The Greenville girls basketball team are conference champions for the first time since 1990. The Yellow Jackets were already assured of the first O-K Bronze title — prior to Wednesday’s tipoff — courtesy of a loss by second place Forest Hills Northern on Tuesday to Grand Rapids West Catholic.
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For the fourth consecutive year, the Greenville Yellow Jackets wrestling team, family, friends and fans will make the trip down M-66 to Battle Creek for the team state wrestling championships at Kellogg Arena. The Yellow Jackets — ranked No. 7 in Division 2 — earned the trip with two more convincing victories in a regional that was expected to be a little more competitive.
Every wrestling team begins winter practice in November dreaming of the chance to reach Battle Creek for the team state championship. Just eight teams in each of the four divisions get to realize this dream. Tonight, five area teams will have the chance to claim a regional title and a spot in the final eight, which will take place Feb. 22 and 23 at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek.
Houston … Greenville has a problem with you. Northview’s Devon Houston that is. The Wildcats’ sophomore lit up the Yellow Jackets (5-9, 1-5) with eight baskets from beyond the arc en route to a game-high 29 points and a leading role in Northview’s 55-45 O-K Bronze win on Friday night.
Every year a new team is supposed to challenge Greenville for a district wrestling title. Every year, the result is the same, at least it has been for the past eight years. The result, another Division 2 district title.
National signing day is an unofficial holiday for college football fans. For football players signing National Letters of Intent, it’s a dream come true. On Wednesday, Greenville’s Colt Harrington and Greg Krusniak signed commitments to continue their football careers at the next level. Harrington — defensive lineman — signed with Northwood University, while Krusniak — tight end — signed with Ferris State University.
The Greenville Yellow Jackets wrestling team was rarely challenged and cruised to the first O-K Bronze Conference wrestling title. At the O-K Bronze Conference tournament on Saturday, the Yellow Jackets had eight wrestlers win individual conference titles and placed all 14 in at least the top four.
One team was undermanned, the other was one of the best teams in the country. The level of competition changed dramatically from one match to another on Wednesday night for the Greenville Yellow Jackets wrestling team at home.
Greenville senior Dakota Sherrick has only been wrestling since his sophomore year. Watching him wrestle now and that doesn’t seem possible. It may have taken Sherrick longer to get into wrestling, but it is a decision he’s glad to have made.
While Greenville’s wrestling team kept rolling on Wednesday night, Belding hit a speed bump. The Yellow Jackets picked up a pair of wins in a home quadrangular, beating Cedar Springs 71-9 and the Redskins 49-24.