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Greenville’s Ethan Morris drives past Belding’s Sam Beckett during Friday’s game. The Yellow Jackets won 88-83 to improve to 2-0. - Jamie McNinch

Greenville fends off Redskins for win

Points in high school basketball are sometimes hard to come by. Unless, that is, you’re the Greenville Yellow Jackets and Belding Redskins. The two rival played one of its more memorable games in recent history on Friday night.

Belding’s Michael Hunter, top, works over Greenville’s Stephen Hilliker during the 112- pound match Wednesday.

Greenville wrestlers go 2-0, stop Redskins, Rams

While Greenville’s wrestling team continued their winning ways at the Rockford quadrangular, Belding’s team went the other way. The Yellow Jackets won both of their matches Wednesday, beating the Redskins 41-28. While they were beating Rockford 38-33, the Redskins lost to Fruitport 42-30.

Greenville’s Ian Cooper blocks the shot of Muskegon Reeths-Puffer DeAndre Oakes-Owens during Tuesday’s season opening win at home. Cooper finished with 22 points.

Greenville scores 93 in nonleague win over Reeths-Puffer

There is no denying the Greenville Yellow Jackets boys basketball team has a new offensive and defensive philosophy this season. On Tuesday, the Yellow Jackets showed off that style, which features a lot of running, pressure defense and plenty of shots. The result, at least for game one, was a success.

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.