Something is going right in the city of Detroit. Detroit, you say? The city where dreams of professional athletic grandeur have gone to die a slow and painful death for so many years?
The eighth annual Yellow Jacket Challenge will take place in just seven days. The Yellow Jacket Challenge consists of a 5K-run, a one-mile walk and the young Yellow Jacket fun runs. The event serves as a fundraiser for the Education Foundation of Greenville. Proceeds are used exclusively for wellness, exercise and nutrition programs throughout Greenville Public Schools.
The third annual Tri-Greenville is fast approaching and this year has a couple of new features to entice participation. This year’s Tri-Greenville on May 30, in addition to the adult and youth triathlon, has added an adult duathlon for those who want to avoid the swim portion of a triathlon.
As Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo ascended the ladder Sunday evening at the Carrier Dome, a genuine smile was spotted on the face of the veteran. With a pair of scissors, Izzo snipped the final piece of the remains of the net from the hoop, turned to face the crowd and exhibited not one, but a pair of fist pumps.
Close but no cigar. That was usually the case for longtime Greenville bowler Wayne Knickerbocker.
When the Detroit Red Wings made the decision to produce a fresh face for their American Hockey League affiliate in Grand Rapids, they appear to have landed the golden ticket in the form of head coach Jeff Blashill. Since Blashill’s arrival in West Michigan, the Griffins franchise has seemingly discovered a way to win and do it with consistency. This season being no exception.
It’s here. Call it fortune, call it mystique, but at the end of the day, it discovers a way to routinely set the stage where some of the finest moments in collegiate basketball are stamped in history.
Greenville graduate Tyler Keselring was anxiously waiting to hear his name announced for an at-large bid to the NCAA wrestling championships on Wednesday. The Central Michigan senior instead saw two wrestlers he defeated during the regular season earn at-large bids for the championships March 19-21 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
The winds of change are blowing once again in the Motor City. So, prepare those Taylor Swift ballads, kids, but remember, it’s not you, it’s him. Just as the Detroit Tigers have settled in to accepting the absence of Max Scherzer, they may now be in the perfect position of offering a pint of Ben & Jerry’s to their football neighbors — the Lions — across the street as they prepare to deal with a departure of their own.
Tyler Keselring doesn’t want his wrestling career to be finished. The Greenville graduate and Central Michigan University senior is anxiously awaiting Wednesday afternoon to find out if he has earned an at-large bid to the NCAA wrestling championships March 19-21 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo.