photographer for the MLive Media Group.

Greenville senior Leah Somerfield, middle, signs a Letter of Intent to play college basketball at Oakland University. Included in photo, left to right, mother Shellie Somerfield, assistant coach Tammy Kemp, head coach Eric Nichols and father Jeff Somerfield.

Greenville’s Somerfield signs with Oakland University

Greenville High School senior Leah Somerfield has always dreamed of playing basketball at the collegiate level. On Wednesday, that dream became a reality as Somerfield signed a Letter of Intent to play basketball for the Oakland University Golden Grizzlies.

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Greenville faces tough road to district final

The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) volleyball district tournaments begin today across the state. The road to a district title for the Greenville Yellow Jackets is always a tough one. This year, isn’t going to be any different, as the Yellow Jackets open up tournament play tonight against the host Forest Hills Northern Huskies in the Class A District No. 7 bracket.

Boys take off at the start of the Central Montcalm Pre-Regional Run Monday.

Greenville girls win Pre-Regional run

Greenville’s girls cross country team has had its struggles all season. Those struggles came to an end Monday when they won the Central Montcalm Pre-Regional Run.

Greenville’s Kyle Swindell falls to the ground after catching the game tying two-point conversion with 17 seconds left in the fourth quarter. The Yellow Jackets tied the game 21-21 to force overtime with Forest Hills Eastern on Friday.

Greenville football falls in overtime to FH Eastern

Forest Hills Eastern scored the first and final touchdowns against the Greenville Yellow Jackets. It was the last one that hurt the most. After the Yellow Jackets pulled off a dramatic, final drive score to force overtime, the Eastern defense stepped up and their offense found the end zone one final time to defeat the Yellow Jackets 27-21 on Friday night at Legacy Field.

Greenville’s Amanda Kerschen hits her approach shot on the 10th hole at The Links at Bowen Lake during Thursday’s Division 2 regional tournament.

Greenville returns to golf state finals

The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls golf team is returning to the Division 2 state finals for the fifth consecutive season. The Yellow Jackets secured their spot with a third place finish on Thursday at the regional tournament at The Links of Bowen Lake. The host Yellow Jackets fired a 399, which was seven shots better than Forest Hills Northern’s 406 and nine shots better than Lowell’s 408.

Greenville’s Jacob Bracey (6) tries to keep Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian’s Yonathan Tessema (11) away from the ball during the two teams’ game Monday.

Greenville kickers lose to NorthPointe 6-1

It was a tough day for Greenville’s soccer team, both physically and emotionally. The Yellow Jackets were beat on the scoreboard by Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian 6-1 Monday at Yellow Jacket Stadium, but they were also physically beaten in a physical game that saw many players knocked down with no fouls called by the referee.

Greenville senior Leah Somerfield, left, battles for the ball with an opponent from Forest Hills Eastern on Thursday at home.

Greenville remains perfect in O-K Bronze

Greenville started strong and they finished even stronger. The Yellow Jackets volleyball team remained undefeated in the O-K Bronze with a convincing 25-21, 25-14, 19-25, 25-15 win over Forest Hills Eastern on Thursday night at North Gym.