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Greenville’s Stephen Hilliker, right, has the leg of Grand Rapids Forest Hills Eastern’s Ryan Roth during the 112-pound match. Hilliker won 9-1.

Greenville hands FH Eastern first league loss

Grand Rapids Forest Hills Eastern’s wrestling team may be young, but they were able to win their first two O-K Bronze matches. That winning streak ended at the hands of Greenville, who won 67-9 over the Hawks.

Greenville junior Kyle O’Connor drives in for a layup during the third quarter of Tuesday’s 56-46 win over West Catholic.

Greenville boys defeat West Catholic 56-46

The Greenville Yellow Jackets’ win on Tuesday night was unlike any of its previous four this season. The Yellow Jackets won their first four games of the season in convincing fashion by an average of 25 points, while averaging 87 points per game. A two-game losing streak followed in which the Yellow Jackets were dominated in the same fashion.

Greenville senior Leah Somerfield grabs a rebound during Friday’s home game against Cedar Springs. Somerfield scored 11 points in the win and had five rebounds.

Greenville girls remain perfect with a 55-47 win

The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls basketball team prides themselves on playing tough defense. On Friday night, it was a defensive play in the final minutes that sealed a 55-47 O-K Bronze win over the Cedar Springs Red Hawks at home.

Greenville junior Ethan Morris drives to the basket during a home game against Belding. The Yellow Jackets travel to Forest Hills Central for a makeup game tonight.

Offensive change leads Greenville to 4-0 start

The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys basketball team started the season in December with an uncertain outlook for the year. Outside of knowing his team would work hard every night, Greenville coach Mark Haist didn’t know how a drastic change in offensive/defensive philosophy would translate into wins and losses.

Greenville’s Nate Bower moves by a Tri County defender along the baseline during Tuesday’s road game. The Yellow Jackets won 76-37.

Greenville cruises by Tri County for third win

Ultimately, the end result is what counts. The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys basketball team didn’t have a great start, but they improved as the game continued and finished strong for its third win in as many games. Greenville’s offense ignited in the third quarter as the Yellow Jackets routed the Tri County Vikings on Tuesday 76-37.

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.