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Greenville's Nolan MacMillen makes an over the shoulder catch against Forest Hills Eastern last October. Greenville's new football Eddie Ostipow coached the past three seasons at FH Eastern (19-12 overall).

Greenville hires Eddie Ostipow as new football coach

The head coaching position at Greenville High School was coveted by nearly 50 applicants. After a month of going through all of the applications, narrowing the field to eight, interviews and more, a decision was announced on Thursday. Eddie Ostipow, who has spent the past three years as head coach of Forest Hills Eastern, has been named Greenville’s new head coach. He replaces the retired Dave Moore, who spent 13 years as coach.

Lakeview’s Marc Leach looks to make a pass during the second half with Greenville’s Keegan Goetz guarding at home on Tuesday night. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville edges Lakeview in 46-43 comeback victory

Alec O’Connor hit the first two. Will Huiet hit the final one. Those three consecutive 3-pointers by O’Connor and Huiet, trailing by five points, propelled the Greenville Yellow Jackets to a much needed late run in a 46-43 win over the Lakeview Wildcats on Tuesday night.

Tri County’s Dakota Greer, left, hand fights with Greenville’s Austin Dickinson in the 125-pound match at the Rockford Invitational on Saturday. Greer won by technical fall 16-1.- Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Tri County wrestlers win Rockford Invitational

The Tri County Vikings wrestling team continued its spectacular season with five more wins. The Vikings were perfect and defeated the Greenville Yellow Jackets 42-25 in the final match to win the Rockford Invitational on Saturday. It was the second time this season the Vikings knocked off the Yellow Jackets. It was also the first time in school history Tri County defeated Rockford.

Montabella’s Joel Bucao handles the ball with Vestaburg’s Christian Keeler applying the defensive pressure in an MSAC matchup on Thursday night. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Vestaburg pulls out late MSAC win at Montabella

The Vestaburg Wolverines earned its fifth win in as many tries this season, but it was anything but easy. Trailing most of the game, the Wolverines did not maintain a lead until the final 1:18 of the game in a 54-48 MSAC win at Montabella on Thursday night. Vestaburg coach Todd Halcomb said a win is a win, although he noted they were lucky to pull one out.

Greenville’s Adele Kemp, middle, battles Belding’s Hallee Breimayer for the ball during Friday’s rivaly game at Redskins Arena. Kemp scored 20 points in the Yellow Jackets 60-46 win. - Sports Pro Images/Jamie McNinch

Greenville shooters down rival Belding

When you’re hot, you’re hot. As was the case with the Greenville Yellow Jackets on Friday night. The red hot Yellow Jackets knocked down 13 3-pointers, six of them by freshman Adele Kemp, in a 60-46 road win over rival Belding on Friday. The game was tight for 2 1/2 quarters before a flurry of 3-pointers midway through the third quarter propelled the Yellow Jackets their second win of the season.

Greenville’s Alec O’Connor takes a shot with a Sparta defender in his face at home on Tuesday night. Sparta won the season opener 37-30. Sports Pro Images/Jamie McNinch

Greenville starts slow in opening loss to Sparta

The shots started to fall in the fourth quarter. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case during the first three quarters. In the high school boys basketball season opener for both Greenville and Sparta, it was the Spartans who made enough shots and then sealed the game with free throws in a 37-30 road win on Tuesday night.

Greenville coach Dave Moore, third from right, and assistant Mark Haist, far right, talk to the Yellow Jackets during a timeout earlier this year. - Courtesy photos/Jamie McNinch

Dave Moore retires as Greenville’s football coach

After 34 years of coaching football, Dave Moore was looking for a place to call home, a community to raise his two sons and for a job he could retire from. More than 13 years ago, Moore found that home after being hired as head coach of the Greenville Yellow Jackets football program. On Friday, after 13 years as the Yellow Jackets’ head coach, Moore announced his retirement in front of his players and coaches. He finished his career as Greenville’s all-time winningest coach with a 63-61 record.

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Greenville’s Hallock verbally commits to GVSU

GREENVILLE — Heavily-recruited Greenville junior girls basketball player Paige Hallock has had to make a decision as to where she wanted to play in college. She had been receiving offers for multiple schools. But on Tuesday, she posted on Twitter she verbally committed to play for Grand Valley State University. “I had known for about [...]

Greenville’s Emily Schepp (2) goes for a kill against Forest Hills Central in a Class A district loss at home on Tuesday. - Courtesy photo/Jamie McNinch

Greenville’s season ends with district loss to FH Central

The energy was there, the effort was there, but there wasn’t enough points to go round between the two teams. The Greenville Yellow Jackets played tough, competitive volleyball against a very good Forest Hills Central Rangers team, but still fell in three close games in the first round of a Class A district opening game at home on Tuesday. FH Central — an honorable mention in the latest Class A poll by the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association — won 25-22, 25-23, 25-18 to advance in the district tournament.

Greenville junior linebacker Evan Plate (6) eyes a Belding offensive player during a season-opening win at Rudness Field in August. Plate committed to play football at Central Michigan University on Monday. - Courtesy photo/Jamie McNinch

Greenville’s Evan Plate commits to Central Michigan for football

Evan Plate will continue the family tradition of playing football in college. The Greenville Yellow Jackets junior committed to playing football for Central Michigan University (CMU) Tuesday as a member of the Class of 2017. First offered a scholarship in June after a attending a CMU camp, Plate visited the campus during Saturday’s home game against Buffalo. He committed on Monday.