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Greenville’s Jake Hopkins, right, goes for a pin during the regional semifinal against Gaylord on Wednesday at Mount Pleasant. Greenville won that match 33-30.

Greenville wrestlers fall in regional finals

For the first time in five years, the Greenville Yellow Jackets wrestling team will not be ending its season at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek. On Wednesday night, Bay City Western revenged last year’s regional final loss (45-19) with a 32-25 Division 2 regional final victory over the Yellow Jackets in Mount Pleasant.

Greenville’s Jake Hopkins goes for a pin against Colton Elder of Fremont during the district semifinals on Thursday. Hopkins pinned Elder in just 49 seconds.

Greenville wins another district title

In February, the Greenville Yellow Jackets winning a district wrestling title is as common as the cold and snowy weather. On Thursday at home, the Yellow Jackets put together two easy wins for their ninth consecutive Division 2 district title. The streak started in 2006 and continued this season with wins over Fremont (66-9) and Cedar Springs (56-18).

Greenville’s Leah Somerfield turns to the basket during a district tournament game last season. Somerfield scored her 1,000th career point on Monday against Lowell.

Greenville’s Somerfield reaches 1,000 points

It’s already been an outstanding 12 months for Greenville senior Leah Somerfield on the basketball court. Last season, Somerfield helped to lead the Yellow Jackets to their first conference (O-K Bronze) title since 1990. Somerfield earned all-state honors at the end of the season and prior to the current season, committed to play college basketball for Oakland University.

Greenville’s Paige Hallock gets fouled going for a shot during Friday’s win at home against Forest Hills Eastern. Hallock finished with seven points.

Greenville girls pull away in fourth quarter

The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls basketball team won a conference title last year for the first time since 1990. On Friday night, the Yellow Jackets took a another step toward winning a second consecutive O-K Bronze title with a 51-40 win over Forest Hills Eastern (9-5, 3-1).

Greenville’s Alex Budge grabs on to his opponent during the Greenville Invitational this season. Greenville will travel to Grand Rapids West Catholic tonight for the O-K Bronze tournament.

Yellow Jackets ready for O-K Bronze tournament

Wrestling’s second season begins tonight for the Greenville Yellow Jackets. The Yellow Jackets travel to Grand Rapids West Catholic tonight, weather permitting, for the O-K Bronze Conference tournament.

Greenville's Will Parmelee goes for a pin during a match this season.

Greenville’s Ward, Parmelee prepping for postseason run

Winning goes hand-in-hand with the Greenville Yellow Jackets wrestling program. The Yellow Jackets have won eight consecutive district titles, four straight regional titles and won the schools only state championship in 2008. Individually, Greenville consistently produces district, regional and state champions, as well.

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.