High School

A panoramic look at Greenville High School’s Legacy Field. Eddie Ostipow, the new Greenville varsity football head coach, will be roaming the sidelines this fall. - Daily News/Cory Smith

Eddie Ostipow takes over Greenville’s football program

Eddie Ostipow saw a unique opportunity and went after it. Ostipow, the varsity football head coach at Forest Hills Eastern the past three seasons, was one of nearly 50 applicants for the vacant varsity head coaching position at Greenville High School. After a month of going through all of the applications, narrowing the field to eight, interviews and more, Greenville Athletic Director Brian Zdanowski announced the hiring of Ostipow last week.

Greenville’s Paige Hallock splits through two defenders on her way to a basket against Cedar Springs during Friday’s league game. Hallock scored 23 points. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Hallock, Kemp combine for 43 points in Greenville win

After opening the O-K Bronze season with a tough loss, the Greenville Yellow Jackets bounced back with a road win to even its league record.
Juniors Paige Hallock and Landon Kemp supplied most of the Greenville offense. Hallock scored a game-high 23 points, while Kemp added 20 points in a 54-44 win at Cedar Springs on Friday.

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ROUNDUP: Prep basketball scores from Friday, Jan. 15

CC-Crystal 47, Montabella 31: The 10th-ranked Eagles outscored the Mustangs 17-1 in the second quarter and that was the difference in an MSAC game Friday night. Madi Weese had 13 points and Jenna Schneider had nine on three 3-pointers for CC-Crystal…

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.

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ROUNDUP: Prep basketball scores from Tuesday, Jan. 12

Greenville 66, Lakeview 45: The Yellow Jackets held the Wildcats to just 25 percent from the field in beating Lakeview Tuesday night. The Kemp sisters led Greenville, with Adele getting 19 and Landon getting 18. Paige Hallock added nine points and 13 rebounds. Lakeview got 23 from Kirsten Johnson.

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.

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ROUNDUP: Prep basketball scores from Friday, Jan. 8

CC-Crystal 37, Sacred Heart 21: The Eagles remained undefeated in MSAC play after beating the Irish Thursday night. Kaleb Barrett had 18 of CC-Crystal’s 37 in the win…

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 Matt Jeffrey nears a pin against his opponent from Sturgis on Saturday. The Yellow Jackets defeated Sturgis 45-28 and went 5-0 to win their own tournament. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville cruises in own tournament

It’s always nice to be able to win a wrestling tournament as host, especially, after losing the year before. On Saturday, the host Greenville Yellow Jackets went a perfect 5-0 to reclaim top honors at its own invitational. A year ago, Sturgis defeated the Yellow Jackets to push the home into second place.