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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.

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ROUNDUPS: Prep scores from Tuesday, Jan. 14

Belding 45, Sparta 32: The Redskins overcame a five-point third quarter to beat the Spartans in an O-K Blue Conference matchup Tuesday night. Nick Price led Belding with 12 points and Garrett Strotheide and Kole Hart added 10 each…

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ROUNDUPS: Prep scores from Monday, Jan. 13

Montabella 45, Ithaca 30: The Mustangs outscored the Yellowjackets 30-11 in the second half to pull off the nonconference win on Monday. Sarah Miller led the Mustangs with 22 points to go along with 10 rebounds…

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ROUNDUPS: Prep scores from Saturday, Jan. 11

Greenville wins Parma Western Invite: The Yellow Jackets were winners at the Parma Western Invitational Saturday, going 4-0 in beating Lake Odessa Lakewood 50-16, Quincey 71-3, the host Panthers 46-24 and Clinton 78-6

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.

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ROUNDUPS: Prep scores from Friday, Jan. 10

Lakeview 61, Hesperia 40: The Wildcats remained undefeated after getting a CSAA win over the Panthers Friday night. Lakeview was led by Brad Hamlin with 15 points and Shawn Lindsey and Nate Shurlow with 10 each

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.

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YEAR IN REVIEW: Top Daily News sports stories of 2013 (No. 3-1)

As 2013 comes to a close, The Daily News is taking a look back at the top 10 local sports stories of the year. We counted down from 10 to four earlier in the week. The top three stories feature four teams and many more individuals in outstanding seasons.

Greenville’s Nate Bower moves by a Tri County defender along the baseline during Tuesday’s road game. The Yellow Jackets won 76-37.

Greenville cruises by Tri County for third win

Ultimately, the end result is what counts. The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys basketball team didn’t have a great start, but they improved as the game continued and finished strong for its third win in as many games. Greenville’s offense ignited in the third quarter as the Yellow Jackets routed the Tri County Vikings on Tuesday 76-37.