Just three years ago, Greenville High School graduate Justin Zimmer was excelling on the sidelines in a Yellow Jackets football uniform. Today, Zimmer is excelling on the sidelines in a Ferris State University football uniform.
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You can’t have a much better start than the Greenville Yellow Jackets had on Friday night. The Greenville defense started the game with a three-and-out, while junior Kyle Swindell took the Yellow Jackets first offensive play of the game 62 yards for a touchdown.
Tonight at Legacy Field in Greenville, four individuals will be inducted into the Greenville Athletic Hall of Fame. The second class features coaches Dave Hannah, Kent Ingles and Larry Taylor and doctor Robert E. Rice.
Finally, in front its home crowd, the Greenville Yellow Jackets volleyball team didn’t disappoint the home fans. Playing at home for the first time this season, the Yellow Jackets cruised to a three-game sweep of O-K Bronze rival Northview Wildcats. Greenville won 25-22, 25-20, 25-19.
Greenville’s boys tennis team was coming off a couple of big wins last week, having beat Sparta Friday and winning the Lake Odessa Lakewood tournament Saturday. Northview made sure the good times didn’t last.
The Greenville Invitational Golf Tournament was designed to get golf teams prepared for the upcoming regional tournament that will take place Oct. 10 there. Both the local schools that played there used it to find areas they needed to improve on as the regionals get closer.
Tri County’s boys soccer team came into their game against Greenville undefeated at 7-0. The Jackets came in 2-6, so on paper it seemed the Vikings would be a heavy favorite.
Saturday morning started out as a great day for a run. Later in the morning, the same couldn’t be said as rain and lighting delays slowed the event and runners. Central Montcalm hosted 14 high school cross country teams and another 13 middle school teams for the 36th annual Mike Noll Hornet Run on Saturday. Area schools participating included Belding, Carson City-Crystal, Central Montcalm, Montabella and Vestaburg.
The Belding Redskins scored early and often. In the process, they stunned the capacity crowd on both sides of the football field. The Greenville Yellow Jackets had won five straight games and nine of the last 10 against the Redskins. The streak is no longer intact after the Redskins rolled up more than 400 yards rushing and convincingly defeated the Yellow Jackets 47-14.
The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls cross country team is just one of many competing today at the Warrior Invitational hosted by Chippewa Hills. Today’s event will be the first of the season for the Yellow Jackets. Area schools Lakeview and Montabella will also compete at the Warrior Invitational.