GREENVILLE — Greenville wrestling teammates Carter Magirl and Michael Schmidt will have the opportunity to remain teammates for another four years. After helping the Yellow Jackets to another team state finals appearance, both seniors signed last week to wrestle collegiately with the Olivet Comets.
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Mark Van Slooten thought his Northview Wildcats played a bit sloppy. The score on Monday agains the Greenville Yellow Jackets would suggest otherwise. Northview scored quickly and pressured the entire game in a 7-0 O-K Bronze victory at Yellow Jacket Stadium.
With the O-K Bronze Conference track meet just a week away, the Greenville Yellow Jackets had a chance Thursday to improve positioning before the final meet. Both the boys and girls teams did just that with victories over the Forest Hills Northern Huskies at Yellow Jacket Stadium. The boys team won 84-53, while the girls team won 94-42.
The cold weather has not done a thing to cool the Greenville Yellow Jackets hot start. On Thursday, the Yellow Jackets knocked out 13 hits — 11 of them over the final three innings — en route to a five inning 13-3 mercy win at home against the Cedar Springs Red Hawks.
Greenville and Forest Hills Eastern split two softball games last week. Monday’s game between the two O-K Bronze rivals was just as close. With the game tied 4-4, the Yellow Jackets had a chance to win at home in the bottom of the seventh inning. With the heart of the lineup coming up, the Yellow Jackets were confident they could win the game.
The Forest Hills Northern Huskies are ranked fourth in Division 2 for a reason. They are very good. The Huskies put on a show Monday night at Yellow Jacket Stadium in a 9-0 first half victory over host Greenville. Robin Wujkowski and Jillian Kolster each scored three goals in the victory.
After weeks of rain and clouds, the sunshine finally made an appearance. It was perfect timing as the 6th annual Yellow Jacket Challenge took place at Greenville High School on Sunday.
When will the rain go away? The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls tennis team is waiting for an answer, as is every other area sports team. While waiting, though, the Yellow Jackets are practicing and hoping to use their offseason momentum for success this spring.
After weeks of working on fundamentals, the Greenville Yellow Jackets softball team is ready to take to the field. But, like every other area sports team, they anxiously wait for the weather to break. For the rain to stop, the fields to dry and the temperature to warm.
All the sports events scheduled for Monday and even Tuesday were canceled because of rain. With the exception of a few teams, most school teams have yet to take the field or the track to start the season.