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Greenville freshman Paige Hallock reaches for a rebound during Tuesday’s Class A regional semifinal game at Grand Haven. - Jamie McNinch

Strong second half leads Muskegon by Greenville girls

A strong second half led the Muskegon Lady Reds to victory, but it was a late second quarter flurry that built the momentum used in the second half rally over the Greenville Yellow Jackets. Playing with three fouls, Muskegon’s Mardreika Cook scored the first half’s final seven points to trim Greenville’s halftime lead to 28-23. That momentum carried over into the second half as the Lady Reds outscored the Yellow Jackets 42-32 in the second half for a 65-60 Class A regional semifinal win at Grand Haven on Tuesday.

Nick Reamer, right, attempts a blocked shot during the Belding game earlier this season.

Greenville beats Lakewood 69-64

The Greenville Yellow Jackets continue to evolve its offense this season. From a fast paced (patterned after Grinnell College) style offense to a half court, more deliberate post style game, the Yellow Jackets have done a little bit of everything this season. They still shoot the three, but their defense is toughening up and the changes have helped the Yellow Jackets to three straight wins.

Greenville junior Mitch Niewoonder pulls up for a jump shot during Greenville’s home game against Cedar Springs earlier this season. The Red Hawks won that game 88-55.

Greenville upsets Cedar Springs 61-55

The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys basketball team is out of the O-K Bronze Conference race. But that doesn’t mean they can’t play spoiler for teams still competing for the coveted league championship. That’s what happened on Tuesday night as the Yellow Jackets pulled off a 61-55 upset win at Cedar Springs. The Red Hawks entered the game tied with Forest Hills Northern at 6-1 in the league. The loss, couple with Northern’s 45-42 win over Northview, leaves the Red Hawks a game back with two league games remaining.

Greenville senior Leah Somerfield drives to the basket during Friday’s game at home against Northview. Somerfield finished with seven points and eight rebounds.

Greenville girls clinch conference title with win

On senior night, it was a couple of freshman helping to lead the Greenville Yellow Jackets to victory. Playing for the second time in seven days against the Northview Wildcats, freshman Landon Kemp and Paige Hallock combined for 32 points in Greenville’s 48-37 O-K Bronze Conference win.

Greenville’s Jake Hopkins, right, goes for a pin during the regional semifinal against Gaylord on Wednesday at Mount Pleasant. Greenville won that match 33-30.

Greenville wrestlers fall in regional finals

For the first time in five years, the Greenville Yellow Jackets wrestling team will not be ending its season at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek. On Wednesday night, Bay City Western revenged last year’s regional final loss (45-19) with a 32-25 Division 2 regional final victory over the Yellow Jackets in Mount Pleasant.

Greenville’s Jake Hopkins goes for a pin against Colton Elder of Fremont during the district semifinals on Thursday. Hopkins pinned Elder in just 49 seconds.

Greenville wins another district title

In February, the Greenville Yellow Jackets winning a district wrestling title is as common as the cold and snowy weather. On Thursday at home, the Yellow Jackets put together two easy wins for their ninth consecutive Division 2 district title. The streak started in 2006 and continued this season with wins over Fremont (66-9) and Cedar Springs (56-18).

Greenville’s Leah Somerfield turns to the basket during a district tournament game last season. Somerfield scored her 1,000th career point on Monday against Lowell.

Greenville’s Somerfield reaches 1,000 points

It’s already been an outstanding 12 months for Greenville senior Leah Somerfield on the basketball court. Last season, Somerfield helped to lead the Yellow Jackets to their first conference (O-K Bronze) title since 1990. Somerfield earned all-state honors at the end of the season and prior to the current season, committed to play college basketball for Oakland University.

Greenville’s Paige Hallock gets fouled going for a shot during Friday’s win at home against Forest Hills Eastern. Hallock finished with seven points.

Greenville girls pull away in fourth quarter

The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls basketball team won a conference title last year for the first time since 1990. On Friday night, the Yellow Jackets took a another step toward winning a second consecutive O-K Bronze title with a 51-40 win over Forest Hills Eastern (9-5, 3-1).

Greenville’s Alex Budge grabs on to his opponent during the Greenville Invitational this season. Greenville will travel to Grand Rapids West Catholic tonight for the O-K Bronze tournament.

Yellow Jackets ready for O-K Bronze tournament

Wrestling’s second season begins tonight for the Greenville Yellow Jackets. The Yellow Jackets travel to Grand Rapids West Catholic tonight, weather permitting, for the O-K Bronze Conference tournament.

Greenville's Will Parmelee goes for a pin during a match this season.

Greenville’s Ward, Parmelee prepping for postseason run

Winning goes hand-in-hand with the Greenville Yellow Jackets wrestling program. The Yellow Jackets have won eight consecutive district titles, four straight regional titles and won the schools only state championship in 2008. Individually, Greenville consistently produces district, regional and state champions, as well.