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Greenville’s Jacob Bracey (6) tries to keep Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian’s Yonathan Tessema (11) away from the ball during the two teams’ game Monday.

Greenville kickers lose to NorthPointe 6-1

It was a tough day for Greenville’s soccer team, both physically and emotionally. The Yellow Jackets were beat on the scoreboard by Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian 6-1 Monday at Yellow Jacket Stadium, but they were also physically beaten in a physical game that saw many players knocked down with no fouls called by the referee.

Greenville senior Leah Somerfield, left, battles for the ball with an opponent from Forest Hills Eastern on Thursday at home.

Greenville remains perfect in O-K Bronze

Greenville started strong and they finished even stronger. The Yellow Jackets volleyball team remained undefeated in the O-K Bronze with a convincing 25-21, 25-14, 19-25, 25-15 win over Forest Hills Eastern on Thursday night at North Gym.

Ferris State University sophomore Justin Zimmer (48) makes a play on Ashland quarterback Tra’Von Chapman during Saturday’s 34-7 road win.

Zimmer earns GLIAC, national football honors

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.

Greenville running back Kyle Swindell breaks away for a 62-yard touchdown run on the Yellow Jackets’ first offensive play of the game.

Greenville rolls, tops Byron Center 28-0

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.

2012 Greenville Athletic Hall of Fame inductees Leo Marshall, left, and Paul Jorgensen stand in front of the Hall of Fame wall. The wall was donated by John and Linda Stafford and features plaques of each honoree.

Four elected into Greenville Athletic HOF

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.

Greenville’s Leah Somerfield hits the ball for a point during Greenville’s league win over Northview on Thursday at home.

Greenville sweeps league rival Northview

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 Sam Lindeman reaches to return a shot during the 4-singles match against Grand Rapids Northview Monday.

Greenville humbled by Northview tennis

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.

Greenville junior varsity player Caroline Willadsenfires a drive on the 16th tee during Saturday’s Greenville Invitational.

Central Montcalm, Greenville use invite to learn

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.

Greenville’s Chandler Humphrey, right, keeps the ball away from Tri County’s Dylan Matulis during Monday’s game between the two teams.

Greenville soccer hands Tri County first loss

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.

Carson City-Crystal’s Tyler Craig, right, starts the senior division race quick during Saturday’s Hornet Run at Central Montcalm. Craig placed third overall with a time of 17:49.91.

Central Montcalm hosts 36th annual Mike Noll Hornet Run

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.